One of my favorite ‘unusual’ color combinations is blue and brown. I find that it makes blue much more wearable, especially on warmer skin tones.
Today, I mixed a little powder and a little cream to create a little blue shimmer:
In truth, Chanel’s eyeshadow in ‘Magic Night’ is only a small part of this look. But I think it brought all the other colors together beautifully, so I’ve decided to name the entire FOTD after it:
*I know my eyebrows are on the scrappy side. They’re being addressed this weekend.*
I have to take back what I said about Chanel Vanities being the most wearable of the two quads. Chanel Lagons is VERY wearable as well. I was impressed by the silkiness of the shadows and how effortlessly they blended together.
Choosing between the Lagons and Vanities quads from Chanel’s ‘Sophisticated Eye’ collection proved to be an exercise in futility. I thought about it, swatched both, walked away, thought about it some more…
And ended up with both. They are, each in their own right, completely stunning. Both are flattering on a wide range of skin tones. Vanities is more universally wearable than Lagons, but the beauty of the latter simply cannot be denied.
Vanities consists of two pinks and two purples, one cool and one shot through with a healthy dose of gold. The golden purple color reminds me a lot of MAC Trax… without the fallout. All of the colors are silky to the touch, and easy to apply.
Every single color shows up on me without going too cool or ashy. I’m particularly fond on the warmer colors, but I can’t wait to mix them up and see what happens.
Lagons is a series of blues, each of which seems to be ‘cooled down’ with a healthy shot of grey. Despite it’s cool nature, I think Lagons will look stunning on just about any skin tone… it just matters how you place and blend the color. I really tried to leave this quad behind, but simply could not. It’s not the most practical, but it is quite beautiful.
This picture truly does not do the quad justice. I shot it in natural light, to try and pick up the ‘sparkle’ from the darkest color. It’s there, trust me. Like Vanities, the formula of these shadows is silky and easy to blend.
I love them both. I tried to pick a favorite… and that didn’t work out too well for me. If you MUST choose just one, I think you’ll probably get a lot more use out of Vanities.
You can get both Holiday 2011 quads from the Chanel website: www.chanel.com