FOTD: Blue & Brown Stuff

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.

Illamasqua Skin Base (#14 & #15)
Chantecaille Loose Powder in Shadow
Chanel Blush in Rose Ecrin
Chanel Lagons: Darkest Blue (on lids)
By Terry Crayon Terrybly in Blue Vision (waterline)
Rock & Republic Eyeshadow in Tribal (blended through crease)
YSL Shocking Gel Liner in Sea Black (lashline)
Armani Eyes to Kill Stretch Mascara
YSL Rouge Couture in Ochre Rose

FOTD: Blue Shimmer

Today, I mixed a little powder and a little cream to create a little blue shimmer:

Tom Ford Traceless Foundation Stick in Praline
Kevyn Aucoin Radiant Diaphonous Powder
Chanel Blush in Rose Temptation
Rock & Republic Eyeshadow in Tribal (brows)
Chanel Lagons Palette:
Medium Blue on lids and under waterline
Light Shimmer Blue in crease
Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Shadow in Mirifique (lids)
By Terry Kohl Crayon Terrybly in Black Print
By Terry Mascara Terrybly in Purple Success
Armani Sheer Lipstick in #18

FOTD: Magic Night

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:

Guerlain Paurue Gold (Beige 06)
Kevyn Aucoin Diaphonous Radiance Powder
Armani Blush in #6
(in order of application)
Bare Minerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer
MUFE Eyeshadow in 69 (blended through crease)
Chanel Lagons (darkest blue) on lids
Chanel Eyeshadow in Magic Night on outer crease and under outer waterline
Chanel Lagons (light shimmer blue) on inner corners
MUFE Eyeshadow in 162 (lightly blended with fluffy brush) through crease
Rock & Republic Eyeshadow in Fatalistic (brows)
Lorac Front Of The Line Pro on lashline
By Terry Crayon Kohl Terrybly in Blue Vision on waterline
By Terry Mascara in Purple Mascara
Le Metier de Beaute Color Core Lipstick in Palm Beach

*I know my eyebrows are on the scrappy side. They’re being addressed this weekend.*

FOTD: Lagons

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.

Sisley Phyto Teint Eclat (Honey)
Armani Loose Powder (Translucent)
Chanel Blush in Rose Ecrin
Chanel Lagons Eyeshadow Palette:
Darkest Blue on lids/underwaterline
Medium Blue blended through crease
Lightest Blue on inner corner
L’Oreal HIP Kohl in Navy on waterline
MAC False Lashes Mascara
Kate Spade Supercalifragilipstick in Bashful Blush

Chanel Sophisticated Eye Collection: Lagons & Vanities

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: