Glow On: Les Delices de Chanel

Chanel went ‘pale’ for the summer, with a mostly ‘sheer’ color collection. A softly shaded quad, pearl shimmer highlight, and pale lippie pretty much scream ‘subtle’ and ‘barely there.’

The star of the collection for me is the highlight in Delice. Like Notorious, its odd coloring promises all kinds of possibilities. Now, warm skinned beauties might shy away from Delice because… let’s face it… it’s white. For us, that means ash-city. Well, I’m here to report that we have absolutely nothing to worry about.

The highlight powder in Delice and the waterproof eye pencil in Purple Berry were my favorites from this collection.

It is nearly impossible to capture the dimension of this highlighter on camera. Although it looks like a flat white color, it’s actually shimmery and multi-dimensional. I thought that it might have a ‘silver’ shimmer undertone, but it doesn’t. There’s also a healthy dose of pink, gold, blue, and I want to say a little red in there.

This is a  heavy swatch. I wanted you to see that even on my warm skin tone, it doesn’t pull ashy. It looks like pearls on the skin… just beautiful. I was initially on the fence about this highlighter. Although I don’t have anything even remotely close to this kind of finish, I figured it would pull ashy. I ‘m so glad that I took a chance and got it anyway.

The waterproof pencil in Purple Berry is a cooler version of Grenat. These kinds of colors are very flattering on me, so I didn’t  hesitate with this one. Plus, with the summer temperatures reaching 100+ these days, I’m always happy for a waterpoof pencil.

I’d say this color is more ‘purple’ than ‘berry’ on me… but I still really like it.

You can find out more about Les Delices de Chanel HERE.

Lip Service: Chanel Glossimer (Crushed Cherry)

Chanel recently released a line of glosses… most of which are all shimmer and shine. But one of those glosses, Crushed Cherry, is a foray into rich ‘glossy’ (not shimmery) color that is not typical of Chanel. I was immediately intrigued.

That dark berry hue is just divine on the widest range of skin tones, and it layers beautifully to a semi opaque finish.

I am over the moon with this gorgeous color. It’ll wear fabulously on Summer nights, and carry easily into the Autumn and through Holiday. Amazing.

You can find out more about Chanel Crushed Cherry Glossimer HERE.

By Terry Summer 2013 (Summer Splash)

By Terry is gearing up for Summer, with a set of waterproof sweat resistant goodies.

From the left: Hyaluronic Blushes in BlushBerry and Peach Posh, Hyaluronic Summer Bronzing Veil, and Lash Coat Mascara (which makes any mascara waterproof).

The stars for me are the bronzing viel and the berry colored blush:

The Bronzing Veil in Medium Tan is a dead ringer for my skin tone. The blush in Blushberry is also perfect. The peach color went ashy on me. It’s definitely suited to fairer skin tones.

Both come in easy to use tubes, and a little bit goes a long way. Both of these products can be layered for intensity. And they smell AMAZING. Like Orange Blossom and Rose essential oils… just so good. Like all By Terry products, these makeup items double as skin care. Both are designed to attract moisture from the environment, onto your skin. But the result is not ‘oily.’ It’s fresh. I was amazed by how well both products wore all day, with no touchups.

Hyaluronic Summer:

The unexpected perk of this Bronzing Veil is that the finish is MATTE. NO shimmer! Love that… especially for my oily skin. Now, I didn’t see any spf listed on this formula, so I mixed it with sunscreen before I applied it (no primer). Worked like a dream. It really sticks to my oily skin, even without a primer. That’s something.

Hyaluronic Blush:

So this is one layer of the blush. You can layer it several times over to get a bit of deeper hue… but not much. The formla imitates skin, like the Armani Blushing Veil. You can put this on bare skin, or layer it over foundation. It adheres beautifully either way. I didn’t think that it would be strong enough on my warm skin tone, but I was surprised to find that it wore all day (I layered it over foundation and under powder)… and I still had a ‘flush’ by the time I took it off.

The Bronzing Veil goes one lighter (Fair Tan) and one shade darker (Ultra Tan)… I’d say it’s NC45 for comparison. It’s very warm, with a hint of a reddish undertone. It’s amazing. I’d definitely recommend it for oily skin types because it appears to be silicone based and doesn’t encourage any oil production.

The blush has a bit of a shimmer… which worried me at first. But when you put it on, the shimmer disappears. About five minutes after applying it… the blush just starts to look like your skin, with a natural flush.

I love both of these products. I skipped the mascara because I already have the Anastasia version, which works the same way.

You can find out more about By Terry Summer Splash Collection HERE.