Dec 242010
 

Chanel Glossimer in Nakkar ($27 Levres Scintillant Glossimer #149) appears to be a very deep red with gold sparkles in the tube, and delivers a sheer deep strawberry pink/red glow.

At first, I thought this color would be unwearably bright.  In fact, the color is rather conservative and face-brightening.

Here is Liz wearing Nakkar–as you can see, it looks suitable for almost any time of year and very pretty for Spring:

As an aside, Liz is wearing Chanel Le Vernis Dragon on her nails.

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Dec 232010
 

Hey everyone! It’s Liz. I have been playing in my Mom’s makeup drawer for over a year now helping her build her website. Thank you all for the lovely feedback. It is really what keeps the site going (since we don’t get much of this ish fo’ free).

Here are some of my MUST-HAVES that I have discovered through helping on Café Makeup.

1. Guerlain Le 2 Volume Mascara ($36)- Literally the best mascara I have ever used. I have been using Chanel’s Inimitable since it was first made but after doing this post, the Chanel has nothing on Guerlain.

I am wearing it here:

2. Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Insolence ($30)- The most beautiful lip gloss I own. I don’t think this post does it justice so here is a picture of me wearing it out on the town. Whenever I whip this bad boy out in class I definitely get “stank eyes”- the packaging is just that beautiful.

(FYI- there is NO photoshop here other than cropping– Yes, insolence is really that pink!)

3. Chanel’s Lift Lumiere Foundation ($65)- Some would say $65 on foundation is too steep…but no no no, let me tell YOU! After using this magical foundation for a month my skin has NEVER looked clearer. I started with Chanel’s Tient Innocence ($47) at age 15 but after stealing Lift Lumiere from my Mom countless times, I won’t wear anything else!

Here is a picture of me wearing Lift Lumiere layered with Caron translucent loose powder and Guerlain’s Orient Sun (a baked Terracotta blush):

4. Gurlain ‘Terracotta Lady’ Bronzing Powder ($62)- I use this bronzing powder as a blush. It is the closest thing to Guerlain’s Orient Sun, which was discontinued two years ago (and I am sure most of you have noticed I wear it in almost every picture on Café Makeup.) Guerlain’s National Makeup Artist Marcus Monson did my makeup in this post, where recommended Terracotta Lady for me. Marcus didn’t apply the blush as heavy as I normally wear it (probably because he didn’t want me walking around like a drag queen in the middle of the day) but here is a picture of me in the Gurlain Bronzing Powder:

(FYI: I am also wearing it in every picture in this post)

5. L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Pearl Tinted Lotion ($8.50)- If you have a Mom that hounds you to wear sunscreen as much as mine, your options are pretty limited to getting that naturally glowing tan. When I’m feeling nice and pale I simply mix half of L’Oreal’s liquid tanner with half of my everyday lotion and apply all over. I leave on for 5 minutes before putting on my clothes. Mixing with your everyday lotion ensures that you get no streaks. It tans me gradually, so I add it on every night if I want to be darker. (Warning: This product contains SPARKLE!)

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Dec 232010
 

Liz and I played with Chanel Ombres Perlees and Rouge Coco Peregrina to show you a little more of Chanel’s most recent collection.  In particular, I’ve had several questions about how the new Chanel eyeshadow formulation in the Ombres Perlees palette looks applied.  Sometimes pictures really do say 1,000 words, so here are some photos.

First, here is the final overall look with the Ombres Perlees palette.  On the lid, Liz used a mix of the first (white) and second (peach) shades.  In the crease and outer lid, Liz used the darkest shade (no base). Liz is wearing Rouge Coco Peregrina (no base or liner) on lips.  For her blush, she is wearing Guerlain Orient Sun, a baked Terracotta blush that was limited edition two years ago, and a black pencil liner (Prestige Total Intensity in Deepest Black) lining her inner rim.  She’s also wearing Guerlain Le 2 Volume mascara, Chanel Lift Lumiere in Intensity 1.0 (Ivoire) and Caron translucent loose powder.

Here are some close-ups, wearing these colors from Chanel’s Ombres Perlees palette.  In the following picture, the darkest color is applied very lightly, and this picture shows the pearl texture of the eyeshadow:

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Dec 222010
 

Chanel’s Spring 2011 collection includes Rouge Coco Lipstick in Jersey Rose ($30/ #77), made in the lovely, moisturizing formula in elegant metal casing.

Like Chanel Rouge Coco Mademoiselle, Jersey Rose is a bit of a chameleon.  It seems to switch from predominantly pink to predominately peach with a shift in the light, or the coloring of the wearer.

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