Dec 162013

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A new blush is always cause for celebration, and we are celebrating Chanel Joues Contrast Emotion #87 ($43) (designated as “87″ on Nordstrom’s site). This has the Chanel Powder texture and is made in France. Note that The Beauty Look Book’s reviews and comparisons are here.

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Part of the reason that this blush is celebratory is its universality. It has enough color and tone to look good on a variety of skin-tones, from light to deep, as well as cool and warm. Also, the medium pink color will look good with a variety of looks and various situations.

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Chanel Emotion is a deep pink-rose:

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Chanel Emotion on Liz:

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I do not have anything quite the same in my collection, so I did some random swatches so that you can place the color between plums and pinks. Here is Chanel Emotion compared to Chanel Plum Attraction, Illamasqua Chased, and Chanel Rose Temptation:

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Overall, we’re applauding Chanel Emotion as a new addition to Chanel’s Joues Constraste line. True love!

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Jul 142011

Liz and I played with several items from the recent Chanel releases. Above, you see Liz wearing:

  • Chanel Vitalumiere foundation #20 Clair
  • Caron Powder (translucent)
  • Chanel Joues Contaste Rose Tourbillon blush from Le Blanc de Chanel (reviewed here)
  • Chanel Topkapi Quadra Eyeshadow Palette (reviewed here)
  • Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick in Rouge Byzantin (reviewed here)
  • Prestige Total Intensity Eyeliner on lower lashline
  • Cover Girl Lash Blast Length mascara

Here is a closer look at the Chanel Topkapi eyeshadow palette.  Although the Topkapi palette went out of stock on, it is back up for sale today.  You didn’t miss out!


Here, Liz wore a wash of the taupe shade, then place a touch of the darkest shade on the outer corners.  She washed the inside corner with the gold shade.  I typically use the deepest shade as a liner, and wash with the taupe shade.  I use less of the gold shade in my inner corner.

Here is a close-up of Chanel Rouge Allure Rouge Byzantin lipstick:

Below, we used the identical products except we substituted Chanel Rouge Allure Joyeuse (reviewed here) for the lipstick:

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