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 Chanel.com, 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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Chanel Joues Contraste in Rose Tourbillon ($43 at Nordstrom Anniversary 2011/ # 67) is a candy pink confection of a blush.  If you love fresh pinks, it is very difficult to resist.  This is a fantastic color, has a refined texture, and there is a beautiful glowing and natural quality when applied.

This cool pink is a gorgeous color when worn.  Although there are some sparkles in the pan, the look when applied is very natural and glowy.  That famous Joues Contraste texture works the magic with this amazingly versatile color.  As with any color this strong, you will want to focus the color on a portion of the cheek.  If you place in the upper cheek, the contour, or brush it back near the hairline, you will get a pretty, flushed and lovely glow.

Some comparisons–here, you can see it is cooler than the limited edition Chanel Joues Contraste Pink Explosion (reviewed here, no longer available).  However, Rose Tourbillon is more pigmented than Pink Explosion–that is, this swatch has several layers of Pink Explosion built up compared to 1-2 layers of Rose Tourbillon.   Next is Chanel Joues Contraste Turbulent (reviewed here, no longer available).  At the end, I swatched Chanel Joues Contraste in Rose Petale (reviewed here) so you would have a comparison to a warmer, peachy-pink blush.


Liz did a look using Rose Turbulent applied lightly over foundation (no bronzer).

Here, Liz is wearing the Chanel Topkaki eyeshadow palette (reviewed here) and Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick in Joyeuse (reviewed here.  We’ll do a more detailed post breaking down her application after we finish Le Blanc de Chanel.


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