Mar 142014
 

Guerlain Les Tendres5

Guerlain’s Les Tendres eyeshadow quad ($69) is a pretty, soft palette of colors that is similar in to tone to the light, soft colors of Chanel Jardin Zen. Guerlain’s Les Tendres offers a soft mix of a mauve, beige, light taupe, a peach and a soft light blue that blends into a pretty spring eye with a touch of sophistication.

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The texture and quality of this Guerlain Les Tendres is superb. Those who are looking for soft, natural color that is layer-able will love to work with this one.

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The compact has a full sized mirror, and a slim design that is easily packable. Swatches:

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Another set:

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Liz work the three lightest shade in this look, along with Nars Love blush, Tom Ford Gold Dust Bronzer, and Nars Stourhead on her lips.

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Close-up on Liz:

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Overall, we love the soft gleam that Guerlain Les Tendres gives to the lids. This is limited edition, and selling out fast, so if you are interested you should not delay further.

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Aug 182013
 

Tom Ford In the Pink4

I was able to pick up this limited edition Tom Ford In the Pink Ombre Eye Shadow.

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I haven’t have much time to play with this yet, but thought it useful to post some preliminary images. Although this is named “In the Pink,” the colors are closer to the peach side. This appears to be designed for a pretty, nude eye. It consists of:

  • On the left, the first shade is a soft matte peach (which blends into my skin into a true nude);
  • In the middle, the second shade is a shimmery peach-apricot;
  • On the right, the third shade is a sheer sparkle color.

Swatches (the first shade is nearly invisible as it nearly matches my skin):

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So far, the shades seem buttery smooth with no fallout. I’ll play with these beautifully formulated shadows this week and do a full update later on. In the meantime, here’s a quick eye look using In the Pink on Liz:

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Nov 102010
 

MAC’s Holiday 2010 A Tartan Tale collection includes Reelers and Rockers ($36), a mix of cool and metallic tones.  In the past, I loved to buy MAC’s Holiday eye palettes, routinely purchasing two or three.  The price-per-shadow is low, they are usually cute/fun and I love the convenience of a palette for travel.

This year, after reviewing my own collection, I realized that most of MAC’s 2010 eye palettes would be duplicative.  I ordered only one-Reelers and Rockers-online, because it has the most of my favorite MAC finish–Veluxe Pearl.  I’ve loved several –some have a sheen that glows without glitter, they apply smoothly and beautifully.

After I ordered this online, I saw this in a brick and mortar store and worried, “what was I thinking?”  This palette did not seem to be my style at all. I was very tempted to return it without  trying it out, but that seemed to break the first rule of beauty blogging–>  Don’t judge a palette by its cover (or something like that).

Reelers and Rockers comes in a gift-able uber cute yellow box:

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