Nars Holiday 2011 Gift Sets Preview

Nars Holiday 2011 Gift Sets Preview

NARS gift sets are now online at NARS.com on the theme of Modern Kabuki Holiday. These are high end gift sets packaged to impress. Above is the Nars Hanamichi Palette ($65) that is detailed here and here applied on Messy Wands. The Nonblonde’s recent review is...
Recommendations and Final Thoughts – Chanel Holiday 2011

Recommendations and Final Thoughts – Chanel Holiday 2011

Chanel Holiday 2011 presented a mixed collection.  At first I was a little struck by the absence of an eyeshadow quad or a new Joues Contraste blush. Unlike Fall 2011 which presented the innovative Illusion D’Ombre eyeshadow line, Chanel Holiday largely provided...
Chanel Eyeshadow Duo in Noir Ivoire Review and Look

Chanel Eyeshadow Duo in Noir Ivoire Review and Look

Chanel Eyeshadow Duo in Noir-Ivoire ($42/ Ombre Contraste Duo #27) is a new permanent shade released with Holiday 2011. Chanel’s duo series offers a range of nice basics–typically a matte paired with a very softly sheeny shimmer light yellow-ivory shade....
Chanel Loose Powder in Féérie Review

Chanel Loose Powder in Féérie Review

Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre / Natural Finish Loose Powder in Féérie ($52/ #47 1.0 oz.) is a finely milled loose powder released for Holiday 2011.  The powder has a soft pink cast and is interspersed with very subtle sparkle that are not obvious on the face once...
Chanel Liquid Eye Liner Or Review

Chanel Liquid Eye Liner Or Review

Chanel Holiday 2011 includes a limited edition Liquid Eyelines in Or ($32 / Ligne Extreme Or).  The packaging and formula are very similar to the liquid liner released earlier this year in Onyx (reviewed here).  The packaging is classic Chanel, and the brush pen is...
Lumiere Sculptee de Chanel Review

Lumiere Sculptee de Chanel Review

The Holiday 2011 Holiday Sculptee de Chanel Highlighting Powder ($72/ .46 oz.) has a gorgeously textured, glazed finished.  The compact is the large Chanel version that matches the size of Chanel’s powder foundations and bronzers and comes with a well-designed,...
Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Brun Rose Review

Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Brun Rose Review

 Chanel Les Tissages de Chanel Blush in Tweed Brun Rose ($45 / #70) is a finely-milled, complex blush with subtle shimmer.  The color is a mix of brown, rose, gold and peach.  Here is the pan as it arrives from Chanel, with a light dusting of gold overspray.  A quick...
Chanel Rouge Carat Nail Polish Review

Chanel Rouge Carat Nail Polish Review

Chanel Le Vernis nail polish in Rouge Carat ($25 /#587) released for Holiday 2011 is a festive rich red infused with fuchsia sparkle. As Chanel polishes go, Rouge Carat is one of the “good” formulations (meaning superb).  It gives a smooth, even,...
Chanel Blazing Gold Eyeshadow Review

Chanel Blazing Gold Eyeshadow Review

Chanel Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Blazing Gold ($28.50/#407) is a medium yellow eyeshadow with large shimmer particles. I feel the same way about Chanel Blazing Gold as I do about many of the items in Chanel Holiday 2011.  That is, these Holiday items...
Chanel Beige Lamé Eyeshadow Review

Chanel Beige Lamé Eyeshadow Review

Chanel Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshdow in Beige Lamé ($ 28.50/ #417) is a very subtle, sophisticated eyeshadow.  As many readers know, Cafe Makeup has a soft spot for beautiful neutrals with a kick.  In the case of Chanel Beige Lamé, the color is a soft neutral...