Showing posts with label 2012 Collections. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2012 Collections. Show all posts

Thursday, January 24, 2013

YSL 2012 Holiday Collection: Boreal Palette Arctic Night Swatches and Reviews

I know this post is way out dated but that is sometimes that trouble with blogging. My posts are not catching up to my shopping and acquisitions. I have this with me for close to a month now and I am not sure whether you can still find this palette. But if you can and you love blues, you need to hunt this down quick.

I own one other Pure Chromatic which is the No. 8. I like the formula enough to buy another  palette especially when there are stunning blues involved. I saw Arctic Night in some of my favourite blogs namely Zibbie Ko and The Make-up Blogette. I was deeply attracted to the deep blue and complex burgundy shade. When I couldn't find it at the airport during my Bali trip I decided to head down to Tangs Orchard to get it before they were sold out.

The palette comes in a pretty sequin pouch that flashes silver and blue.

The gold casing attracts a lot of finger prints and I notice that once in a while I need to use a cloth to give it a good rub because the gold casing looks a little dirty after a while.

The burgundy colour on the top left is a duo chrome shade that flashes deep blue at certain angles. It is gorgeous when layered over the deep blue. The icy pale blue / white has light blue sparkles.

Dry swatch

Wet swatch

Chromatics eye shadows are impressive when they are used wet. The dark colours are sheerer when used dry.

Here is a look I did with the palette using all the colours.

Bright blue used wet on the inner corners and blending out
Dark blue used wet from the outer corners blending in
Burgundy shade used dry on the crease area
Blend the burgundy so that there isn't a crisp line
Add the icy white shade on brow bone and blend with the rest of the colours. And tight line using a black liner.
Line the bottom lash line with a dark blue pencil and the inner corners with a pearly white. Curl lashes and add mascara, loads of it.

Giorgio Armani Fluid Master Primer
Burberry Sheer Foundation
Giorgio Armani Microfil Loose Powder

Burberry Light Glow in Cameo

NARS Smudeproof Eyeshadow Base
YSL Arctic Night Palette
Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Noir Intense
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencils in Deviant and Yeyo
Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Waterproof mascara
Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara

Stila Lip Liner
Suqqu Creamy Glow Lipstick Asasuou

I bought a top hat thingy to wear for a friend's wedding. DH said that I should wear a proper hat so I bought a cute red hat. Since I don't really have a chance to wear this one I thought I would goof off with it.

SGD $88. It is a worth it palette for me just because of the deep blue and burgundy shade. I experience minimal smudging and fading. I am kicking myself for not making use of the Feel Unique 20% discount to get this palette when I had the chance.

Ratings: 4+ lipsticks

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Chanel Holiday 2012 Illusion D'Ombre Apparence Review and Swatches

I cannot resist collecting Chanel Illusion D'Ombres and I cannot resist gold eye shadows. Apparence was something I had to buy.

SGD $52.

I will not be talking about the quality of the Illusion D'Ombres, if you want to find out more about them you can check out my previous posts about them here.

I do have to add that my Epatant which I bought in August 2011 has separated from its container about a few months ago. When I shook the container, I could feel it shifting inside. Even though that has happened, the quality of Epatant is still the same. I just have to careful when I'm taking it out to use. This separation form the glass container has only happened to my Epatant. And none of my original Illusions have dried out yet.

Apparence is a brassy pale gold shade. It has a lovely metallic shine. It is such a lovely all over lid colour on the eyes, very festive.

I used Apparence as an all over lid colour here.

Then added Ebloui on the outer corner of my eyes and blended inwards.

Finally added Clio's Waterproof Turnliner Twist Turn eye liner in Club Black (will review eventually, I am so behind on my reviews!)

Ratings: 4 lipsticks

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Laura Mercier Art Deco Muse Collection 2012: Illuminating Eye Colors Glided Platinum, Glided Moonlight and Glided Bronze Swatches and Reviews

I think I only got interested in the Laura Mercier Art Deco collection after seeing Replica of Visionary Beauty's post about the Illuminating Eye Color in Glided Bronze. I was completely wowed by the swatches and how good it looked when she did an EOTD.

These are selling for USD $24 and SGD $39. I find the mark up to be very high. I'm kicking myself for not being patient and getting these online but after swatching them at the Laura Mercier counter at Tangs I just had to have them right away. They all looked so good that I picked up three. I skipped Rose Gold. Even though it was also very pretty I am wary about how it would look on my eyes.

Glided Moonlight is a sunny yellow gold.

Glided Bronze is a metallic looking taupe to me.

Glided Platinum is exactly as the name says, a metallic platinum.

These are really pigmented. They blend very well.

Glided Moonlight all over lids
Darkest brown from Chanel Tokapi palette for outer corner of my eyes
Line eyes with black gel liner

Glided Bronze on the outer corners working into the inner corner
Glided Platinum on the inner corner of the eyes
Line eyes with black gel liner

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Fascinante
My dual eye colour look! LOL

These illuminating eye colours pack a punch of metallic bling to my eyes. I feel that they are more suitable for evening looks. If I were to wear it for day, I must use a very light hand for a sheer wash of colour. But for nights, the shine is absolutely gorgeous. They last the whole time I wear them with an eye primer.

These are limited edition, if you are considering getting these, I highly recommend you get them online.

Ratings: 5+ lipsticks