Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Chanel's Ombre Premiere Cream Eyeshadow is a revamp of their Illusion D'Or shadows and newly released as part of a large collection devoted to eyes along with Ombre Premiere Long Wear Powder Eyeshadows.
The new formula is very close to the old but less shimmery than the old and with a slightly different feel in the pot, a little firmer than before.
Illusion D'Or was an all time favorite of mine that I wore a lot for their long wear and ease of use. These are no different. I need long wear in my shadow, and for me that's not easy to get.
These all go on like a dream and blend with a finger, brush or the included sponge ( it used to be a brush in the old version. Too small to use I always thought, the sponge is better). The pigment is medium to full and buildable.
Three of the new shades are : Noire Petrole, Poupre Profund and Scintillance, which has the most shimmer and is a great highlight shade. Poupre Profond is purple brown, not easy to describe and it looks different in the pot and swatched.
All are available now at Chanel.
Chanel Ombre Premiere Cream Eyeshadow are $ 36
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
With warm weather here I can finally air dry my hair most of the time. I just can't give up heat drying when it's cold out and I like the blow out finish . I also like the slightly tousled look my hairs get when air dried so I switch up for the seasons.
Matrix new Style Link Boho Air Dry Creams are great air dry helpers. There are three formulas for whatever finish you're looking for. These latex polymer based lightweight creams go in wet hair and have light hold along with a touch of conditioning . They work right into hair with no heaviness or sticky/tacky feel.
Texture and wave enhancing is what I want so Wild Boho is my pick. With this my hair dries with less "pouf" and tackles any frizz I get ( mine is fairly minimal). It seems to settle hair but also keep the waves I naturally get when air drying.
Chill Boho for smoothing, does really help defeat any frizz and keep hair smoother than air drying often will do. It kept my waviness down, I was surprised at how less wavy my hair was with this.
Twisted Boho is curl defining and since my hair is more straight than not I didn't try this one. I am at some point thought to see if I can enhance my waves a little more.
My one beef here is I wish the tubes were bigger. I have a lot of hair and I did need to use a good bit to get it all in. It'll be interesting to see how long a tube lasts. Then again, that's why there's an Ulta down the street , right ?
Matrix Style Link Boho Air Dry Creams are $ 18 at Ulta and wherever Matrix is sold.
You get nine lipcolors in three of the brands formulas . All three are pretty darn good but I have special love for Rouge Volupte Shines.
The set contains:
Three Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in Le Rouge (blood red), Rose Dahlia (coral orange), Corail Urbain (medium peach orange)
Three Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick Lipstick in Corail in Touch (creamy orange coral), Rouge Tuxedo (cherry red), Nude in Private (spicy warm beige)
Three Vinyl Cream Lip Stain in Rose Mix (light pink), Rouge Vinyle (true red), Rhythm Red (electric orange)
The YSL Lip Vault is $ 250 at Sephora ( online only)
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Chanel goes solo with the launch of Ombre Premiere Long Wear Powder Eyeshadows . There are a multitude of shades in a single pan compact.
These new beauties are a silky, smooth formula that's long wear with rich, deep pigment that blends easily. They do have a little fallout, but it's minor. They come in satins ,mattes and metallics.
I have three of the new shades . Noir Satin is a medium deep black, Desert Rouge , a pink tinged red and Talpa, a perfect wear everyday , always looks good Taupe. Desert Rouge is the metallic out of the trio. I found that Noir Satin didn't go on as fully pigmented as the others and needs more building but it's also a more wearable black than a super dark one might be ( at least for me)
You can probably guess that Talpa is my favorite here. One eyeshadow to get it done every AM when I have little time or energy to blend, mix, contour etc.
Also new are two eye brushes. I haven't explored Chanel brushes much before and now I am wondering why? Shown is the dual ended retractable Blender/Shader.
Chanel Ombre Premiere LongWear Powder Eyeshadow are $ 30 each
Retractable Dual Tip Eyeshadow Brush is $ 42