I’ve never done a first impressions video before, so I thought I’d give it a go since I love watching them 😀 Hope you enjoy!
As part of my little Chanel Fall 2015 haul I decided to pick up some nude lipsticks because who doesn’t love nude lipsticks? Okay, I know of plenty of people who hate them, but personally I love them! They are my safe go to option for adding a touch of elegance and class to any makeup look without being too overdone and over the top. If I’m looking for something sweet and a little more relaxed then I’d reach for a pinker shade.
For those not familiar with the two lipstick ranges, the first is the Rouge Allure ($52AUD / $36USD), one of Chanel’s more pigmented and creamy lipsticks, leaving your lips with a satin finish. And then we have the Rouge Coco Shine ($52AUD / $36USD) which tends to be a lot less pigmented than the Rouge Allure line, but far more shiny and moisturising. For this post, I picked up Rouge Allure in Pensive and Rouge Coco Shine in Melancolie.
So if you’re familiar with my history then you’d be forgiven for making the assumption that I’d gravitate towards the Rouge Coco Shine, and that’s what I thought when I initially ordered these online! But after trying these in person, I’d say Pensive won hands down. Melancolie was far too shimmery for me and resulted in really just a bunch of shimmer sitting on my lips. It was quite the letdown, Pensive on the other had has quickly become a staple for my makeup bag this month 🙂 Highly recommend!
I had seen this in a backstage photo taken at the Chanel Fall Fashion show earlier this year and knew instantly that I had to try it for myself! I went as far as to keep a note in my planner to remind me that come August it should be released to the public, and I have no regrets despite the price!
This beautiful palette is as mentioned part of Chanel’s Fall 2015 makeup collection called Entralacs. It’s a beautiful neutral palette that contains 4 satin shades and one matte shade and can be worn as a very natural look all the way to something sultry and smoky. The amazing embossing design is intended to reflect the stained glass windows of Aubazine in France, a place Coco Chanel spend time in during her youth.
As terms of quality, you couldn’t ask for something with such amazing pigmentation and quality! They go on smoothly, blend amazingly well. In fact I filmed a first impressions video which hopefully will be up some time next week. Safe to say I love it and know it’s something I could get a lot of use out of! A great purchase for those who have a taste for quality designer makeup 🙂
Finally got my hands on the Chanel Les Automnales Fall 2015 Nail Polish collection and even though I wasn’t completely impressed (one of the downsides of ordering online only) I thought I would share my swatches anyways. This isn’t to imply the polishes were bad at all, far from it! These polishes performed amazingly well, but when the end of Winter coming and the start of Spring just around the corner I’m relaly leaning towards lighter colours perfect for warm weather 🙂 Hope you enjoy the swatches and all photos are 2 coats without any top layer.
I thought I would try a bit of a different video, and I think in retrospect the execution needs a bit of tweeking, but I can work on that for the next one (hopefully the Chanel Fall video), but I wanted to do a makeup tutorial using products specifically from the Dior 2015 Fall collection to show how they wear etc. Hopefully the video isn’t too disjointed 🙂
Honestly I was not going to purchase any eyeshadows from Dior’s Cosmopolite Fall 2015 collection (said no one ever) because I’ve been trying really hard to only buy makeup that I was actually use, and stop purchasing stuff that just looks cool in photos (rainbow blush palette anyone!?) .
But I caved because I justified that I would get some use out of this palette called Exuberante ($103AUD / $63USD) due to the neutral shades. True or not, it’s still a beautiful palette that features 5 different shades. There are three neutral shades ranging from peach, taupe / soft brown to dark brown. Pretty much all I need for my everyday makeup look (this is how I justified the purchase). It also contains a deep shimmery navy shade which is beautiful but probably something I won’t use too much and in the middle is a stunning micro glitter shade! Perfect for inner corners or in my case, placing on the center of the lids for an extra pop. Now this I could see myself using, I love micro shimmer shades in palettes.
The quality is amazing, I completed the look using my standard eye makeup brushes and had no fall out or any issues. I could and have been using this all week now to really test it out. It’s a great palette but let’s be honest, you probably don’t need this exact palette if all you’re using it for is to create neutral eyes. Realistically you’ll likely pick this up if you love Dior (hands up!), appreciate designer makeup (hands up again) or the colours are somehow just perfect for you (…).
As part of the Dior Cosmopolite Fall 2015 collection they released three new nail polish shades ($39AUD / $27USD) and I decided to pick up Cosmopolite (signature shade) and Darling Blue. Usually I don’t feel like there is a huge difference between the shades in a collection in terms of quality but this time strangely enough I did think there was a noticeable difference. Darling Blue felt less pigmented, and almost a bit.. watery? Hard to explain, but it felt like the pigments tended to coagulate together and so I struggled a little to get an even spread. So weird, I’ve never had this problem before, potentially a defective bottle?
Cosmopolite on the other hand was sheer love, once applied it can look like a gel polish and the whole experience is just perfection. I didn’t bother picking up Metropolis which is a grey green shade because I’m not a huge fan of green polishes. All swatches are 2 layers with no top coat.
Dior recently released their Cosmopolite Fall 2015 collection and I’m usually not a fan of the “colder” collections (Fall and Winter). I’m always more drawn to Spring and Summer due to their softer pastel or bright colours, but I loved these two lip products I picked up from Dior as part of their Fall collection. One being the Rouge Dior lipsitck in Nouvelle Femme ($52AUD / $35USD) and the other is the Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Versalite ($52AUD / $35USD).
Rouge Dior first. If you are not a fan of the “old lady rose” smell, then you probably won’t like this because that’s essentially what hit me the second I opened this tube. Which I should have known because I own the same lip product in different shades but I guess I have short term memory? The shade however is beautiful, pigmented and very creamy without being too shiny or wet looking. I didn’t find the formula drying, but if you do suffer from dry lips you probably want to throw on a bit of lip balm first because this does have a tendency to sink into your lip lines.
Now on to the Fluid Stick! I’m in love, In Love! I forgot how much I loved the Fluid Stick range until I put this on and it was just instant. It’s a little like a lip gloss, lip stick and lip stain all thrown into one. Glides on smoothly on the lips and has this beautiful gloss, however over time (including eating) the glossiness will fade and you’ll be left with this stunning lip colour that doesn’t dry out your lips and can last almost an entire working day. I did have a tendency to reapply every few hours just to keep the gloss effect but I really didn’t have to.
Additionally, I didn’t find the consistency gloopy or sticky. It felt very smooth and slick and I’d often forget I was even wearing it.
I think it’s pretty obvious which one I love more, and what’s exciting is I actually purchased these two from Myer Online. Exciting because this is the first time I’ve ever purchased from a local departmental store online. I usually purchase off Nordstrom and have it shipped to Australia via a mail forwarder (how I purchase 90% of my makeup) but due to the dive in our currency it works out about the same to now purchase locally. I will admit though, the online shopping experience for Myer is nothing compared to Nordstrom nor Sephora. Australia have a loooong way to go.