Since my Euro trip in July I have put myself on a shopping ban till end of September, with the exception of necessities. I knooooow Chanel makeup is definitely most surely NOT a necessity but Thursday after work I caught eyes with their beautiful model staring at me...
The eyes the cheek the nails... All so puuuurty - polished and defined. I've been so good so far, doesn't hurt to take a look no? And of course, the day after I ended up going back to pick up 2 things that I couldn't resist. Faaaaaaaiiiiiil.
Well, every shopping ban needs a cheat day.
So a glimpse of what I got. Ahhh the little black and white bag that makes a girl so happy!
[Oops. Hello camera reflection]
Nail Color in Vertigo
This is the shade the model is wearing in the campaign ad. Vertigo is a greyish black with plummy undertones in the sunlight. It has the most beautiful, subtle red shimmer at angles. This one is a bit out of my comfort zone but it looks so unique, so pretty and will be perfect on short manicured nails in the fall.
Glossimer in Sweet Beige
I've heard wonderful things about Chanel's lipglosses for the longest time, but have always been loyal to MAC's Cremesheen glasses. I finally jumped on the bandwagon with Chanel's Sweet Beige. This is a warm nude pink with beautiful gold shimmer. I normally do not like glitter in my glosses but the gold in this gloss is so fine it looks pretty but not tacky.
I cannot stop wearing this! It's beautiful, moisturizing, the perfect amount of sticky such that it's long lasting. And on top of all that, it's natural looking enough to go with anything.
I dare say this has replaced my long time favorite lipgloss - MAC's Cremesheen glass in Boy Bait.
Some items from the collection that I passed on:
Nail Color in Frenzy
I was also on the verge of getting Frenzy, a light taupe color that borderlines lavender. I'm always a sucker for neutral taupe shades like this but passed on that one as it wasn't as unique. Essie's Sand Tropez is a good dupe. Good dupe but still not exactly as pretty in my opinion... ahhh I'm still thinking about this one. [Update on Monday: I ended up going back to get this... Monday treat!]
Quadra Eye Shadow Quad in Premier RegardI was very tempted to get this, because the brown in this quad is right up my alley - dark, plummy brown with just the right amount of subtle shimmer. But I decided this one was a no-go because the other shades just don't do it for me. The pink and pale gold are sheer and show up as mere glitter on the skin, and the black is a plain metallic black. I can't see how the extreme dark and light shades of this quad can work together easily.
Rouge Coco Shine in Parfait & Chic
What are your fall makeup buys so far?