Friday, June 28, 2013

Updated Post: Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Saga, Suspense and Fiction

Instead of sneaking in the lip pictures of Saga, Suspense and Fiction, I thought I'd simply write a whole new post with my thoughts on the three colors. Part of the Avant-Première collection, the three display the new, pigment-rich formula of the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine.




After further use, I can't say I'm a fan. You see, I love the original Rouge Coco Shines. The sheer formula of the lipstick allows me to pick colors that seem bold and bright in the tube, and wear them easily. I picked one really bold shade, Fiction, and I find that I can't wear it unless I leave it simply as a stain on the lips (blot twice after careful application and it looks more natural). I'll show you what it looks like in its full glory but honestly, it's not something I would wear this way.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Chanel Fresh Effect Eyeshadow in Moon River



I have resisted long enough! So despite the dozen or so eyeshadow sticks I have amassed over the last couple of years, off I went to purchase Chanel's take on the trend, the limited edition Fresh Effect Eyeshadow. I chose the shade Moon River as it seemed to be the only one that filled any gaps in my collection and it was a color that I felt I may actually use quite often.





Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in 575 Starlet

I was told that Starlet is the limited edition shade in the Chanel Avant-Première collection. I admit it was an impulse buy, along with an eyeshadow stick from the summer collection. While I don't regret either purchase, I have been lagging behind in the reviews.


Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Starlet

Starlet is a shimmering peach that comes off acceptably opaque in two coats. I like that it isn't a screaming coral and doesn't look frosty despite the shimmers. I imagine that it will be easy to replicate with less expensive brands but I have nothing exactly the same in my collection at the moment. I almost bought Paparazzi too but I wasn't feeling the brown at the time.