We are back!!
It has been too long and quite frankly we weren’t even sure if we were ever going to post on here ever again, however, I think it’s safe to say that we still miss updating you guys on miscellaneous goodies that we splurge on. So with this being the official ‘first’ post back, we knew we had to have it on the new collection from Chanel. Thus, without further ado, please enjoy. ♡
When this collection first came out we didn’t think much of it as it was just pretty and wearable but simultaneously a little bit repetitive. However it wasn’t until we were able to physically see each product and swatch it, did we realize just how gorgeous it is. From what we know, this is the debut collection of Lucia Pica and essentially, the collection focuses around ‘red’. Thus every product more or less has some distinct redness to it even if it’s a nude. We don’t know if we can generalize this but most people probably own a few reds whether it be eyeshadows, lipsticks, blush, nail polish, etc, red is pretty much a stable color in the makeup world; therefore explaining our ‘not so keen’ attitude upon the initial release.
But man were we wrong about this. Every single product in this collection seems to have been upgraded even though they’re all preexisting collections. For example Rouge Allure Velvets all seemed a lot more velvety, smooth and less drying on the lips along with a much higher level of pigmentation; thus we bought three of the four shades; and this surprise didn’t just stop at lipsticks, it included the palettes, eyeliners, basically every item the collection has to offer.
Now, before I ramble on for what seems to be forever, I’m just going to control myself and have a little description for each item in case you are curious about a particular item. So please continue reading if you are interested!!
Also we’ll only be focusing on the eye makeup section of this collection.
Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow | #268 Candeur et Expérience
Pretty doesn’t even begin to explain this palette. The picture does not do this item justice, if you are contemplating about getting this palette, please do so as it is just too gorgeous to skip out on. But don’t worry, this palette isn’t a limited edition, from what I’ve heard they’re going to be keeping this for now at least so you still have time. Ever since I got it, this has been the only palette I’ve been reaching for and every time I use it I fall in love with it all over again. The shades go on so beautifully and compliment a lot of different skin tones and depending on which color(s) you use and how you apply it, it is actually quite a versatile palette. Personally, I feel that this palette is a bit more pigmented than the others but perhaps that’s just because the colors suit my skin tone really well.
Illusion d’Ombre Long-Wear Luminous Eyeshadow
Not much different from the previous illusion d’ombre’s in terms of texture and pigmentation. However #128 Rouge Brûlé is just too pretty to even be legal, it is the perfect color to apply to the centre of the lids if you want that bit of pop of color and I’ve also seen someone apply it to their lips to add some dimensions to them and the results were quite impressive (never thought of applying the product that way). Not exactly a must buy, but if you have the budget and you think you can’t live without it, I would definitely say yes. (I bought #128 without even waiting another second).
Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner
I reckon if you’re already committed into achieve the look of this collection, there honestly isn’t much harm (except for your wallet) for an eyeliner. Chanel’s waterproof eyeliner has always been a favorite of ours as it is so smooth to apply and the colors are always so pretty thus we’ve both gone through at least a few of these already. But this two new shades really just took it up another level. Because of how creamy the texture is, if you just applied it roughly to where your eyeliner would go and then smudge it out immediately, you get this really beautiful shade going on and these two colors are basically perfect for that shadow look. Now if you feel like the colors from the palette are a bit repetitive or if you already have colors that basically are the same, you can just grab one of these eyeliners instead as they do a pretty good in job in that aspect. Personally I prefer #928 Eros as it’s just a bit more different and I feel if you only want to buy one, then this is a better buy in that sense; but as always, best to swatch it out yourself and see which one you prefer more.
Alright, this is all for today. It’s been a while since we last posted so we didn’t exactly want to bombard you guys with too much information and rambling in one so we’ll just end it here for now.
As usual, please let us know if you too enjoyed this collection as well as which was your favorite item and we will see you very shortly. ♡♡
xx Vivvy and Izzy
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