16 August 2015

Chanel Autumn 2015 Collection - Les Automnales // REVIEW

Can you believe that it has been over a year since my last Chanel seasonal collection post?! Never-the-less I am bringing them back, this time with the autumn 2015 collection (officially named Les Automnales). Yes, I am posting about autumn in August, but hey it's coming up fast, and as this collection only launched two days ago, I thought that it would be the perfect time to post!

The theme of the collection this year is all about the colours of the forest, those pretty browns, bronzes, deep nudes and reds. As a lover of light and fresh shades, there's a nice mix of those sorts of shades along with darker ones, so you are bound to find at least one product that catches your eye!

I'd say my favourite product is the Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow in Tisse D'Automne. Its got four pigmented and stunning shimmery shades inside - a khaki, a gorgeous baby pink toned champagne, a dark bronze and an earthy green. I haven't had a chance to use this much, as I'm still clinging onto the last bits of summer and keeping to my lighter eyeshadow shades, but I can't wait to get more use out of it!

The Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Alezane is a pretty brown toned pink with a subtle gold shimmer! I love darker toned blushes over the autumn and winter because they are perfect for adding some warmth, without bronzing. As with all Chanel blushes, that I have tried, the pigmentation is great!

The best way that I can describe the Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Pensive is a lovely salmony-dark nude-pink shade (I'm great at describing shades as you may be able to tell). It's like a dark lipstick for those who don't like dark lipsticks! I will have to be honest though and say that as somebody that very often gets dry lips, this one isn't really for me. You may all know how much I love my Chanel lipsticks, especially the Rouge Coco Shine formulation, but this one is quite drying and clings to any dry patches or lines in my lips - not an attractive look! I'd probably suggest trying a different shade from the collection.

When I've been wanting something that is a little more subtle than my typical black eyeliner I've been grabbing the Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Pomme De Pin. This is a matte dark brown shade that's so easy to apply because you simply swipe on the soft and pigmented crayon, then give it a little blend - a perfect staple if you are in a rush! There's also a sharpener on the bottom of the crayon, which I only just discovered as writing that previous sentence, so that's a great little feature.

Will you be getting anything from the Chanel Les Automnales Collection?

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12 July 2015

Top 5 Pink Lipsticks

Yes, it is me. I'm back from my little hiatus which involved finishing my exams, doing a weeks work experience, beginning to redecorate my bedroom and enjoying the start of my summer holiday! I thought that I would start back with a post that I've been meaning to do for ages - my top 5 pink lipsticks.

I am a huge lover of neutral coloured lipsticks, and with very few bolder ones in my collection, I have amassed quite a large collection of pink, coral and nude ones! I've slowly narrowed my favourite pink shades down to just five, so here they are.

Going left to right, MAC Peach Blossom has probably been in my collection the longest out of these. A pretty light rose shade, with a semi-sheer formulation, it is definitely my favourite MAC lipstick!

Aerin Rose Balm Lipstick in Whisper is a shade that I've had stored away for quite a long time, but it's only in the past six months or so that I've actually paid much attention to it. It's a beautiful pale pink shade with a slight nude undertone and sheer coverage.  I never hear anybody talking about Aerin lipsticks but they definitely need more recognition as they are really are great!

If you've read my blog for a long time you will know how fond I am of my Chanel lipsticks, and this is one of my favourites. Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Instinct is a soft pink shade, with a blue-purple tone, in a sheer and very buttery formulation!

One of my newest favourites is Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector in Rose. I've been wearing this one non-stop recently because it's ideal for the hot days we have been having. A light dusty pink shade, wrapped up in a moisturising and sheer formulation, it really is the perfect summer lipstick!

Lastly, a lipstick renowned for its eye-catching packaging, YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick in Corail Intuitive. This is a coral toned light rose shade, with a semi-sheer coverage, that glides on easily and lasts for hours!

What are some of your favourite pink lipsticks?

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24 May 2015

Favourite Solo Eyeshadows

Before I start, I just want to say sorry for the lack of posts over the past month! I've been really caught up with my exams, which end in mid-June, so once they all finish I will be back to normal. You may have noticed that I've had an overhaul of my blog design too (I've changed everything except the header) and I think it looks much cleaner - I'd love to know what you all think! Also I've changed about my photos a little bit (I finally got those two clique H&M marble plates - yay), which means a new background and editing them a little differently. 

I thought that today I would do a post on my favourite solo eyeshadows, because since I started blogging I seem to have amassed quite a lot of them. When it comes to any eyeshadows I am very much a neutral shades girl, as you will probably realise from this post, so definitely don't expect any bold shades from me!

Probably my most worn shade out of these four is MAC Sable! This shade is very popular as it's a gorgeous light bronze with a burgundy tone, from the frost line. The powder is super soft and blends nicely, making it a great essential eyeshadow to have in your collection!

Next is the Maybelline On And On Bronze Colour Tatttoo, which again is one of those staple products that everybody seems to own. It is a satin bronze shade, which is wrapped up in a soft cream formulation - perfect for when you are applying your makeup in a rush! I would recommend using a primer with this though, especially if you have oily eyelids, as it does have a tenancy to crease.

When it comes to cream eyeshadows there is one line that hands-down beats any other that I've tried, and that is Chanel Illusion D'Ombre! My favourite shade is Chanel Initiation* which is a dreamy, slightly bronze, earthy brown shade. The cream formulation is light, extremely soft and blends amazingly. It is quite glittery though, so I find that isn't really a daytime shade, otherwise I would be wearing it constantly! 

Lastly, a new favourite of mine is Clarins Aquatic Rose Ombre Iridescente*, part of the summer 2015 collection. If you have already read my review of the collection you will know that I fell in love with this eyeshadow! It is a stunning rose gold toned champagne shade, in a velvety soft shimmery powder, which is quite different to any other shades that I own. Plus it blends nicely and has pretty rose gold packaging - what more could you want? 

What are some of your favourite solo eyeshadows?