8.19.2015

Chanel New Moon Illusion D'ombre Long-Wear Luminous Eyeshadow

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Chanel New Moon Illusion D'ombre Long-Wear Luminous Eyeshadow 
Price $36.00 for 4g / 0.14 oz
Where To Purchase: www.chanel.com/


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Chanel New Moon Illusion D'ombre Long-Wear Luminous Eyeshadow 

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Chanel New Moon Illusion D'ombre Long-Wear Luminous Eyeshadow 

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Chanel New Moon Illusion D'ombre Long-Wear Luminous Eyeshadow 

Last year I looked high and low for New Moon had no luck so when I got the wind of this eyeshadow was being repromoted for this summer I was beyond happy. The packaging is your usual cream shadow packaging it comes in a thick glass pot also comes with a small brush which I didn't really use. When i opened the eyeshadow i knew i would love it and i have been using it nonstop. New Moon is a gorgeous burgundy purple reddish shade packed with micro glitter. The texture is very soft and gel like. Once a Chanel makeup artist at the counter told me these are like a eyeshadow topper since they are very glittery, but when I swatched it I was blown away its very pigmented. Yes, its very glittery but it can be used as an eyeshadow or sparkly eyeliner it's not just an eyeshadow topper. This shadow is very playful it looks different depending on the lighting.

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Chanel New Moon Illusion D'ombre Long-Wear Luminous Eyeshadow 

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Chanel New Moon Illusion D'ombre Long-Wear Luminous Eyeshadow 

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I applied Too Faced Shadow Insurance then applied a light brown shadow from the Stila Mind Palette on my crease. Then I applied two layers of the Chanel New Moon cream shadow on my lids. I applied the shadow with my finger I find it easier to apply cream shadows with my finger. I did apply the shadow a little sloppy cause I was in a rush which is why some of the glitters transferred on the crease. It lasted over 9 hours without any creasing there was no fall out.


Overall
Honestly grab this shadow if you can I'm very happy to add this gorgeous eyeshadow to my little cream shadow collection. I wore this eyeshadow out during night and day loved how gorgeous it looked in the sunlight. Its currently back ordered on Chanel website but you can still place an order or you can check your local Macy's or Chanel stores for availability. 




7.04.2015

Happy 4th Of July!!

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Happy 4th Of July!! I'm spending the day with my family enjoying a lovely dinner followed by fireworks. I'm going to wear a navy blue and white stripe midi dress from ZARA which i purchased last year so its no longer available sorry but I'm sure you can find a stripe dress easily. I recently purchased this gorgeous sequin hanger from etsy I love it its so glamorous I will leave the sellers link below. I'm pairing this dress with Christian Louboutin Nude Pigalle and Mac Cosmetics Riri Woo Lipstick. Hope you all have an amazing weekend stay safe and enjoy. 


Dress- Zara, Shoe- Christian Louboutin Pigalle, Lipstick- Mac Cosmetics Riri Woo, Necklace- H&M, Hermes, Sequin HangerEtsy


7.02.2015

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey

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Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey
Price $26.00 for 0.16 oz./4.5g
Where To Purchase: http://www.ulta.com


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Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey

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Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey

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Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey


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Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey

I recently purchased this gorgeous highlighter called Gilded Honey by Laura Geller. The packaging is very simple don't really care for the plastic packaging but its very lightweight which makes it great for traveling. Rumor has it its a dupe for Estee Laurder Heatwave and Mac Whisper Of Gilt. Gilded Honey is a beautiful warm golden shade. It doesn't have chunky glitters goes on beautifully without setting into any fine lines or emphasizing your pores. The consistency is very soft and it blends really well it does what it says illuminates your face minus the sparkle and chunks of glitter. I use a fan brush to apply this highlighter it is quiet pigmented for a sheer highlighting powder so a little goes a long way. I got a good 9 hours of wear.

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Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey

A close look at the stunning swirls I love it!!

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Laura Geller Gilded Honey & Bobbi Brown Bronze Glow

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Laura Geller Gilded Honey & Becca Cosmetics Opal

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Mac Cosmetics Soft and Gentle & Laura Geller Gilded Honey

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Mac Cosmetics Whisper Of Gilt & Laura Geller Gilded Honey

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As you can see its a pretty good dupe for Mac Cosmetics Whisper Of Gilt which is limited edition. The texture of Gilded Honey feels just like the Mac Cosmetics Extra Dimension Skinfinish. I don't own Estee Lauder Heat Wave so I cant vouch for that. 


Overall
I definitely give this a thumbs up you can't beat the price quality and the longevity. When swatched it looks metallic but don't let that scare you apply it with a brush and this highlighter will give your face the most gorgeous glow. I am very happy with this purchase Gilded Honey will also serve the purpose of being a backup of Mac Cosmetics Whisper Of Gilt since I didn't get one and I now regret that decision. I hope this review helped you and if you're interested in purchasing this highlighter its still available at Ulta.



5.24.2015

Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadow Mona Lisa

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Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadow Mona Lisa
Price $32.00 for 0.24 fl. oz
Where To Purchase: www.charlottetilbury.com

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Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadow Mona Lisa

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Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadow Mona Lisa

Charlotte Tilbury Description
 The revolutionary water-infused formula with added vitamin E soothes and hydrates the eye area and offers seamless application for super smooth results.The clever cream-to-sheen colors form part of my quick and easy ‘Minute Makeup’ range because they’re just so simple to use. Add a wash of colour with your fingertip for a flattering finish for day, then amp things up by applying with my eye blender brush for high-impact, molten smokey lids. Create a mesmerizing, intoxicating smokey eye in seconds with my new long-lasting easy cream eye shadows. It’s One-Minute No-Mirror Makeup!

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Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadow Mona Lisa

Charlotte Tilbury recently launched 6 new cream eyeshadows. I purchased the shade called Mona Lisa cause that's my name ha ha but on a serious note this shade is what I would create if I were to ever create a eyeshadow. CT Mona Lisa cream shadow is a beautiful chocolate bronze shade with multi color shimmers. Its housed in a small sturdy glass jar with a twist cap. The texture is silky smooth feels very light and blends really well reminds me of Tom Ford Cream Shadows( Review Here). This cream shadow is very pigmented and a little goes a long way. The shadows can be layered or sheered out I love how well it performs when layered. I use my fingers to apply the shadow then blend out the edges with a eyeshadow brush.

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Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise Cream Shadow Mona Lisa

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I don't have any dupes of this eyeshadow maybe in powder form but nothing in cream form. CT Mona Lisa reminded me of Mac Constructivist paint pot this is the closest dupe I could come up with shade wise. Mac Paint pots dries down to almost like a matte finish and the cream shadows has that illuminating sheen to it so when it comes to the texture its not quiet the perfect dupe.

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I applied Too Faced Shadow Insurance then applied the CT Mona Lisa cream shadow on my lids and I lightly blended out the edges with a Mac 217 brush. It went on like butter and it literally took me 2 min to finish the eye look. I got a good 8 hours of wear and didn't notice any fading or creasing.


Overall
I'm really impressed with the Charlotte Tilbury Cream Shadow its very easy to wear and it doesn't require a lot of blending work. I feel like CT cream shadows are comparable to Tom Ford cream shadow in consistency wise. However I would like to point out that CT shadows are cheaper than TF cream shadows, CT cream shadow contains 0.24 fl. oz for $32.00 USD and TF shadow contains 0.21 fl oz for $42.00 USD. I love the TF cream shadows but CT wins with the price and amount of the product we get. I'm definitely purchasing a few more of these shadows.






5.11.2015

Tom Ford Cream Cheek Color Pink Sand

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Tom Ford Cream Cheek Color Pink Sand
Price $65.00 for 5 g
Where To Purchase: Tomford.com

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Tom Ford Cream Cheek Color Pink Sand

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Tom Ford Cream Cheek Color Pink Sand

Tom Ford Description
TOM FORD CREAM CHEEK COLOR INSTANTLY BRIGHTENS THE FACE FOR A HEALTHY GLOW AND A NATURAL BURST OF COLOR. THE PEARLIZED PEACH-PINK SHADE GIVES CHEEKS GORGEOUS LUSTER AND A STUNNING RADIANT FINISH. PACKAGED IN AN IVORY - AND GOLD-COLORED TOM FORD COMPACT.

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Tom Ford Cream Cheek Color Pink Sand

I wasn't planning on getting this blush cause I'm not a big fan of cream blushes but after seeing some swatches I decided to give it a go. The packaging is absolutely beautiful the compact is very small it fits in the palm of my hands which makes this blush very travel friendly. I tend to stay away from cream blushes cause I have large pores and I feel like cream blushes emphasizes them a lot. This blush does what it says it gives you that natural flush of color with a effortless glow without emphasizing your pores. I use my fingers to apply this blush, this blush can be layered specially if you have medium tan skin tone like me. I think on lighter skin the true color will show up more but this blush looks more of a highlighter on me than a traditional blush. It comes off like a peachy gold shade with a hint of pink depending on the lighting. I have oily combination skin my cheeks are dry so I didn't have problem with the blush being really dewy and glowy, so if you have oily skin do keep in mind throughout the day it will stay dewy. I got a good 6-7 hours of wear before it started fading.


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Tom Ford Cream Cheek Color Pink Sand ( without flash )

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Tom Ford Cream Cheek Color Pink Sand ( without flash )

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Tom Ford Cream Cheek Color Pink Sand ( with flash )

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Tom Ford Cream Cheek Color Pink Sand ( without flash )

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Tom Ford Cream Cheek Color Pink Sand ( with flash )

When I swatched Pink Sand I immediately thought of Nars Orgasm blush which is a powder blush and it has more gold shimmer in it than Pink Sand. Its not an exact dupe but I swatched them side by side so you'd get an better idea of the colors. 


Overall
I love this blush I've been using it non stop ever since I received it I would love to get a backup but I'm undecided due to the price. There is one thing I don't like about this blush is the sticky texture other than that I love this blush. If you want that luminous glow for this summer Tom Ford got you covered with Pink Sand Cream Cheek Color which is now available in stores and online.