If the number 74 were to be translated into words, it would be FOREVER LOVE. This vibrant magenta pink with blue undertone is impossible to miss due to its bright, almost-neon, light fuchsia shade. Upon spotting this baked blush at … Continue reading
Hola lovelies! I have been really busy with work and family this entire week, and it is such a pain knowing that I could not steal time to post anything here! Anyway, it is approaching the end of March now, … Continue reading
Spring is in the air with Chanel Notes Nu Printemps! Have you checked them out at the counters, already? If you haven’t, read my previous post about my first impression towards this dreamy collection of pink, corals and purple!
From this collection, I brought home some lovely items with me, and I am sooooooo glad I did that! Let the pictures show you this lovely collection that every woman should not miss this Spring.
Yes, these were carefully selected with no regrets! Some has raised concerns about the pink shade in this eye shadow quad. This photo has captured its true colour here, so NO, it is not pink. It is rather a rosy-apricot, making the entire eye lid looks fresh. Above rosy apricot is another interesting shade, lavender grey that leans more to purple, which could be intensified if you used Diapason (No.92), the purple CREAM eye shadow that is also released together with this collection, and which I happily skipped. Next to lavender grey is golden ivory; the remaining shade next to rosy apricot is an intense brown.
Initially, I wanted the other cream blush that came with this collection, which is No.67 (Chamade), a Deep Pink blush. However, deep pink does not seem to flatter my skin tone; in actual fact, that colour immediately makes me look dull after application. The chosen one, No. 69 (Intonation), which is a warm rose that leans slightly coral brightens up my face, and I can foresee myself using this blush on many occasions! Although this cream blush dries down to a matte finish on the face and does not contain any shimmer, it is quite emollient that does not make the colour looks flat. I intend to have a back-up of this since this cream blush is Limited Edition (unlike the other shade, Chamade), so that says a lot!
The eye shadow quad is a winner to me. Apparently, this quad was previously known as not very pigmented for its baked formula, but the SA mentioned that it has been reformulated just for this Spring collection. My brushes picked up the colours very easily (even much easier that the Dior palette here), and there were no fall outs either.
Here is the completed look using these few lovebunch, including a dab of Chanel Illusion d’Ombre No. 93 Impulsion (Pink cream eye shadow) in the middle of my eye lid! This cream eye shadow is VERY shimmery but is also a sheer pink with silver sparkles, so I find this shade really versatile. And no worries, you will NOT look like some crazy albino bunny as it is really sheer!
Chanel Lumieres Facettes Eyeshadow Quad – RM 180
Chanel Illusion d’Ombre (93) Impulsion – RM 110
Chanel Le Blush Creme de Chanel (69) Intonation – RM 120
Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous (136) Melodiese – RM95
“Spring makeup strikes a colourful chord with light, joyful notes. At the heart of the collection, a chorus of fresh, luminous reds sets the season’s tone for cheeks, lips and fingertips.” – Chanel.com
This season, Chanel carries more pink, corals, and purples. Let’s see what they have to offer at the counters now!
LUMIÈRES FACETTES EYESHADOW PALETTE
Quadrille: Lavender grey, golden ivory, rosy apricot & intense brown
Diapason: Luminous deep purple (Permanent)
Impulsion: Luminous pastel pink
ROUGE COCO LIPSTICK
Dédicace: Pink with blue undertones
Triomphe: Pink with peach undertones
ROUGE ALLURE LIPSTICK
Mélodieuse: Bright coral red
Fougueuse: Bright pink
ROUGE ALLURE VELVET LIPSTICK
La Diva: Electric Pink
LÈVRES SCINTILLANTES GLOSSIMER
Sonate: Muted red
Murmure: Soft pink
Plaisir: Soft coral
LE CRAYON LÈVRES
Sonic Pink: Shocking pink
Charivari: Soft purple/mauve
Tapage: Bright red pink
Ballerina: Soft pale pink
LE BLUSH CRÈME
Chamade: Deep pink
Intonation: Warm rose
POUDRE UNIVERSELLE COMPACTE
Prèface: Light peach
At first glance, honestly, this collection has nothing much to shout about due to the overload of pinks and corals. Anyway, I braved myself to do some swatches as we cannot be judgmental, sometimes. LOL! I did not, however, touch its Rouge Allure Velvet Lipsticks, 2 of its Glossimers, Crayon Lip Pencil and Nail Polishes. Why? Simply because I do not like the formula for both the velvet lipsticks and the lip pencil. The lip glosses are too light for my liking, too. The formula for its nail polish, on the other hand, is lovely, but I just do not need more light colours this time. Period. Frankly speaking, I am quite confused with the theme here. The corals tell me “Hey, I’m Summer”, and who wears pinks and purples with corals during springtime??? *scratch head* Okay, mini-rant ends, and it’s swatches time!
My initial impression after making swatches of this collection? Not bad, actually. A review will come soon after I have played enough with some of these.=)
Do you see anything that you like here? Or, these just kills your springtime with the pink and coral overload? Hehehe!