Rants & Raves of the Beauty Obsessed

Self confessed beauty junkie. I love anything that has to do with personal care ranging from handcrafted artisan soap to luxury brand cosmetics combined with writing & having an opinion on everything I try, jumping on the blog train just seemed natural as I love reading other peoples blogs about everything beauty. Thanks for stopping by :)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Summer Makeup Haul Pt. 1

Lillium Quad
Chanel Eyeshadow Quad in Lillium

Bronzing Palette in Rose

Chanel Moisturizing Bronzing Palette in Rose
The economy stinks, money is tight, but me being me, I just had to have what was hot in cosmetics for the summer. A naughty girl I was having most of my summer color goodies come from the darlings at Chanel. My first purchase for the warmer weather months was Chanel's eyeshadow quad in Lilium. After having seen the model wearing the summer colors on the website I just HAD to get that look, which was inspired by flowers according to the site. Lilium just screams summer! Fresh, dainty colors, glimmering and screaming at me to give it a go. As I viewed all the new items in the collection I had a total Golem from Lord of the Rings moment......."my precious".........I just had to have them all! The base and/or highlighting shade in Lilium is a shimmery light peach/pink. The star of the show, to be applied on the eyelid however is a gorgeous almost pastel lime color absolutely smashing all on it's own if you wished. The other two crease/contour/liner shades are a shimmering green that's almost a medium forest green that of course complements it's elegant subdued lime counterpart. Lastly a dark grayish taupe that completes the summer gem. Now in the makeup tutorial on the website the gorgeous woman applies the lighter green shade wet to increase color intensity all over the lid just into the crease then lines her lash lines with the dark taupe then comes back into the inner corner of the eye with the light green to brighten and freshen up the eye. A coat of Inimitable Intense mascara multi-dimensional Sophistique in Noir and ta-da! Fresh summer ready peepers! Also demonstrated in the tutorial is one of two new moisturizing bronzing palettes, and one of three limited edition lipglosses of the season in Pink Peony. All of which I had to get my grubby hands on. For the eyes there is also the Ombres Contraste Eyeshadow Duo in Khaki Discret once again in fresh shimmery summer green tones, a medium green with gold sparkles and to complement it a VERY light shimmery green both colors nod to the warm side. The eyeliner of the season also limited edition and sold out quick, Stylo Yeux Waterproof Rose Platine a rosey, golden, bronze/khaki color. I'll put swatches up soon as I am brand spanking new to this :o) Now for the Moisturizing Bronzing palettes, they come in rose or coral, since I'm fair I got the rose for those with skin like mine, the coral has darker tones. The rose or coral colors also serve as complementing blush to the three accompanying bronzing colors which can also be used individually to highlight, contour and shape, or all together like I do and apply like a sideways w to the face where the sun naturally hits along with the bridge of my nose. Start out light and gradually build up because while you can deepen it remember you can't go back so remember to build up! Also by all means don't forget it's makeup, play around! Get creative! Try it out on your eyes, go nuts :o) Now as for the 3 limited edition lipglosses, the first that I mentioned before Pink Peony a beautiful, shimmery baby pink/rose with the iridescence of both silver and gold. Then there is Pensee' Glossimer which specifically goes along with the coral color bronzing palette because.......drum roll, lol, it's a light coral shade with gold sparkles. The final summer shade of Glossimer Aurore is a very light shimmery baby pink with golden rainbow highlights. Now when I do my eyes, I personally like my liner a bit darker for a more dramatic, deeper night look and like to line my eyes with Chanel's intense eye pencil in Black Jade along with the Rose Platine, I layer the Black Jade over the Rose Platine very close to the lashes and it's absolutely gorgeous! Also, when I use the Lilium palette and want a more dramatic look I use every shade in the quad. I like to reverse contour using the taupe shade on the inner half of my crease and the darker green on the outer part of my crease and blend into the corners and blend, blend, blend!!!! The finished look is what I'm wearing in the pictures although I'm not wearing my Glossimer lipgloss, I'm actually wearing Dior Addict lipstick :o) In the last picture, I'm wearing the Ombres Contraste Duo in Khaki Discret and  went heavier with the bronzing. Thanks for reading and my next post part 2 will be about Chanel's new Rouge Coco Shine that debuted earlier in the summer and a few more limited edition summer shades. XOXO