Sunday, 16 November 2014

The launch of Gucci Makeup

Its been a long time coming but we are finally getting nearer to getting our hands on the new Gucci makeup.

We first heard about the news around spring time this year but had no information or images of what it was going to be like. So now the times getting closer we are starting to see more sneak previews.

Gucci's creative director Frida Giannini worked on this collection with the one and only Pat McGrath. You just know this is going to be top of the scales!

The range will have over 200 products and more than 50 of those are shades of lipsticks which I am most excited to see as I have an extreme addiction to buying lipsticks. You can never go wrong with having every shade of lipsticks.
It doesn't stop there! They have a range of brushes which look perfect and i would die for the whole collection.

The packaging has of course got to be the interlocking Gucci G's head to toe gold and black! Could they have made anything more luxurious. 

So let me sum this up. We have collections for Lips, Eyes, Face, Nails, and Tools. 

Check out the collection on their beauty website and you can now buy online!


Tuesday, 11 November 2014

REVIEW: Chanel Illusion D'Ombre (Cream Eyeshadows)

One of my all time favourite products from Chanel are these 'Illusion D'Ombre' Cream eyeshadow pots.

I only really noticed them at work last winter when the Christmas Holiday 2013 collection got released. I am lucky to get first peaks and lay my hands on these testers before they get put out.
The first one i brought was 'Initation' which is a bronze gold shade which tend to be the main colours every christmas collection anyway.

Straight after I looked into the rest of the original collection of the eyeshadows and discovered more shades which I fell in love with and ended up buying 'Illusoire' (Deep Purple) and 'Mirifique' (Black).
All of the eyeshadows contain glitter which makes each one more appealing to me as the look dreamy and give out such high pigments of the colours and glitter.

Chanel's Illusion D'ombres are a cream based product that still has a powdered finish with the high shine from the glitter included. They glide on easily without needing to keep applying number amounts of layers to see the colour as well as spreading easily. I would recommend applying with a synthetic brush, such as a small concealer brush as this holds the product better than a normal fluffy eyeshadow brush and also is a perfect size for the eyelid as this is where the product should mainly be applied. Don't drag... TAP
Also using your fingers to pack on the colour works well as this seals what you put on with the brush.

All colours can be easily worn for either every day or special occasions. As for the Black 'Mirifique' this looks gorgeous with a warm pink crease like 'Nooner' from the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette then the chanel pot all over the eyelid or keeping the black on the eyelid and tapping a bold solid eyeshadow colour over the top such as MAC's Greensmoke as the reflects in both products make the eyes pop and also recreating a new colour to wear.

I wouldn't recommend these pots for blending and you will loose the colour pigment and end up with smudges of glitter over the eye.
And a major tip to remember is make sure the lids are on TIGHT as if air gets to them they will dry out and loose there creaminess.

Dior also do a range very similar called 'Diorshow Fusion Mono' I have one of these shades in 'Millennium' which is a gorgeous Kharki Green.
I seem to think that the chanel range are more creamer but both work the same way. Dior also do a range of beautiful shades which I will buy more of as they are an easy one over colour that can pick up any makeup look.

Get to your nearest Chanel Counter to check out the new Illusion D'Ombre for the Christmas 2014 edition and view the other shades.

Sophie x

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