I hope you had a great start in the week. I just started my holiday so yes, I can say is that it is a great start indeed. Last post was a little confusing, I started writing it on Friday but at the time I finished it, it became Saturday, which was my birthday. Thanks so much for all of your nice wishes. It was a lovely night, restaurant and food were really good. As a nice surprise the moon rose from the back of Heidelberg Castle and it looked so lovely. I really would like you to see that so I am attaching a photo I have taken at the end of this post. I took it with iPhone and the lighting was a little tricky but I think you can get the idea.
Back to make-up, I would like to show you two Illusion D'Ombres from Chanel Les Automnales Collection for Fall 2015 and share my thoughts, right after the jump.
|Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Velvet #106 Fleur de Pierre, #116 Rouge-Gorge|
In the States there are three shades being released with this collection, one of them being New Moon from last year's summer collection (reviewed here). If you are expecting to get it in Germany, I am sorry to tell you that you might be out of luck because it is probably not coming here. Some of you asked if it will be released in UK, I unfortunately only have local PR information and not for all the countries so I hope you gals are luckier than we are and get it.
With this collection Chanel introduces a new formula of their rather sheer and shimmery Illusion D'Ombres, called Illusion D'Ombre Velvet. I think both #106 Fleur de Pierre, an anthracite with satin finish and Rouge-Gorge, a mid-toned orange with satin finish and pink shimmer are less shimmery than the previous formulas. Strange enough only Fleur de Pierre is called a Velvet whereas Rouge-Gorge is given as a regular Illusion D'Ombre.
|Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Velvet #106 Fleur de Pierre, #116 Rouge-Gorge, #97 New Moon|
Rouge-Gorge is an unusual pumpkin shade if I may call it that. So perfect for Fall (and Halloween!) I am right now loving it as a base to other palettes in the collection and I will post how it pairs with Entralacs Palette in a few days. I believe this one might be especially flattering with blue eyes. Both of the shades apply beautifully, blend nicely. They are sheer at first application but can be build up. I love Illusion D'Ombre myself but have heard many complain about the shimmer. Those of you will love new Velvet formulation.
I found that both Fleur de Pierre and Rouge-Gorge apply better with a cream eyeshadow brush although I like using my hands with most of the other IdOs.
|Swatch: Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Velvet #106 Fleur de Pierre, #116 Rouge-Gorge, #97 New Moon|
CAUTION: Rant is ahead, jump to next section if you don't want to read
Today I am very excited to show you another one of my "Sara's terrible make-up looks as usual" as some readers in Cosmo Forum in Russia put it.
See, that is my passion! I put so much effort trying to get luxury make-up as early as possible. This includes lots of planning ahead, a friend who helps me place the order and get things on time as well as packing them and send to the hotel where my hubby is staying. Although it is Grand Hyatt, they manage to lose the package and it takes many phone calls to find it. I don't even want to tell how much more I have to pay because things got so expensive in the States, then all the time I put into taking photos, writing posts. All of these efforts and money are for my dear Cosmo Forum readers, who can then use my post to make fun of me and satisfy their gossiping/bitching activity of the day as they sip their tea in the morning. Am I not devoted? Here I am going for the most unblended look because I can! Not because I am rushing in the morning as I am a working woman and don't have 2 hours to work on the eye look in the morning. Instead it is just because I would like to be talked about. I am addicted!
As for the other readers, I think you can see both of the shades nicely. Pumpkin shade Rouge-Gorge which I am loving is on the inner corner, Fleur de Pierre is on the outer corner. I blended over the crease with MAC Omega and applied Effortless Kohl Eyeliner from Burberry in shade Black on the water line and along the lash line.
|In-action: Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Velvet #106 Fleur de Pierre, #116 Rouge-Gorge|
Here is the full look. I am wearing MAC Freshen Up (reviewed here) on the cheeks, Bareminerals Pop of Passion Lip Oil Balm in Tangerine Pop (review coming up soon) on the lips.
|FOTD: Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Velvet #106 Fleur de Pierre, #116 Rouge-Gorge|
And here it is, the beautiful view from one of the historical bridges in old town Heidelberg, looking at the illuminated castle and the surprise full moon rise right beneath it. The view was breathtaking, unfortunately hard to capture (with iPhone) too. But I think you have the idea.
|Heidelberg castle, moon is rising.|
Final thoughts: I am loving the new formulation of Illusion D'Ombres with less shimmer although I liked it with shimmer too. Both of the shades are great on their own or applied under the palettes. I especially like Rouge-Gorge under Entralacs (review coming up).
How would you wear this pumpkin shade? Any ideas/tips?
Disclaimer: The products in this post were purchased by me.