What a day it was! I started at 7 am and I am still up and ticking at past 11 pm now. Oh and I arrived home just an hour ago. On another note, I caved and ordered By Terry Contrasting Duo in Fresh Contrast and used it today. I think I like it but I am not sure if the highlighter shade is doing much for me. I will write about it soon. I also used the blush duo with that and when I was looking at the mirror, I noticed something. It made my cheeks look very smooth, like as if someone applied a filter there on real time, is it magic? Testing goes on...
Talking about caving, I couldn't resist a few more products from Blue Rhythm de Chanel Collection. If you remember previously I reviewed the nail polishes here. I was almost sure I could resist a blue single because I almost never wear blue and such a deep blue is rather destined to be forgotten in my stash. I was everyone was picking up Chanel Ombre Essentielle #116 Swing and Cils Scintillants Jazzy Blue. I was wondering why. The day I went to the counter to check out the collection, I understood why...
|Chanel Ombre Essentielle #116 Swing, Illusion d'Ombre #98 Melody and Cils Scintillants Jazzy Blue|
Before I start, it is so sad that Lisa Eldridge doesn't make Chanel Collection videos anymore. I watched one that they did with the model and it is so funny. She almost has no application skills and the eye make-up gets very patchy in the beginning then magically it is fixed. She is wearing a liner on the first scene and reapplies it for whatever reason again. Then she puts on Swing two times with the same argument "to bring dimension". Oh and not to mention she applies the crease makeup with layering brush and makes a line around the crease with liner brush. Here is the video if you would like to see yourself.
I had some items of Blue Rhythm Collection since they were released before with La Perle Collection (reviewed here). I think Chanel should rerelease loved items more often. Think about all the beauties we used up or missed. Anyway, I had to get Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in #98 Melody, not just because it has such a pretty name but also because I am collecting Illusion d'Ombres. You can see my full collection photo here. I was just missing Riviera at that photo and a lovely reader contacted me and sent me yours all the way from Australia. Thanks so much Cindy, you rock! Now my collection is complete :-)
That said Melody doesn't show up on me since it is almost the same as my skin tone. I can use it as a base though which I did under Swing for the look here. If you are fairer or deeper than me, you might like it more.
|Swatch: Chanel Ombre Essentielle #116 Swing and Illusion d'Ombre #98 Melody|
Now for the star of the collection after the nail polishes is... *drums* Look at this mascara! I wouldn't even try it out because all my colored mascaras dried out before I could use them at least 2-3 times. But this one is really exceptionally beautiful. I saw it on the lashes of SA and I was like "what is this on your lashes?" haha this was the last thing I asked before the purchase. I want to try to apply it as eye shadow too. I think it would look nice.
|Swatch: Chanel Cils Scintillants Jazzy Blue|
I am really not crazy for that non blended, q-tip look in the promo so I am adding a touch of MAC Omega to blend out over the crease. I am wearing Illusion d'Ombre Velvet Melody as a base under Chanel Ombre Essentielle #116 Swing and Cils Scintillants Jazzy Blue on the tips after applying black mascara. Now there is an ultra black Le Volume Mascara. I was given a sample of that but I want to wait until I am finished testing a few other mascaras so here I am wearing the regular Black Le Volume.
Notes about Swing, it applies much more than I anticipated since there were mixed reviews about it. The shimmer doesn't look so crazy on the lids either so I like the formula.
|In-action: Chanel Ombre Essentielle #116 Swing, Illusion d'Ombre #98 Melody & Cils Scintillants Jazzy Blue|
I didn't get the gloss because right now I am enjoying Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Lip Volumizer which is similar but have a pink tingle which I prefer. In the photo below I am wearing that one, review is coming up soon.
|FOTD: Chanel Ombre Essentielle #116 Swing, Illusion d'Ombre #98 Melody & Cils Scintillants Jazzy Blue|
All in all which music fan can resist a collection named after jazz and music? I couldn't. My favorite items are Cils Scintillants Jazzy Blue and Le Volume Vibrato nail polish. Oh and we still didn't get the fall collection, can you believe?
|Chanel Ombre Essentielle #116 Swing, Illusion d'Ombre #98 Melody & Cils Scintillants Jazzy Blue|
Final thoughts: Chanel Ombre Essentielle #116 Swing was probably a crazy impuls buy but it was too pretty to pass. I hope Cils Scintillants Jazzy Blue doesn't dry out quickly because it gives that little bit of something to otherwise boring looks without getting cheap looking. Love it so much. If your skin tone is close to mine Illusion d'Ombre #98 Melody will probably not show up on you.
Have you picked anything from this collection? Do you like wearing blues on the eyes?
Disclaimer: The products in this post were purchased by me.