Showing posts with label Eyes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Eyes. Show all posts

Friday, June 16, 2017

Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Quints | Review, Swatches (Part 1)

Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Quints Embrace Electrify Magnify Touch Dream Undress Matte Satin Review Swatches Photos

While Dior's Summer Care & Dare Collection seems to still only be available in Europe (major sad face), Dior's Pump 'n Volume Resort collection is here in full force, which includes a drop of an all new, reformulated range of Dior's ever-popular 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palettes ($62 for 0.24 oz.)! There are 12 new quints in the launch, and I've got 6 swatched and reviewed today. I'll be doing a second post on the other 6 sometime in the next couple of weeks, so you can expect that soon! Currently, 6 of the quints are available at Sephora, while all 12 are available at Bloomingdales and Dillards.

Friday, June 9, 2017

NARS NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette | Review + Swatches

nars narsissist loaded eyeshadow palette review swatches photos face of the day

nars narsissist loaded eyeshadow palette review swatches photos face of the day

NARS recently launched a new palette, the NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette ($59 for 12 x 0.04 oz.). "Loaded" is the perfect moniker because not only is the palette loaded with eyeshadows (twelve almost full-size pans), but almost every shadow is loaded (and I mean loaded) with pigment! More photos, including swatches and eye looks after the jump!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder + Longwear Cream Eyeshadow | Review, Swatches

Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder Longwear Cream Eyeshadow Review Swatches Comparison

Chanel's Ombre Premiere Eyes Collection for Summer 2017 is finally here! It features 16 shades of an all new mono powder eyeshadow, the Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder Eyeshadow ($30 for 0.08 oz.), as well as 8 shades of the Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow ($36 for 0.14 oz.), which is a reformulation of the extremely popular Illusion d'Ombre formula. I have swatches of (almost) all the colours in both lines here...I've placed an order for the ones I'm missing, so I'll probably have swatches of those up next week!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Tom Ford Summer Soleil Collection | Swatches, Photos, Review

Tom Ford Summer Soleil 2017 makeup collection swatches photos review
 *Opens box* *Screams*...this really seems like the only appropriate way to begin a post about my boy Tom Ford's really friggin epic Summer 2017 makeup collection. To say I am "over the moon", "obsessed", "in love" would all be drastic understatements...basically I have no words to describe the delight and covetousness that my inner raccoon / magpie / dragon / animal-obsessed-with-shiny-pretty-things feels for this entire collection. It is perfection. I want to bathe in it and/or eat it (the latter part mainly applies to the lip balms, which remind me of Jolly Ranchers). This would be the time for a mic drop and walking away, but I guess I should write a review for y'all...

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Liquids & Powders

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Liquid Powder Swatches
 I've been on a bit of a shimmer kick for basically my whole life, and when I saw the press release for Make Up For Ever's Star Lit Liquids ($24 for 0.15 oz.)  and Powders ($21 for 0.09 oz.), I knew I needed to get my hands on 'em. The Star Lit Liquids and Powders are multi-purpose products that can be used on eyes, cheeks and lips (except for a couple shades of the powders, which aren't safe for use on lips). They are meant to impart a sparkling, shimmering, glittering effect wherever you choose to use them, and they certainly do exactly that!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Dior Splendor Holiday 2016 Makeup Collection Total Matte, Smoky Glow & All-in-One Couture Palettes | Swatches & Review

Dior Splendor Holiday 2016 Makeup Collection Total Matte Smoky Glow All in One Couture Palette Swatches Review
Dior's Splendor Holiday 2016 Makeup Collection also includes several limited edition special palettes which are especially pretty and useful! I picked up three of them, although there is one more variant of the big palette available that I passed on. You can find them here and here at Nordstrom. Keep reading for the full review! For my full review of the rest of Dior's Holiday 2016 collection, see here!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Marc Jacobs Style Eye Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette | Swatches & Review

 Marc Jacobs has just released a gorgeous, 20-shade, eye palette for Fall that is limited edition and exclusive to Sephora. The Style Eye Con No. 20 consists of a very healthy mix of matte, shimmer and glitter shades in warm, neutral and cool finishes with which to create a huge array of looks. It's really a makeup lover's dream, being the equivalent of 4 regular sized Style Eye Con No. 7 palettes (swatched here) in terms of the number of shades included. Each individual eyeshadow pan is 0.03 oz., which is only a little bit smaller than the 0.05 oz./pan in the No. 7 range of palettes.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

NARSissist L'Amour Toujours L'Amour Eyeshadow Palette

The NARSissist L'Amour Toujours L'Amour Eyeshadow Palette ($59, LE | Sephora, Nordstrom) has been out for a little while, and a lot of bloggers have featured it. However, I felt the need to call your attention to it because, in my opinion, it's a cut above other similar NARS eye palette releases in terms of quality and colour selection.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Anastasia Eyeshadow Singles | Swatches & Review

Omg, you guyz, the new Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow ($12 for 0.06 oz.) range is sickkkkk. I was in Sephora and had an attack of indecision because I wanted over half of the 52 shades that I swatched :/ I can't even deal with looking at the rest of the 85 shades in the range because it will just make my indecision worse! I'm hoping I'll be able to cull my selections down to a reasonable 8-12 picks - until then, I'm just going to be staring at these swatches trying to decide.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

NEW! Dior Mono Professional Eyeshadow Spectacular Effects

 At some point this spring, Christian Dior has been set to launch an all new eyeshadow formula which will replace its old powder mono eyeshadows. As I've discussed before, a big sore point for Dior in the past has been its pretty average and even poor quality powder formulas, which have especially plagued its eyeshadow range from the monos to the quints. However, ever since Dior brought on Peter Philip as its Creative Director of Makeup, the streak of disappointing powders in seasonal and permanent releases has ended in a major way. Given this situation, I've been really looking forward to seeing these new shadows - and they do not disappoint! I've gotten the entire range swatched below - I'll update this post with more detailed information soon. But for now, I'll just say that the texture and pigmentation is phenomenal - the only two that are a bit dry and powdery with sub par pigmentation are 296 Show and 081 Runway. My favourites are the sparkly ones, which all have great pigmentation. The sparkly shadows are the only high-end sparkle formula that can compete with Tom Ford's sparkle formula. My picks are Pulse, Cosmopolite, Techno, Gallery. Right now some of these are available at Nordstrom in the U.S.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Chanel Eyes Speak Volumes Collection | Swatches & Review

 Chanel released a new collection featuring gorgeous images of Kristen Stewart photographed by Mario Testino called 'Eyes Speak Volumes'. It's meant to be (rather obviously) a collection of products to highlight and emphasize our eyes - the windows into our souls. Anyway, here are swatches of the eyeshadows in the collection!! Enjoy!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No. 7 Plush Eyeshadow Palettes | Swatches & Review

 Well, you guys, I've been kind of busy this week with some stuff I've been doing around the house, like re-painting the living room, re-finishing my grandmother's midcentury modern credenza and re-arranging the living room - just generally turning my apartment upside down a bit. Sooo I have been lagging a bit on posting and have sadly did not do a Foundation Friday post. BUT hopefully you'll forgive me when you see these swatches of the completely bomb Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No. 7 eyeshadow palettes ($59.00)...

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Natasha Denona Eyeshadows | Swatches & Review

Natasha Denona eyeshadows have been making quite a splash in the blogosphere lately as Beautylish has been promoting them hard to drum up excitement for their exclusive launch of the European brand. You can read all the marketing hype about them on Beautylish, which has claimed that they are the "best eyeshadows in the world" at one point. I spent a significant amount of time scouring the internet for swatches of all manner to try and decide which shades I wanted to buy, and I ended up picking up the 5-pan Palette #8 along with six singles. Swatches & review after the jump!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Tom Ford Spring 2016 Eye Quads: Honeymoon & Disco Dust | Swatches, Review, FOTD

Tom Ford Spring 2016 Eye Quad Honeymoon Disco Dust Swatches Review FOTD
 Tom Ford launched five new quads for Spring 2016, and I've got two of them to share today! I snagged Honeymoon from Neiman Marcus, where it was still available for immediate shipping even though it is now backordered just as it is everywhere else, and I ordered Disco Dust as well. Both of them are LOVEEEEEEE. I lost my Tom Ford eye quad virginity to these babies, and I can say with full assurance that it was a good decision. Product photos, swatches & FOTDs after the jump!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Surratt Beauty Prismatique Eyes Swatches & Review

Surratt Beauty Prismatique Eyes Swatches & Review

Surratt Beauty recently launched a new product called "Prismatique Eyes" (also at Barney's) which immediately caught my attention when I saw the product photos on Sephora.com. If you were obsessed with the Tom Ford Cream Shadow Duos from this past summer, then these will definitely interest you. 
Swatches & Eye looks after the jump!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Blue Rhythm de Chanel Swatches & Review

Blue Rhythm de Chanel Swatches and Review

Blue Rhythm de Chanel Swatches and Review

This September, Chanel is releasing a gorgeous capsule collection called Blue Rhythm de Chanel, which I had no idea about until Fran, my beautiful and sweet local Saks rep, emailed me with a heads up about it! Following are swatches of the entire collection - enjoy! 

See here for my FOTD with Tisse Jazz and other items from this collection!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Chanel Illusion d'Ombre Swatches

Chanel Illusion d'Ombre Swatches

I can't believe it's been 6 years since Chanel first launched the innovative and frequently imitated Illusion d'Ombre formula! Following are swatches of all the permanent shades of Chanel's Illusion d'Ombre eyeshadow formula, with some limited edition shades thrown in as well which are still floating around online and at counters!
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