Tag: Chanel

30th August 2011

More Chanel Nails – Graphite, Quartz and Peridot

I am nothing if not predictable, for, after my last Chanel post, I did indeed go out and add Graphite and Quartz to my collection: I’d initially disregarded Quartz and Graphite as not being unique enough, but, on discovering that Peridot was possibly slightly … um … too unique for me, I thought I’d pick them up anyway.  And I’m glad I did, because they’re […]

29th August 2011

An Old Favourite – Chanel Rouge Noir

 Right after whipping off Peridot, I decided to go with a real classic, and painted my nails with this, Chanel Rouge Noir.  This is an old, old, bottle as I’ve been wearing Rouge Noir on and off since the 90’s. It’s a dark, wine-red creme, a bit gothy, but I find it goes with everything, and always looks classy. Wear is about average, I tend […]

24th August 2011

A Little Bit of Chanel … Peridot, Illusoire, Epatant and Ebloui

So, I went a little crazy at the Chanel Counter again.  I picked up three of the Illusion D’Ombre eyeshadows, which are a remarkable texture, and, I cracked and bought the nail varnish in Peridot.  I passed over Graphite as it’s dead ringer for OPI’s Lost in Glitzerland, and Quartz looked too similar to Illamasqua Bacterium for comfort. That said, I’ll probably be picking them […]

20th July 2011

Chanel Byzance Collection Topkapi Quad

Well hello there little Chanel palette that fell into my handbag at Selfridges last week!  How you doin’? What’s that?  You’re shy?  Don’t want to show off for the nice Get Lippie readers? Tough. See?  Nothing to be scared of!  You’re beautiful.  Oh yes, you are.  And, with your selection of metallic browns, taupes and golds, oh me, oh my, we’re going to make some […]

16th March 2011

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine: Shades 66, 61, 55 and 54

I’ve been waiting for these to be released for about six weeks now, so when I noticed they’d been released early – I thought they were out at the end of the month! – I had to snap up a couple. Or four… The shades I picked were (l-r): 66 – Bel-Ami: a lightly bronzed brown; 61 – Bonheur: a sheer berry; 55 – Romance: […]

1st February 2011

Project Perfume – First update featuring Chanel, Guerlain and Thierry Mugler

So, the first month of Project Perfume has gone stonkingly well, I’ve sniffed around 20 new perfumes, swapped out some old perfumes (and, some newer ones I didn’t like), and sat with Linda Pilkington of Ormonde Jayne for a “perfume portrait”.  Plus, I’ve discovered some new perfumes I absolutely adore.  Here are the highlights of my month. On my Project Perfume page, you can see […]

15th December 2010

Chanel – Le Coton

I make no apologies – whatsoever – for this post!  I mentioned Chanel cotton wool to some fellow bloggers the other week, and the gorgeous Vex in the City and Virtues of Beauty both blogged about how insane they thought it was straight after.  Can’t, in all honesty, say I blame them, they are a little … mad! So, Chanel have released Le Coton exclusively […]

6th December 2010

Chanel Ombre D’eau Splash and Torrent Comparison

   When I wrote this post recently, one of my wonderful regular readers (the always-lovely Modesty Brown) commented that she thought the colour would be less bronze, so I thought a comparison to the decidedly khaki Torrent as released earlier on in the year would be useful, so here goes: As you can see, whilst both shades do have a decidedly bronze-y cast to them, […]

16th November 2010

Chanel Ombre D’eau: #757 Splash

I love a bit of Chanel.  Some of my more regular readers might have noticed.  I’m also a massive fan of their Ombre D’eau eyeshadows, finding the colours gorgeously complex (in the main), and also rather more long lasting than Chanel’s powder shadows. The latest release in this format is number 757,also called “Splash”.  It’s the second one I’ve purchased this year, the first was […]

5th October 2010

Face of the Day – Berry Lips

Dark, gothic lipstick colours are very much the flavour of the day this season, so here’s my take on the look: I’m wearing Chanel tinted moisturiser, Edward Bess eyeshadow in Intimate, Dior purple eyeliner, and the lips are Daniel Sandler lipstick in Micro Berry. This shade, I’ve discovered, makes a really pretty stain too. Will you be wearing dark lips this autumn?

15th September 2010

In a rush!

I mentioned yesterday that I’m lazy, and I’d rather spend an extra minute or two in bed than spend time using two products when I can use only one.  So I thought I’d tell you my favourite “two minute face” products. For my base, I’d use Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturising Balm, it has SPF 25, and works well for evening out skintone (taking the place […]

6th September 2010

Nude Eyeliners

 Up until a couple of months ago, I didn’t own a single “nude” eyeliner.  Having been tortured throughout the ’80s by white eyeliner that was supposed to make you look more “awake” (but in reality just kind of made people look like they had been attacking their eyes with Tipp-Ex), I didn’t really think there was anything you could realisitically use these pencils for.  I’d […]