Tag: Chanel

19th March 2010

Chanel Coco Rouge Swatches

  I make no apologies whatsoever for featuring Chanel’s latest lipstick offerings once again. Beyond gorgeous formulations, pigmented, light and beautifully moisturising, they’re everything YSL Rouge Voluptes should be, but aren’t (I’ll give you my thoughts on those another time). Since I unexpectedly picked up Cambon way back in January, I’ve since been out and bought two more, Mademoiselle, and Rouge Orage.  Cambon is a […]

8th March 2010

Foundation Week Finale – Liquids

I love liquid foundations, and have amassed a fair collection of them over the years. There are very many different formulations, and with liquid foundations, it can be a case of trial and error getting the right formulation for yourself. There are two main kinds, ones that leave you with a dewy glow, and matte ones – but, of course, there are all kinds of […]

2nd February 2010

Lip of the Day – Chanel Rouge Coco “Cambon”

This is a sneak preview of one of the lipsticks Chanel is premiering in March, from their “Rouge Coco” range, the shade I have is “Cambon”: Chanel are introducing this range of lipsticks – all named after Coco Chanel’s favourite things, this one is named after the Cambon Handbag, hence the picture at the top there – for the spring/summer season.  Highly moisturising, and very […]

28th January 2010

Chanel Kaska Beige Swatches

It’s not often these days that I get excited by an entire collection, and if you’d told me a few months ago that the one collection I would be super-interested in this year would be, well, beige, I’d probably just have looked at you like you had two heads or something. But recently, I’ve been going through something of a taupe phase, I dug out […]

26th January 2010

Unexpected Nail of the Day – Chanel Particuliere

Don’t you just love synchronicity?  I was just thinking this lunchtime that my polish needed changing, and was musing about what colour to do them next, when I noticed that the Chanel counter at my local Boots had the spring range in, and they had Particuliere!  I’ve been lemming this colour for ages, but instead of trying to assuage my NEED with similar colours, I […]

24th January 2010

Makeover: Helen H

I love Sundays at Lippie Towers, every week there’s a different person here for a makeover, and it’s always fun figuring out how a person wants to look, and seeing if I can recreate that look for them.  Please meet Helen: Two Helens in two weeks!  Helen is a very pretty girl, who wanted to learn more about applying foundation, and using colour.  As you’ll […]

7th January 2010

Nail of the Day – Chanel Kaleidescope

This shimmering metallic taupe/pewter was a limited edition from Chanel in 2008, the above pic shows two coats over a Seche base and with a Seche Vite top coat. Application is smooth with no streaking, but as it’s a metallic you do tend to get visible brush marks. As for the colour – I’m not sure I like it, there were lots of raves about […]

21st November 2009

Eye Makeup Remover Challenge – Pt 2

So, here is part two of my eye makeup remover challenge!  Last week, in the cheap and cheerful round, I tried Boots Botanics and Amie makeup removers, and Amie won. This week, I’ll be testing Talika and Chanel (my own personal favourite!) make up removers against one another.  Whichever one wins this round will challenge Amie cleanser next week, and be declared the champion of […]

10th October 2009

Holdover Makeover and Foundation Review

Okay, it’s a couple of days late, I apologise, but here’s the latest pics of the FotW I promised you on Thursday. First of all, the obligatory shot of me without makeup. I’m shiny, and my pores are ENORMOUS: It is also 6.30 in the morning, hence the simplicity of this make up, and my dopey expression. First things first, this complexion needs foundation, and […]

7th October 2009

Face of the Week

I’m a very lazy person, and i appear to be addicted to routine at the moment, so whatever makeup I find myself wearing on a Monday is what I tend to find myself wearing for the next few days! Here’s the products I’ve been wearing this week, it’s very plain and simple, but quick, and pretty. Organic Surge Blissful Daily Moisturiser (which I’m trialling for a […]

8th September 2009

Products I Simply Can’t Live Without

Okay, I said there was going to be a follow up to my follow up (look, I know what I mean) post earlier, so here it is, these are the products I either use on a daily basis, or recommend to my clients regularly: Chanel Precision Bi-Phase Eye Makeup remover: I have used EVERY eye make up remover on the planet (it feels like!) and […]

6th September 2009

Products I love – Updated!

For those of you who followed my last blog, you’ll know that the original of this post (below!) was written the best part of five years ago … how time flies! So I’m going to update the post, and see what’s been replaced, and what’s still going strong. I’ll be doing a separate list of my new favourites later. Kerastase Dermo Calm shampoo – Simply […]