For as long as I can remember, my ultimate dream bag is a Chanel 2.55. Ok, not as long as I remember because when I was younger, I thought it looked “auntie” but now I want one and its out of my financial reach. (Besides, if I do have one I’m not sure I’d have the guts to carry it around and sully it with scratches, dirt, pollution… but I digress… ) So, what’s the next best thing to a Chanel 2.55?
Specifically, the Chanel Joues Contraste blushes. They are da bomb!
The Chanel Joues Contraste blushes come luxuriously packed in a velvet pouch (that serves no purpose except to add luxury) and are housed in a solid black plastic case with the classic Chanel emblem on the cover. Look at it from the front or back, it looks the same. That makes things a bit hard sometimes because it only opens one way and most of the time, I’m not getting to the right clasp!
Once opened, you’ll see a round domed powder blush on the left, with a small, cute but utterly useless blush brush on the right. I’d rather they just did away with the brush totally and made the case smaller and more compact. Maybe even slimmer. Continue Reading ►
I received an email from Intan one day who had a query about her makeup application. Although she had the right foundation/ compact powder colour, and used a light hand, she still felt it went on too thickly. Intan wanted to know if there were any tips to overcome this.
I have replied to Intan but I thought this was a very interesting point, so I decided to write about it here too. Continue Reading ►
I’d used Bourjois eyeshadows before, but were never truly impressed with them. The colours were nice, but the texture was hard. This is possibly due to the fact they are baked. The Bourjois round blushes are worth spending on, but the eyeshadows are hit and miss in my book.
Bourjois has come out with a new eyeshadow though, that looks nothing like their old one.
This one, housed in a rectangular case incorporates nylon microspheres to ensure the colour stretches like fabric. This is so the colour lasts longer. Don’t ask me what that means. I have absolutely no idea! (Read about it if you understand Japanese or read here if you understand French!)
There are 10 colours at present and retail for £5.95 each. I am itching to try the Intense Black 01, Or Extensible 03 and Vert Etirable 05 and maybe Brun Nylon 09. Too bad there’s no Bourjois here in Malaysia. Maybe when I make it down to Singapore and if its available there. Any Singaporeans care to report?
In my first Benefit Cosmetics online order, I picked up a Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow in Skinny Jeans because I was fascinated with the color. It did not help that my friend asked me to order it for her and thus made me look in that direction – bad you! heh…
The Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow comes in a heavy glass pot which to me looks classier and less tacky than the rest of Benefit’s colourful (and cardboard) packaging. The texture is very smooth to the touch and applies like a dream – like smoothing cream on the skin. My review here will be based on the colour I got, which is Skinny Jeans. Continue Reading ►