Saturday, 22 December 2012

Chantecaille Nocturne Lip Chic, Shu Uemura Prestigious Bordeaux Palette and Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation

Here's another purchase from this season's holiday collections. Chantecaille's Lip Chic line has a wonderfully elegant formula that glides onto the lips. I purchased Nocturne (US$35) from after reading about it on Best Things in Beauty.

It looks quite red in the tube but on the lips, it's a very pretty rosy pink, perfect for virtually any occasion.

There's a slight shine to it, and no frosty shimmer or glitter particles. Made in Italy, it wears very comfortably on the lips, although it doesn't quite have the melting quality of Esprique Mellow Forming Rouge.

For this look, I used Shu Uemura Prestigious Bordeaux from the Karl Lagerfeld collection with the dark purple applied from the upper lashline to the crease, the light purple over the browbone area, the brown shade in the crease and the orangey-gold shade along the lower lashline and over the middle of the upper lid.

The deep purple shade has a very lovely violet shimmer in the pan but it looks much more muted and murky on my lids such that the brown and bronze tones tend to dominate instead. Nevertheless, I still like this palette and have been reaching for it frequently. See more looks on Drivel about Frivol.

Other products used for this look: Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation 3.0, Lavshuca Fairy Candy Cheeks OR1, Becca The Ultimate Mascara, RMK Super Basic Liquid Concealer EX01, Too Faced Shadow Insurance and K-Palette Lasting 2Way Eyebrow 02.

The Lavshuca Fairy Candy Cheeks OR1 give just a subtle hint of peachy color with a glowy finish, not really discernible in the photos but it's there. It's a pity that this is limited edition.

The Naked Skin foundation is a sample that I picked up a couple of months ago in London.

It has a very light texture that is easy to blend. The coverage is light to medium and it doesn't completely conceal the redness in my cheeks and around the nose, although it does help to even out the skintone somewhat. While the shade 3.0 is a good match, I won't purchase this as Coffret D'Or Silky Fit Liquid Foundation suits my needs better.

1 comment:

birkinbagbeauty said...

that Chantecaille lipchic looks divine...going to check strawberrynet for it...