~ purchased by me ~
My only pick from Chanel’s Fall 2014 Beauty Collection, Collection Etats Poetique, is this beautiful Joues Contraste powder blush in Innocence.
This slightly warm pink, matte blush is devoid of shimmer. Perfect for everyday wear. The texture though is not what I have come to expect of Chanel Joues Contraste. It is slightly drier than usual, therefore you need to dig in a little bit to get some product on your brush. While this may prove to be disappointing for some, it may just be what the doctor ordered for those heavy handed makeup newbies. It’s hard to overdo it with this color and texture.
While the texture is not superb, I find myself using it often to give myself that pinched cheek flush. At $45 each, it is expensive for a product that’s not up to its usual quality. Color is not that unique so I suggest finding a dupe. Or you can check out the comparison swatch below and maybe you would find Rose Petale or Rose Initiale more to your liking.
Here’s a variation of my usual everyday face. I believe I have Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Cocoa smudged on the lid, Chanel Joues Contraste Innocence on the cheeks and Fresh Lip Gloss in Rose on the lips.
~purchased by me~
Along with the gel eye liners from Milani’s Bedazzled Collection, I also purchased all three lipsticks that came with it. I only have one other lipstick from Milani and I have positive experience with it.
- totally digging the packaging, beautiful gold tube with a sturdy clear cover so you can see which shade you got without having to take off the cover…perfect!
- they don’t do anything for my lips (they don’t moisturize nor dry out my lips)
- they are long lasting, didn’t really transfer on the straw I was drinking on
- Enchanted Topaz and Enchanted Amethyst are both mattes while Enchanted Ruby has a sheen to it
01 ENCHANTED TOPAZ
When I first looked at the tube as I twisted it up, dismay came over me. It looks like it will wash out when worn on my lips. I was mistaken. It’s actually the perfect nude.
02 ENCHANTED AMETHYST
For my nude loving self, Enchanted Amethyst is scary. It does not look wearable but this color is super trendy for Fall, so again, why not? Click HERE to see what it looks like on me and vote ;)
03 ENCHANTED RUBY
Enchanted Ruby looks so dark on the tube but is actually a rich wine red once applied. It’s beautiful, would suit a wide array of skin tones. Wears comfortable on the lips too.
Here are the three lipsticks in the collection…
Beautiful colors in this collection, right?