My current daily makeup look, featuring Chanel’s eyeshadow palette for this Autumn, Poésie. I’m quite taken with this eye palette; at first I thought it might be too pearlescent and shiny for me, but the shadows seem to give a beautiful sheeny glow to the lids rather than anything too glittery or brash. The tones are just beautiful; the paler shades feel almost more suited to a winter collection, with their frosted finishes and lilac-tinted hues, but the two darker ones have that classic autumnal warmth that makes you (shamefully) wish that the tail-end of summer would just hurry up and get itself over with!
The shadows blend beautifully, and I don’t see any particular “fall-out” or dropping with them. The longevity seems good too; in fact the application in these photos, which was done at 9.45am on Friday morning, looked pretty much the same at 11.50pm when I got home at night. Bravo. A handy palette for pretty much all of time, if you end up saving it for special occasions; these are the kind of shades that won’t really date or go out of fashion. And if you end up using it every day then all the better, because it’s definitely a luxury purchase! You can find it online here – it’s £40.
Other bits and pieces in my daily makeup look du moment: By Terry’s superb foundation, Densiliss, which I am always reluctant to write about due to the whopping price tag; Estée Lauder’s Blush in Nude Nuance (one of my favourite ever pale bronzey blushes, sadly discontinued); Lancome’s Grandiose mascara (bent wand, easy to apply) and Max Factor’s Lipfinity lipstick in Always Delicate.
I quite often stick myself into a makeup “rut” when I find a combination I love; I get the feeling that the above will end up being my staple look for autumn. Fresh, glowing skin (thanks Densiliss) and a touch of Ballet Chic; matte, nude-ish lips and that gorgeous glow to the lids. You can’t actually see the glow so well on these pics as I hadn’t yet done my “top coat” with the lighter shades, but take a look at the August Favourites video to see it in action.
Max Factor Lipfinity in Always Delicate: http://tidd.ly/2f9eea73
By Terry Densiliss Foundation, Shade 7: http://goo.gl/Tu4JrR
Laura Mercier Undereye Concealer in shade 2.5: http://goo.gl/sQFegr
Lancome Grandiose Mascara: http://tinyurl.com/oguk4cx
Chanel Poésie Eye Quad: http://tidd.ly/4e248779
Nails, Dior Yacht: http://tidd.ly/ec9b57cb