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New Chanel Les Beiges Oversize Healthy Glow Sun-Kissed Powder – Sunbath Deep

I was in a groove of cream bronzer. Now, it’s time for a powder bronzer. It’s Chanel, I get it. I have been using their cream bronzer for years! The only cream bronzer I’ve used since 2017 because I’m not a powder kind of girl. My problem with powder in general is that they feel too heavy on the skin.

Anyway, I was waiting for this somehow to come to Australia. It wasn’t available online but I’m lucky enough to get it in-store at Myer (now available at Myer Aud $131). They have three shades only. Awful, I know. The shades are (sunshine light, sunkiss medium, and sunbath deep). Honestly, I couldn’t tell the difference between light and medium, so deep is the way to go for my light-medium skin tone. It works for me because the shade deep is not too deep.

For Chanel lovers, you probably will be disappointed by the fact that the velour sleeves bag and the brushes are omitted. The surface of each product is embossed with a raised pattern that replicates the compact. I’m not a fan but it doesn’t bother me. I was expecting they can be more creative with that.

Swatch in shade Sunbath Deep

Thoughts

I know Chanel mastered this formula. I was a bit hesitant as I watched some reviews expressing how “powdery” the formulation is. But when I try it myself, for me it’s a powder particle that is incredibly fine. It melts onto my skin and gives me a natural sunkissed look. So my tip is, to use a fluffy brush and lightly dab it, it’s pigmented, trust me! Go easy. The texture is pretty creamy to the touch, yet manages to blend seamlessly. The finish looks like a cream and somehow manages to continue looking better with wear. Note that for a sensitive girl who avoids fragrance, it’s just a smidge floral scent and will dissipate quickly after application.

Tom Ford Smoky Quartz Review & Swatches

I was pretty placid when I first saw this. Not too excited for some reason. Being a new formulation from Tom Ford, I would like to see how people react to this. It’s a cream-to-powder formula, not new to me as I have experience with Natasha Denona palettes and I love this type of formulation from her. This was released in February 2022 and after indulging myself with some reviews, my urge to pick this up gradually rise. There are three quads, Smoky Quartz, Tiger Eye and Rose Topaz. I picked up mine in Smoky Quartz. This has a neutral with a slight warmth in it. Surprisingly, by the name of it “smoky” is wearable to incorporate into my daily eyeshadow look. It’s truly versatile!

This quad retails for Aud $132.

Formulation

Unlike the previous popular formulation, Tom Ford offered, which is the wet-dry formula. I found them to be tedious as they are very dry to the touch and to bring the obtrude, I have to spray them wet before laying them down on the eyelids. This new formulation is just perfection to me. However, after playing for some time, I noticed that there were bits of fallout if I dig my brush quite harshly. It’s really because of the nature of this formulation, just like Natasha Denona ones. But I’m not here comparing these two. I feel this one is a smidge smoother and feels silky to the touch. Oh, I like it so much! The brush would pick up like a powder but soon it blends on the lids, it looks like I just put a cream eyeshadow. It’s truly more than a luxury experience and I tend to reach this quad every day.

Shades

Let’s start from left to right as this has no shade’s name. The first shade is a warm tan. It shows beautifully in my skin tone. The second shade is rosy brown with a warm undertone. The third shade is a red-brown colour, it’s so beautiful on its own and I’m obsessed. The fourth is a deep brown with a red undertone. So flattering to create a more sophisticated smoky look.

Overall experience

I would rate this quad 9 out of 10. It’s truly a stunning palette. This probably would make an appearance in the top 3 eyeshadow palettes in my collection. I don’t need to worry about anything if I use one of these shades. Despite being all matte finishes, I can corporate other palettes to amp up the look with shimmers. Even tho, it’s easily being able to get a sultry and sophisticated look with only this palette.

Fenty Beauty Poutsicle Hydrating Lipstain – Mai Type Review

Fenty lovers, a new lip product just appeared by surprise. Even tho only a few months apart after the Icon Lipstick launched. We can not be mad this time. It’s a hydrating lip stain. Let’s be honest, if you are familiar with a Korean lip tint, it’s probably mundane to give attention to. But wait, until I tell you when I tried it myself!

Mai Type swatch

Details

Fenty Beauty Poutsicle Hydrating Lip Stain Aud $37 high shine finish

I was interested to get my hands on this once I watched some of the reviews on YouTube. This launch seems repetitious to me since I have known the formulation of “lip stain” from Korean brands I tried in the past. They provide a punch of pigment but innately dry with wear. So I was expecting more since Fenty said “hydrating lip stain”.

First of all, love the doe-foot applicator here, it makes the application a total breeze. It gives you ease to glide on the lip lines. Feels watery at first but then sort of feeling like your lips are covered with oil, comfortably. It doesn’t dry down immediately even after a few snacks and beverages. It doesn’t bleed or transfer, but I can see the oil left over on the tip of the mug or cup I drink with. After a full day with it, it looks and feels good as it provides hydration and beautiful stain remains.

Fenty Beauty Poutsicle Hydrating Lip Stain – Mai Type

Thoughts

You should know by now that I’m in love with the formula. Not only does it give a vibrant feather, but it also bleeds resistant. As you can see from the picture above, the stain is thereafter snacks and drinks. Not the run-of-mill product I was predicting. It’s so much better than the lip stain I tried of yore. The squalene is not only hydrated but also imparts a gorgeous sheen. If you prefer your lips to have a bit more lustre, reach for this formula. Note that the shade I got is Mai Type and it’s a neutral pink but it’s almost like a rosy-red tone on my lips. So that could be reacting differently depending on your natural lip colour. What do you think of this product? Let me know down below if you are going to purchase this.

New!Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Sun-Glow Bronzer – 2 Medium

Oh what, you guess it. Cream bronzer is my jam. So I wouldn’t sleep in this new launches. I mean, it’s Charlotte Tilbury, she just does right. I haven’t seen a single review and I go bananas over this. Quickly added to my cart!

I picked up shade 2 Medium. It’s a warm but not too warm as on the website. Sure, this quickly right up my alley. I could easily get the shade 1 Fair but the cool toned vibe is not where I’m going for. This retails for Aud $75 but a lot of products you are getting here. Plus, the packaging? Gorgeous.

Now, I’m not going to talk about what it claims. Charlotte is so extra, she always come up with outrageous claim you have ever seen, so here are the beautiful box that says it all.

Review

Love the texture of it. So buttery smooth, softer than Chanel Soleil Creme Bronzer I had . I have easily control when I put it on my skin. I use Flushed Angled Brush from Mecca max, it blends beautifully. In my skin tone (Chanel bd31, Nars Punjab) this works so well with no fuss.

Final Thoughts

This definitely replaced my Soleil Tan de Chanel, the one I used over and over again for years! This is just so perfect to me. I know Mecca hasn’t brought this yet, but I’m happy to snatch mine and saved 15%off with discount code. It takes a week for me to receive this to Australia from their official website. I’m confident enough to recommend this to everyone to enjoy. Let me know if you picked this up and what are your thoughts?

New Chanel Blush Lumière & Rouge Coco Baume

Chanel Blush Lumière & Rouge Coco Baume

There is excitement about this new launches from Chanel. We all know, this brand has been launching several products for spring/summer 2022 and this time, really screamed my soul. The blush lumière illuminating blush powder came in 2 different shades, I got in the shade Pêche Rosèe as I thought I would wear this shade more often. The other one is more like a terracotta brown which I think would be flatter for deeper skin tone. I’m glad that Chanel launched variety shades for everyone. This blush is limited edition and retails for Aud $100. I know, it’s immensely pricey from what it is. I’m so nervous when I first tried it hope to meet my expectations.

I also picked up the Chanel Rouge Coco Baume in Flirty Coral (Aud $57) to match with the blush. Chanel Rouge Coco range is my favourite and this one is a new launched in permanent line, thank god! There are few shades available in this line but I couldn’t get my hands on shades I wanted as it’s out of stock. I know, people is going bananas this time but hopefully they will restock soon. Still, I’m glad I got this Flirty Coral shade to match with the blush I got. So, let’s get into my experience with these two products.

Limited Edition Chanel Blush Lumière in Pêche Rosèe

Experience on Chanel Blush Lumière in Pêche Rosèe

Chanel Blush Lumière – Pêche Rosèe Swatch

Such a beautiful sunbeam imprint. I have been using this blush couple of times and it still remains. This blush is a powder formula, pink coral shadewith satin finish. I can catch the shimmers in it but it is extremely fine, leaves my cheeks a beautiful warm shine so I don’t need to use highlighter on top of it. Tho, it’s a powder, it’s not powdery at all. I can barely see any kick up in the pan and it’s surprisingly creamy to the touch.

Based on my wearing test, this blush has strong staying power. In fact, I washed my face with water few times during the day and it’s still looking as I first applied it. Keep in mind, this is not a super high pigmented formulas. It’s a slow builder which is not everyone favourites. As it gives me ultra-smooth feel and looks like a beautiful flush on my cheeks, I have no complaints. I have to say tho, this is the least pigmented blush I have in my collection and it can be “cakey” if you are not careful with the application.

Chanel Blush Lumière- Pêche Rosèe Cheek Application

Experience on Chanel Rouge Coco Baume – Flirty Coral 916

New Chanel Rouge Coco Baume – 916 Flirty Coral

I’m beyond excited with this new line. This one is a baume with matte finish. Delivers buildable color that allows you to customise the opacity of the pigment. It sheers at first, but it can get more pigment in a few swipes. As it wears, it becomes matte. Thanks to the antioxidant properties in it to keep your lips nourish. Love the idea! However, I must say that I prefer my Coco Rouge Flash more than this one. Despite the white sleek packaging that caught everyone’s eyes, its still nice to have it in your purse to carry around.

Chanel Rouge Coco Baume – 916 Flirty Coral Lips Application

Here is the comparison of Rouge Coco Baume and Coco Flash

Top Swatch: Chanel Rouge Coco Flash in Jour – Bottom Swatch: Chanel Rouge Coco Baume in Flirty Coral

Rouge Coco Flash has more shine and slip to it, whereas the Rouge Coco Baume is more balmy texture with matte finish. Guess, the baume will not last you longer than the coco flash as it requires more swipes in one applications. Tho, they both wears off after hyper talk or eating/drinking. But I’m glad I had tried it, but I would not repurchase it as it doesn’t meet my expectations.

Are you keen with these launches? Leave the comment down below!

New PatMcgrath Mega Celestial Odyssey Palette

Pat McGrath Celestial Odyssey Palette

Another holiday eyeshadow palette (AUD $125). This time, by the color story is hard to ignore. Limited edition palette with 18 shades with 4 mattes and 14 shimmers are rich, buttery and pigmented. This can be intimidating for some people as this has not much transition shades. Since, the mattes are immensely pigmented, you can not be rugged. I like to use fluffy brush to start off and blend softly to create nice transition shade on the eyelids. So, let’s move on with the swatches.

PatMcgrath Celestial Odyssey Swatches

As you can see from the swatches, PatMcgrath eyeshadow formula is impactful. There is no special shades in here as we can find in her Mothership palette. But no one grumbled, the shimmers are amazing! You can do warm, cool tones and pop of colors with this palette. Here are some looks I have created with this palette.

Looks from Celestial Odyssey Palette

To sum up my review. This palette is truly a hit for me. I can see myself reaching for this palettw for everyday and glam look. Eventho, the size is humongous and I cannot travel with this but this will be in my rotation. I also glad that I got this palette for 30% off on their black friday sale. If you still can find this palette on the official website, grab it and you wouldn’t regret it! 🙂

Tom Ford Extreme Badass Lava Lustre – Review & Swatches

Tom Ford Lava Lustre

Here we go again, another eyeshadow palette review. This time, first time ever Tom Ford eye quad in my collection. Wrapped in ombre packaging, it’s luxe and exciting. Limited edition for Aud $135 *gasp makes it worth to splurge.

Tom Ford Lava Lustre Packaging

These are all new formulation and looks a tad flaky on the pan. Interestingly, when I swatched them it just glides and impactful with sparkle. Two shades here are more dry to the touch and other two shades are much more creamy. I don’t need to repeat the swatches as I get the vibrancy of the colors in one swipe. However, because these are all metallic sparkles, I find it best to lay down glitter primer first just to enhance the shine. Great as toppers and good by its own. I did some looks incorporate with mattes from Natasha Denona and will be down below.

Tom Ford Badass Extreme Lava Lustre

So, first shade is a light medium warm gold with sparkle. This is stunning all over the eyelid. Second shade is medium brown with gold sparks in it. Third shade is medium red with hint of gold, great for all over the eyelid or outer corner. Lastly, this mushroom/beige color is my favourite. Great as a topper, center eyelid or inner corner. Love this one!

Tom Ford Lava Lustre Swatches

And these are some looks I have created. I know picture can’t do the justice. But I really like how it looks in person. Definitely will be using more n more for day and night time look.

Looks using Tom Ford Badass Extreme Lava Lustre

What are your thoughts on this quad? I definitely fall in love with every shade in here. Not intimidating and everyone can pull this out whether you are a pro or a beginner. Such a versatile palette 🙂

Fenty Beauty – Resting Peach Face Duo

Fenty Beauty – Resting Peach Face Duo

I’m a cream product lover in general. Since Rihanna’s makeup line launched in Sephora Australia, I always captivated by the packaging. But only that, her product is splendid! And of course, their cream cheeks are reliable as well as the lip gloss bomb. So why not getting this set? This was retails for Aud $36 n I was lucky enough to snatched this with 30% off.

Fenty Beauty – Resting Peach Face Duo

Free Style Cream Blush in Peach

As it named, limited edition peach shade in cheeks out blush and gloss bomb, are fitting for spring/summer time. Leaving my cheek a flush in its wake. Easy to apply with finger tips or, dense synthetic brush. I know some people hate cream products. This, I like to powder down my bronzer and highlighter first and cream blush on top. This would last me for long.

Left: Gloss bomb, right: cream blush

Color Bomb Cream Gloss

Peach, yes. Just a perfect shade for spring/summer time. Lovely by itself or on top of lipstick. Sheer tho, so I have to build up to get the opacity I want. But you can’t go wrong, it’s a cult for a reason! And because it’s tiny, I can carry it everywhere.

Color Wow Dream Coat-Worth The Hype?

Color Wow Dream Coat

Ok, let’s start from here. Glossy hair look. Who doesn’t want it? Even though, I’m a homebody I like the glam, head to toe. If nobody sees me, I don’t care. I want my sleek hair to be exist. Now, this product has been around for a hot minute. Anything Chris Appleton obsessed with, I have to try it. This one specifically, right up my alley! I was able to snatch it with 30% off from Cult beauty. Yes, it takes time to ship from the UK to Australia but I always have patience with it.

What Is It?

Want humidity-proof hair? Lusting after that glossy, glass-like hair finish every celeb seems to have? Introducing Color Wow Dream Coat Supernatural Spray, an award-winning styling spray that protects your hair against humidity and frizz, while creating a sleek, high-shine finish that lasts for up to 3 washes. This ultra-lightweight styling treatment forms an invisible coat on the hair, keeping frizz, moisture and humidity out while locking in a gorgeous glossy shine. Formulated with advanced heat-activated polymers, every strand is sealed for a silky, shiny finish.

This is heat-activated, keratin treatment safe, sulphate-free, paraben-free, cruelty-free, and they have a curly hair version for all you curly hair beauties.

Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Dipropylene Glycol, Polysilicone-29, DMDM Hydantoin, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Silicone Quaternium-18, Butylene Glycol, Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, Trideceth-7, Trideceth-12, Phenoxyethanol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Potassium Benzoate, Citric Acid Formula #703-0

My Experience

Initially, I wasn’t impressed by it as it doesn’t make any difference to my hair. Also, I don’t think I spray enough that is why I didn’t achieve the glassy look. So I gave it another try, on my damp hair straight from the shower. I section my hair and sprayed thoroughly and then blow dry. I can feel how my hair smoother than ever. Not only smooth but as pictured down below, you can see it pretty straight as it normally looks after blow dry. I don’t even use a comb while blow-drying my hair.

I know, it’s hard to tell on pictures but in person it does look silky smooth and it remains quite some time. I was expecting my hair to be looking as good as it is since I styled it the next day. However, it doesn’t. But my hair is still so soft and feels lightweight.

Sum Up

Upon my second trials it was well pleased. Yet, it doesn’t live up the hype as my expectation is higher than what I achieved. However, I will attempt one more time for my final thoughts. So, beyond look out for that. How are your thoughts on this? Comment down below 🙂

Best Holiday Releases I Tried This Year (Makeup Edition)

Best Makeup Purchased

Are you keeping up with all the beauty brand launches? My head spins if I do. I try to keep my makeup collections less and useful. But, I have to admit that so much amazing products are scattering around that makes me excited to spend my money on. Sigh, I struggle a lot with my spending on makeup this year. Here, what products I splurge and relish.

Nars High Profile Cheek Palette

Nars High Profile Cheek Palette Aud $84

I purchased this on October from Mecca and its retail for Aud $84. I snatched this once it released in Australia. Not first time ever Nars blush palette but I gotta say this time is really calling me. Such a versatile product in one palette, not to mention that the formula is my favourite (baked gelee) that will last you for ages!

Fenty Beauty

Fenty Beauty Resting Peach Face Aud $36

Can you get enough of blush? I’m not. It simply is, a perfect peach toned I’m looking for. I have FB cream blushes so I acknowledge the formulation. So, we get full size of cream blush and mini size of this cream lip gloss which I loveeee from this brand. Since it’s limited edition, think no more.

Natasha Denona Mini Metropolis Palette

Natasha Denona Mini Metropolis Palette Aud $35

No matter what vibes I’m going for on a day, simple or amp up for night time look. This is it! This has been surprisingly so good, quality wise and the shade wise. Plus, it takes up so much less space for travelling. The only thing I wish I had in this palette is inner corner highlight, but I always use my highlighter for the most part. So, no more complaint.

Nars Climax Eyeshadow Palette

Nars Climax Eyeshadow Palette Aud $70

What a exciting color story if you are gravitate towards something grungy. This has silky shimmers, creamy formula that you can use wet or dry. Even with only finger application it’s impactful. You have beige, khaki green, pewter, champagne, slate blue and beautiful deep and rich brown with red undertone.

So, these are the round up from what I purchased and of course, after playing for sometime. I have also “I can live without” Makeup release I tried. But hopefully, will catch that later on new post shortly. Did you purchase any holiday release this year? Any hits? Comment down below!

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