Inspired by Chanel Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur Spring 2017

If you are not familiar with the „Inspired by…“ series, click here for an explanation.
But short story even shorter, each month I choose a seasonal ad and try to recreate the models look with colors I already own.
Dressing up and awkward posing included!

Chanel Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur Spring 2017 (Image Source)

 

Now if I have one beauty weakness… Other than red lipsticks, I mean. You can totally have two. Or maybe three.

But I digress. If I have one beauty weakness, it is anything in crayon form. My love affair with big chunky sticks started with the Clinique Chubby series a long time ago when I purchased the shade Mega Melon as a reminder of my one month road trip to Chile with Mr. Loca, and ever since I have happily collected crayons for every area of my face.

So the Chanel Rouge Crayon de Couleur Spring 2017 Collection promo picture immediately grabbed my attention. I mean, a lip crayon and a big, happy smile, what else do you need to get into spring mode?

 

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Inspired by … Chanel Le Rouge Fall 2016

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But short story even shorter, each month I choose a seasonal ad and try to recreate the models look with colors I already own.
Dressing up and awkward posing included!

 

Inspired by Chanel Le Rouge Fall 2016
Chanel Le Rouge Fall 2016

 

As soon as I laid eyes on this picture, I knew I wanted to recreate the look. But I was facing a big problem: I did own barely any reddish eyeshadows at all. The solution? Using lipsticks, which I own in any shade of red as you might know.

So please follow my tutorial at your own risk and after careful consideration: Lipsticks are not meant to go near the eye and may cause serious irritation!

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Inspired by Chanel LA Sunset Spring 2016

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But short story even shorter, each month I choose a seasonal ad and try to recreate the models look with colors I already own.
Dressing up and awkward posing included!

Chanel LA Sunset Spring 2016 (Picture Source)
Chanel LA Sunset Spring 2016 (Picture Source)

 

This months choice was requested by my favorite Italian blogger Carol in a page, who suggested I´d do this one because „I already had the hair“ (original quote).

Now my hair may have a slight resemblance, but I did lack the wind machine, blue skies and the defined jaw line (I am 31 weeks pregnant after all), so please keep that in mind when looking at my attempt.

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Favorite products 2015 Part II – Makeup

2016.

We are even further in than Marty McFly was!

 

To ease in to the New Year, I decided not to bother you with a lengthy review today, but instead show you my makeup favorites 2015, bundled up in a short video.

So without further ado, start watching! I hope you enjoy.

Makeup

 

Products mentioned:

  • MAC Paintpots used as eyeshadow base
  • Clinique Chubby Sticks for eyes (Review here)
  • L´Oréal Super Liner in Extra Black Gloss (Review here)
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Last Concealer
  • MaxFactor Cream Puff Blush in „Seductive Pink“ (Review here)
  • MAC lipsticks
  • Chanel nail polish in „Cinema“

 

What have you been loving last year? I am all ears for your recommendations! My shopping list for 2016 is already growing…


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My top three holiday nail polishes – Glitters and red

Red is a shade that symbolizes Christmas more than anything else for me. The red leaves of the poinsettia, red lipstick and – of course – red nails.

Not just any red, of course. No burgundy red, no pink red, no, a true red, maybe with a hint of glitter. Only a hint, mind you, I really can´t be bothered with the whole glitter polish removal process.

A little glitter, a little red, a little gold - all I want for the holidays
A little glitter, a little red, a little gold – all I want for the holidays

So if you are curious to know what has been gracing my nails this last month, have a look at my top three holiday nail polishes.

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Inspired by… Chanel Rouge Noir Absolument 2015

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But short story even shorter, each month I choose a seasonal ad and try to recreate the models look with colors I already own.
Dressing up and awkward posing included!

Chanel Rouge Noir Absolument 2015 Collection

 

This time the Chanel Rouge Noir Absolument 2015 ad had tickled my fancy. Such a pretty and glamorous makeup!
The purple shadow, the glossy lip, the dark nails and the perfect matte skin. I can totally see me wearing this to a New Years Eve party, sipping champagne while ringing in next year in style!

But without a makeup artists help, would I even come close?
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Inspired by … Chanel Les Automnales Fall 2015

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But short story even shorter, each month I choose a seasonal ad and try to recreate the models look with colors I already own.
Dressing up and awkward posing included!

This months installment is based on Chanels Fall 2015 Collection, featuring a gorgeous brown smokey eye. It is also a collaboration, as Lulle from Beaumiroir kindly agreed to recreate the same look. And who better to pay tribute to Chanel then a French born and raised beauty blogger?

Chanel Les Automnales Fall 2015 Collection

Now I own quite a lot of browns, so that shouldn’t have been a problem. That shadow though… That was hard work.

Again I was surprised by how many color harsh lighting swallows, and I can only imagine how heavy the models ,makeup must have looked in person…

My take on the makeup.

1. Makeup used on my face
To achieve the radiant finish and the crisp line I used the lightest shades of my MAC Conceal and Correct Palette (Review here) in Light and used MAC Matchmaster foundation in 1.5 (Review here). No powder, although looking back I should probably have used some, as the models skin is more of a velvet finish then a dewy one.

Products used on my face

2. Makeup used on my eyes and lips
To intensify the shadows, I primed my lid with MACs Shadestick in „Relaxed“ (LE 2009) and put the „Lid“ color of the Revlon Eyeshadow Palette in „Impressionist“ (Review here) all over the lid and the „Crease“ color in the crease, in the inner corner of my eye and underneath the eye.
A thin line of MAC fluid line in „Avenue“ on my lash line and a heavy coating of Revlon 3D Photoready Mascara (Review here) on the lashes.
For my lips I chose L´Oréal Color Riche Elixier in „Nude Vibrato“, too peachy to match the models color, but I don’t own this kind of brown nude as they wash me out.

Products used on my eyes and lips

Now I have to say I love brown smokey eyes, a trend I embrace every fall, but I would go less winged out .
How about you?
Brown smokey eyes for fall?
And have you checked out Beaumiroirs version yet?


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Inspired by … Chanel Mediterranée Collection Summer 2015

If you are not familiar with the „Inspired by…“ series, click here for an explanation.
But short story even shorter, each month I choose a seasonal ad and try to recreate the models look with colors I already own.
Dressing up and awkward posing included!

And as this months installment marks the last summer look of this year and the weather had been exceptionally lovely, I decided to go with Chanels „Mediterranée“ Collection for Summer 2015.
Admit it, you would love to lie outside on a deck chair, looking all glamorous right now, too!

Chanel Méditerranée Collection Summer 2015 (Picture Source)

Now I didn’t have a deck chair to lounge in and it was raining non-stop when I shot the look, but we will work with what we have.


Here it is: My take on the look

Trying to look totally relaxed and in holiday mode.

Main focus were the eyes, featuring a gorgeous brown-golden smokey eye, very subtle, with a vibrant purple liner on the lower lash line.
I quickly realized I had no purple liner that would be vibrant enough, so I ended up adding a pigment on my purple liner to get it to pop. That didn’t work to well with my eyes, even though I decided not to put it on my waterline (I wear contacts).
Please excuse the redness…

Close up of the eyes

1. How I did the base:
The face looks radiant and natural, but way too flawless to actually be natural.
To mimic this, I decided to go with a very light base and use a ton of concealer to cover spots, hyper pigmentation and redness. For setting everything a slight shimmery powder was needed, to give this „lit-from within“ sheen to the skin I usually avoid. And finally no blush, but bronzer for a sun kissed appearance.

Left to right: Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector in „Light“, TBS Honey Bronze in „02“, MAC Beauty Powder in „Shell Pearl“, MAC Pro Conceal and Correct Palette in „Light“

– Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector in „Light“ (Review here)
– The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzer in „02“ (Review here)
– MAC Beauty Powder in „Shell Pearl“
– MAC Pro Conceal and Correct Palette in „Light“ (Review here)

2. How I did the eyes and lips
Recreating the eye makeup was challenging.
A subtle brown smokey eye with some gold eyeshadow on top was easy, but all the purples I owned were far too toned down to match the vibrant line the model wore.
I ended up applying a sparkly pigment on top of my purple gel liner, but the color didn’t quite match and I wasn’t able to wear it on my waterline.
The lips on the other hand proved to be challenging for a whole different reason:
I knew I would have the perfect match in my collection, but ended up confused by the amount of orange-reds there were to choose from.
Did I mention red is my weakness when it comes to lip products?

Starting with the quad, going clockwise: MAC Eyeshadow Quad „Flip“ used, Max Factor Masterpiece Liquid Eyeshadow in „Coffee“,  Revlon 3D Volume Mascara in „Black“, Revlon Lipgloss in „Sizzle“, MAC Pigment Stack 4, MAC Fluidline in „Midnight Violet“

– MAX Factor Masterpiece Liquid eyeshadow in „Coffee“ all over the lid
– MAC eyeshadow Quad, top right shade in „Flip“, put on top of the Max Factor „Coffee“
– MAC Fluidline in „Midnight Violet“ on the lower lash line
– MAC Pigment Stack 4 on top of the Fluidline
– Revlon 3 D Volume Mascara in „Black“, multiple coats on my lashes
– Revlon Lipgloss in „Sizzle“

Now that I know that I am missing a vibrant pure liner suitable to wear on the waterline, I turn to you for recommendations.
Which one do you prefer?
Have you ever paired your brown eye with purple liner (I know that you have, Melissa)?


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