30 June 2011

I'm baaaack!! Chanel Illusore Look

No, I didn't fall off the face of the earth.  I've been working on balancing work, life along with some personal issues, and blogging had to take a backseat.  I do plan on continuing blogging, and I thank everyone that has stuck with me.  Muchos kudos to you bloggers out there who maintain life, work and regularly blog - it's hard work!

I haven't really been purchasing all that much makeup lately, which isn't really a bad thing.  My bank account is sure thankful, and I certainly have more than enough in my stash to last an eternity.  Buttttt, Chanel's Fall Collection caught my eye...and how could it not?  Right now I don't have swatches, mostly because I'm still debating a few items.  I do, however, have a look for you featuring Illusore Illusion D'Ombre from the Fall Collection.

Basically, I wanted to do something simple and work appropriate.  I'm lucky that I have a little freedom to wear fun stuff, but I find myself gravitating to more polished and professional looks.  This is just a wash of Illusore over the lid with a highlighter, and a little liner underneath the lower lash line, topped off with a few coats of mascara.  Super simple and  a quick to do in the morning.

Natural Light


And a new swatchcat feature...my face!

Products used:
Lorac Eye Primer
MAC Swiss Chocolate e/s (in brows)
MAC Smut e/s (in brows)
MAC Dazzlelight e/s
Chanel Illusore Illusion D'Ombre
Chanel Khaki Platine Precision Eye Definer
Yves St. Laurent Faux Cils Mascara Black
Benefit Bad Gal Mascara Plum
Smashbox Camera Ready Concealer Shade 2.0
MAC Cute Blush
Bobbi Brown Pale Mauve Creamy Lip Color


  1. It's great that you're back!

    You're very beautiful :)

  2. Welcome back!!!! :) *happydances*
    The Chanel Fall 2011 collection has caught my eye too. Everything looks gorgeous! I am so glad (well my wallet is) that the cream eye shadows and the quad are perm. I a having my eye on two or three of the cream eye shadows later. :)

    I love your look and yay for showing your gorgeous face! :)

  3. Definitely agreeing with you, blogging is hard work! Even though it seems pretty simple, just take good pictures and write about it, it still is surprisingly time consuming.

    Also, I love how you used Illusoire! Amazing look, it really complements your eyes =) I really like it but I'm afraid the sparkles might be too much on me for an everyday look...

  4. Thank you all so much for the encouragement! I placed my order for a few more fall goodies, so once those arrive, I'll be doing swatches, so stay tuned! I also have a tip for getting the color from the shadows without so much sparkle. :)

  5. welcome back! my blog tends to take a backseat all the time, I'm trying to figure out how I can keep up with it on a regular basis and balance 4 kids, a husband, a cat, school and work. I love blogging and reading blogs =D

  6. Thank you so much! It is hard work, but I've missed it. :)

  7. Welcome back, missed you :)

    Illusoire looks great on you and not nearly as sparkly as so many swatches I have seen. I'll only get one if I can wear them to the office, otherwise they're not worth it with the amount you get.

    Love your new hair colour as well :)

  8. Hey, girl! If you feel you need to take a break on the makeup purchases, do more of these posts where I can see how to apply it. As someone who wears pretty much the same makeup every day, I could use some inspiration -- especially around the eyes -- on how to shake things up a bit. :)