Sunday, 24 August 2014
Chanel Fall 2014 Collection États Poétiques: Poésie, Confident & Innocence
Initially a US release, I was very pleased to see Les 4 Ombres #234 Poésie (£40) included in the Fall États Poétiques collection. I'm a big fan of the new formula of the palettes, Poésie has the same soft, buttery texture, good colour pay off and ease of blending.
With mostly shimmery finishes, It contains a coppery brown, cream, medium/deep brown with a slight hint of burgundy and pale silvery pink with a mauve tone.
Its a great palette to give a soft, shimmery everyday look.
I am loving the Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine in shade #94 Confident (£25).
Its a medium rose (slight brown tone) with a shine finish that you can just about throw on with any other makeup. The formula is lightweight, comfortable and hydrating.
By contrast I am disappointed with the Joues Contraste Powder Blush shade #160 Innocence (£31).
Though smooth in feel it has a dry texture and is a bit powdery. It has a semi matte finish (though there are a few sparkles) and the colour is a medium warm rose, which unfortunately applies very ruddy on my pale skin (though pigment and wear time is really good).
My main disappointment with this product is due to its application, as I find this extremely difficult to blend resulting in a very patchy effect.
I fully recommend the palette and lipstick but not the blush, I've had many Joues Contraste's in the past and though I've never found application flawless (perhaps due to my dry skin) I've not had one apply as troublesome as Innocence.
I bought these from Boots