FOTN: Chanel Enigma

9/30/11

Hey beauties!
I know some of you asked to see an FOTN with my Chanel Enigma Quad Palette. 
So I'm going to put it up! It's a light smokey look that I did for a ladies night out ;)
Also my hair's still wet from my shower so it looks a bit strange!



Eyes
Chanel Enigma Quad for Shadows
MUFE Aqua Liner in 10 Black
Covergirl waterproof mascara Lashblast in Black
Smashbox Browtech in Brunette

Face
MAC mineralize skinfinish in Medium Plus
Clinique City Block Shimmer SPF 15 in Bronze 
Chanel Joues Contrastes Reflex

Lips
Bobbi Brown Lip Crayon in Posey

À Bientôt Mes Amours, 
La Belle Muse



Nuxe Creme Prodigieuse

9/25/11

Bonne Soiree mes Amours

I was so excited about this purchase that I wanted to share it with you! 
Today I got the Nuxe Creme Prodigieuse Anti-fatigue and moisturizing cream for the face :) I've been in the market to buy a new face cream, while I've been using the sample of Enzymion that I got from lush-I have combination/normal skin- and it seems to be working well, I've been wanting to try a Nuxe facial product for a while now. I've been so pleased with their Huile Prodigieuse (Review coming soon!) and I wanted to try another product!

This product is specifically for normal to combination skin.
I tried it this afternoon after my shower (It says to use in the morning but I just had to try it!), 6.5 hours later my skin is matte. This cream won't give you the super porcelain look (which I find dulls the facial skin) but gives the youth glow-which I tend to like a lot better. Like the label (below) states, it is NON-greasy and I can attest to that as of my first impression. These are only my first impressions and I will give a better review after I've had some time to try it out.

This is what the product promises:
This baby comes with THREE nuxe patents. Damn.

Total it's 40ml/1.3 fl. oz which seems like a decent size for a facial cream.


I'm excited to try this as I'm constantly working and I don't get as much sleep or repose as I wish I did. As a result, skin does suffer from that, especially facial skin and under-eye skin. 

I think I would still try Lush's Enzymion, per ml Enzymion is about 1.18$ whereas Creme Prodigieuse is 1.29$ CAD. Both good for combination skin :) 

What do you ladies use for facial creams everyday? Have you tried any NUXE products?


À Bientôt Mes Amours, 
La Belle Muse


Chanel Enigma Palette: a looksie with some swatches

9/22/11

Hey Beauts :)

This past week has been exhausting and this upcoming week is going to be even MORE exhausting! I can't wait until next wednesday, and tomorrow is gonna be a looong day ladies. 
As a break from my hectic life I've decided to post, because let's face it-I love this schtuff :) I've had this obsession with blogging and other blogs lately! I've got to find more cool bloggers...anyone in Montreal area??
So while I was vacationing to visit my friend, we girl-talk and we eventually exchange makeup. She super kindly gave me her Chanel Enigma palette which she barely used. She tells me she gets makeup sometimes and never uses it, especially if she finds it pretty. I can't help myself, I always use it and I def use this palette all the time.


Artificial light without Flash

Swatches without flash (top) and with flash (bottom)
From left: darkest plum matte shade, dark grey shimmer shade, chocolate taupe shimmer shade, and light pink shade.

The shades aren't chalky and the do give off alot of colour. It doesn't seem like alot of colour when swatched but these shadows are better applied with a brush for maximum effect.
I would've preferred more silky finish but the baked finish works nicely anyhow. 
I was given this palette from a friend, so I didn't have to pay the super high price tag for this little guy. 
Would I repurchase this? Most likely no, if I was the natural smokey effect I think I'd get the UD naked for natural and for a smokey look. 



But it works and its pretty anyways :) 

What do you guys think of this palette? Do you ladies own any chanel quads?

À Bientôt Mes Amours, 
La Belle Muse

FOTN: starring Airy Fairy

9/21/11

Hello beauties!
A few weeks ago I bought the legendary Airy Fairy lipstick by Rimmel. This lipstick is a gorgeous pinky nude with gold micro-shimmers. I wanted to test it out with an FOTN! I also love wearing some mascara, blush and just this for everyday look which I may post!

With flash

Without flash

Eye closeup :)


Face

MAC mineralize skinfinish in Medium Plus
Clinique City Block Shimmer SPF 15 in Bronze 
Chanel Joues Contrastes Reflex

Eyes
Smashbox Brow Tech in Brunette (eyebrows)
MAC Ricepaper (browbone, inner corner and base)
MAC big bounce eyeshadow in Impeccably Rich (lid)
Bobbi Brown Evergreen Sparkle (Crease and Outer V)
L'Oreal Telescopic Liquid Eyeliner in Black
Covergirl waterproof LashBlast mascara in Black

Lips
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Airy Fairy

What are your favourite nudes?? 

À Bientôt Mes Amours, 
La Belle Muse

FOTN: Posey for Your Thoughts

9/15/11

Since I loooooooove with Bobbi Brown's Posey lip crayon I wore it the night I got it! Obviously, I mean what else would I do? When you're this excited about something you don't wait...you just know. I do not practise cosmetic abstinence, that will NEVER happen ladies. 
I know you've seen swatches but THIS is what it looks like with a look ;)





Eyes
Smashbox Brow Tech in Brunette (eyebrows)
Benefit High Brow
MAC Ricepaper (inner corner and base)
MAC big bounce eyeshadow in Impeccably Rich (lid)
MAC Sumptuous Olive (Crease and Outer V)
MUFE Aqua Eyes Eyeliner in 10 (lower lashline and outer top lashline)
Covergirl Waterproof Lashblast mascara in Black

Face
MAC mineralize skinfinish in Medium Plus
Clinique City Block Shimmer SPF 15 in Bronze (love this also!)
Chanel Joues Contrastes Reflex

Lips
Bobbi Brown Lip Crayon in Posey :) :) :) 


Mmm and I just exfoliated my face before bed and it feels marvelous :) 

What colours are you ladies using for Fall? 


À Bientôt Mes Amours, 

La Belle Muse

Bobbi Brown Lip Crayon in Posey-Swatches and Mini Review!

9/13/11

Hey Beauts!
So I've been completely lemming after this Bobbi Brown Lip Crayon (not surprising) after trying it at my girlfriends'! Soo many times I find myself wanting a product after trying a gfs product, which is a great and fairly safe way to try out new cosmetics :) 
I ended up falling in love with Posey, a beautiful blue (i think blue) based pink lip crayon. The colour was the FIRST thing I fell in love with, the pink is bright enough that it brightens my face but doesn't make me look like I'm from the 80's-a modern pink you could say ;) . The opacity is amazing, I have medium pigmented lips and all you can see is the colour of the crayon when I put it on!
The best thing about these lip crayons is that you dont need lip liner and they're more precise than lipstick so there's no fear of going beyond the lip line. I also really like that you "draw" on your lips, I just find the handling very easy to use.
The glossiness of the colour stays on for about 3-4 hours but the stain of the colour lasts for much longer- I haven't calculated the exact amount but I dont find myself reapplying this lipstick very much unless its after eating.
The only thing I don't like is the size of the crayon and the price. The size is 0.08 oz and the price (in Canada) is about 31$ with tax.
With that said, would I repurchase this item? Yes, I would repurchase Posey. I haven't tried the other lip crayon colours but I am definitely going to go back to try some more.





Swatches!

Artificial light with flash

Artificial light without flash



Have you ladies tried any lip crayons so far? Which are your go-to's?


À Bientôt Mes Amours, 
La Belle Muse

Small September Beauty Haul

9/8/11

Hello Gorgeous Dames!
It seems as though I'm staying up later and later these days now that school is coming back with a full force!
I wanted to show you guys briefly what I recently got as beauty items! Shoppings been slow lately as well... mostly as school is taking my time up and I'm trying to balance things out slowly :) 
Last week I picked up smashbox Brow Tech in Brunette, I can't wait to do a review on this as this is the second one I've bought (the first I gave to a gf who desperately loved it as well) and I LOVE IT. It works SO WELL for me :) 
The second is the Airy Fairy Lipstick from Rimmel which was only 4$ on sale here in Canada (originally around 7$ here I believe). 




I want to do a more indepth review of the smashbox brow tech because I'm actually SO EXCITED about this product! (yay!)
The Rimmel Airy Fairy Lipstick in 070 is a creamy warm-toned light-medium (not light but not quite medium either) pink with gold micro-glitter. It goes on smoothly and is semi-opaque. It gives these pinky-nude lips on me, not as nude as MAC Hue but a more pink tone. Swatches and looks to come! A great product for the price!

What lipsticks are you guys wearing lately? And what do you use for your eyebrows?


À Bientôt Mes Amours, 
La Belle Muse

F21 Pink FOTD

9/5/11

Hello loves :)
A few weeks ago I purchased a nailpolish from Forever 21 (my first!). It's this beautiful shade called "Pink" but its more of a pastel coral/pink and I looove it! It's super feminine :)
The quality of the polishes is great too, they didn't chip easily and with just two coats I got full opacity.

with flash!

in artificial light without flash


I know Fall is RIGHT around the corner, what colours are you ladies sporting this fall? 

À Bientôt Mes Amours, 
La Belle Muse