Posted on February 16, 2013

Winter Beauty Buys

Beauty/ Romantique
Chanel nail varnish "Delight", Bobbi Brown blusher "Pale Pink", Chanel eyeshadow quad "Raffinement" and Bourjois eye pencils

Chanel nail varnish “Delight”, Bobbi Brown blusher “Pale Pink”, Chanel eyeshadow quad “Raffinement” and Bourjois eye pencils

 

Middle of Feb and spring still seems so far away in the Northern Hemisphere – February is the time I struggle on through the winter, having had a cold, feeling a bit sickly and self-pitying. Perfect excuse for some beauty pick-me-ups to make me feel better. I picked up these gems I find myself loving and using almost every day so I thought it would be worth sharing with you!

Bobbi Brown's "Pale pink"

Bobbi Brown’s “Pale pink”

I discovered Bobbi Brown’s blusher “Pale Pink” only by accident when an airport shop assistant recommended this colour to me after asking her for a fresh natural blusher. Upon realising that the shop assistant reached for this almost neon looking colour, I was determined I would never buy this colour. Never judge a book by it’s cover though, as this colour turns out to be the most natural, just-pinched, instantly pretty cheek colour I have tried out in ages.  It was only later that I discovered that none other than Kate Middleton used this gem for her wedding day.

Chanel Nail Varnish Delight

Chanel Nail Varnish Delight

Chanel’s nail varnish “Delight” is a golden bronze with champagne shimmer and surprisingly suited for every day wear. It doesn’t look over the top, despite it’s shimmer and foil like finish, and fits with most outfits. By the way, I’m not showing off my engagement ring in the pic on the right hand side.

Chanel Eyeshadow quad "Raffinement"

Chanel Eyeshadow quad “Raffinement”

In my never ending quest to find a natural, pretty eyeshadow for every day wear, I came across Chanel’s eyeshadow Les 4 Ombres in “Raffinement” from the Spring 2013 make-up collection. My go-to colour from this quad is the bottom left shade – a taupey sandy  brown. My only niggle is that the frosty champagne shade is practically useless because of it’s shimmer fallout – I found the shimmer on my nose, cheeks and chin – not a great look!

Bourjois Kohl and Contour Shadow and Light

Bourjois Kohl & Contour Shadow and Light

Bourjois’ double ended eye pencils Kohl & Contour Shadow & Light come in a dark shade and a light sparkly shade for the waterline to open up the eyes. They come in really great, wearable colours so it was hard for me to decide. I went for:

  • Brun &  Caramel: A deep brown and a gorgeous bronze shade.
  • Gris & Petale: A smokey grey and a shimmery light pink shade.

Tell us, what are your  beauty pick-me-ups to beat the winter blues?

 

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