Monday, November 5, 2012
Abstraction (#88), shown above, is absolutely gorgeous. You'd never know it from looking in the pot. Vision (#89), shown below, is a mess - another thing you wouldn't know unless you try it. How could the same company make such different products with the same name: Illusion d'Ombre?
When I swatched for these photos, I used a sponge-tipped applicator, but I tested on my eyes with a cream shadow brush. The little brushes that came with the shadows were stiff and useless - like they were old. I took my photos in full sun. I actually tried to even out Vision for the photos. I should have shown you the chunky mess that applies on my skin.
There you have it. A tale of contrasts. I'm still shaking my head. You can find Les Expressions de Chanel at Neiman Marcus. It's available on the Neiman Marcus Web site with free shipping in the U.S. (FSFALL). It's also available at Bloomingdale's online. I'm sure everyone will have it soon - or on Black Friday. Since the collection hadn't posted on Chanel as of yesterday, there's plenty of time to order.
Photos by Best Things in Beauty