Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Les Regards de Chanel, Les Bruns

Les Regards de Chanel, Les Bruns

ETA to clarify that the palette is now available on

This all-purpose palette has been out of stock for quite a while.  It's only available on Chanel's website, where it really isn't defined.  Chanel fails to tell the consumer that it contains two eye shadows, an eyeliner, an "eyelighter" (really another eye shadow), and two eye brow powders.  The name on the bottom of the palette is Les Regards de Chanel, Les Bruns.

Les Regards de Chanel, Les Bruns

Les Bruns looks rather blah on the site, but the colors are perfect for those days when you have a meeting in the office and want a subtle eye color or a neutral eye to wear with a stronger lip.  I like that it has shadows, liner, and brow color in one palette, making it perfect for travel.  It comes with an a good eyeliner brush; a serviceable eyebrow brush, if you have no other; and a sponge applicator.  A double-ended one would have been nice.   I typically use brushes, but think that sponge applicators deserve more respect.  I find that they're useful when applying eye shadows that have lots of fall out. 

without primer

with primer

Like most Chanel eye products, they are deeply pigmented, including the eyeliner.  The eye shadows and liner have just enough shimmer to make them interesting. The shadow at top left is taupe, top right is dark brown. The liner is dark brown, swatched with water here, but goes on well without.  The "eyelighter" is a light frosted pale pink.  The lighter eye brow color on the right may look like it has a hint of green on your monitor, but it doesn't appear green when applied.  On my medium brown skin, the color defines my brows, without making them too dark. 

This is a keeper.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Habu Hempathy Skirt Pattern

Habu Hempathy Skirt

I finally finished writing the pattern for my Ralph Rucci-inspired Habu Hempathy Skirt.  It is available on my Knitwear Design Page.  There's only one pattern there now, but there are more to come.   It is also available as a .pdf download on Ravelry, but I can't link it to the blog at the moment.  Many, many, many thanks to Deb and Olga for their much needed advice, editing, and modeling.   The original post can be found here.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Tom Ford Lip Color "Warm Sable"


I wanted "Warm Sable" when tested on my wrist a few months ago.  The price, $45, made me hesitate.  When I won the Neiman Marcus shopping spree it was one of the first items I picked up.  It's good quality, but not stellar.  It's not drying, but not particularly moisturizing either.  It wears well; it lasted throughout the morning, and there were traces left after lunch.

Tom Ford, "Warm Sable"

It's the right all around neutral for me - the right balance of brown, pink, and yellow for my complexion and perfect for any eye color I chose, not too dark, not too light, and it doesn't bring out any odd colorations in my face.  I'd buy another when it runs out.  Unless I find dupe.


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