Chanel Illusion D'ombres ... and Maybelline Color Tattoo Metals

I'm a big fan of cream color bases (easy to slap on alone and have an eye look), and the Chanel Illusion D'ombres are no exception. I own 6 of them: Fantasme (81), Emerveille (82), Epatant (84), Illusoire (83), Mirifique (85), and Riviere (87 - I believe this is an Asia exclusive sold for a limited time at Nordstrom during their Anniversary sale).

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A few cons about the product to consider, though: 1) they will dry out if you leave them uncovered (see below),



Illusiore (left) was the first Illusion D'ombre I purchased, and has since dried out. Please note that you can still USE the product. It just loses it's soft spongy texture (see Epatant on the right) which makes it easier to apply in my opinion. I feel like I use more product when it dries out. When it's still soft and spongy, you seem to use much less product to apply on the eye.

I'm also a fan of the Maybelline Color Tattoos, and I just bought a few of the new Metals.





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I know my videos and posts are mostly high end makeup, but I do also own a lot of drugstore brands, too. What do you guys think of the Maybelline Color Tattoo Metals?



**Disclaimer: I purchased all items with my own money. All opinions are my own and not sponsored.

Tom Ford Beauty Collection! (Eyeshadows, Blush, Lipsticks, Brushes, and Face)

As promised, I wanted to share my Tom Ford Beauty Collection. I have 6 of the eyeshadow quads, 4 blushes, 6 lipsticks, 4 brushes, and 2 face products. I discuss through the products in my YouTube video, and (because the daylight in my videos often washes the colors out), I supplement the video with photo swatches below.



Top Row Eyeshadow Quads (Left to Right): 
Silvered Topaz (05), Titanium Smoke (10), Cognac Sable (02), Burnished Amber (06), Violet Dusk (09), Emerald Lust (02)

Middle Row Blushes (Left to Right):
Narcissist (07), Wicked (06), Love Lust (01), Savage (04)

Bottom Row Lipsticks (Left to Right):

Brushes (Left to Right):
Cheek Brush (06), Cream Foundation Brush (02), Eyeshadow Brush (11), Eyeshadow Blend Brush (13)

Right Side Face:
Shade and Illuminate in 01 Intensity One (Middle Right)
Traceless Foundation Stick in 04 Bisque (Bottom Right)






Closeups of the brushes!


The brushes come with brush guards.


 And now swatches of the products ... starting with the eyeshadow quads!

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Tom Ford Emerald Lust - Dry and Wet Swatches

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Tom Ford Emerald Lust - Dry and Wet Swatches

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Comparing Tom Ford Emerald Lust with Guerlain Les Aquas Palette



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Comparing Tom Ford Emerald Lust with Guerlain Les Aquas Palette


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Although it's still hard to tell in this picture, the glitter in the Silvered Topaz quad has more golden colored glitter than the Titanium Smoke glitter, which is silver. 

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And now for the blushes!

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Even blended out, Narcissist is a brighter pink color than Wicked (blended out), and it is matte; Wicked has a sheen/shimmer to it.

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You can see that Love Lust is more of peachy pink;Wicked is a pink petal color.

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Narcissist is matte, and Wicked, Love Lust, and Savage all have a sheen/shimmer to them.

Next up - lipstick swatches!


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Finally, swatches of the Tom Ford face products.


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Notice that the Illuminate swatch is more of a glossy sheen (not white like it looks in the pan).

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Compared to some of my other foundations and BB cremes.

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Products mentioned:
Eyeshadow Quads
- Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Silvered Topaz (05)
- Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Titanium Smoke (10)
- Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Cognac Sable (02)
- Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Burnished Amber (06)
- Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Violet Dusk (09)
- Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Emerald Lust (02)

Blushes
- Tom Ford Cheek Color in Narcissist (07)
- Tom Ford Cheek Color in Wicked (06)
- Tom Ford Cheek Color in Love Lust (01)
- Tom Ford Cheek Color in Savage (04)

Lipsticks
- Tom Ford Lip Color in Aphrodisiac (19)
- Tom Ford Lip Color in Black Orchid (18)
- Tom Ford Lip Color in Pink Adobe (02)
- Tom Ford Lip Color in Pink Dusk (07)
- Tom Ford Lip Color in Sable Smoke (14)
- Tom Ford Lip Color in Nude Vanille (12)
Face
- Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate 01 Intensity One
- Tom Ford Traceless Foundation Stick in 04 Bisque

Brushes
- Tom Ford Cheek Brush (06)
- Tom Ford Cream Foundation Brush (02)
- Tom Ford Eyeshadow Brush (11)
- Tom Ford Eyeshadow Blend Brush (13)

What I'm Wearing:
Eyes
- NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
- Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in 06 Burnished Amber
- Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink
- Shiseido Natural Eyebrow Pencil in GY901 Natural Black

Face
- Tom Ford Traceless Foundation Stick in 04 Bisque
- Givenchy Visage Mat Soft Compact Face Powder in 83 Peach Plumetis
- Tom Ford Cheek Color in 01 Love Lust
- Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate 01 Intensity One
- Guerlain Meteorites Perles du Paradis (Spring 2013 Collection)

Lips
- Tom Ford Lip Color in 02 Pink Adobe

Nails
- Deborah Lippmann 'Private Dancer' Mirrored Chrome Nail Lacquer
- Butter London Hardwear P.D. Quick Top Coat

**Disclaimer: I purchased all items with my own money. All opinions are my own and not sponsored.