Hello, sweeties! How are you today?
After a week that started out pretty bad, I am very happy today. I'm already thinking about a nice family plan for the weekend, I really NEED to have some fun and a good laugh wouldn't be bad either. Our 6-year-old boy is having a party all the Sunday afternoon and I was thinking what could my hubby my toddler and I do during that time that would be lots of fun? Do you have any recommendations for me? What do you do with your family when you want fun and laughs? Please, I would really, REALLY appreciate your advice in the comments!
Well, let's get into makeup. As every month, today I have a new edition of "shopping my stash" challenge. This month I've been playing with Chanel Quadra Eye Shadw #20 Regard Perlé, which has been featured in this blog several times. It is one of my favourites pieces in my collection so I couldn't leave it out of this challenge! Today I'm showing you my favourite of all the looks I've created with it, I hope you like it :)
Last Spring I cleaned up a bit my makeup collection and ditched lots of stuff that smelled weird, were filthy or broken. I came to the realisation the I had a lot of items (especially high-end stuff) barely used, or NEVER used, still in their original packaging!! Especially the high-end eyeshadow quads and quints: Here take a look!
I know... Those items were needing LOVE a.s.a.p.
I decided to start this new series of posts here on the blog that would allow me to commit to "Shopping my stash", which means going through products I own instead of buying new ones. I have decided that each month I would pick an eyeshadow quad or quint from my collection and use it during the whole month. The month of March I've been playing with Chanel Quadra Eyeshadow #20 Regard Perlé and today I share with you one of the looks I came up with.
Chanel Quadra Eyeshadow #20 Regard Perlé
Chanel Quadra Eyeshadow #20 Regard Perlé was launched for Spring 2011 and it was part of the Limited Edition (LE) Collection "Les Perles de Chanel". I've got it back then, way before I even had a makeup blog, but I was already hooked into watching youtube videos and Lisa Eldridge made me buy this, lol. Seriously, I was totally in love with the look of the Chanel Promo, for a long time this palette was a go-to for me. Yes, I used to only apply one colour on my mobile eyelid, I used the beige and the pink mostly. These have a beautiful pearlescent finish, very delicate and sophisticated, but they are not strongly pigmented, so there are only few looks you can do with these.
Now, this quad would actually qualify like "vintage makeup" LOL, in fact 7 years is very long! But I sanitize and keep my makeup in the best condition possible so these shadows are still good as new and safe to be used.
Ever since I've got more and more practice with applying my own makeup, I've learnt new techniques and different ways to combine colours, I have wanted to try a different loo with this little quad. So Today I show you what I came up with "Regard Perlé": a look inspired by the beautiful Tahitian Pearls.
My Tahitian Pearls Inspired makeup using "Regard Perlé"
- Wetnwild Photofocus concealer in Light Ivory
- Catrice Camouflage cream Wakeup effect
- Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation #51 Light Vanilla
-Wetnwild Photofocus Pressed powder in Warm Light
- GuerlainTerracotta Joli Teint 01 Clair Brunettes
- MAC Mineralize blush in Modest
- Catrice Eyeshadow primer
- Chanel Quadra Eyeshadow #20 Regard Perlé
- Essence Super Precise eyeliner longlasting + waterproof
- KIKO Milano Extreme volume effect mascara kit
- Max FactorColour Elixir Lipstick #894 Raisin
I am using this palette since the beginning of March and every day I'm amazed at the great quality of these shades that I've owned for so long. I usually purge my makeup once per year, throw away everything that dries out, smells funky, separates or loses its quality. I have to point out that powder products usually have a longer life than other products, especially "baked" products like these Chanel old shadows last even longer. If you care to spray makeup sanitizer and keep your pieces in a cool dark place, some pieces can last really long time!
What is your oldest piece of makeup? Do you clean and sanitize your stuff?