Face Of the Day: Chanel 34 Eclosion and Guerlain Cruel Gardenia
I wanted to share with you my Face of the day and thoughts about two of the Spring 2012 makeup products that caught my eye: Chanel eyeshadow quad in Eclosion and Guerlain Cruel Gardenia highlighter, both of which I used in today’s makeup.
Obviously it’s a day time look, and I love how Cruel Gardenia catches the light. Other products used:
Base: Hourglass Mineral VeilJ
Foundation: Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in B20
Powder: Chanel Poudre Douce in 20 Peche Tendre
I will start with the Chanel eyeshadow quad in Eclosion which was more of an impulse buy, but as of right now I love 3 out of 4 shadows.
2. Frosty campaign with noticeable gold shimmer is my list favorite because of the poor color pay off and short staying power, at the end it’s just shimmer all over.
3. Neutral beige (pale coffee color) with sheer goldish shimmer, very finely melted. It was difficult for me to move it towards cool or warm side. Perfect for all over the lid and blending color, just another universal, staple shade.
4. Shimmering plummy with sheer redish sparkles, quality and application is very similar to the previous shade (beige). Excellent color pay off, easy to work with, easy to blend (which I did for today’s FOTD), but also buildable color.
Next is Guerlain Cruel Gardenia highlighter the one spring item I knew I must get. Put a “Gardenia” on anything and I will purchase it:) It is a great product overall, does not matter if you have only few highlighters (like me) or a huge collection.
As much as I tried, camera did not show an actual color of the highlighter, it’s frosty pinkish (even purpulish from some angles) color. Definitely from the cooler group, but perfect for any complection.
As seen above Cruel Gardenia is very finely melted which makes it the most pigmented and not as frosty looking. Soft almost texture is very easy to apply and work with.
So far this is my favorite face product from the Spring 2012 release, I would definitely recommend getting it while you still can. I purchased mine from Nordstrom about a month ago.