Hello everyone! It’s good to be back on the blogosphere. A few updates with what’s happening in my life in the past week. I just purchased 2 front row tickets, for me and The Hubster, for Beyonce’s Formation World Tour. I’m beyond ecstatic since it’s not only my first time to watch Queen Bey this close and in the flesh, but also I got lucky to get the 2 tickets after 15 minutes of refreshing Ticketmaster’s website and app. Today, let me share my thoughts on the new Tom Ford Honeymoon Eye Color Quad – which is super hard to find but at least it’s permanent and is here to stay; Burberry N02 Nude Gold Highlighting Palette – also sold out on the first release day but I just look into Burberry.com and it is back in stock; Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet – is a revelation, more on that after a few scrolls down.
Tom Ford 04 Honeymoon Eye Color Quad is an ombre of warm mauve plum. I love mauves on my lips and I got really curious how this will play out on my lids. The top left shade appears as a shimmery warm golden beige with a satin finish. I use this shade as a brow bone highlight. The top right shade appears as a shimmery warm bronzed copper with a slightly metallic finish. I’ve used this as an inner eye corner highlight based from the photos below but I was also able to use only this as a main lid color on some days last week. Especially on days I felt lazy wearing a full eye makeup or if I only have 10 minutes to fix my face. The bottom left shade appears as a warm magenta plum with a satin finish. I used this mainly as a main lid color. The last shade appears as a warm deep brown plum. I use this primarily to either build my crease, on the outer corner V and on the outer lower lash lines. Overall, the texture is SUPER fine and very pigmented even on my brown skin. I did not notice any fall outs even with the most shimmery shade. They last for an average of 9 hours of wear without a primer.
Burberry N02 Nude Gold Highlighting Palette is a limited edition highlighter for Spring/Summer 2016. It appears as a neutral shimmery beige gold with slight gray undertones. There are plenty of dupes for this shade but this just stands out of how pigmented it is and as well as how fine its texture. It lasted for 9 hours and even longer if you apply a face primer underneath. I love how the packaging for Burberry palettes but the drawback is, they are harder to photograph since it’s not frosted and attracts reflection. I love the intricate lace pattern, inspired by the delicate fabric from the womenswear show. It’s very pigmented, super fine texture and doesn’t have fall outs. You may build this up according to the level of shimmer you please but for me, I just slightly sweep my Anastasia highlighter brush across the pan which picks up the right amount of shimmer I needed.
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet 50 La Delicate lipstick is described as a delicate pink. The color description is a cliche, isn’t it? Anyways, it appears as coral over fair skin but on my brown skin it appears as cool toned bright pink. Honesty, I’ve never been disappointed with the line like this. I’m such a fan for the Chanel Rouge Allure Velvets for their texture, pigment and longevity but Chanel La Delicate is a total disappointment. It’s too waxy for a semi matte lipstick which seems to appear as a sheer creamy lipstick. It is not that pigmented I have to build it countless times for it to show up. If you pile it up, it will just clump together and settle into the cracks of my lips. It does have tremendous amount of transfer and only lasted for 1.5 hours. This shouldn’t be considered as a Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet but a Chanel Glossimer perhaps. Even my Chanel Rouge Coco Shine performs way better than this.
The Bottom Line:
I know Tom Ford Honeymoon is at a steep price range at $80, but it’s the most worth it $80 spent on eye makeup. Burberry Nude Gold are worth collecting if you are a fan of the brand but there are plenty of similar shades out on the market. Chanel La Delicate is not worth your $37 save it for another Chanel lipstick launch this summer. If you only have a budget of $100 to splurge on the latest makeup this spring, I suggest you get Tom Ford Honeymoon. You can wear it from desk to disco with plenty of possible combinations to create. Until next time…
Tom Ford 04 Honeymoon Eye Color Quad A
Price: $80 / 6 g. / 0.21 oz. x 4 in a pan
Overall Quality: 9.5/10 Formula: 9.5/10 Pigmentation: 9/10 Application: 9/10 Longevity: 10/10
Burberry N02 Nude Gold Highlighting Palette A+
Price: $68 / 5 g. / 0.10 oz. pan
Overall Quality: 10/10 Formula: 9/10 Pigmentation: 10/10 Application: 10/10 Longevity: 10/10
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet 55 La Delicate Lipstick D+
Price: $37 / 3.5 g. / 0.12 oz. tube
Overall Quality: 6.5/10 Formula: 6/10 Pigmentation: 7/10 Application: 8/10 Longevity: 6/10
I purchased this!