Pippa’s maybe-fiance is moving to Switzerland (and taking Pips with him?), Duchess Kate prepares for her first solo engagement, the baby future Queen of Sweden is adorable, and Charlotte Casiraghi looks stunning in Paris.
When you’re salivating over makeup, half the time you’re really just salivating over the brand name: all too often, the products themselves are disappointing after-thoughts. “Here! Try this pretty makeup! Ignore the fact that it doesn’t work. Isn’t the label impressive?!”
Not so with Chanel, who enjoy the prestige of being, you know, Chanel, while also putting out some of the highest quality, most beautiful makeup in the industry.
I saw these new Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow Palettes and flipped: THEY ARE SO GORGEOUS.
It’s rare that I’m wowed by a beauty brand. It’s even rarer when I spend my own money on products from that brand. (I mean, have you seen my beauty closet? Are you familiar with how many products cross my desk every month? So many. So very, very many.)
I have an entire shelf solely devoted to expensive, well-reviewed moisturizers from brands like La Prairie, Shiseido, Restorsea, Orlane, and Chanel. Yet, I recently dropped $116 of cold hard cash on Amala Advanced Brightening Emulsion, which I discovered last year and which my finicky, acne-prone, ruddy skin simply ADORES.
If that’s not an endorsement of how much I love Amala and believe in the efficacy of their products, I don’t know what is.
Here’s your daily pretty: close-ups from the 2014-2015 Chanel Haute Couture Show earlier this week in Paris.
Now, I’m hardly the type of person to say, “Ooh! A mohawk! My fave!” But there was something about these photos–the soft, ethereal feel of the makeup combined with the toughness of the updos–that I found so compelling.
Sneaky bit of product placement for my book Confessions of a Beauty Addict, eh? If you’re looking for a fun, breezy beach read with a little romance thrown in, it’s currently on sale at Amazon both in paperback and on Kindle, along with my first book Beauty Confidential. I’ll have more book news for you very soon!