Monday, June 13, 2011

Re-discovery


You know when you buy something, like it, but you forget about it because new products always take your attention away?
It happens to me all the time, but one thing I do love is going back and rediscovering that product in new and exciting ways... "shopping my stash" if you will.

Today's product was Chanel Vert Khaki eyeshadow. I bought it at the same time as Taupe Grise (which absolutely stole my heart) so I forgot about the beautiful muted khaki green I had sitting in my drawer.
I mostly used it on the lower lash line or in the outer corner, but this time I came across it and decided to apply it all over the lid instead! The result was loveee:


Added a hint of NARS Fez eyeshadow in the outer corner for some more warmth, Shu Uemura painting liner in black, and Prestige My Blackest Lashes mascara... and we were done!
Sumptuous Olive by MAC is similar but I think a bit more green.

One thing I adore about the Chanel single eyeshadows (the two I own, anyway) is that they shine in the most subtle way... it's never chunky glitter or high shimmer, just a subtle sheen that blends out nicely and ends up looking multi-dimensional... like you're wearing more than just one colour on the lid.

...and you know me, most of the time I am the ultimate "plop on just one colour on the lid and go" girl.

Click here for swatches of this eyeshadow on Temptalia :)

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful colour; I have green eyes and love anything khaki or olive on them :)

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  2. i love it!!
    http://sienastyle.blogspot.com/

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  3. Totally know what you mean! I'm so bad for that...I LOVE something for months and swear that it's a HG item, and all it takes is one pretty new product to catch my eye, and turn my attention away... then the poor "HG" item goes in the back of my drawer. Pathetic. lol.
    Have you ever tried Club by MAC? I'm kind of interested in trying it... this post made me think of it.

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  4. yesss club is one of my favourites too :)

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  5. Absolutely beautiful!

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    dgsbeauty.com

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  6. This reminds me of Benefit's where there's smoke. It's a really nice understated look

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  7. Very pretty. And sadly, I'm in the same boat. I have Thousands of dollars worth of stuff I hardly touch/have forgotten about.

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  8. I've wanted this eye shadow for so long but every time I wanted to buy it, it was sold out so I gave up! It looks amazing with your complexion!

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  9. I love this color! Taupe Gris looks gorgeous too, although I don't own it. You're totally the queen of the 'only one eyeshadow on the lid' look!

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  10. I love this eyeshadow on you! It looks great!!
    Your post has reminded me of how much I love that eyeshadow! I also got the Taupe Grisé and thus forgot about this one. Oops! Gonna have to use it soon!

    Andrée xx

    PS. I gave you the Kreativ Blogger Award =)

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