Featuring Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Diapason & Snow

Polar Votex descends again, this time with a foot of snow.  It literally hurt to walk to the office.  But I tried to stay as warm as humanly possible wearing what one must do to survive: long thermal underwear.  While not sexy, one can have a warm tushie, which is practically better than sex.  Wouldn't you agree?
I really don't like how it turns from beautiful pristine snow like my short video above into this:

Once the bone chilling temperature warms up the snow melts into deep, dirty & digusting pools by the sidewalk curbs.  They disguise themselves with with black water, pretending to be solid ground.  You step into it only to have your solid faith rewarded with icy slosh into your shoes/boots/survival gear/whatever.  (Possible I will whine like this for the rest of the winter.)

Makeup-wise, I am totally surprised with how much I am loving one of the new Chanel Illusion D'Ombres, Diapason.  I am not a big Illusion D'Ombre fan, having owned one before and getting rid of it.  There are some gloriously beautiful swatches & reviews around now of Diapason, so I won't do those.  (Drivel <--- I need to stop reading this blog which makes me want to BUY ALL TEH THINGS, Belletristic BeautyRushing Glam and Silverkis )  But here is a recent look.

Products used (quite liberally, might I add.  Looks soft in the pictures & clown-like in real life!):
  • Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation (Chamomile + Porcelain), Ellis Faas Concealer under eyes, Suqqu Nuancing Loose Powder in Natural, Guerlain Meteorites Perles du Dragon.
  • Suqqu Nuancing Brow Palette in Moss Green, Lancome Hypnose Drama WP mascara, Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Diapason, Physicians Formula 2-1 Booster liner in Ultra Black, Shiseido Shimmering Eye Shadow in Caviar.
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge blush in Delicata
  • Lunasol Full Glamour Liquid Lips in Soft Rose Beige
Regading the eyes, I've actually layered the Diapason over Shiseido cream shadow in Caviar.  The Caviar was applied close to the upper and lower lashline and the Diapason was layered over it, above it and blended out with a fluffy fluff.  Though I find Diapason beautifully complex and pigmented alone, I like the extra dimensionality that Caviar gives.

Yum yum, the shifting Diapason is very shifty:
Shall we burrow together into the blankets and share some tea?  Or some sparkles?  (someone save me from the cold!)

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