As the days get shorter, and sunlight becomes minimal at best, my already pale complexion gets downright ghostly come winter.
Up until a few weeks ago, I had been keeping up with my routine of lightly contouring with Nars’ Laguna bronzer and wearing Nars’ Orgasm for blush, but it started feeling as if my peachy-pink cheeks weren’t matching the more seasonal, darker red and berry tones that I wanted to wear on my lips.
As soon as I spotted Chanel’s new holiday collection, as usual, I knew I wanted to have absolutely everything, especially their new blush (by the way, the newly renovated beauty department at The Bay on Queen St. is gorgeous). Accent is a neutral-warm mix of pale pink and bronze, making it the perfect match to my cooler, blue-based lip colours while at the same time adding a healthy glow. I apply this blush after contouring to give my face a bit more life.
I also grabbed one of their holiday nail polishes, Rouge Rubis. It’s the perfect blue-based bright red, with a thick formula, I seriously considered whether or not I should do a second coat. It’s long-lasting with a glass-like shine, just as the Rouge Noir. For some reason, I’m in love with the idea of a red lip and nail for the holidays this year. Predictable, but classic. There was also a beautiful eyeshadow palette available, but seeing as I barely wear eyeshadow anymore, I figured I would pass this time.
Taken from this week’s FASHION Magazine Beauty Panel Challenge.

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