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CHANEL Cosmetics: The Experience

A Makeover to the Nth Degree

September 17, 2014

When I think CHANEL, I think luxury. I’ve never been much of a luxury cosmetics consumer. Partly because, as a makeup artist, the constant replenishment can get very costly and CHANEL has yet to offer an artist discount program (AHEM!). So when I was asked to cover the launch of their new eye shadow quad, I have to be honest, I wasn’t that thrilled. I mean, it’s eye shadow. What can be so different and brilliant about eye shadow? Well, it’s not just eye shadow. It’s the entire CHANEL experience. I feel like I’ve been missing out for so many years. Is this what happens when everyone else shops for makeup? …  Read more


Eyeshadow Redefined!

September 3, 2014

If you love playing up your eyes just as much as the next Cheeky gal, you might always be on the hunt for the “next great thing” in eye color. What better time than fall to get your “smoky eyes” on and accentuate those windows to the soul? Look no further. A tried and true classic is here. Please join the CHANEL national makeup artist team at Bloomingdales at their exclusive Michigan Avenue installation Wednesday September 10–13 for an event celebrating the worldwide launch of the new LES 4 OMBRES multi-effect quadra eyeshadow. This new collection of shadows comes to you in eight brand new color palettes and offers a wider …  Read more

How to Transition Your Look from Summer to Fall

Seven Steps to Your Perfect Autumn Face!

August 27, 2014

I’ve been dreading this topic for weeks, but the time has come. Summer is coming to a close and fall is upon us. Gone are the days of white linen, poppy pink lips and mint green nails. I love summer beauty trends. So colorful. So full of life. (So wish I lived in California!) But as I sit here and write this, I’m thinking about what I’m going to wear tonight for my bestie’s fortieth birthday and how I will wear my makeup for what may be the last time I get to sport a summer look for a big night out. I will also be doing her makeup this evening (“friend …  Read more