Autumn / Winter 2016 – Dior Skyline

Another as-always-thourough post from ChicProfile on the newest from Dior (lost of photos!)  

As a tip…The backstage scene during runway shows are guaranteed to reveal some newness so I generally will check out those photos specifically when reviewing catwalk coverage.

I love Dior generally, and have always appreciated the quality of their products (cosmetic and otherwise.)  There is something to be said for flawlessness… 

Illamasqua Nail Veil

Nail “polishes” are no longer strictly about color – for a long time color cosmetics have been edging towards giving “more” than just a tint.  It is not a new concept that makeup doubles as skincare…but that nail polishes double as treatment hasn’t really been around as long.  It isn’t wholly novel, necessarily, but it hasn’t been as mainstream as it is these days.

I didn’t totally expect this from Illamasqua, but as off beat as they are, I guess I shouldn’t be bowled over!  I like that they are considering the impact of their products, and that they take them to another level entirely, not only giving a beautiful look, but also something body-loving (er…nail-loving, anyway!)

The Neil Veils are “water and oxygen permeable,” providing “anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties” in a super glossy, sheerly-tinted pastel polish.  Nice.  Colors include Bamboo and Breathe, pastel Orange and Pink, respectively.

These are subtle, offering a refined, pull-together look while also caring for your nails – as the warmer Spring and Summer months are upon us and we find our fingers and toes full-on exposed, this is a nice way to stay natural, but also groomed. 


Vampy Red Degrade

Like I said…Vamp at ❤ over here!  😀

I love this visual from Glambymeli – the ombre is divine, and the matte red nail polish jives perfectly.  The color, by the way, is Fierce Color Craze Gel from LA Color Cosmetics

The vamptastic (I make words up periodically – bear with me!) pout is Motives Cosmetics Ultra Matte Lipstick in Sex Pot (SASS!), paired with their Onyx Khol Liner and MAC’s Nightmoth Lipliner.

The spike-tipped rings and cross only amp the look! 🙂

Fall 2015 – Illamasqua Earth

Illamasqua will be launching its new Collection, Earth, on August 27th (I saw 28th as well, so not 100% sure!) – you can sign up not he site to win all the pieces using the link above! 🙂


  • The Collection will include:
  • Nomadic Palette (new quad)
  • Glamore Lipstick (1 shade)
  • Pure Pigment (2 shades)
  • Slick Stick (1 shade)
  • Nail Varnish (1 shade)

Chanel A/W 2015 – Les Automnales

Chanel Les Automnales Fall 2015 (launching in August 2015) made its debut on models for the February runway shows.  It is indeed fit for the Fall season, featuring rich, luxurious colors, perfectly in line with the burnished colors of autumnal months (for those of us in the Northeast of the Unites States, this holds incredibly true – it evokes images of leaves towards the end of their color changes, wooded landscapes, cool nights, and bonfires.  Delicious!)

Chanel Les Automnales Fall 2015 cosmodream

A number of bloggers have shared various images and comments, such as Britishbeautyblogger, BeautyLabs (RU), and Kosmetista, while additional backstage runway shots can be found on fashion sites (such as 

I love that the Collection product images (many are not specifically attributed, so please do share if you know whose they are! I am guessing they are originally Chanel’s!) pair the product photo with leaves, feathers, and other natural objects, each representative of the colors of the season.  

You really can’t go wrong with peachy cheeks, nude or red lips, browns for the eye, and burgundy nails…  I mean, honestly…you can’t.  So Chanel has got you covered from September through the end of November…at least! 😉

Chanel Les Automnales Fall 2015 3

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