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Look In Topkapi

A beautiful Saturday today, bright and sunny out there but a little too warm for me so I stayed home to do a look featuring the new Chanel products gifted to me earlier this week, by the boyfriend. I think this look is pretty classic and can be worn for a dinner or to a wedding. For this look, I will be using mainly Chanel products.

For face: I wanted something natural but with a little more coverage because this look will be worn at night. I chose Le Blanc de Chanel Sheer Illuminating Base to give my skin a little glow. Chanel Teint Innocence Naturally Luminous Compact Makeup provided enough coverage for me yet it has a natural finish. I used Chanel Éclat Lumiére Highlighter Face Pen as an undereye concealer and to highlight parts of my face. Set with Chanel Pureté Mat Shine Control Powder.

For eyes: I went in straight with medium brown all over the lid, up to the crease. In fact, I brought the medium brown a little higher than the crease. Then I applied dark brown on the lid and blend. This will create a soft gradient effect. Apply the silvery taupe to the inner corners of the eyes and dab the bright gold on the center of the lids – which will make the eyes appear brighter and bigger. Tight line the upper lashline with a black eyeliner. I used Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof in Taupe along the lower lashline and smudge the line with a little dark brown. Finish the eyes with some false eyelashes.

For cheeks & lips: Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Rouge is super pigmented, I dabbed my brush on and had to tap off the access. You really need just a little for both cheeks. I applied Rouge just under the cheek bones and blend outwards and upwards to the temples. I followed by applying Or to the highest point of the cheek bones – it gives a very subtle sheen which is just the thing you need for this look. I feel that nothing matches this look better than Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy – since I don’t have the lipstick that came with this particular collection. As an alternative, you may want to use a deep burgundy red to compliment this look.

Thank you for reading, have a wonderful weekend ahead.

Products Used

Le Blanc de Chanel Sheer Illuminating Base
Chanel Teint Innocence Naturally Luminous Compact Makeup
Chanel Éclat Lumiére Highlighter Face Pen
Chanel Pureté Mat Shine Control Powder

Chanel Perfect Brows in 20 Brun
Benefit Speed Brow
Regard Signé de Chanel in Topkapi
Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof in Ébéne & Taupe
Bobbi Brown Extreme Party Mascara in Black
Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara in Black
MAC False Eyelashes in #36

Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Or & Rouge

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy

10 thoughts on “Look In Topkapi

  1. I really like your pictures because they’re all so clear and I can see all the colours on your eyelids, even the shiny gold! Very nice look 🙂

  2. You’ve done it really beautifully and did justice to the beautiful palette. One of the best so far. If I had come across your fotd earlier, I could have no doubt been convinced to picked up this item!

  3. Joey! I was sooooo tempted by Topkapi too – just told myself I don’t need it. But I caved and got the blush in Rouge and the lippy in Byzantin! I like the eyelook! 😀

    • Thank you Kas..
      I think Topkapi is good to have but not a must-have because the shades are not overly, totally unique.
      But having said that, the quality and colour payoff (I can’t stop raving about) is gorgeous!!
      I will compare against NAKED and other singles =)

    • Hi Jacqueline,
      Yes, the colours can be used alone or mixed together.
      While using just one shade, the colour is not “boring” because of all the multi-coloured shimmers.

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