I guess you can tell at a glance that I’ve very much been into French brands lately.
Although, to be fair, I’ve always been.
What I think is actually happening now is that I’ve started to subconsciously avoid all those brands that promote the infamous Instagram look.
You know the look, right?
Mega brows that look like they were painted on in permanent marker, hyper heavy contouring, ultra metallic highlights, crazy cut creases, false lashes so obvious it looks like you stitched a stuffed animal to your lid, insanely overdrawn (and often over-injected) lips…
The PC thing I should say is that Instagram makeup looks good on some people but it’s not for me, or that it works in pictures but not in real life.
But frankly – NO! In my very personal opinion (which you can obviously disagree with), it doesn’t look good at all.
So I think it’s natural that I’m more attracted to brands that promote a completely different type of look, like the French brands featured in this post.
Take Chanel’s recent promo picture for the Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur for example…
That’s my idea of beauty! So as soon as I saw the picture, I was immediately interested in the product. Had I seen a similar lip crayon advertised by someone wearing the aforementioned Instalook, I probably wouldn’t have bought it.
Anyways, besides the Chanel Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur N° 6 Framboise, my other favorite beauty products of the month of January were:
- Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow in 274 Codes Élégants, Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in 932 Mat Taupe, and Coco Code Blush Harmony from Chanel Coco Codes Spring/Summer 2017 Makeup Collection;
- YSL Couture Variation 10-Color Eye Palette in 4 Underground;
- Colour Gradation 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette in 002 Coral Gradation and Rouge Gradient Lip Shadow Duo in 755 Red from Dior Colour Gradation Collection;
- Givenchy Le Vernis Translucent Color Satiny Shine Nail Lacquer in 31 Purple Ink from Point d’Encrage Spring/Summer 2017 Collection.
If you’re a regular reader, you’ve probably already heard me rave about these products over the past month, but in case you’re new (HI!) and/or you haven’t, I’ve inserted links to the relevant posts.
What have you been loving lately? And do you think a brand’s image influences your purchasing decisions?
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