Yesterday I did an epically fast eye makeup look with the new Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Longwear Eyeshadow in Abstraction ($36) because I needed to rush outta the house for this:
These are fancy-schmancy, kinda hipster versions of char siu bao from a food truck called at in Larkspur yesterday.
Bao, also known as manapua in Hawaiian pidgin English, are soft, hella good steamed dough buns (or sometimes wraps) filled with pork, beef, tofu and/or veggies.
They’re among the most delicious foods known to humankind…
Almost as delicious as Chanel’s Abstraction, the cream eyeshadow I wore all weekend long. 🙂 Mmm… Chanel. Delicious and, unlike bao, fat free.
Part of the new Les Expressions de Chanel collection, Abstraction is a peachy coral cream eyeshadow with purple flair and flecks of golden glitter. It’s very unique, and unlike anything else in my cream shadow stash.
I think it’s fab for soft washes of color and/or a sheer, shimmery glow. If you like wearing eyeshadow but prefer quiet, laid back looks, or if you have mature skin (because Abstraction kindly steers clear of my fine lines), Abstraction’s worthy of OM-NOM-NOM!
Oh, but no matter how loudly your hubby grumbles about how hungry he is, and how you’re gonna miss the food trucks if you don’t hurry up and get ready…don’t skip the primer with this bad boy.
Even though Chanel claims the are long wearing, they tend to scoot around on my combination dry/oily lids if I don’t start with a primer.
If I do (still lovin’ NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base), I get a good 6-8 hours with minimal creasing.
For a 5-minute makeup look, I pat a small amount on my lids with a finger (starting first with the primer), and blend out the edges with a domed eyeshadow brush. Then, I coat my lashes with a layer of mascara (this past weekend, I wore Le Volume de Chanel), and swipe a peachy coral blush on my cheeks (saving the gloss for the car!).
Char siu bao in three, two, one…
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Chanel counters and coming soon to chanel.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+ (I love the color and how easy it is to use, but I wish I could wear it without primer)
Desperately seeking the best damn turkey you’ve never cooked
The dining room’s been painted, and a table and chairs are on the way. 🙂 It’s official! — El Hub and I are hosting Thanksgiving this year.
I think I have the sides and dessert covered, but the turkey situation is giving me hives… I don’t know if I can cook a turkey (well). I mean, I’ve never done it before. I can follow a recipe just fine, but the thought of handling that bird and those innards…
I’m freakin’ out!
I’m thinking about ordering a pre-cooked turkey from the grocery store. Have you ever done that before? Costco, Safeway, anything like that? If you have any recommendations, I’m all ears.
Hope you had a nice day today. Talk to you soon.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,