Stop one on my giant haul day with Kate was Macys, where I went to pick up the ever talked about Chanel Fall 2011 nail polish called Peridot, and as a random splurge I bought one of the beauty community favorites, the Lancome Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover.
I wasn't expecting to pick up the makeup remover... but I did. It was in one of those columns that they have just in the middle of the beauty department that either has "sales" on items or "minis" of items.
As for the Chanel nail polish, I did plan on picking that one up, as well as checking out some of their creme shadows and palettes. There are 2 other polishes in the collection but none of the other things seemed like they were worthy of the ridiculous price lol.
Photos and swatches after the jump!
Lancome Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Makeup Remover
It's hard to take a photo of makeup remover and to make it interesting haha. So here's a close up of the front label.
The cap you have to press and twist, like medicine bottles. Interesting considering nothing else I have that's related to cosmetics is child proof.
Under the cap is a little hole and that's where the product comes out. It's actually really only beneficial if you have a cotton ball I've found. The bottle squeezes a little bit but not substantially enough so that you can squeeze down onto a tissue or something.
It's an amazing product though. It doesn't leave any sort of residue and it takes a big chunk of makeup off without really any effort.
In the video I said that I thought there was a bigger size and that this was the smaller size. I was wrong this size is the original size and is $26. They're also available at Nordstrom and Sephora.
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour 531 Peridot
This is probably one of the most exciting purchases in terms of nail polish in a while. I mean... just look at it!
The color itself is a very mossy gold green color, like Olive Green Pigment by Mac. Then it has this super intense gorgeous shimmer and duochrome to it. The duochrome goes blue to gold to green like oil spills. I tried to capture all of it in photos, but it's almost impossible to do.
The duochrome is much more evident in the bottle. When painted, the shimmer pops out more and the duochrome goes more green and gold.
It's pretty pigmented as you can see in the swatches below. 2 coats is more than enough. 1 coat is almost good enough.
The shimmer really comes through, as does the emeraldy green and the olive green duochrome. It still sucks that the polish is $25, but this is a rare find so I feel a little better about it.