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I have a confession, like a lot of you I love makeup. (Not to mention great skincare–I’m partial to the dermatologist-developed lines myself, but I digress.)

This month as we prep for a photo shoot, I thought it was a great excuse to change up my makeup palette. While I’m a high-low shopper with a list of drug store finds I can’t live without (Aquaphor, Great Lash, and L’Oreal’s Youth Code BB cream) when it comes to eye makeup, blush, and bronzers I think the quality of the pricier products is better. (And for me a pot of Laura Mercier bronzer and a black kohl eye pencil by Chanel last for so long, the daily investment actually comes out to mere pennies.)

This season I’m pledging my (continued) loyalty to Chanel, busting out their new quartet of eye shadow shades, Les 4 Ombres Poésie, neutral palette that our model, Lesli wears well, too. The pair of soft nude shades: a light rosewood and a reddish brown hue with violet-plum shimmers, can take you from natural-girl look by day to a smoky effect after dark.

To pump up the smoky effect we’re lining just above the lash line with Chanel’s new Ecriture eyeliner (in brun). This thing is genius, like a fine calligraphy pen with a soft felt-tip you can use to draw a more defined, precise line—adjusting the thickness with the slightest tip of your wrist.

For lips I pair an ultra-pigmented matte lipstick with a pinky gloss atop. Usually a peach toned/beige neutral like Nars “Tashkent”. And this shoot we’ll pair it with Chanel’s barely pink “Rose Reve” Levres Scintillantes sparkling gloss (there literally are little sparkles to catch the light) or their new Rouge Allure Gloss. I like this new vitamin E rich moisturizing gloss particularly in a color called “Sensible” that’s a pinky/peachy shade in keeping with that natural look we’re after.

(I also like combo gloss/lipstick Pro Longwear Lipglass by MAC. Especially the peachy toned “Ready or Not” color, it’s a formula that really stays put on your lips without settling into those fine lip lines.)

Nails: nude for the hands (if not buffed) Chanel’s “Secret” is the new “ballet slipper” in my book and toes, well it’s fall we can go a little darker and try “Orage” a deep dark slate tone.

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