I am so behind on all the Fall collections I've purchased (I literally have boxes/bags full of products). Yet, although it may feel like winter, we still have two more days of fall...really, we do, check your fiscal calender :P

 From left to right: Sand Dune, White Pepper.

 From left to right: La Mamounia, Mustard Tree.

 From left to right: Sheltering Sky, Moroccan Rose. 

  Midnight Sun. 

 Arabian Nights

 Night Dive

 Secret Nights.

  From left to right: Brown Toast, Spice On.

During the Desert Rose launch, Addiction offered this lovely custom compact when you purchased a minimum of three items from the collection.

  From left to right: Eyeshadow in White Pepper, Sand Dune, Mustard Tree.

  From left to right: Eyeshadow in Moroccan Rose, La Mamounia, Sheltering Sky.

  From left to right: Kohl Eyeliner in Midnight Sun, Arabian Nights. 

  From left to right: Kohl Eyeliner in Night Dive, Secret Nights.

 Blush Mix Brown Toast.

 Blush Mix Spice On.

Overall, I love every single piece in this collection! All the eye shadows are lovely and have a velvety finish. The Kohl Eyeliners (which can also be used as shadows) are creamy, densely pigmented, and have a similar consistency to the ME eyeshadows. Also, I agree with Kate's assessment on the fallout factor of these liners; so, please pack the product onto our brushes with care. The Blush mixes are great! It's a three-in-one product, with endless amounts of playtime options...fun time guaranteed for all :D

I re-created the look worn by the model in the Desert Rose Collection Ad, but tweaked it a bit to better suit my eye shape.

Anticipating the fallout of the Kohl Eyeliner, I forgot to put on foundation, only to remember AFTER I applied my blush. :P 

Products Used: 
No Foundation, No Concealer, No Brow Pencil.
Addiction Cheek Stick in African Sunset (applied in the hollows of the cheeks and blended upwards).
Addiction Blush Mix in Spice on (mixed together, applied on the apples of the cheeks and over African Sunset).
Nars Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base.
Addiction Eyeshadow in Sheltering Sky (On the lid and lower lashline, blended out into a raccoon shape).
Addiction Eyeshadow in Moroccan Rose (patted on the lid over Sheltering Sky and slightly extended out).
Addiction Kohl Eyeliner in Arabian Nights (on the waterline and lower lashline).
Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara.
D.U.P. Eyelashes in Model's Type 910 
Mac Lip Pencil in Stripdown.
Addiction Cheek Stick in Sensually.
Addiction Lipgloss in Sentimental.

Hope you enjoyed this post!

What Fall/Winter collections have you been loving?

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.


  1. Absolutely gloriously beautiful (you and the cosmetics). I wonder if this line is available to those of us here in the US? Messy Wands has featured it often and it seems so beautiful!! Thank you so much for the post. xo Beth in Pgh ;-)

    1. Hey Lizzybee!

      Unfortunately, at this time Addiction is only available in Japan (unless you go through one of those websites that sell Japanese cosmetics). If you want to try any of products from Addiction, just let me know :)

  2. My tiny little piggy eyes would drown in that look, but on you it looks fantastic! You look a bit like a lady bandit wearing a gorgeous eye mask:)
    I also picked up a few of the shadows & kohl duos. I wish I'd left out secret nights and had rather ordered midnight sun though. The pale shade put me off and even in your perfect swatches it doesn't look that great, but the brown is LOVELY and secret nights just doesn't move me. Not enough teal.

    1. Hello my love, have I ever told you how much I look forward to your comments??? Well, I do :D

      Actually, I was going for a "bandit" (raccoon) shade when creating this look. Love raccoon and their opposable thumbs!

      Really, I liked the dark tealish raven blue of Secret Nights. When I purchased the collection, I almost passed on Midnight Sun as well, but my ocd kicked in and I can't have an incomplete series :P

      Glad I did, because Midnight Sun is a lovely duo, the pale icy sky blue looks beautiful on the eyes, and the brown is heavenly!

      I wish you'd let me get these products for you. I'd hate to know what your paying to acquire this far east treasures :(

    2. You are such a mega-sweetheart!
      You not only look gorge on the outside, but you're good on the inside too!! God was having such a great day when he created you:)) If everyone took you up on your generous & super kind offer to buy for them, you'd have no hours left in the day for yourself! Yipp, the mark-up is pretty atrocious, but you know what it's like, the grass is always greener on the other side!! If could just be happy with the local brands my credit card would be a lot happier. But no, it HAS to be the hard to find, exotic stuff! For me, paying the mark-up is my punishment for being so darn STUPID!!

    3. Thank you Buggsie <3 So glad to have found you through this beauty blogging. I may be in Germany this year, if so, we need to meet up!

      I really wished you blogged, because I love the way you write (you write the way I think) and always look forward to reading your comments...really I do!

      I totally understand. I have all these great Japanese brands here, but I also the foreign brands, but the mark-up is so high that I have to order in the states and wait for them to arrive. I still haven't received any of the holiday collections (by the way, the post office is closed til January 4th), lucky for me Winter just started.

    4. GREAT Mrs Gorgeous! I'll be here...I think:) Will be away over Easter - visits parents in S Africa. Hey, we can play mother-daughter:))...yikes....it'll probably look more like grandchild- granny?!?! Where did you get to be so gorgeous??
      The mark-up in Europe is disgusting, but if I import from the US I have to pay tax & duty when it arrives so it's equally / more expensive. Ignorant Chanel doesn't ship out of the US anyway although we don't have access to the decent square pan quads in the EU. I always have to buy my quads off ebay which is a real PITA. Why in Heaven's name does Chanel assume that we ( EU ) prefer the baked shadows?? I don't know one single person who does!
      P.S. I could never blog because I have zero discipline:(

    5. Germany has always been on my "places to visit" list. What's the best time in the year to visit Germany?

      I prefer we play master and servant :P

      I can totally sympathize, the markup here a just criminal!!! I agree with you a 1000% on the EU quads, I only by them when I have no other choice.

  3. First of all, you look beautiful. Very dramatic and eye-catching.

    Secondly, you have no foundation on?! I truly mean this - your skin is beautiful and you genuinely don't need foundation! Such glowy perfection.


    1. Thank you Nazia!!

      I think your gorgeous, so hearing/reading your complements, it really means a lot <3

      Yup, wearing no foundation.

  4. I ordered both night dive and secret nights from the kohl liner series and I absolutely love it!!! Lucky you that you have full face palette with the purchase of 3 items.... sadly for CP orders for us in the US, we have to pay a premium plus shipping....

    those trio blushers are calling me... my wallet will be crying again!!!!

    btw, your skin is flawless!!!! I am so jealous!!!

    1. The entire collection is fabulous!

      Darling, if you want any products from over here, just let me know, and I'll get it for you. No need to pay so much!! Honestly, I mean it!!

    2. Merry X'mas! I hope you are having a good time over there!

      Next time when I am planning to haul again I will definitely hit you up!!! it's so nice of you to offer the help!!! I am so flattered!!!

      I do prefer ADDICTION over NARS... heehee....

      so my stash of THREE is heading to me soon... I may order more if I am addicted to them!!! lol... such a life of a makeup addict!!

    3. Happy Xmas and New Year's!!!

      Definitely let me know when your ready to order anything. We beauty addicts must stick together :D

      What did you order from THREE? You'll definitely be wanting more...trust me!!

  5. I second what Nazia expressed because it's exactly what I was thinking when I scrolled down and saw the photos. It's like you get to see the props then you get to see the performance. "very dramatic and eye-catching" - Nazia

    Haha, it's like a review for a marvelous movie except it's not a movie, but a living work of art. :)

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