Primer/ Corrector -Chanel - Complete Correction Cream

on 6/2/2017 12:26:00 PM

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I am extremely picky about foundations. I have tried everything from high end to low end. I love full coverage and I have combo, aging skin with a lot of redness. This covers beautifully but it does have a strong smell initially. I use the hourglass 28 primer (only 1/2 pump and let absorb for 2 minutes) then the first layer with fingers then apply where needed with a brush. I have covered with various powders but some may not like that finish. I use the color beige 20 and I am fair/light with red undertones

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Foundations -Chanel - Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation

on 6/2/2017 11:33:00 AM

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I really thought I would like this foundation as I love Chanel products, my favourite being Lift Lumiere, it is a very flat finish and very drying, it also affected my eyes not sure if it was the perfume in it but my eyes ended up so red I have to visit an eye doctor, I was put on a steroid for 2 weeks to clear it up, so I won't be purchasing it again and will go back to the Lift Lumiere.

I will be returning this product to the SA tomorrow to make a complaint.

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Fragrances -Chanel - No 5 l'eau

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This stuff is yet another winning fragrance from Chanel in my book! (I also have Chance EDT, which I absolutely adore!) The top notes in this fragrance are crisp citrus, while the heart notes are floral and the base notes are cedar and musk. Initially, I smell quite a bit of citrus upon application. However, once the perfume starts to dry down, those notes pretty much disappear. What's left is a lovely combination of floral and musk with a touch of cedar. It's a very feminine scent and perfect for warmer months, as it is not overpowering at all. I would highly recommend this particular perfume to those who want to wear something Chanel that is on the softer, less cloying side of things. I love some of their stronger perfumes, but I know that they are not for everybody.

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Bronzers -Chanel - Soleil Tan de Chanel - Bronzing Makeup Base

on 5/31/2017 3:43:00 PM

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I recently went on a bronzer binge, buying 4 bronzers in the span of about a month. I bought the following: MJ Tantastic, TF Milk Chocolate Soleil, Hourglass Illume Trio (contains a cream bronzer), and this Chanel bronzer. The Chanel is my favorite. Why? I have light toned skin (NC 15-20) and it is the lightest and therefore looks the most natural, in my opinion. I don't have to work very hard to blend this well--fingers are sufficient. In fact I couldn't really see using anything except fingers for this because the texture is firm. I would describe the color as a golden light brown. This is gonna become my default bronzer for when I'm in a hurry because it's so easy to apply and blend. The price is kinda absurd, but I have the feeling this will last a long long time. I lurve it! Definitely worth considering if you are pale or light toned and are looking for an HG bronzer.

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Bronzers -Chanel - Soleil Tan de Chanel - Bronzing Makeup Base

on 5/31/2017 12:12:00 PM

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On me this looks really orange. I'm not particulary pale or tanned. I hate it! Thank god it works for so many people...

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Bronzers -Chanel - Soleil Tan de Chanel - Bronzing Makeup Base

on 5/31/2017 12:02:00 PM

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Put this in the category of "youtube made me buy it" and WOW I am amazed. I think it was Jaclyn Hill's "Ride or Die" Video where I found it (a little embarrassing but if you need a demo, she did an excellent job. Hence me buying)

It is a fairly huge jar, flat jar. It's like a thick-ish gel. Unlike I have ever seen. You kind swirl a brush (I am a fan of ELF Stippling brush or RT Powder Brush) and it picks up product nicely. I sweep it on my cheeks and forehead in kinda a "brontour" way--it blends very nicely, and it is not orange on my NC 15-20 ish skin, on the dry side.

Pros--
Expensive but I have hardly made a dent in it in 6 mos
Very pretty color. I don't find it orange
Provides a beautiful, blendable, realistic flush/bronzer/brontour. No "snickers bar" of brown stripes from bad contouring.
Does warm up the skin, and NO shimmers
Not at all cakey or needing setting spray to melt it into skin
Creme product that is not watery, better control for those of us who are not "experts"

Cons--
Well of course it's $$
Shade range. I mean, there's none.
There's a plastic lid that keeps it from drying out under the black screw cap. If you put it in upside down with "pull tab" inwards, hard to open next time

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Liquid -Chanel - Perfection Lumiere Velvet

on 5/29/2017 7:36:00 PM

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Holy Grail for my mature (50s) skin. Recommended by Angie from Hot&Flashy and now on my second bottle. It offers just enough coverage and does not emphasis pores or sit in wrinkles. I use a water based primer (Laura Mercier) first and I put it on with fingers. Very easy to work. I think coverage is good but I use a concealer to hide darker pigmentation. It is long lasting with no need for touch ups or blotting but I use Urban Decay setting spray on long days.

Colour choices are not the broadest but I am lucky that 30 Biege suits me. I think, as Chanel is high end, it is very affordable at £32.50. Cheaper than Dior or Armani for example. My Chanticaille Future Skin was £60 but this product had better coverage. And I think it is better - longer lasting and sits on mature skin better - than Laura Mercier Candlight and the Lancôme foundations.

If you do have mature 50+ skin, do watch Angie Hot&Flashy on YouTube as she is excellent with her product reviews.

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Lipstick -Chanel - Rouge Coco

on 5/28/2017 10:41:00 AM

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Pigmentation is spot on, shade 25 is absolutely my favourite, shade 60 is lovely but needs more application for full pigmentation, texture is just the right creaminess, not too shiny nor matte, great for everyday use. Unfortunately my shade 25 broke into half, but it doesn't stop me from applying it with a look brush, which worked just as well!


Powder -Chanel - LE TEINT ULTRA TENUE (ultrawear flawless compact foundation) Powder Foundation

on 5/27/2017 2:20:00 PM

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I have oily/combination skin and of all the types (liquid, cushion, powder) I like this formula the best. The powder is finely milled, soft and blends very easily. Does not leave patches and the powder just feels luxurious on my face. The powder helps with shine, but because I live in a humid country so I do need to fix my face at about 4 hours (not sure if it's the humidity or the make up's fault). The packaging is so beautiful and the sponge is awesome. The Chanel counter lady told me to come back and get my dirty sponge exchanged as needed, instead of washing it. I really love that option!


Treatments (Face) -Chanel - Sublimage Masque

on 5/27/2017 5:26:00 AM

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I like to give products a very thorough testing early on to really understand how my skin reacts to it.

I got my hands on a sample of this mask on recommendation from a friend.

It is very soft and very nourishing. I have used it for 2 days in a row as an overnight treatment (as recommended by some on makeupalley) on half my face only. I then gave my skin a break for a day. And I then attempted to do it again a third time but my face felt hot and irritated from it, so I rinsed it off early, ie just used it as a mask. A day later I have tried it again on half my face and again my face has got very hot and I've rinsed it off after about an hour. A Sales Assistance once told me that as soon as skin feels hot or irritated it could mean the product will make it breakout.

It is definitely very softening and a pleasure to use, but I'm not clear yet on whether I am overusing it or whether over the longer term my skin would have an allergic reaction to it. I will continue with it in a few days and aim to update the review.


Fragrances -Chanel - Chanel No 5 - Velvet Body Cream

on 5/27/2017 12:22:00 AM

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If you love classic Chanel N5 in large doses you're going to love this.
All your body will smell like your favorite perfume and it's gonna be moisturized at the same time.
I love perfumery body creams and I 'm okay to wear classic Chanel N5 every now and then, but I find this cream too overwhelming. I felt like I took a bath in perfume, way too much!

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Brows -Chanel - Crayon Sourcils Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil

on 5/26/2017 7:35:00 PM

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This is another staple of mine, been using for absolutely years and years. Great formulation and a little goes a long way. Long wearing. Easy to sharpen the pencil and it comes with it's own sharpener as well inside the box. The brush at one end is stiff and perfect for brushing up brows and shaping. I've never felt the need to look at anything else to own as you get everything you want in one buy, though I have used other products e.g. Suqqu has great brow products, but they are hard to come by. Chanel is easier found and a winner. The lightest colour they offer is Blond Clair and it's brilliant for blondes, being a great taupe ash blonde colour which just matches natural colour so well. The best brows in my opinion are ones that are naturally highlighted and thickened, with colour that is added in with feathery strokes, for a look that is barely detectable but done.The worst are brows obviously "painted" on. This just looks awful but it's surprisingly common. Technique aside, you'll get a fantastic natural look with this pencil and it'll last for some time.


Eye Shadow -Chanel - Illusion d'Ombre

on 5/26/2017 7:13:00 PM

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Right, so these have been on the market for some time now, although I have heard whispers they might be discontinuing, I hope that is wrong! A great range of colours and I almost always go in for the limited edition colours that come out. I love colours Apparition, an amazing deep shimmery blue and Mirifique a fantastic black, such a staple. Emerveille is a gorgeous taupe pink fabulous for day. Easy to use and great colour pay off. They're somewhere in between a cream and gel in consistency and feel spongy almost, to the touch, then creamy. Really genius and divine. They work just as well with fingers as they do with a brush. The little brush they come with can feel a bit stiff and hard on the eyelid when used flat, but it produces a great line when used on the angle side. Very good staying power, I've never had an issue here and so easy to build up. Great used over matte shadow for highlight, shimmer and effect. The lighter silvery options (colour Mysterio) work super well as a highlighter around the eye area and cheek bones for night time glamour. I have had some get slightly dry over time, just on the top, so you do need to keep the pot tightly closed between use. A little bit fiddly as well handling the pots, going between them as you're working away. If they packaged these differently, they'd get a 5+ probably from me, however they'd still need to find a way to keep the product tightly sealed.

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Mascara -Chanel - Le Volume De Chanel

on 5/26/2017 6:57:00 PM

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Really superb mascara with fabulous finish to your lashes. Easy formulation that just stays put even though I don't use the waterproof version. I have very fair but very long lashes which you'd never see without mascara. This does what you'd expect, it colours what I already have, however it also thickens and creates so much volume at the same time. So much so, and depending on whether you coat once or twice, it can look as though you're wearing false eye lashes, it's that good! Highly recommend this product. Again, one that won't be leaving my makeup bag any time soon.

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Concealers -Chanel - Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer

on 5/26/2017 6:45:00 PM

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Excellent concealer, another winner from Chanel. It'll cover a lot of issues and can be used easily under the eyes without dragging the skin or settling into lines, gives a beautiful result. The wand used lengthways is great to just glide on product under the eyes, or the tip for blemishes or specific work. It looks and feels invisible but does a great job at hiding what you need to. I've used everyday or as needed for years and it's a staple in the make up bag. I can't see me changing to anything else any time soon.

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