Fragrances -Chanel -Coco Mademoiselle

on 12/3/2017 1:19:00 PM


I so very much wanted to like this. But it's too sweet.
If it was more powdery, or fresher...
It has something in it that smells nice but it's hidden behind everything else.
I find it gives me dizzyness and a bit of a headache.
They say the Velvet Body Oil smells much better, so I'm going to try that.

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Fragrances -Chanel -No 5 l'eau

on 12/3/2017 11:47:00 AM


This fragrance is so delightful! The problem is that it has NO staying power, on me anyway. The smell is gone after 15 minutes. What a bummer! Maybe I could try layering it, but that would require me shelling out more money for the lotion (assuming they carry a lotion for L'eau). Overall, I love the scent... but for the cost, I should be smelling lovely all day or at least for hours.

Foundations -Chanel -Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation

on 11/30/2017 10:00:00 PM


This foundation is better suited for a combo to oily skin type, and someone who can and does dedicate time every day to exfoliating. I did not care for the feel of it. It pulled every ounce of moisture from my normal skin, and the area around my mouth feels drawn the entire day when I wear it. It is not forgiving, meaning, if life happens and you didn’t exfoliate for a week, the formula will find every dry patch or flake. In fact, it’s so good at this, it’s a great way to figure out where to focus your exfoliation efforts. Despite quality skin care and foundation priming, it still pools into my pores, and because it dries quickly, it’s tough to fix this. It also accentuates fine lines. I can’t imagine what this would look like on someone with moderate aging. This is hands down the worst foundation at this price point I’ve come across in many years. There is nothing modern about this formula. It’s cumulative in that the drying effect worsens the skin as each day goes by. I fell in love at the counter. By day five of application, I was wishing I hadn’t thrown away my receipt. I’ve tried off and on to give it another chance, but sadly, it’s not for my skin.

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Fragrances -Chanel -No.5

on 11/30/2017 4:08:00 PM


Only the extrait concentration is close to the real thing, and I keep on buying some vintage bottles. EDT and EDP are certainly still elegant fragrances - far better than the sad new Gabrielle - yet they are not exactly Chanel 5 due to regulatory nonsenses that push brands to ruin masterpieces.

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Fragrances -Chanel -No.5

on 11/29/2017 7:09:00 PM


It's weird as 10 years back I really didn't like No 5, not at all actually. Meanwhile, I don't know why, but I really started to love the unique note No 5 has. I still don't own the orginial scent as it is just too heavy for my nose although I actually like it. There is something that is disturbing the main note in it, I guess it's lily of the valley. But, I'm so happy that Chanel decided to create new kinds of No 5, and I found Chanel No 5 Eau Premiere to be the perfect No 5 for me. Fresher, lighter, without the heave lily of the valley note, and still the unique aldehyde No 5 note I like so much.

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Eyeliner -Chanel -Automatic Liquid Eyeliner

on 11/26/2017 2:52:00 AM


This eyeliner is not for me.

First of all, this is the only makeup product that I can ever remember having to ASSEMBLE MYSELF. Yes, that's right - you have to screw things on and insert an ink cartridge or something to get this going.

But the reason I did not like this and will be returning it is because of the marker felt tip and the way that application simply does not work for, my eyes, and my makeup technique.

On my skin, this was very prone to smudging and not staying in place

Fragrance -Chanel -Egoiste pour Homme

on 11/26/2017 1:34:00 AM


A case when comercial flop equals masterpiece! The probably least sold of Chanel men fragrances is just the best. Created in line with Bois des Iles and initially called Bois Noire, Egoiste is clearly a troubled child like the name indicates. It isn’t there to please the nose and sell in duty free thanks to ozonic marine or fruity bullshit! It is there to give some man the distinctive signature of woods and spices, a master balance between lightness and body. Have a few bottles from the 90’s saved for a rainy day.

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Primer/ Corrector -Chanel -Le Blanc de Chanel Multi-use Illuminator

on 11/26/2017 1:27:00 AM


Elegance in a bottle! Just the right amount of everything and nothing too much. Unlikely most primers that are either too highlighting or too dewy or too matte or too silicony.... this has it all but just right. Like a Chanel dress, elegance just right. Have been using it for years in it’s successive versions, good it finally got a pump!

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Primer/ Corrector -Chanel -Le Blanc de Chanel Sheer Illuminating Base

on 11/26/2017 1:22:00 AM


This is elegance in the shape of primer! Not too much highlight just enough... not too much silicone just enough... not too much dewy or matte... just enough. Chanel knows about elegance. Have been using it since the late 80’s in all it’s successive versions.

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Fragrances -Chanel -No. 22

on 11/23/2017 4:26:00 PM


Why would one buy anything “new” before trying something this beautiful?

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Powder -Chanel -Vitalumiere Loose Powder

on 11/23/2017 9:52:00 AM


** I love Chanel, I really, really do! But what old lady died in this loose powder? **

If your skin is dry/flaky and sensitive, this is a no-go, because the perfume can really disturb your skin.

Other than that, it is beautiful. I use it for my natural glowing look, where I just put it sparingly in the T zone and blend it out. It is stunning and it makes me look very beautiful. When I wear makeup I often reach for this, some concealer, and a lipstick or blush, no need for anything else, seriously, it does that great of a job.

I have never used it for more than 1 day at a time, so I don't know if it will cause any trouble, with continuous daily use.
I do find, that if I use more product than just a tiny amount, then it can settle a little in fine lines and look a little dry. (it is powder after all) But it's something you will quickly figure out, and you can use a primer underneath, that will prevent that. I do not use primers for this though.

The brush coming with it is super dense and super soft. It is a good brush, I must say!

The shade range is not that great, unfortunately. I will repurchase this.

Moisturizers -Chanel -La Solution 10 de Chanel

on 11/22/2017 3:01:00 AM


I'm writing this review because I think this moisturizer is overpriced for what it is. I was suckered into buying this for my dry and sensitive skin by the charming Chanel SA lady who mentioned this was made specifically for people suffering from sensitive skin. She assured me that it would not aggravate my rosacea and that I would like it better than my current Avene tolerance cream. Well, after trying this Chanel version, my response is: I don't. Here's why:

First a bit about the Chanel cream:
Chanel's claim: "Why 10? Out of thousands ingredients tested, it took just 10, no more, no less to compose the most pure yet effective solution for calming and soothing sensitive skin."
They list these 10 as: Water, vegetal squalane, soft powder, glycerin, silver needle tea extract, shea butter extract, emollient, emulsifier, humectant preservative.

What it really contains: Phenoxyethanol,Steareth-21, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Shea Butter Extract, Glycerin, White Tea Extract, Lauroyl Lysine, Vegetal Squalane.
So what we are basically getting are: skin conditioning agents, preservatives, emulsifiers, an antioxidant and binding humectants.

Price: $106 Canadian for 30 mL ($$$).

Packaging: An opaque white bottle with a pump. The pump aspect is nice and sanitary.

Texture: Light and absorbs quickly.

My reaction: This was moisturizing but it felt like it did the job of a basic moisturizer. For me personally, it's definitely not worth the high price tag for the minimal ingredients. In addition, interestingly, some studies have shown that as a preservative, Phenoxyethanol may cause skin irritation.

Would I repurchase? No.

Alternate product: I have found that my current moisturizer: Eau thermale Avene Tolerance Extreme emulsion works amazingly well for my sensitive and reactive skin. It was recommended to me by my dermatologist but because it has no antioxidant properties, I always seem to think I could always find a better cream. To date, I haven't and have resolved to using an anti-oxidant serum along with this Avene cream.
For those wondering about Avene, similar to Chanel le 10 solution, the Avene also has minimal ingredients (8 only) but has the advantage of having no preservatives. It's also recommended by the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients Association.
The Avene's ingredients are (light version listed below- the rich version has Shea butter added).
Aqua, Squalane, Behenyl Alcohol (vegetal source), Capriylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Sodium Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer.

The price is also much cheaper: $35 for 50 mL (it also goes on sale often at 20% off at Shoppers Drug Mart).

So in conclusion, I think it's great that Chanel is gearing to sensitive skin types and I think when it comes down to basics (which I think the Chanel cream really is), it's a matter of personal preference. I thought I'd spoil myself with the Chanel version but in reality, I found that it performed no better than my beloved Avene Tolerance Extreme cream. Personally, I think the minimal ingredients for both Chanel and Avene are what really helps calm and soothe reactive skin, so there's nothing overly special about one over the other.

Anyways, as helpful as it is reading other people's reviews, I do hope my review provided some helpful feedback and thank you for reading :)

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Concealers -Chanel -Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer

on 11/21/2017 12:34:00 AM


The best concealer by far! The new pale green shade to conceal redness is just out of a dream, professional and easy to use at the same time. A little goes a long way, just make sure close it tight as it lasts for a lifetime as long as one doesn’t let it dry.

Polishes -Chanel -Le Vernis Nail Color

on 11/20/2017 10:40:00 PM


Badly overpriced for what it is, but I won't buy it even for 10$.
I like manicure that lasts, Chanel doesn't. 2-3 days it's all you're gonna get.
It becomes too thick in a bottle after about 10 times of use.
Spend your $ somewhere else, there is nothing special in this product, you're paying just for the brand.

Fragrances -Chanel -Gabrielle

on 11/20/2017 8:36:00 PM


To be honest all I have to say about this is that the grand Mademoiselle herself, Gabrielle Coco Chanel, would NOT approve of this shrinking violet of a perfume. It's totally unworthy of having the Chanel logo on it as far as I'm concerned...

Bland, boring, generic, vapid, girly etc all the things that Chanel utterly detested and never stood for. This is maybe alright for a 17 year old girl who isn't ready for a real Chanel fragrance yet but quite frankly she probably doesn't have the $130 to spend on a fragrance anyways. And don't get me started on the cringeable promo ads with Kristen Stewart.


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