Moisturizers -Chanel -La Solution 10 de Chanel

on 11/17/2017 8:27:00 AM

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I used Differin gel over the summer without any problems. As soon as the weather turned cold, I began to experience discomfort and dryness. I stopped Differin, but made the mistake of trying an AHA to exfoliate the dry patches -- which compounded the problem with flushing and redness. So, I'm not a Chanel person at all, but I went and got a sample of La Solution 10. It fixed a major dry patch and calmed the redness within a few days.

I'm pretty scared of moisturizers, but this worked so well that I got brave and started using it all over. It's really good. It feels breathable. It doesn't aggravate breakouts at all, and it doesn't seem to clog my pores. That's amazing to me. Now that everything seems to be full of silicones, I react to most moisturizers, sunscreens, and liquid foundations with major breakouts (at 64). I'm grateful that this doesn't have silicones.

Of course the price tag is painful, but after scoring one more sample, I bought it. It feels ironic to be paying $80 for ten ingredients, but my skin certainly appreciates the simplicity of this formula. Now, if anyone finds a dupe...

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Mascara -Chanel -Le Volume De Chanel

on 11/16/2017 8:00:00 PM

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This mascara has been recommended to me so many times that I finally bought it from Nordstrom, and I am underwhelmed.

The brush is good for getting close to the lashline. It does separate and darken lashes.

But it's not great at holding a curl. My lashes don't look lush and dramatic when I use this mascara. I get much more volume from some of my other mascaras, including Too Faced Better Than Sex. Chanel Le Volume can flake. It doesn't make my lashes significantly longer or thicker-looking. It's a ho-hum mascara, in my opinion. And it is SO overpriced.

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Treatments (Face) -Chanel -Blue Serum

on 11/15/2017 4:29:00 PM

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I still miss the Le Jour and La Nuit fabulous duo that was there before this serum came out. Still, this is a very nice texture with a lot of Niacinamide (no reason for high price...) I like Chanel skincare, this is a bit of a marketing bluff.

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Treatments (Face) -Chanel -Blue Serum

on 11/15/2017 7:45:00 AM

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First, I must say I live in Europe, where I get this at around 85€ a bottle. It is by no means affordable, but it is not the ridiculous price I see it go for in other parts of the world.
The marketing on this is ridiculous. If you are serious about skincare, you will probably not want to buy this. "Blue zones" and longevity: what does that have to do with skin care?
But if you take the ingredient list and actually go search for what each ingredient does, you will see that there is a lot of good stuff in this.
Niacinamide ranks very high in the ingredient list. Awesome for pigmentation, inflammation, pore size, even collagen stimulation.
The formula also has amazing super potent anti-oxidants, so it is a great anti-aging serum.
It has good anti-inflammatory ingredients. It also has an instantaneous and long-term firming action.
One of its ingredients (mastic gum) seems to be able to shrink pore size and control oil production.

On me, I find that my skin looks absolutely flawless when I use this. My pores do look much smaller. My foundations goes on beautifully and stays on much better, much longer. When I wear this I have those skin days that I am always looking at the mirror and wondering what happened that caused my skin to look so much better. I look younger.

There is a lot of alcohol in this. Some people argue that alcohol causes sensitivity and destroys collagen. The truth is that there is not research to indicate that alcohol does anything like that to the skin. It has the potential to destroy the skins natural barrier, which much be avoided. Stripped skin ages faster and becomes more irritated more easily. But if you apply alcohol in conjunction with other skin protecting ingredients, like those in a moisturizer, you should be fine.

There is fragrance in this product, and that is bad. It is very low on the list, but still this is not good for your skin. It has the potential to irritate the skin. Since there is so much anti-irritant action from other ingredients in this formula, in the end the product will probably still be very good for the skin.

The packaging is excellent and all ingredients are preserved as they should be.



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Treatments (Face) -Chanel -Sublimage

on 11/15/2017 1:11:00 AM

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i love it.


Lipstick -Chanel -Rouge Allure Velvet #34 - La Raffinee

on 11/14/2017 9:42:00 PM

What a beautiful lipstick. It covers very well but feels light on the lips A lovely muted “almost red” color. This is my favorite lipstick formula by Chanel.


Eye Shadow -Chanel -Quadra - 14 Mystic Eyes

on 11/14/2017 9:35:00 PM

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I have the baked version with the circular pans. i have had this for quite a while but never got around to reviewing it because while it is beautiful, easy to use, and flattering, I am not quite sold on it for repurchaze.

I got this for the golden brown shade. And also I had seen great reviews of it on MUA over the years. I do enjoy it and find it quite flattering, decently long wearing, and pretty... but I am not quite sold on it for the price.
Used together eg with pink as a base all over, browns in crease and to line, silver taupe as a pop of shimmer, it photographs very well and looks very beautiful, naturally contoured with a glow.
Also I use the golden brown wet on lid, then the dark brown dry on outer v, blending them together (there is a blog where the chanel MUA demonstrated this). It is quite foolproof, but something about the colours, and payoff, apart from that lovely golden brown, isn't quite hG material for my taste.

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Treatments (Face) -Chanel -Sublimage

on 11/13/2017 12:54:00 AM

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The eye cream and the SPF 50 are just fabulous! I think the eye cream is probably the best I have ever tried... and this includes brands like La Prairie or Lamer. Buying next the serum; for moisturiser I stand by the Le Jour and La Nuit that I adore, but can only be bought online which is silly!

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Treatments (Face) -Chanel -Precision Lift Serum Extreme

on 11/12/2017 4:56:00 PM

Oh, Chanel, Chanel! Why do you tease me so?? I managed to snag a tiny 0.13 oz sample tube of this to try on eBay, because I always wanted to try it and it's discontinued. This stuff was amazing! I put this on, and layered my tinted moisturizer over it, and WOW! My skin looked SO good all day! It just had such a great glow! The next day I put this on again, sans moisturizer, with only my sunscreen on top. My skin still looked amazing! Though I will say the only major caveat with this serum came on Day 2. It just didn't want to play well under my sunscreen. It made my sunscreen ball up on my skin. But I loved the look it gave me so much, I made it work. I managed to drag out that little tube for 3 days, because you better believe I was going to use every little drop. But alas, this is long discontinued, and I'm sure there are probably better serums out there - ones that will layer under sunscreen - but I haven't found it yet. So the search continues.


Moisturizers -Chanel -Le Lift Creme

on 11/12/2017 11:02:00 AM

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I got a sample of this at Nordstrom, and it's truly lovely. If money was no object, I'd buy it right now. Unfortunately, money IS an object, so back to Neutrogena I go. :-(

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Lipstick -Chanel -Rouge Coco Shine #61 Bonheur

on 11/11/2017 2:02:00 PM

Love it! I am not a lipstick person, but this is in between lipbalm and lipstick. It ‘feels’ so natural, almost as if you do not wear anything on the lips. But still, it nourishes and gives a subtile color. At first sight, this bonheur color seemed to heavy for me, but it goes on less pigmented as one would think. It is ‘my lips but better’.
Will repurchase for sure.


Cleansers -Chanel -Sublimage Essential Comfort Cleanser

on 11/11/2017 2:17:00 AM

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I only used this cleanser once, but that was enough to flare my Rosacea so that my skin burned for 3 days.


Fragrances -Chanel -Coco Noir

on 11/10/2017 6:21:00 PM

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Wow this is utterly gorgeous. I think I've found "my" Chanel.

At first spritz it's basically Coco Mademoiselle but then it gets darker, smokier and more woodsy. This is balmy and decadent. I was so enraptured by it that I bought a 100ml bottle. This is seductive and I guess that's what makes it "noir". This is one of those perfumes that will appeal to bold women however it is surprisingly versatile as well. If Coco EDP is the femme fatale of the 80's and Coco Mademoiselle is the rich bitch of the 2000s then Coco Noir is the dark-haired coquette who is understated yet still undeniably magnetic.


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Liquid -Chanel -Vitalumiere Moisture-Rich Radiance Sunscreen Fluid Makeup SPF 15

on 11/10/2017 3:51:00 PM

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I am a big fan of Chanel makeup, but this foundation really does have a yellow undertone and I don't like that. I would prefer a true ivory for my redhead fair skin tone. Or even some peach, but not yellow. I don't understand this.


Mascara -Chanel -Le Volume De Chanel

on 11/10/2017 11:34:00 AM

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This review is for the bluish black mascara, but it applies to all of the colors, since the formulation is also a factor. Note: I am a mascara snob and connoisseur. Pale lashes, fine but lots of them. Also note: Chanel online is the best makeup you can buy, since they allow free returns without any sort of hassle. The return sticker is in the packaging, so you don't have to contact them (ugh, MAC!), and they return via UPS, meaning I can leave it out on my patio and not make an extra trip to USPS.

Color:
The BLUISH BLACK IS HOLY GRAIL. You. Must. Try. It. You can return it, easily, if you hate it. But you won't. If you have redness around your eyes, ruddiness in your skin tone, or are just fair--you must try it. You will thank me, I promise! It does not appear blue, at all. Indeed, it is more natural on me than black (too dark) or brown (too warm). This mascara has changed my entire makeup look, and I am desperate for them not to ever discontinue it, which is why I am writing this review. Other colored mascaras either have a crappy formulation/brush, or they are bright blue. This one reads subtle black on me, and it is the only mascara that does not make me look like an 80's punk rocker, or a piglet with red eyes. Oh, how I love it so. <3

Formulation:
Stellar. It is very thick, yet it applies evenly with a gloss, and it does not cause my lashes to look stiff or spidery. I don't need to use upper lid liner with this mascara, because it makes my lashes look thick enough without it.

Desert island, one product=this.

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