Foundations -Chanel -sublimage le teint foundation

on 4/2/2018 6:42:00 AM

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After finishing 2 sample packets, I’m underwhelmed. #10 Beige is a perfect match colorwise. My skin is normal with probably a lot less wrinkling and a lot less collagen loss than one would expect at my age due to a combination of genetic luck and really dilligent skin care. But even blessed with small pores, as I age, I have to select foundation that doesn’t accentuate pore size. This product doesn’t do that, a good thing. Not sure why, but while a decent finish, it just looks sort of dull, maybe blah. At $135, I want glow; I want WOW! It actually reminds me a bit of GA Crema Nuda but with a better color range and a lot less WOW factor.

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Bronzers -Chanel -Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base

on 3/30/2018 1:42:00 PM

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Wonderful product


Loose Powders -Chanel -Poudre Universelle Libre Translucent 2

on 3/30/2018 1:38:00 PM

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Best powder on the market, lasts forever it is great value for the money!


Loose Powders -Chanel -Poudre Universelle Libre Translucent 2

on 3/30/2018 12:15:00 PM

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“If you are worried about the price try dollar tree the LA Colors brand has loose powder so take yourself down there .l I love chAn!! You are not paying for the interlocking CC’s logo merely that’s ridic; you are paying for the best durn powder money can buy. Granted I’ve always used MAC basically including 2 different loose powders from MAC & blot powder addict; & Laura Mercier as well as I’m a fan of Physicians ;formula (& some dollar stores has NYC it was surprisingly good as well as LA Colors so there are options & the infamous Coty airpsun) I have tried & liked all of these but I LOVE Chanel’s best. It’s so finely milled & controls oil beautiful for photography & u get a lot of powder for your money ($52USD) so u qualify for free shipping ($50USD+ on chanel.com free returns) I got translucent 2 which is perf for Chanel beige 20/NC20-25 MAC I love this powder so much for its oil-absorbing properties I am very, very oily && don’t like a dewy finish it’s all about matte for me except where i apply my subtle hi-liter on my tops of cheeks somexs but yeah it’s all matte for my look I’m in my 40s & I think dewy on a matronly donning a Dewey looks like greasy & trying too hard to regain youth. Face it you have crater scars & lines by the time ur 40 so matte is where it’s at!! This powder is amazing. So worthy! I will rebuy definitely! So worthy of $52! Chanel is awesome. This is my very fave face powder. I’ll find a way to afford it if there was more month than the money I’d sacrifice on something else to get this, seriously but the supply is infinite so you don’t have to buy it but a couple of X a year probably I mean I don’t know how long a tub lasts but it looks very generous. Powder has the power to make or break your look fr!! It’s that finishing touch. #winning


Loose Powders -Chanel -Poudre Universelle Libre Translucent 2

on 3/30/2018 12:56:00 AM

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I really really love this loose powder. It doesn't give me acne or any skin irritations. This is a setting powder so it's used after putting on foundation. I found out that tapping off the excess powder on the puff and patting it lightly all over the face is the best application. Don't use an upward/downward application bec. it's going to look so heavy and very matte. Some beautifying powder afterwards is recommended for nice glowing skin.


Bronzers -Chanel -Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base

on 3/29/2018 9:11:00 PM

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I probably reach for this product more than anything else in my makeup stash -- even foundation! Bare skin or full face, I always dab a little bit of Soleil Tan de Chanel on. It adds the perfect amount of warmth to the skin and has a consistency that blends into the most natural finish.

The formula is moussey and a little bit creamy, and very forgiving. It's kind of that perfect place between a gel and a cream, and you can basically sheer this out as much as you would like. Pigmentation is light but not insubstantial. It has color, but it blends out subtlely. It is buildable. On the skin, this feels light and nonexistent. If I'm not wearing other base makeup, it's easy to forget I even have bronzer on!

This doesn't work for me as a contour, and I only contour once in a blue moon, anyways. I've seen people with pale complexions use this for some light chiseling, but I only use this to add warmth to my face where some sun exposure would naturally tan me -- and I add warmth every day as long as I leave the house to some capacity. If I'm skipping the heavy eyeshadow or eyeliner, I also use this to warm up my eyelids and bring my whole look together. Here's basically what I do:

Using my fingers, I 'scoop' a tiny bit out (like a generous swatch where there just a little extra sticking to your fingers) and then I dab most of the bronzer on the bridge of my nose and along the tops of my cheeks, concentrating most of the bronzer in that cheek area right by my nose. Basically, if you've ever used blackhead strips, I dab the bronzer in that general area, but maybe a little further out as well. And then I just blend it out with a tapered brush without worrying too much about keeping within any boundaries. The formula is pretty foolproof and totally forgiving. It would take some serious work to mess up. Any remainder, I'll blend along my forehead and chin. If I'm doing eyes, I'll just dip my ring fingers and then tap it all over my lids. And honestly, I'll just rub this on wherever else I'm feeling that day, as well.

I can't picture my routine without this product. It's easy, it's versatile, it's natural looking, and it's lasted me so long. Because I'm always digging into this, it does collect some minute dust and lint, though nothing that's compromised the formula or affected application. Of course, I use clean fingers when I dip in :)

To cover some other bases:

Pricing -- $50 isn't absolutely terrible for a high-end bronzer (Guerlain or Tom Ford, anyone??), especially considering you get a ton of product and a little goes a long way. I'm willing to splurge, especially because I've saved money I very nearly spent on other bronzers, if not for the knowledge that I had my Chanel puck waiting for me at home. If that seems ridiculous to you, though, Sonia Kashuk has a pretty good dupe, and so does Bourjois (though that may have been discontinued)

Packaging -- The packaging is to die for -- sturdy and round and pretty big, with the signature Chanel look. It's like a giant glamorous puck. Straightforward. Classy. Not necessarily travel-friendly because it's so big. There's a second lid inside with a tab to lift it. If you accidentally replace the lid with the tab facing inwards, getting it out is hard.

PROS
- Easy to play with
- Versatile and forgiving
- So natural looking
- Warm toned without becoming orange
- Luxe feel
- Pretty scent -- standard Chanel fragrance (but fragrance might be a con for others!)

CONS
- Only one shade available, and it's not universal to all skin tones
- Fragrance might cause irritation for people with very sensitive skin
- It's a cream product, so it can attract lint and small debris, but nothing horrible
- Big puck, so it's not super travel-friendly
- Not dark or pigmented enough for most contouring

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Fragrances -Chanel -Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Intense

on 3/27/2018 1:18:00 PM

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Well, I finally stopped by Macy's on Sunday and tested CMI. As many reviewers have said, it is very close to CM EdP. The biggest difference is that the citrus has been toned down in the Intense formulation, and that makes it a bit smoother (and thus much more acceptable to my nose). At least that is the main difference as far as I am concerned. I cannot tease out notes of amber, tonka, vanilla, or even rose, but I could identify it blindfolded as CM. Personally, I like it more than CM EdP simply because the citrus is so much less stringent.

Re performance, projection and sillage are very good. Longevity seems to be quite good, too. For the price point, it is a good fragrance with better than average performance. In fact, it out performs my recently purchased Frederic Malle fragrances by a mile. (Make of that what you will.)

However, if I wanted to recommend a Chanel fragrance to someone, excluding the exclusives, I would recommend both Coco EdT and Coco EdP over any version of Mademoiselle. Mademoiselle is certainly a nice fragrance, but there are so many nicer fragrances from which to choose. It is worth testing in any case.

Fragrance: 7/10

Projection: 8/10

Sillage: 8/10

Longevity: 8/10

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Fragrances -Chanel -Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Intense

on 3/26/2018 12:06:00 AM

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First I am not a fan of the edp..I had it in my collection, but didn't like it much..it has a chemical undertone to my nose..anyhow, truth is I really like this version, so I can't say there are the same..they are not..you don't have to like edp to like Intense..lIntense is more rounded, less sharp, the citrus is tone down, and the florals aren't so sharp..maybe I will add Intense isnt as unique as the edp..the dry down is a beautiful gourmand with hints of a creamy vanilla and warm citrus..so easy to like..it will be more a crowd pleaser than the edp..for me though, it works perfect...Polge did good on that one..it isn't extraordinary unique, but it certainly smells great, with a trace of the Chanel DNA.

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Fragrances -Chanel -Gabrielle

on 3/25/2018 10:42:00 PM

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Chanel has created a lot of cult perfumes, now, not everybody likes vintage, Gabrielle is dedicated to Coco Chanel when she was still a girl, so it is more luminous, more simplistic but beautiful..i feel it is misunderstood really..it is a soapy bright floral, so if you don't like florals, you might not like it...and I know how delightful french perfumes are, never too much, not trying to make an unpleasant statement...Gabrielle is simply pretty...reminds me of how french women smell last time I was in Paris...it is indeed a new direction with Olivier Polge...is he as talented as his dad !? Time will do its thing, so far, he has done good ..Gabrielle is nicely done, classy with a modern twist,.there is beauty in simplicity...the vintage scents had their shining time, now women want fresher easier to wear perfumes.

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Liquid -Chanel -Perfection Lumiere Velvet

on 3/25/2018 5:13:00 AM

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I love love love this foundation. i have dry skin but it still works like magic. I love the soft focus finish this products leaves on the skin, while stil leaving it looking like skin. The coverage can be build up, I prefer af light coverage for everyday and will use two layers for nights out. It doesn't sink into lines or pores and just leaves your skin looking healthy and flawless. I love the packaging, one of my favorite foundations to travel with, as it's lightweight and travel friendly and just never lets me down. It is heavily fragrance, which I like but if you don't like that or tolerate fragrance, stay clear of this one. I have almost run out of this foundation and will repurchase, even though I find the price tag overly step.I really have nothing bad to say about this product and love pairing it with the Chanel Le Soleil bronzer, a real power couple.

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Liquid -Chanel -Perfection Lumiere Velvet

on 3/25/2018 1:13:00 AM

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I thought it might be worth taking the time to review this truly exemplary foundation despite my lack of activity on Makeupalley. I say exemplary because brands who have been pushing the liquid to powder technology (NYX Total Control, Shiseido Synchro Lasting etc) have a lot to learn from this product.

The main similarity between this and the other two products mentioned above - the formula is extremely runny and you have to shake it well to mix the powdery pigments + its liquid solution that the pigments are housed in. But that is just about where the similarity ends. In terms of wear and longevity, the Chanel product blows the other two out of the water. Shiseido Synchro ended up a patchy mess for me with most of the product faded and oxidized 2 shades darker. NYX wore slightly better, but it felt tight/dry on my combi skin and exaggerated smile lines. Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet looks exactly the same as when i applied it, though i note also oxidising (1 shade darker). The magic of the product is obvious from the time you apply it onto the skin and it sets it apart from anything you've ever used. The runny liquid melts in and sets immediately, becoming part of your skin.

If you are a foundation collector, this one you cannot miss simply because it's so different from anything else in the market. If you have oily to combi skin, and have problems seeking out a product that can last you for many many hours, try this out.

In terms of coverage i was not expecting too much from a runny formula, but it did surprise me. The price point is painful but i did notice this was $10-20 cheaper than their other foundations, and justifies how it performs against other similar priced or cheaper products.

On the flipside, to be completely honest about its flaws - this foundation is probably not suitable for those with extremely dry skin simply because of its formula - you might be better off with something creamier. As i mentioned, this does oxidize. I usually take the second shade in foundations, but for this i went one shade lighter and my decision paid off despite the SA not agreeing. The BEIGE colour range is extremely yellow so it works perfect for me. For anyone else who does not have yellow undertones, please steer away from BEIGE and look at the BEIGE ROSE range.

Lastly, the signature Chanel scent is extremely sharp and pungent for me, though i know there are those who love it. Important to note: Fragrance is never a good thing for sensitive skin. After a single usage, i did find some clogged pores which i attribute to Sodium Chloride in the ingredients (yes, salt is comedogenic). For these reasons i took off a lippie, but for hardier skins, i envy you, because this a foundation that i would keep buying forever if only i could use it.

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Fragrances -Chanel -Chance

on 3/24/2018 6:37:00 PM

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Love! It's a fresh, summery scent. I use it all year, though.

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Bronzers -Chanel -Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base

on 3/23/2018 11:27:00 AM

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This is a beautiful and unique product, but it's not for everyone. If you love it, it's great value, as the jar is enormous. I almost wish it came in a smaller size because it's too big to travel with and is such a great option for sunny vacations. The texture is technically a cream, but it has a very siliconey, almost mousselike texture that can be applied with fingers or a brush. I wouldn't use a beautyblender or similar sponge with this, as I can't imagine it would be able to pick up any product due to the density of the formula. Color wise, this is a light, warm bronze -- an excellent shade for the palest of us who lean more towards the neutral, olive, or warm spectrum. If you're very cool toned, this will read orange on you. Due to the silicone rich formula, it applies beautifully and leaves skin looking poreless and even. I would describe the finish as cashmere-matte. I wouldn't use this all over the face or to contour with, but I reach for it almost daily as a bronzer. Would I repurchase? I can't imagine ever finishing this jar, but if I do, yes.

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BB Cream -Chanel -CC cream

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Let me start by saying this product is very expensive (CDN$70). However, a little goes a long way and it goes on beautifully. It feels luxurious, blends well (I just use my fingers), covers my rosacea, and gives a healthy glow to the skin.

It's great that this has SPF. However, as with any foundation with SPF, If I'm going to be out in the sun I always wear a layer of SS underneath, because in order to have adequate UV protection you'd need quite a lot of product on your face for it to be effective.

I have sensitive, combo, dehydrated skin, NC20 and I wear the 2nd lightest shade.


Fragrances -Chanel -Coco Mademoiselle

on 3/19/2018 1:48:00 AM

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Errr.. I actually little bit dissapointed cause it smell like 'old lady'. Seriously, I feel like an old grand mama when using it. And honestly the smell make me dizzy and I usually have a sudden hadache after use coco mad.


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