Foundations -Chanel - Pro Lumiere Professional Finish Make-Up ] [DISCONTINUED]
SwtxSeri 3/18/2009 3:14:00 PM
I love semi-matte foundations even though I don't need much coverage. I just love the finish of this foundation. It's smooth and a little foundation goes a long ways. Only use a dime size and that is more than enough for your face. Prolumiere is exceptional! It gives a flawless face and is light if you only use a dime size because ladies, you only need foundation coverage where you need it most. It's not a heavy foundation at all. I have it in two colors one for the winter and on for the summer, Cameo and Shell. Love Love!!!
The only color that caught my eye was the Fuchsia which I almost fell over when I saw the gorgeous lipsticks. I usually wear Chanel lipsticks because they have the best, but they don't have a dramatic color as this one. It was gorgeous and I just had to get it. It glides on smooth, but seems just too creamy. The staying power is not as good as the Chanel Rouge Allure which is only $5 more. I loved the color but that's just about it. It's just way too creamy for my tastes. I'm just going to stick to my Chanel RA for now.
Moisturizers -Chanel - Beaute Initiale Energizing Multi-Protection Cream SPF 15
SwtxSeri 3/18/2009 3:04:00 PM
I've been using Beaute Initiale line for over a year now and I am in love with the moisturizing cream. During the winter my skin was incredibly dry and after using the moisturizer, my skin became very smooth, plump, supple, and radiant. It makes my skin look like its glowing from within. Love love! Price tag is a little bit pricey but it is quality that you're paying for.
Mascara -Chanel - Inimitable Mascara Multi-Dimensionnel
SwtxSeri 3/18/2009 2:55:00 PM
I'm not a big fan of Inimitable. Yes, it's supposed to Curl,Lengthen, Separate, and Volumonize but it just doesn't give that full look that I sought out for. It's not worth the $30.00. I say Diorshow still beats out Chanel Inimitable.
Eye Primer -Too Faced - Shadow Insurance, Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
SwtxSeri 3/18/2009 2:49:00 PM
I actually purchased the Too Faced Shadow Insurance kit for $32, it came with the full sized Shadow Insurance and 6 eyeshadows. I am in love with this eyeshadow primer. It has been hard to find a primer that does not have good staying power. The staying power is amazing and the eyeshadows that came in the kit when applied are intensified with the primer. A little goes a long ways when applying the primer. I like the packaging better for the Shadow Insurance compared with the UDPP because I can actually control how much comes out and I can squeeze what's left inside when it's time for a new one.
I love the natural glow effect of O-Glow. It meets it expectations. I am pretty fair and did not want a blush that would make my cheeks turn red or brown so I sought out for a natural blush, and there was Smashbox's O-Glow. It comes out like clear gel and once it reacts with your body heat it turns into a bright pink that is easily blended into the apple of the cheeks. It gave me a subtle luminescent glow of pink of my apples and I love the natural look especially if you just want that clean, fresh face look.
I am in love with this face primer from Smashbox. It made my makeup wear last all day long and not only that, but my foundation and powder glided on so smoothly. My skin felt like a baby's bum, completely smooth and flawless. I only apply smaller than a dime size of the primer on my face after my daily routine of cleansing, toning, moisturizing, and a little goes a long ways. This primer is great for those of every skin type. I am normal-combination skin and this really helps maintain my oily-ness on my T-zone and keeps my skin soft and supple.
I love all Chanel Rouge Allure lipsticks but Dazzling is just a gorgeous bright red which is amazingly complimenting to those that want a classic red lip. It glides on smooth and it also last all day without applying constantly. You really do pay for quality that's a great investment. All of the Chanel Rouge Allure lipsticks are amazing, if you like Dazzling then you would love Attitude or Ardent. I will buy again!
Eye Shadow -Chanel - Ombre D'Eau Fluid Iridescent Eyeshadow - #20 - Fountain
SwtxSeri 1/21/2009 11:47:00 PM
Gorgeous fluid eyeshadow! A little goes a long ways and it lasts for ages!! Anyways, application of a subtle amount on both lids gives a glisten of pink shimmer and a gorgeous sheen. When the lights gleams on the lids, it gives that luminous look which is seemingly gorgeous! Love love! If you are going for a natural look and you are one of those one the go type of women, then this is at great buy even if it is $30. It does last long on lids and doesn't smear since it is water-resistant and can mix and blend well with many eyeshadows.
You truthfully pay for quality! I purchased the Soft-brown Eyebrow pencil and it is wonderful. The brush wand really helps with defining and smoothing out the brow. Definately at great buy!