Crème -Chanel - Teint Innocence Cream to Powder Compact Foundation
andheartsnicole 2/4/2011 11:53:00 AM
While this product was absolutely amazing, and I could find no faults about it, it only lasted me about a month and a half, therefore I don't think I will be buying it again, as for the amount of money I paid for a product like that, I would expect it to last quite a bit longer.
I bought this foundation about 3 months ago because I had heard a few good things about it from people with dry skin, and the MA thought that Chanel's Pro-Lumiére would be too much coverage. Overall, the formulation of the foundation is really nice- smooth, blendable, and it does hydrate my skin, and give it a slight glow. However, the coverage is very light, which means I've had to use more concealer than usually, so if you're looking for a foundation with fuller coverage, I wouldn't reccommend this. One problem I had was with the color. I got it in 20 Clair, which I thought would work fine because I had the Teint Innocence Compact foundation in the same shade, and when I had the foundation applied in the store, it looked fine. But lately I've noticed that it looks a little orange on my skin. Another problem is that I've found that this makes my skin gets oilier faster than it used to, and my skin isn't too oily to begin with - only mainly in my t-zone. Maybe if the lighter color they have matches my skin better, I would buy this again, as there's a fair amount of product in the bottle (i've had it for 3 months, used anywhere from a pump to a pump and a half a day, and I'm not even halfway through), and its fairly reasonably priced for a Chanel foundation (at least in Europe!) Otherwise, I'll probably end up getting another foundation.
This is hands down one of my favorite nail polishes! The perfect color for fall/winter; its a deep red with red/pink microglitter. I've gotten quite a few compliments when I'm wearing this, as its an absolutely mesmerising color. The only downsides were that I found when I first got it that it applied really thick, and it ended up looking too dark. However, I've found that by using two thin coats, it looks perfect. The only other issue I have is that Chanel polishes tend to chip quite easily on me, compared to OPI nail polishes, but I've found that with a good top coat, they can go about 5 days without chipping.
I use this powder every day to set my makeup and I think it's absolutely brilliant. I'm shade 20, which is a little lighter than my foundation but since I apply the powder mainly on my t-zone and under-eye area, it does a good job of brightening my face. I've noticed a lot of people saying that they don't get a lot of product for the price that you pay, but on the contrary, I have had this product for about 1 and a half years and I haven't finished it yet. Granted I don't use a lot of product to begin with, but still, its lasted a pretty long time compared to other products I use. The only issue I had at first was the packaging-- its an absolute nightmare when you first get it, as there is so much powder that its bursting out of the top, and there's no way to control the amount that comes out. I actually dumped a good amount of it down the sink once by accident because so much powder remained in the upper part of the case. However, I've found that if you pour what you need into the lid, its easy to swirl a powder brush (MAC 150 or smaller) in the powder, and it picks up the product easily, making a lot less of a mess. Note that the powder doesn't control oil throughout the day. I might buy this product again simply because I've been using it for a while now and I haven't had any problems with it breaking me out, and it's a good color for my skin tone.
This is definitely one of my favorite mascaras I've ever used. This definitely lived exceeded my expectations, because I was a little skeptical of Chanel's claim that the mascara both seperated, lengthened and curled lashes, as many other mascaras claim to do this but dont. This is the only mascara which seperates my lashes perfectly, leaving them looking naturally gorgeous. My lashes are already quite long so I was afraid the length would be too much, however, there is only minimal length added, again leaving a fairly natural look. I haven't noticed that this actually curls my lashes because I always use it after I've curled my lashes. I've been using this for about 2 months and I am beginning to notice that it's starting to get a little dry, however the product still delivers a good result. The waterproof factor is good, the only problem I have is that I still get little black smudges under my eyes throughout the day, but I believe that's more due to my concealer. It was quite pricey for a mascara, however it was definitely worth the money. Next time I think I'll try the intense version, but I know that for now this is my HG mascara.
This was my first Chanel blush that I bought, and I must say I was definitely pleased with it. I hadn't tried out the blush when I bought it but it looked like a gorgeous natural color, and it turned out to be just that! Its not the most pigmented blush I've tried (mine is the European version, I dont know if the formulation would therefore be different) but it is hard to overdo and it looks great on - super natural. It does have a smell to it (it smells absolutely gorgeous but I'm not sure how to describe it) but it is unnoticable once its on your face. There's not much product (only 4g!) but you really dont need to use a lot of product. The only two things I weren't completely satisfied with would be the packaging and the price. The packaging is the standard glossy Chanel packaging however, after using the blush on a regular basis, I've noticed that the hinges holding the case of the blush together are getting loose, and its getting a little wobbly. The price issue is pretty self explanatory - it was 35 euros, and the Chanel website lists it as $42 - which is a little too much for such a small amount of product. I said I wouldnt buy the product again simply because there are other products that I would rather buy for the same money that have more product in them. However, there is always the possibility that I would buy another Joues Contraste, but in a different colour.
I had been looking for a bronzer to replace my old YSL one, and this was the closest match that I could find color-wise. I did buy this off the internet, but I was pleased with the color. It is a gorgeous terracotta color. It gives me (NC20) a nice natural glow (especially now that its winter) and i'm sure that in the summer it will look great with tanned skin. The only downside that I've found is that it is easy to go overboard with this as it is highly pigmented, so be sure to use a light hand. The price isn't too bad for the quality and quantity of product that you get. Considering that a little goes a long way, I'm sure that my pan will last me for a pretty long time. Overall, I think this is a great product and I will most likely buy this again.
I bought this over the summer when I was in America and I absolutely love it! It has such a great consistency, smell, and the packaging is absolutely gorgeous, and there is a great range of colors to choose from in the line. Pink Dusk is a great natural pink, as its not as muted as a nude but not as harsh as some pinks can be. The only thing I didnt like was the price - $48 with tax (in New York). I don't know if I'll buy it again because its so pricey, but if i do splurge again, I'll probably buy the color bruised plum or vanilla suede.
My lips are pretty pigmented, and this is almost a perfect match to my natural lip color, but it gives a beautiful look nonetheless. My lips but better! In all, the Rouge Coco line is great -- beautiful formulation, packaging, and color range. The only downside would be the price, however, the product you get is definitely worth it.