Crème -Chanel - Vitalumiere Hydra (Moist Radiance Emulsion Compact)
lelestyle 5/24/2012 4:09:00 PM
I love this foundation, looks so natural and feels comfortable. I'm a sensitive/rosacea type and this foundation just works well with my skin. I was using the Vitalumiere Moisture Rich Radiant Foundation and that's a good one too but this I would say has more coverage and lasts longer on the skin. The only complaint I have, and by reading reviews I see that some have the same problem, is that the compact could close better than what it does. Don't get me wrong, it's a beautiful compact, so typical of Chanel but it should lock better. That concerns me because the foundation could dry up so if you do decide to purchase make sure you close your compact as tightly as possible. Application method - I use the Chanel Foundation Brush (new version) but you can use any type of paddle brush, I have also used the sponge that it comes with and that's a fine method too or even your fingers. I prefer a brush or sponge. I think this is probably one of the best new foundations that Chanel has offered to us. Enjoy!
Bronzers -Chanel - Soleil Tan de Chanel - Bronzing Makeup Base
lelestyle 5/24/2012 3:59:00 PM
Wonderful product, can use it several different ways. It even looks great as a blush. I have rosacea and this is the only bronzer that I can use without it aggravating the problem. Gives such a nice glow to the skin, looks very natural. Some people who are olive toned and darker have complained that it doesn't show up enough or some have said that it looks orange. It doesn't for me and I'm fair so be cautious when buying this. I would go to your neighborhood Chanel counter and have them apply it, walk around the store, go outside, you will know if it looks natural or not. And if you get that glowing/bronzed look that you're trying to achieve than go for it! You will not be disappointed. And you can use this all year long not just summer time. It's well worth the price.
This product is good but it made me breakout. I like that it does give a nice glow and the smell is nice but the breaking out part I could do without. And I know it's this because everytime I stop, the little pimples go away. Won't buy again.
Wonderful cream, helps with dry, flaky, dehydrated types. Also very good for people suffering from Rosacea which I do. I remember the first time I put this on I felt an immediate feeling of relief and my skin appeared to look better within a 1/2 hour. With continued use I've been able to control the rosacea, whenever I get flare ups I put this cream on and it relieves the itching and burning. When I wake up in the morning, my face appears calmer and soft looking. This cream doesn't come cheap, it's US$140 but I think it's worth it and the jar it comes in, you get a lot for your money. I've had mine for about 8 months and I still have half a jar left. If you compare it to the other creams, LaMer, Chanel, etc. it's not that bad of a price.
This foundation is well worth the expense. I have problem skin, dry, little oily in the t-zone and rosacea which I have under control now but it was a problem at the time. This foundation seems to calm it down even more plus I get this radiant, dewy glow that I love. If you're into that type of look, this foundation is definitely for you. Very oily skin types would not work with this foundation but anyone who has combination skin could definitely benefit from this. I apply it with the Chanel Foundation Brush #16 and coupled with this foundation gives me a radiant look. I would get a sample first because Chanel's colors are rather tough to choose.