This is really popular in Japanese magazines, so I picked up some to try. It's about $13 which is WTF for a small box but it lasts a LONG time, so you get your money's worth. The box is pretty sleek too with an inbuilt mirror, very portable & convenient. As an eyebrow powder, it's pigmented but also buildable, which is great, & lasts a long time! The nose shading shade + brush also works extremely well for contouring the nose, which is what I mainly use it for - & it does the job, very well. Love it, will continue to use it.
Very, VERY yellow... use for SERIOUS blemishes only, it doesn't blend very well. Thick & creamy, so good for covering blemishes; but it tends to crease & look cakey on the under eye circles. Also it broke me out.
Affordable, I have a quad & paid $12 for it. The colours are highly pigmented & the applicator is good for building very definite areas of shadow. Also, they last quite a long time when applied. Only thing was that the powder tends to shake, break & scatter into the other "colour blocks"... I put one into my handbag & soon the lightest shade had cracked & bits of taupe powder was all over the darkest shade, & vice versa. Ugh. Pretty good, pretty cheap, good colours if you're on a budget, but not the best out there for its price... I have a $2 trio that is just as good as this. I'd try something else.
Price: I got it for about $60, & it's only 30ml... but hey, it's Chanel, it's going to be expensive. So I try not to use too much, which is fine, since in the summer you don't need to. Packaging: The foundation itself comes in a plastic bottle which although is a little cheap looking, is better since it doesn't break. The ... opening? of the bottle, is a bit hard to control how much you want to come out, so be careful. But it's not too bad, & hygienic. The foundation: SHAKE REALLY WELL, otherwise it comes out part goopy, part watery. But when you do... the foundation, when applied, is really, really nice. It feels like you're not wearing ANY foundation at all, & doesn't clog. Your skin feels naturally nice, without being oily or dry. When set with powder, the finish is really beautiful, glowing & natural - like you're not wearing foundation at all! But although the foundation covers minor imperfections with redness & enlarged pores, you will need to use a concealer for scars/pimples The colour is great - I'm a fair yellow-toned Asian and B10 works perfectly! Doesn't oxidise either, or break me out - I'm pretty sensitive to a lot of products, but this is great. You can remove it with water or makeup remover pretty easily too. Lasting power is okay, you'll need to touch up with powder during the course of the day. Overall, I really love this foundation - just a shame it's SO pricy for the little amount you get! I would repurchase though, just because it's the best thing I've used. Ever. xo
Powder -Chanel - Vitalumiere Eclat de Chanel Compact Makeup
xomiu 1/4/2011 3:10:00 AM
Love this product. I bought it in duty free for $50 (normal retail here is about $77... what the hell). But it's a lovely powder, the packaging is super classy & convenient! Comes in a pouch with a brush as well, it's the best thing to whip out of your pocket for touch ups! The powder itself suits me perfectly, I use B10 beige pastel & it works on my fair yellow-tone skin without being chalky or oxidising. Sometimes I just use it without other base makeup & it covers little things like pores perfectly. Used with foundation, the finish is beautiful, glowy & natural with okay coverage. One thing is that you do have to reapply if you have oily/combination skin... I liked this though, because the colour was perfect, the finish & packaging was lovely & it didn't break me out, & with Chanel you know you're getting quality. Also even though it's pricy you don't need to use a lot, so it lasts a while between refills. (The fact that it's refillable is also a definite plus). Would definitely repurchase! xo
the first liquid liner i've tried, a bit on the pricey end of not-HE brands but it does the job. the brush applies really precisely so it's good for flicks, fine lines and bottom eyeliner, and it dries well and lasts long (lasted for a whole night of dancing in a hot room!) and doesn't fade. does take a bit of practice for a noob to use but when you get the hang of it it works really well. i've had mine for more than half a year now and it's not even dried up and it's still good as ever. it doesn't seem to sting my eyes either. overall, i love it.
i like this, kinda. it's cheap, for one, and it's oil-, talc- and fragrance free, which is good. hygienic squeegy bottle, which is good too. sheer coverage, so it gets rid of all my spots and redness and pigmented areas but looks natural, which means i can use it for school. also it doesn't oxidise, big thumbs up, and it's a good match for my skin colour. however my skin always looked spotty after i took it off. "perfecting", no way. also for some reason it always, always oils up on the forehead - i find myself having to use blotting paper on it all the time :/ - perhaps i just need a better setting powder.
love this, i think it looks striking on pale skin, for a very dolly look. just one sweep on the cheeks and you look like you're blushing/walked in from the cold. smell is gorgeous, that kind of vintage rose scent - love it, sometimes i just take it out to smell hahaha. brush isn't too bad, but replace it with a better one if you can. the lid of mine hasn't broken off yet, either, and it's always jostled around in my bag/purse/makeup pouch, which is a plus. EDIT: The powder DOME itself can fall out of the box! A bit annoying.
it's featured heaps in japanese fashion magazines so i decided to try it and it's great. ice creamy texture and very pigmented. super nude colour and looks heaps good with a matching gloss. it's a bit drying but use a moisturizing gloss and you're set. for a poor student like me it was on the expensive side but because it's so pigmented then a little goes a long way so it lasts ages. i've had it for about 3 months and it barely looks used. LOVE <3
this cost me something like $35AUD and you get loads of powder for your money, maybe a year's worth, so i suppose it's good value - but not for me. it's got organic ingredients, which is better for your skin, i suppose. however it really stinks, and made my face look really chalky and didn't do a good job of covering spots/redness (i'm a fair asian, and use light-2 classic ivory in maybelline.) also the brush was quite coarse and opening the lid made powder go absolutely everywhere. it made my face oily after about 3 hours, and because of this and the chalky-clogging-ness i ended up getting more acne on my T-zone. ripped off, i gave it to my sister who hasn't got oily skin. wouldn't repurchase :(