Chanel Vitalumiere Loose Powder Foundation Review

I was actively looking for new foundations to try on and when I heard that Chanel is launching a foundation in powder formula, I knew I have to try it for myself. I have been a fan of Chanel foundation especially for its shade and finish. I personally find that Chanel shade match my skin and makes me looks brighter in a good way.

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Firstly let’s talk about the packaging. Chanel Vitalumiere Loose Powder Foundation is encased in a round Chanel case which is similar to Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre but in a smaller size. The powder is packed nicely with a barrier to make sure that the powder doesn’t fly around and create a mess. It also comes in a mini kabuki brush. The bristle of the brush is exactly the same like the bristles in Chanel Retractable Kabuki Brush. You may control the amount of powder you need by pressing the barrier gently and apply it onto your face.

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I am usually using Chanel 12 Beige Rose shade for Perfection Lumiere. I tried both shade 10 and 20 but I eventually set with 10 as 20 is slightly too dark for me. In the picture below, I have the shade comparison between Chanel Vitalumiere Loose Powder Foundation no 10 and Poudre Universelle Libre in Clair. Vitalumiere No 10 might look slightly darker before blended, after blended the shade will blend into lighter shade.IMG_9906

 

The texture of this powder is very soft and it’s super finely milled. Once you applied this onto your face, you shall see that it gives a very natural finish and it is able to cover slight skin imperfection such as mild redness. The kabuki brush provided in the box is a useful brush where it helps the application process. I have tried few brushes to apply this powder; I find that kabuki brush provided and stippling brush are so far the best tool to use. I tried using hakuhodo B206 and Bobbi brown blush brush and applying it with patting motion ~ I found that the finish using patting motion doesn’t look as nice and smooth as just gently brushing the powder onto the face.

Here’s what I think about the texture and finish. Firstly I like the idea of having a loose powder with provides coverage. It’s a nice concept where I can choose not to use liquid/compact foundation or even bb cream. After my skincare routine plus my SPF 50 sunscreen, I may straightly apply this powder and achieve a decent coverage. For those of you who is looking for natural and light coverage, this may be your choice.

Final Thought: I have a combination skin; which means my cheek area can be pretty dry at some times. For that reason, I prefer to use liquid foundation as it moisturised my face and at the same time I love the slight dewy look on my face. I think Vitalumiere Loose Powder Foundation will suit better to ladies with oily skin.

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Givenchy Terre Exotique in Moonlight Croisiere #5 Review

This summer, Givenchy releases Terre Exotique powder in Moonlight Croisiere. What I have with me today is no 5 which is an asia exclusive edition. The shade of this powder is much lighter compared to the no 3 which is often used more of a bronzer or sculpting powder.

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It was a love at the first sight for me, I have been browsing and reading review for this powder and couldn’t bear to miss this. The powder has a very intricate design, it’s so beautiful that it took me for few days to admire this before I decided to swirl my brush into it.

If you are wondering about the size of this powder, the size is big and it has a lot of products. It has 16g/56oz of product. It comes in a black acrylic casing with bronze lining at the corner. I was actually expecting that there’s a velvetty pouch for this powder but there’s no brush or velvet pouch provided.

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As you can see in the swatch below, the powder gives a healthy glow. The shade is not too far off from my natural skin tone, so I can wear it all over my face or as a highlighting powder on my cheek bone. In real life, you shall be able to see light shimmer – the shimmers are very fine that it won’t create a shimmery look on your face.

IMG_9697.jpg I have tried using few brushes to apply this product. I tried using my Hakuhodo S104 (or J104) in swirling motion, it picked up too much product for my liking. Then I also tried using J110 blush brush and I also I find that it’s a bit too dense. I finally tried Hakuhodo S100, and so far I feel like this brush is suitable to give me the glow I like. I usually dab my S100 lightly, and apply it all over my face. The result is the healthy glow from this Terre Exotique.

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In this picture, I applied Terre Exotique on my high cheekbone and on my browbone. I hope you can see the glow this powder gives on my face.

This is retailing at SGD 105, my friend helped me to get this from Metro Paragon. This is one of the prettiest powder I have. If you’re  a fan of beautiful design, you need to have this! The intricate design and the glow it provides is just gorgeous. This is a must have for me 🙂

Tell me what you think of this if you have tried it 🙂

 

 

Thank you for reading!

 

By: Meryl

Guerlain Palette Meteorites – Radiant Pressed Powder, Blush, & Highlighter

Hello everyone,

I bought this palette from Sydney Duty Free which I believe is travel exclusive. They have a few items which are travel exclusive, it was so difficult for me to buy only one. I was tempted to buy them all but they all are quite expensive. It cost me around AUD135 for this palette 🙁

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This palette consists of:

  • Face Powder 8g
  • Blush 4.2g
  • Highlighter 4g
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This palette comes with a small brush and a mirror. I thought this palette is very handy for traveling, it has everything from powder, blush and also highlighter.

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Closer look of the inside, the powder is so pretty!!

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 Swatches: (from the top) blush, powder, and highlighter.

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In my opinion, this palette is just okay. Good to have but not a must. Even though, the SA told me the powder itself cost around AUD150, I still think this palette expensive.

Thanks for reading!

By: Monica

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder N30

Hi everyone,

I saw so many people raving about this powder on Instagram.. I finally decided to visit my local Chanel store, I know I’m not turning back and decided to get this powder in N30. I chose one shade darker than my skin tone because I thought I can use it as a bronzer and all over the face during summer time.

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Packaging is similar with the other powder or blush packaging, but the white color makes it very special and sophisticated. It comes with a brush which I thought its okay but not great.

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The texture is very sheer and light. I love the scent of this powder too.

Below is the swatch of N30, it gives my skin more color than N20.

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To be honest, I kinda regret bought this instead of N20, I went to Chanel counter the other day and SA applied N20 all over my face (quite heavily) and I love it!! It brighten my skin suddenly. My verdict is great powder for all over the face but just okay when it comes for shading. Available in Australia in 6 shades with N20 as the lightest shade, retail price AUD80.

Unfortunately, I won’t be able to show FOTD using this powder as this is very sheer. My suggestion is for you to try it in the counter before you buy and if you don’t have local Chanel counters then go with the same shade of your foundation or your usual shade.

You might want to check Meryl’s review on Les Beiges All in One Healthy Glow cream which unfortunately Asia exclusive.

Thanks for reading and hope it helps!

By: Monica

My First Empties Post

Hello all,

This post is my first post on my emptied products. I’ve been reading many beauty blogs who have featured their emptied products and I love reading their short review of each products. So after a while, I decided to write a short review on each products I have finished. I’ll try to do this post once in one or two months so that I’ll have enough number of products to talk about 🙂

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1. The Body Shop Body Butter Duo Macadamia

If you love macadamia, this is for you! It smells amazing; it makes me feel like drinking a cup of hazelnut latte 🙂 What I love about this body buter duo is that it contains two texture of products. It has body lotion and body butter inside this tube. Usually I’d apply the body lotion in the morning and the body butter in the evening. Both lotion and the body butter are very moisturizing. The only downside of this body butter is that it can feel very sticky. Whenever I use this body butter, I always make sure that I’ll be sleeping in my long pyjamas because I don’t want my bedsheet to smell macadamia :p.

Will I repurchase this again: Yes but I’d try a different scent.

2. Bio Oi

I have reviewed this product earlier. You can read it here.

Will I repurchase this again: Maybe.

3. Ma Chérie Hair Oil

I am currently in love with oils! I love face oils, hair oils, body oils, you name it 😀 Ma Chérie is a product launched in Japan and it’s part of Shiseido group. I love the smell of Ma Chérie products; it has fruity scent and it makes me feel girly. This hair oil moisturizes my hair well and it doesn’t make my hair feel sticky. I also love the look of its super cute packaging. It’s retailing at about $20 per bottle in Singapore.

Will I repurchase this again: Maybe

4. Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater Hand Therapy

I know I have not reviewed anything from Crabtree & Evelyn but I am actually loving this brand to the max! I just love the design of Crabtree & Evelyn brand; it looks classy and it reminds me of the classic English look. Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater Hand Therapy (100ml) is very convenient to be put on my daily make up bag. The rose scent is nice and it’s not over pouring. It’s also non sticky so it’s good to be used anytime of the day.

Will I repurchase this again: Definitely

5. NARS Light Reflecting Powder

I have reviewed this product before, you can read it here. This is by far my favorite finishing/touch up powder. It has oil control ability; my face doesn’t feel oily even after 10 hours without touch up. It makes my skin looks glowy but doesn’t leave white cast when photographed. I finished this powder after 3 months of usage.

Will I repurchase this again: Definitely

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I hope this post give you some idea of the products I have finished using. Have you tried any of the products I mentioned here?

 

Thank you for reading.

 

By: Meryl

 

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