CHANEL Les Beiges All in One Healthy Glow Cream #10

Chanel has just released a new collection – Les Beiges Chanel. I know so many of you in Europe/USA might have seen this collection earlier but this collection has just hit Singapore stores last week. Initially I wanted to pick the powder but I ended up picking up the All in One Healthy Glow Cream . I was told by the SA that this is an Asia Exclusive product, but if anyone has a different information on this, please correct me. 

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Chanel  All in One Healthy Glow Cream comes in a identical packaging with the Chanel CC Cream (reviewed here). The only difference is the color of the tube. Chanel Les Beiges Cream comes in a soft nude tube while Chanel CC cream comes in a white packaging. There’s nothing special in this squeezable tube. It’s light, simple and just too plain for my liking.

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Texture/Staying Power:

CHANEL Les Beiges Cream has a very light texture. It is one of the lightest base make up I have ever owned. If you have tried MUFE HD foundation, Chanel Les Beiges Cream has a similar texture to it but this is even lighter. The coverage is medium. Les Beiges Cream helps to conceal my dark circles and small spots. However when the time of the month come, it doesn’t help to conceal few pimples that pops out. Les Beiges Cream  gives a healthy glow finish. I love how my face looks like upon application. It makes my face looks fresh and not oily.

Les Beiges Cream stays on my face throughout the day. I don’t see it fades at the end of the day. Please note that my skin is normal but oily on the T-zone. My T-zone area looks normal after 6 hours of wearing, but after 9 hours it starts to fades.

This base make up has a very nice scent in it. It is the signature Chanel skincare smell which I really like. The smell fades away quickly upon application, so for you who dislike scent in a product, this might not be a problem as it fades quickly.

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CHANEL Les Beiges All in One Healthy Glow Cream comes in two shades; #10 and #20. The SA recommended me to get #10 as Les Beiges collection is created to give more healthy glow and radiant. The shade blends into my skintone nicely. It doesn’t make me look pale at all.

Comparison with other foundation:

I did a comparison between Chanel Les Beiges Cream and my other foundation staples

Chanel CC Cream – Le Beige Cream #10 – Chanel Perfection Lumiere #12 Beige Rose – MUFE HD #117 – Kiehl’s BB Cream Fair

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Compared to Chanel CC Cream, Les Beiges cream has a lighter texture. However the coverage is similar. The Chanel SA told me that CC cream has a skincare benefits whereas Les Beiges Cream is just a base make up that helps to brighten the skin. Personally I feel that I like the Les Beiges Cream better because of it’s light texture. I like Chanel CC cream too but sometimes I feel it’s a bit too thick for CC Cream. CC Cream is thicker n its texture, therefore Les Beiges is more suitable for people with oily skin rather than CC Cream.

If I have to compare Les Beiges Cream to Chanel Perfection Lumiere; I’d say both are very different. Perfection Lumiere has a matte finish and the coverage is medium to full coverage. Les Beiges is much lighter and has a glowy finish.

Kiehl’s BB Cream is light and brighten my skin too;  These two are similar in their texture – both are light. However Les Beiges provide better coverage. Lastly, the comparison between MUFE HD foundation and Les Beiges Cream. MUFE HD has a light texture but Les Beiges is a bit lighter than MUFE HD. In terms of coverage, MUFE HD provides better coverage than Les Beiges Cream.

 

Final Thought:

Chanel Les Beiges All in One Healthy Glow Cream is a good base make up that provides light texture with a nice coverage for daily use. It makes my face looks glowy without making it look oily. However I don’t think Chanel Les Beiges Cream is not something special that you should have. It’s a very nice product but not the highly must have product on my list.

 

Thank you for reading

 

By: Meryl

Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer #5 review

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Hello all!

I’m going to do a quick review on the product that I recently acquired. Thanks to Jacqueline from mybeautyhoard for helping me to get this bottle of product. Recently Giorgio Armani releases few shades of Armani Fluid Sheer and #5 is one of them. I have told myself to stop getting more make up items as it has grown out of control, however I really can’t skip on this beautiful baby. It is just a classic beauty.

Here’s some information I’ve extracted from Giorgio Armani Beauty Website

Fluid sheer dresses skin in an illuminating veil of radiance. This unique, translucent formula is available in a range of versatile hues including makeup base shades, correcting shades, and radiance boosting shades. Blend your favorite fluid sheer with foundation to add radiance, polish and sculpting definition to your complexion. Or use it alone as a makeup base. All skin types.

  • perfects, sculpts and illuminates skin
  • complete and versatile shade range
  • doubles as eye shadow base, blush or bronzer
  • sheer, lightweight texture and coverage

application techniques: 
Apply with the blender brush to wear alone or mixed with foundation for a boost of radiance and color. Use on top of foundation for added highlighting and contouring.

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Once again, Armani Beauty has released a range of product that is lust worthy. I am a big fan of radiant, glowing skin; so this product literally jumps out of me. Giorgio Armani fluid sheer comes in simple glass bottle packaging. The packaging looks like Armani Designer Lift foundation which I have reviewed hereThe only difference is that Fluid Sheer comes in a non matte glass bottle. Most of the time, Armani does not create fancy packaging, their packaging is just simple and elegant. Yes, simple and elegant are the right words.

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Fluid Sheer #5 is a shimmery coral blush/highlighter. What I love about this product is that the liquid feels very light. It is non sticky at all and there’s no smell in this product. It blends out very nicely, it doesn’t look chalky or frosty at all. It gives a right amount of glow on my face.

I have done a quick swatch for you all. You can see in my swatch above that when it is pumped, it looks striking coral. However after blended, it looks very natural. The color blends nicely with my skin tone and it gives a very nice glow on me without making it look oily.  This can be mixed with your foundation to create a radiant look all over your face. For me, I usually dab this on my cheek after I apply my foundation and I topped it off with my loose powder. If I would have more sheen, I’ll dab this product lightly on my cheek to accentuate the glow on my face.

The only downside I found from this product is the staying power. I find that this product doesn’t sits on my face for too long. It starts to disappear after 4-5 hours after application. My daily job requires me to be inside office most of the time and this product doesn’t show it’s amazing lasting power. I personally don’t have any issue on this as i will always touch up my make up at the end of the day whenever I have an events or a dinner to attend.

Final Thought:

I am currently in love with my purchase and I highly recommend Armani Fluid Sheer for all of you who wants to have a nice liquid highlighter without being frosty.

Thank you for reading!

By: Meryl

Paul & Joe 2013 Spring Creation Cheek Colour in 03 (Gigi)

Here I’d like to show my first ever Paul & Joe blush I have. I would like to dedicate a special shoutout to my dearest friend, Monica for giving me this beautiful blush :) When I opened the package for the first time, I feel super excited as I have always been curious on Paul and Joe blush. She really know what I like in a blush and she chose the right shade for me; a pink shade.

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This blush is sold separately with its casing. The casing comes in a white color with a flower pattern as shown in the picture. It’s made of plastic and it feels lightweight. The size of this blush is quite small, you can see it’s size in the picture below.

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Texture & Shade:

Gigi is a truly pink shade with shimmers on the left and matte pink on the right side. I love how this blush has two different texture. This gives me choice on whether I wann to use shimmering blush for the day or just a matte blush.

The texture of the shimmer and the matte blush is different. The shimmery blush is soft and buttery while the matte one feels a bit dry. Although the matte pink shade feels a bit dry, it is still blends very nicely. This blush lasts with me for 5-6 hours without any touch up. The matte shade has a similar texture with my Guerlain Duo blush. It’s rather dry but it still works well.

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Here’s a quick swatch for you;

As you can see, the shimmery pink has a nice amount of shimmer. You don’t need to be afraid that you’d be a glitter bomb wearing this blush.

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I did a simple look with this blush. What I did was applying the matte blush and blend it all over the cheek area I want. And using my brush, I just dab on the shimmery shade lightly on the top of my cheekbone.

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Final Thought:

Paul & Joe blush is a nice choice for your two in one blush compact- a matte blush and a highlighter.

Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss – Kiss You

Hi everyone!

I can’t believe its June already! Time flies… Anyway further to my post about Benefit’s new products (read here). I have ultra plush lip gloss in clear fuchsia (kiss you) to  show and tell.

When I received the package from the lovely team of Benefit Australia, I quite disappointed that they sent me this lip gloss in this shade. The color is totally not me and its very purple in the tube.

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The packaging is very practical and very young feeling. This kind of lip gloss bring back memories to me. When I was in junior high school, all I wanted is fruity flavour glittery lip gloss in this kind of packaging.

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The plushness is poutrageous! Our soft & silky glosses glide on sooo smooth, drenching lips in luscious color that’s never sticky. From crystal clear to hot pink, the luxurious formulas give your lips a kissable, sexy sheen.

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Surprisingly, the color is not as scary as I thought it will be. I should have known its clear fuchsia, so its very sheen and light in my lips. And the best thing is it doesn’t have sticky feeling.

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Picture above shown under natural lights while below picture shown in indoor lights.

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Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss available in 6 gorgeous shade and retail in Australia for $28.

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Thanks for reading!

By: Monica

Disclaimer: This product is sent to me by the company/PR representative at free of charge for review purposes. Some of the information above is taken from their press kit. However, my review is genuine, honest and unbiased.

Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons in 3 Naturel – Brunettes

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This summer, Guerlain release a new range of Guerlain Terracotta 4 seasons bronzers in 4 new shades. I believe most people is astounded with the beauty of 00 Nude. However it’s a pity that I couldn’t find this shade in Changi Aiport while I was travelling so I went with 03 Naturel instead.

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The Packaging:

Guerlain 4 seasons bronzer comes with a sleek brown velvety pouch. The packaging comes in a heavy metal & glass casing in dark brown. There’s a large G logo printed in the front of the glass casing. I just love the look of this luxurious bronzer.

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The Shade & Texture:

What I love about this bronzer is that every bronzer shade comes with 4 shades inside; two darker shades and two lighter shades. It gives me a choice to go for a heavier contouring or just a light one. The shade 03 Naturel Brunettes is darker compared to 00 nude and 02 Naturel Blondes, but it shows up on me nicely.

This bronzer has a nice refreshing scent too. It has a different scent compared to Guerlain Emillio Pucci Terra Azzura and Burberry Blushes. The scent is somewhat citrus-y and now powdery.

Onto the texture, I think Guerlain never fails to impress me especially on their bronzer texture. The texture is really finely milled, soft and nice to touch. The pigmentation of this bronzer is just nice; not way too pigmented so that it wouldn’t be too much when applied. The shade doesn’t really shows when you swatch it on your arm, but upon application on your face, you’ll see the shade pops nicely without being too much.

Swatches:

The swatches in these pictures were taken on indirect and direct sunlight. I applied 2-3 times for each color to show up. However when it’s applied on my face, I swiped once or twice in order to have the color shows.

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Final Thought:

Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons in 3 Naturel – Brunettes is currently my new favorite bronzer. The texture, shade and packaging impress me and I have no complains about this product at all. It’s a must have if you have never tried Guerlain bronzers before :)

 

Have you tried Guerlain Terracotta bronzer? What’s your fave bronzer?

 

Thank you for reading

 

By: Meryl

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