Recently during the start of 2015, Chanel released an improved version of the Hydra Beauty Serum. I was looking for a good hydration serum as my skin gets very dry these days due to hormonal changes. Looking at the pretty promo pictures where the bubbles looks so cute, I purchased a bottle hoping that my skin will feel moisturised after using this.
The packaging comes with a plastic bottle with a pump. The texture of this serum is a water-like Jelly texture. I like to use one pump for all over my face and let it set for about 15 seconds before I move on to apply my moisturiser. Please note that this serum is scented with Chanel camelia scent which I find to be quite strong in this serum. The scent eventually subside after 5 minutes of application.
Taken from Chanel Website
Patented micro-droplet technology delivers the purest form ofCamellia Oil Extract, exclusive* new Camellia Alba OFA**, to infuseskin with exceptional hydrating and plumping power.
CAMELLIA ALBA PFA***:
This remarkably pure HYDRA BEAUTY ingredient, created by Chanelscientists, stimulates skin’s natural ability to restore and retainmoisture for a smooth, radiant appearance.
BLUE GINGER PFA:
To protect the benefits of Camellia Alba PFA, Chanel revealed one ofnature’s most powerful anti-oxidants, Blue Ginger PFA. Thisexceptional ingredient acts as an environmental shield, blocking andneutralizing free radicals to help reinforce the complexion.
After two weeks of frequent use day and night. I am amazed to see that my skin looks better. It is more moisturised and most importantly, my skin doesn’t feel itchy or tight anymore. I am really pleased with the result the serum delivered. My skin feels much better these days! Although the too-strong-scent might be the only thing I dislike, I am so far pleased with the light watery texture that’s non sticky and non greasy. This serum is suitable for day and night usage.
The serum is now available in Chanel counters islandwide. And if you’re having concern with your dry skin, this serum might be a great help!
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Today I decided to post my thoughts on Chanel Spring 2015 – Reverie Parisienne. I am sure many of you would have read the reviews and looked at the products in real life, but let me share my excitement and to show how happy I am to be able to purchase these 🙂
Firstly I picked Chanel Jardin de Chanel Blush Camelia Rose. This blush caught my attention at the first sight. Just look at how pretty the sculpting of the camelia in the pan, I simply can’t resist getting this and make it part of my collection.
There are two pink tones in this blush; one is darker and the other is lighter. The swatch below was taken at home with indirect sunlight, with the darker shade on the left side and the lighter shade in the middle. The shade on the right side the shade when both shades are mixed. I detect a very very slight shimmer in it but it was not captured very well in this picture.
Another item that I picked unexpectedly during my trip to Chanel store is this Les 4 Ombres in Tisse Fantasie. I didn’t plan to get any les 4 ombres but the light khaki shade is simply pretty that I just had to caved in.
Chanel les 4 Ombres in Tisse Fantasie turns out lovely when it is swatched on my arms. I really like how it glides on softly on my arms and the colors shows up nicely. The pigmentation was decent for all these shades, it’s not overly pigmented nor too sheer.
- Top left – Coral shade with satiny finish
- Top Right – a shimmery white shade. It’s a little too white for me that I have to think of how to work on this color on my eyes without destroying the whole look on me.
- Bottom Left – a shimmery khaki green with golden shimmer. This one gotta be my favorite shade from the palette for its beautiful shimmers and versatility.
- Bottom right – a dark brown with slight red tone and golden shimmers.
Overall I think the quality of Tisse Fantasie is quite balanced, the pigmentation comes up nicely on my eye lid. I didn’t experience any fallout for most colors but for the khaki shade, I did see some fallouts. Below is my FOTD look with Tisse Fantasie and Chanel Camelia Blush.
Have you tried any products from this collection? What’s your thoughts? 🙂 Share with me!
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.
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.
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.
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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There has been many times that I am telling myself that I don’t need more eyeshadow in my stash. Then I went to Chanel counter and explored the eight new quads and neither I know that I would fall in love so much with the Tisse Venitien.
At first glance, the new Les Ombres eyeshadow looks like a normal baked Chanel eyeshadow which I don’t really like. But after touching it and try it on myself, I must say that I am impressed with the quality and formula. I decided to pick Tisse Venitien just because the smoky green and the sparkling silver is just too beautiful to resist.
Tisse Venitien emphasises on metallic green hues. Here are my description of the shades in the palette from top left.
- Top Left: dark green with grey hues and also metallic silver
- Top Right: soft pink with rose gold shimmers
- Bottom Left: metallic khaki shade with silver shimmer
- Bottom Right: dark gunmetal grey with green hue.
The quality of these eyeshadows are lovely. They are soft, buttery and very well pigmented. All the swatches above were only done in one swipe and the colors pops very nicely. Generally these eyeshadow is easy to apply as they are very smooth and easy to blend. During application, I feel that the metallic khaki has some fallouts – so I make sure that I apply the silver eyeshadow in tapping motion. The rest of the shades were fine – there was nothing much fallout that I experienced.
In the picture below, I used the metallic khaki shade as the base shade all over my lid. And then I applied dark green with grey hues on the outer corner and bring it out and blend it out. To accentuate the look, I add the gunmetal grey around my upper lid and lower lid and blend it.
I think I have fell in love with the new Les Ombres. The texture and pigmentation is superb! I don’t think this would be my last palette 😉
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Chanel has released its Reflets d’Ete de Chanel Summer 2014 collection worldwide. In this collection, there are three illusion d’ombres being released for the collections; they are mirage, utopia and new moon. I picked up Utopia and New Moon as they’re limited editions; Mirage is a beautiful shade too but I decided to wait.
Initially Utopia did not really catch my attention when I saw the promo picture. But once I visited Chanel counter and swatching it, there’s no turning back. It’s a sparkly lilac shade with medium intensity of color. It’s a sparkly shade which I will use as a base or an eyeshadow on its own. I don’t think I have any similar shade of illusion d’Ombres that looks like Utopia.
New Moon is a gorgeous sparkly bronze combined with purple. I seriously think that I don’t need more browns or bronze eyeshadow shade, but after looking at the beautiful sparkles, how could I ever resist such beautiful limited edition shade?
As some of you may know, Chanel Illusion d’Ombres range is one of my favorite product ranges all the time. I love how soft and bouncy the texture is. Not to mention the beautiful sparkles that Chanel never fails to bring. Utopia and New Moon have once again won my heart.
This is how Utopia and New Moon look on my eye. I like both shades – Utopia, with its shimmering lilac shade instantly brightens my eye look. New Moon on the other hand, creates more noticeable eye make up look because of the intensity of the shade itself.
Have you picked anything up from the collection?
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