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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Chanel Les 4 Ombres #232 Tissé Vénitien

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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By: Meryl

 

 

 

Chanel Illusion d’Ombres in Utopia & New Moon

 

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Have you picked anything up from the collection?

 

Thank you for reading!

 

By: Meryl

Chanel Spring 2013: Illusion d’Ombres in Diapasson & Le Vernis in Tapage Swatches

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After reading so many positive review on Diapasson, I finally decided to purchase this item. Diapasson is added to the permanent collection and it is a deep purple with very fine shimmer. I am a big fan of Chanel Illusion d’Ombre; I love the bouncy and smooth texture. The eyeshadow is so easy to apply and to blend and the pigmentation is superb!

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Diapasson is a deep purple with duochrome effect. In certain light, I see it as a deep purple and sometime I see a hint of brown in it. In this picture, I couldn’t really capture the shimmer but you may see the fine shimmers in the next picture below. I applied two layers on the swatch below. The swatches below is taken outdoor with indirect sunlight.

 

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I did a comparison of Diapasson and some other two Illusion d’Ombres that I think might look similar. They are Illusoire and Ebloui. The swatches below is taken under indoor lighting. The shimmers are captured better here.

Initially I thought Illusoire would look quite similar to Diapasson but it turned out that Illusoire looks much deeper and it has a deep grey tone in it too. Ebloui carries a plummy tone but it also leans more to brown shade.

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I also purchased the nail polish shade from this collection. Le Vernis Tapage looks like a very deep pink that leans towards red. I love Chanel red nail polish so I thought of adding this to my red nail polish collection. In the swatch below, I applied two coats of Tapage and I used Chanel Extreme Shine top coat.

Here’s a quick swatch of Tapage:

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And there it goes my pick for Chanel Spring 2013! I have posted a short review of Chanel Quad in Quadrille and the Cream Blush in Intonation few days ago, you may read the post here.

So what is your pick from this collection?

 

Thank you for reading

 

By: Meryl

 

 

My Picks from Chanel Spring 2014 Collection – Quadrille Eyeshadow Quad & Intonation Cream Blush

Happy humpday everyone! It’s Wednesday and it’s two more days to the weekend :)

I recently picked up few items from Chanel Spring 2014 collection. Initially not many products caught my attention but after swatching and playing around, I gave up and picked up few items from the collection.

If you have been following our instagram, I have posted this picture few days ago and here are my picks from the spring collection:

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So in this post, I am showing some swatches and a quick review on the eyeshadow quad in Quadrille and the creme blush in Intonation.

Quadrille is a limited edition blush released this season. I am thrilled to see a non baked Chanel eyeshadow in Singapore! Usually I would need to order online to get a non baked formula and now I can get it right here in Singapore.

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The shades are as follow:

  • Top left: greyish purple 
  • Top Right: Soft pink with soft shimmer
  • Bottom Left: Salmon pink with a satiny finish
  • Bottom Right: Dark plum

The eyeshadow has a nice quality – it has the same quality as my other Chanel’s non baked eyeshadow version. It has quite smooth texture  but the pigmentation of these 4 shades varies. I find that the greyish purple shade and the soft pink is not as pigmented as the salmon pink shade and the dark plum. Nevertheless the quality of the quad is not disappointing as I love the shade combination and I find that the texture is workable.

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Now onto the second product for this post; it’s Chanel Creme de La Blush in Intonation.

This blush is also a Limited Edition item from Chanel Spring 2014 Collection. Intonation is a warm peachy pink. I love the hue for my “everyday blush” kind of blush. The color might look too vibrant  in the pan but when swatches and blended, it looks very wearable.

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Like other Chanel cream blushes, Intonation has a silky smooth texture. When swatched, I can feel that despite being a cream blush, you can actually feel that it is powdery when applied to my skin. You may read my thoughts on Chanel Cream Blush when it was launched last fall.

In this picture, I have a swatch comparison between intonation, revelation and presage.

 

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In my opinion, revelation leans more towards peachy pink and intonation has more pink hues in it. On the other hand, presage is a true coral.

Here’s how intonation looks like when it is blended.

 

 

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Overall I am happy with my purchase. Quadrille has a nice shade combination and the texture of the eyeshadow is smooth and the shade stays perfectly for 5 hours without primer. Intonation is a nice warm peachy pink shade which I think would work on both fair skin and deep skintone.

 

I will post a swatch on the nail polish in Tapage and the Chanel Glossimer in Murmure in another post.

 

What do you think of this collection? Has anything caught your attention?

 

 

 

Thank you for reading

 

By: Meryl

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