Beauty: by Chanel

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That’s what I think of Chanel beauty.  It’s not that I believe because the logo says “Chanel” that they are necessarily better than anything else on the market….however I’m loving these two products that happen to be under the label “Chanel”.   Aside from how nicely they apply, wearability and comfort let’s just admit that the packaging is pretty elegant.  And sometimes that counts for a lot.  Especially with something you tend to wear every day.  And with the Chanel name you can expect nothing but the best.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder SPF 15chanelrougecoco4

Chanel Les Beiges Powder is a compact setting powder that is designed to give your complexion a sheer, healthy, glow without looking too bronzy or unnatural. Released in Fall 2013, it is part of Chanel’s permanent collection. It boasts SPF15++, though, as with any makeup product with sun protection claims, you would have to use an unreal amount of this product to achieve the amount of protection claimed.  A bonus factor is that the half-moon brush that comes encased is made with all natural bristles and you can actually use it. I suggest choosing a slightly more intense shade than your normal skin tone for a sun-kissed effect.

It’s available in 7 luminous shades: N°10, N°20, N°30, N°40, N°50, N°60, and N°70. Interestingly, the official Chanel website only offers six shades – N°10, N°20, N°25, N°30, N°40, and N°50. However, Nordstrom carries all 7 shades, as will most department store Chanel counters you visit in person.

Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo:chanelrougecoco2

There’s a new lipstick formula from Chanel called Rouge Coco Stylo (stylo means pen in French and when you look at the photo you’ll see why this name is perfect) which comes in a slim twist-up tube that’s described as having “the intensity of a lipstick, the shine of a lip gloss and comfort of a lip balm.” It truly is a three-in-one kind of lipstick.  The texture is great, the colour is beautiful and it is relatively long-wearing.  I have #214 – Message which is a vibrant berry shade for Fall.  It is sophisticated and above all, moisturizing which is very important to me right now.

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Beauty biz – Chanel LES OMBRES

Eyeshadow redefined20141015_122551and inspired by threads of Chanel tweed.  And who can resist that?

I was testing out the Chanel Rouge Allure Lip colors (more on this later) when this exquisite eye palette caught my attention.  Normally I’m not one to get too excited about eye shadow. Concentrating on eye makeup takes time, precision and knowing what works for you.  And when it cakes or runs it looks god awful.  So I don’t spend time on this however I was drawn to the endless possiblilities of these new versatile multi-effect compacts with rich pigment shade combinations ranging from matte to satin to shimmer. The formula can be applied dry for subtle shading, or dampened for more intense colour. Dermatologist tested.  Simply Stylish!20141015_122031New LES 4 OMBRES Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow in Tissé Vendôme, Tissé Gabrielle, Tissé Cambon, and Tissé Vénitien.Chanel Poesie and Tisse Rivoli

 Available in Canada at Holt Renfrew
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