Hi everyone! Welcome to my Chanel Edit; a whole post dedicated to the legendary Parisian brand… I don’t know about you, but for me, nothing quite says luxury as something by Chanel; from the sleek packaging and the simple but stylish CC logo, to the beautiful colours of black with accents of gold. One day, I would love to be able to own a classic Chanel handbag, but till then some makeup will do me fine!
Coco Chanel, the celebrated founder and original designer, based her entire collection around simple, classic pieces which would give women freedom to move and be comfortable, while at the same time looking beautiful and refined. Gone were the suffocating corsets and fussy, frilly dresses, all replaced with elegant evening gowns, neutral colours, and of course, the classic Chanel suit. Chanel’s makeup is very much in keeping with Coco’s philosophy that less is more and that luxury shouldn’t override practicality. Currently, I own four products by Chanel and I’m going to introduce you to them, give you my thoughts, and then show you how to wear them in a quick makeup look. Hope you enjoy!
Perfection Lumière Long-Wear Flawless Fluid Makeup
I first used this foundation about two years ago as a birthday gift and I honestly think it’s spoiled me for life. I just can’t look at drugstore foundations the same way anymore! This is the most perfectly light, moisturising, smooth formula I’ve ever tried, it honestly feels like you’re applying silk to your skin! It’s also very hydrating, long-lasting and gives such a beautiful glow. While I’m a massive fan of this foundation, I wouldn’t recommend it if you prefer something matte and full-coverage, as this is definitely on the sheer, dewy side of the scale. Of course, it can be built up, but if I’m having a “bad skin day” I tend to reach for something else, such as my Estee Lauder Double Wear. This is the only Chanel foundation I’ve tried, but I’ve heard rave reviews of the Vitalumière Aqua, so that’s next on my list!
Poudre Universelle Compacte Natural Finish Pressed Powder
What I love most about this powder is the sleek finish of the packaging. It’s big enough to contain a decent amount of product, but small enough to fit into a clutch bag for the evening. I also feel so glamorous pulling this out from my handbag and using the handy little mirror for touch ups! The consistency of this powder is very light and I don’t find that it cakes at all. It’s one of those “barely-there no-makeup makeup” looks. I like that it sets my makeup well and keeps it in place all day, but doesn’t stop the luminous glow from my Perfection Lumière foundation from shining through. Often. I’ll just wear this by itself and it helps to keep my skin looking fresh and any shininess at bay.
Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick in Magnolia
Another kind Christmas present from my mum! Isn’t she great? Now, I will admit, lipsticks are probably one of two things I haven’t been very impressed with from this brand (along with the nail polishes which chip far too easily). Don’t get me wrong, I love love love the packaging and I always feel like I’ve stepped off a movie set when using it. The colour is also great; a very pretty coral pink perfect for spring. But considering these lipsticks cost £25, I’ve been very disappointed with their lasting ability. As soon as I’ve had a drink or some food, or even just after an hour or so out in the sun, this lipstick has started to wear off. I thought it might just be this particular colour, but one of my friends has told me of a similar experience with her Chanel Rouge Allure. I do know that they’ve supposedly taken this on board with their new range of Rouge Coco lipsticks, named after people who Coco Chanel had personal relationships with, so maybe it’s worth giving them a try.
Les 4 Ombres in Tisse Venitien
I picked this shade up last year and sadly I can’t find it on the website anymore! Maybe it was limited edition? This is probably my second favourite of the Chanel products I’ve tried, after the Perfection Lumière . As soon as I saw that beautiful sea-blue-green colour, I knew it had to be mine. This shade is simply stunning, and really makes your eyes pop, especially when paired with blue or green eyes. I also love the metallic silver which is so incredibly pigmented and like no other silver shadow I’ve come across! Finally, I use the black for defining my crease and the pale pink is perfect for highlighting inner corners and underneath brow arches. This is my go-to palette when I want a smoky eye with a bit of a twist!
Now that I’ve introduced you to my little Chanel collection, what better way to finish off this post than with a photo showing you how they all look together!
For the eyes, I applied Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion then applied the Chanel Silver shadow all over my lid. Next, I applied the blue-green shade to my outer corner and smudged underneath my bottom waterline. I then applied the black shade in my crease for definition and the pink shade underneath my eyebrows and in my inner corners.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my Chanel Edit and let me know what you think of the products and my finished look. Have you ever used any Chanel makeup? What did you think of it? Are there any products you would recommend or warn against?
Thanks for reading everybody!