As promised in Wednesday’s Sneak Peak, Part One of the Birthday Haul. I’m focusing this post on the Chanel Makeup I received. Most of the items are from the Chanel Fall 2014 Collection with a few additions from the regular line. Prior to this haul, I didn’t own many Chanel products. Regular readers will know I am a fan of the Le Volume de Chanel and I picked up one of the limited Les Beiges this past Summer. But that was it in terms of Chanel makeup….until now. 🙂
Chanel Permanent Line
Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet Smooth Effect Makeup SPF 15
The Lumiere Velvet is described as “a lightweight second-skin foundation. It naturally smooths and evens out the complexion for a velvety matte makeup result”. It is designed for normal and combination to oily skin types, “transforming into a natural powdery matte finish that disappears onto the skin”.
I’ve been lusting after this foundation ever since its release. Prior to ownership, I’d sampled it several times and absolutely love it! It does a pretty good job holding up in the hot weather too which is always a bonus. The finish on this is satin-like and your face is left feeling extremely soft and smooth. Great wear time, the coverage, to me, is about medium. I’m in the shade 20 Beige.
Chanel Rouge Allure Intense Long Wear Lip Color – Déterminée (108)
The Rouge Intense line was re-formulated back in 2012 (I think to be more moisturizing) and the new formula promises “concentrated, ultra-thin pigments [for] a radically intense, long-wearing colour with full coverage and a satin finish”.
The Allure Intense formula was on my wishlist, but I hadn’t really thought about a colour. Déterminée is a plum-brown mauve that doesn’t look like all that much at first glance but once on your lips, its perfection (especially as a deeper nude for fall). I’ve been wearing it two days in a row and can’t get enough. And speaking of packaging, this one is an A+ in my book. Heavy, luxurious, you click the bottom and the gold bullet which contains the product pops out. The finish verges somewhere between satin and matte. When you first apply there is definitely a slickness to it that makes application more comfortable, but once it dries down it becomes semi-matte for sure. It wears for about 4-5 hours through eating and/or drinking. I don’t use straws when I drink so this means the colour wears faster for me. If you don’t plan to eat or drink anything, this may well last much longer. Love this one – the gift-giver had excellent taste!
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine – Boy (54)
The Coco shines are “an innovative formula with intensified pigments to take colour and sheen to a new level of vibrancy” a “hydratendre complex softens and plumps lips for a healthier, fuller appearance”. Don’t expect high pigment, here, as the Coco Shines are a very sheer and designed for easy wear.
Boy is a light pink-beige color with subtle micro-shimmer. This shade is quite popular as a “your lips but better colour”, imparting a hint of pink with some healthy shine. It is indeed very comfortable on the lips and one of those products you want to keep reaching for to re-apply because it feels so good. It lasts about 2-3 hours without eating or drinking.
Chanel Fall 2014 Collection
Chanel Joues Contrast Powder Blush – Innocence (160)
Chanel claims that they’re “unique powder blusher offers buildable coverage, from natural to dramatic, and imparts a flattering radiance to cheeks” with a “remarkably silky texture ensures easy application of seamless colour”.
Innocence is a mellow, warm dusty-pink. Some of the swatches I’d seen online made this appear cooler but it’s definitely warm. Innocence has a semi-matte finish. I’ve only swatched this so no comments as to application or wear, but the texture is quite nice (softy and smooth) and not too powdery. This is definitely a buildable blush though – not wham, bam in your face pigment. Innocence was released for Fall 2014 but is Permanent.
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Lipshine – Aura (96)
Aura is a very subtle, warm, plum with a hint of burgundy which leaves a wash of sheer colour on the lips that can be built up somewhat. It’s perfect for those wanting to try a darker lip in a more conservative way. Actually it reminds me of MAC Cyber’s more timid cousin. It lasts about 2-3 hours on the lips without eating or drinking and feels amazing on the lips. Aura was released for Fall 2014 but is Permanent.
Chanel Glossimer – Songe (191)
The Glossimers come a wide range of shades and finishes ranging from shimmers to shine, with some being more sheer than others. Chanel promises a conditioning formula that is comfortable, hydrating and long wearing. Not everyone seems to be keen on the Glossimers because they lack pigment but this is my first one so I can’t comment on that.
This wasn’t included in the gifts and I had no intention of getting it. But (of course) while browsing the counters with gift certificates in hand, I swatched this randomly and it just looked so beautiful! Songe is sheer in pigmentation, a breathe of pink with a lavender duochrome and tons of shimmer. Unfortunately the duo home does not translate on the lips, but the shimmer definitely does. It’s really hard to capture it in a swatch, but it is beautiful. Songe is Limited Edition.
Thus concludes the Chanel Haul – what are some of your favorites from the line?
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