I have been a big fan of Chanel cosmetics since introduced to the line by a friend almost 20 years ago. Once I tried the blush I was hooked! No matter how often I used it it seemed endless - Unlike the drugstore brands I was use to - that ended up with a gaping worn hole in the centre and then floating pieces as it broke completely. I was told it was the raised bubble like design that help distribute the product onto the brush unified and easily. Whatever it was I was happy, it cost almost three times what I was paying for the drugstore brand (at that time) - but it lasted six times longer so well worth the initial investment. And did I mention the beautiful compact!!
I remember saving up to try other products in the line. Some like the Chanel Le Crayon Khol also became a staple in my cosmetic bag. It's soft texture glides smoothly to line the inside of the lower lid or to outline the eye. And I loved that it came with its own sharpener. Throughout the years there have been times when only Chanel products would be found in my cosmetic bag and other times they ruled but other products also captured my attention. So as I embark on the journey to up my look - I'm returning to Chanel for a refresher and to re-discover the line again.
Chanel - Products Used
Skincare products used: Eau Douceur - Cleansing Water; Hydra Beauty Lotion - hydration protection radiance - moist; Hydra Beauty Serum; Le Lift - Creme Fine; Le Lift Creme Yeux
|214 TISSÉ MADEMOISELLE - eye shadow (my choice)|
Cosmetics used: CC sunscreen broad spectrum SPF30; ÉCLAT LUMIÈRE - highlighter face pen; BASE OMBRE À PAUPIÈRES - professional eye shadow base; LES 4 OMBRES - Multi-Effect Quadra Eye Shadow; STYLO YEUX - Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner; LES BEIGES - Healthy Glow Sheer Colour SPF 15; LE VOLUME DE CHANEL - Mascara; JOUES CONTRASTE - Powder Blush; ROUGE COCO SHINE - Hydrating Sheer Lipshine; LE CRAYON LÈVRES - Precision Lip Definer
I was fortunate the week I went in to book an appointment was also the week Chanel National make-up artists were going to be at Holt Renfrew Chanel cosmetic counter (can you say serendipity). Rachel the Beauty Advisor for HR Chanel scored me an appointment with Jen.
- For more natural looking brows use the side of brow pencil and brush with spooly (a clean/recycled mascara wand)
- Eye shadow primer apply it all over eye to under brow arch
- Invest in your brushes - use brushes
- Apply concealer to the orbital bone (under eye area)
- To avoid the apple cheek look - follow natural contour of cheek bone and lightly along hairline just above the arch of brow
- Apply lip colour first - applying liner last seals colour in
LES 4 OMBRES - Spring 2015 eyes shadow collection is breath taking -
the above were a couple Jen had also suggested for me : left side - 238 Tisse Paris right side - 236 Tisse Fantaisie. I choose the 214 Tisse Mademoiselle (see photo next to CC cream above)
Thank you Jen for a wonderful experience! and all the great tips you shared. Rachel thank you for taking the photos.
Jen is part of the Chanel National group and not always at Holt's - but Rachel is equally amazing at creating magic and bringing out your natural beauty. Rachel is my go to gal. She is warm, friendly with a very skilled hand and has to most amazing accent. In March I will be sharing a make-over that Rachel did on a friend of mine. Also coming in March a peek at the spring lipstick colours.
Do you change your cosmetic colours with the seasons?
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