Wednesday, April 23, 2014

No. 02 CHANEL LES BEIGES HEALTHY GLOW MULTI-COLOUR - SWATCHES AND REVIEW


These, the Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow multi-colour powders in No 01 and No 02, were just delivered to me late last night. I played around with them some last night before I went to bed and today I am off from work so I can really see how they perform. Each currently retails for $65 USD and contains .39 oz of product. They are part of the Les Beiges Summer collection and are available on the Chanel.com website and I have seen them in store at Nordstrom as well.

Read more about the entire collection here: CHANEL LES BEIGES COLLECTION SUMMER 2014

Read more about Les Beiges No 01 here: No. 01 CHANEL LES BEIGES HEALTHY GLOW MULTI-COLOUR - SWATCHES AND REVIEW

Both Les Beiges powders are marketed as a dual sunscreen protector with an SPF 15 and as a highlight, contour, bronzer or blush. The powder is to be applied before going out in the sun and then reapplied every two hours. It is not safe for the eyes and must be kept out of reach of children as directed - this is especially true when using most any sunscreen protection product. 

The Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour in No 02 is a tricolored collection of warm browns. The top color is a warm tan with miniscule flecks of sparkle, the middle shade is a muted brown with hints of peach and the bottom shade is a burnt brownish orange. All three shades housed in the compact have a buttery smooth texture and great pigmentation but this one gave me the most trouble. It is extremely powdery and was the messiest of the two. Yes, I would still repurchase it because as a whole this works really well for me even though the individual colors when worn alone are a bit much. These are definitely a splurge-worthy purchase.




Tuesday, April 22, 2014

No. 01 CHANEL LES BEIGES HEALTHY GLOW MULTI-COLOUR - SWATCHES AND REVIEW


These, the Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow multi-colour powders in No 01 and No 02, were just delivered to me late last night. I played around with them some before I went to bed and so far I am liking them a lot. Each currently retails for $65 USD and contains .39 oz of product. They are part of the Les Beiges Summer collection and are available on the Chanel.com website and I have seen them in store at Nordstrom as well. You can read more about the entire collection here: CHANEL LES BEIGES COLLECTION SUMMER 2014

The Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour in No 01 is a tricolored collection of soft peaches. The top color is a sparkle-y warm vanilla, the second color is a golden peach and the bottom color is a warm peach with a hint of pink. The formula is a little powdery but each strip of color housed in the compact is nicely pigmented and the compact itself is large enough each color can be used separately or altogether. Included inside each compact, is a flat fan shaped brush when used in a swirling motion, gives the best results especially when trying to achieve an all-over highlight, contour, or bronzed look. Just take care when exerting pressure with the enclosed brush, mine started to shed a little.

Even though a lot of you may think this compact is way too light for your skintone the No 01 compact is really versatile. Many can wear it as a highlight, contour, or even a blush. For those who are really pale like myself, the No 01 compact is perfect for warming up the entire face with a nice flush of color. Or, depending on the intensity, it can be used to soften up the features as well. So if you are unsure it will work for you, then I suggest a visit to your local Chanel counter or nearest department store that carries Chanel. That way you can check it out in person to see how truly amazing these powders perform. You might be surprised at how well the No 01 compact works for just about everybody.




Sunday, April 20, 2014

002 MY LADY DIOR CANNAGE EDITION PALETTE BLUSH - SWATCHES AND REVIEW


The My Lady blush in 002 is embossed with Dior's iconic Cannage pattern and is housed in a hefty silver compact. This compact definitely has some weight to it and features a magnetic closure with a portable kabuki brush included alongside the compact. The blush itself is exclusive to Saks and is described as a "feel-good pink harmony" that is supposed to catch the light "proclaiming the radiance of the face". It does have a slight perfume-y scent that isn't overwhelming but quite subtle and understated. To be totally honest, this blush was very powdery and didn't have much pigmentation. It showed up as a very light pink shimmer blush with a few sparkles and not much else. For $60 I was beyond upset because I expected more; I mean $60 dollars worth of AWESOME is what I wanted. When swatched separately each of the shades has somewhat acceptable pigmentation but trying to get a blended combination of them all doesn't really offer up much color. In my opinion this works better as a all-over highlight more so than a blush so if you don't mind the cost then go for it. For others on a budget, skip this - cause there are better products at cheaper price points.






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