Monday, July 25, 2011


So I have been drooling (I know not a very attractive picture!) over all of the Chanel products, new and old, that are currently available. I can't believe I have never tried them before. Well, at least anything other than their foundation and a few skincare products, which I must say are quite A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Anyway....

When I was at the mall a few weeks back I decided to splurge a little on some Chanel products. I had heard so many good things about them that I wanted to try them for myself to see if all the hype was well deserved or just that - hype. Here are the items that I picked up and a picture of a look I did as well.

Chanel Bronze Rose

This beautiful bronzer debuted earlier this year in May. At that time I didn't give it much thought because everywhere you looked companies were flooding the market, online and in stores, with their own take on bronzing powders, bronzing creams, etc. The list was endless. Anyway, as a makeup junkie I will tell you that a bronzer is a must-have staple for anyone who wants to avoid the sun's harmful rays but yet doesn't want to look as though they have. In other words, a good bronzer should give a nice healthy glow to your skin and at the same time add definition to your face.

Another reason I didn't buy this right away was because I was slightly intimidated by this palette. It wasn't so much that I didn't know how to apply the bronzer or the blush, it was the design itself, that frustrated me. The side by side bronzer shades along with the blush at the end seemed quite messy at times and didn't leave much room to really pick up a blended mixture of the bronzer shades. So I'm still trying to find my groove on what is the best way to use / apply the various shades without it being a huge mess.

Chanel Taupe - Delicat

The next item that I purchased was the CHANEL OMBRES CONTRASTE DUO eyeshadow in Taupe - Delicat. This eyeshadow duo houses a beautiful taupe color that is nestled next to a semi-frosty shade of vanilla. This color combination can be worn as the most perfect "Natural Work look" which I have done several times since purchasing it.

Chanel Rouge COCO Shine Deauville

This last item I was a little unsure about purchasing. I'm not a huge lipstick fan and I already own several MAC lipsticks that I wasn't sure that I really needed another tube of lipstick. However I had heard so many people comment about how the CHANEL ROUGE COCO SHINE lipstick is so moisturizing and more like a really pigmented lipgloss that I decided to purchase it. By the way, totally worth it! Love it!

This is the look that I created with all of the Chanel products listed above along with a couple of other Chanel items that I didn't list (eyeliner, concealer, foundation, etc.). On average I get a good 10 hours wear time with these products before it starts to really fade. It is important to note that my current work schedule varies from day to day, but for the most part, I work anywhere from 10-14 hours a day and finding products that will last through the day is definitely a top priority for me.

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