Confessions of a Make up junkie!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Chanel Makeup Review

Last holiday I received as a gift a little set of Chanel makeup. I know. SO AWESOME! I was excited to try it out and give a review to you guys but I wanted to try it out for a couple of weeks before posting any first impressions so that I can give an honest review. I didn't want to be part of any sort of hype, but Good Lord, you can really tell the difference in quality. But more on that later. I also received a bunch of other makeup products that I've been trying out so bear with me. I want you guys to have useful info!! ^_^

Anywho, here is a list of the Chanel brand products I got for Christmas:

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua ultra light skin perfecting sunscreen makeup foundation. I got the shade B30





This thing is amazing. It retails at about $45. The consistency is very liquidy which makes it very light weight. It's coverage is just amazing. You only need a little bit and it makes your skin look like porcelain. I kid you not, I got that compliment at work. You have to shake it before pouring it out though because the particles separate. It feels like you are just applying a very light moisturizer but the finish is amazing. I use the sigma F 80 kabuki brush to buff it in and it looks amazing! Very dewy and just overall perfect. The coverage lasts all day but I use Smashbox dark spot correcting primer underneath so I couldn't tell you how long it'll last on its own. I wouldn't use it for everyday because its coverage is pretty high and also it comes in such a small bottle, you might start crying when its empty. Also, the scent is heavenly. Smells like roses. Seriously. Freaking roses.

Chanel poudre universelle compacte natural finish pressed powder in 40 Dore.



Super mega finely milled powder that makes setting any foundation, bb cream or cc cream a breeze. You seriously can NOT over apply this. It's so fine!! It's impossible! I love the packaging as well. It looks so classy in its black compact with white CC chanel logo. I love taking it out and checking out how my makeup is doing. The only downside to this is the shades available are limited.

Chanel buffer brush (So adorable!!)



Perfect for applying the finishing powder to set the chanel foundation. I am in love with this buffer brush! It's very dense and picks up just enough product. It disperses it evenly and does not shed. Beautiful little thing!!

Chanel Joues Contraste blush in So in Love



This is the same blush Lauren Conrad adores! So as a fan, I just had to get it. Its a pinkish coral blush perfect for spring and summer. It has slight golden shimmer but isn't too overwhelming. This blush also smells like roses! It comes with a little brush too for on the go touch ups! It has a great staying power and it is so fine! Beautiful color!!

Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer (lipgloss) in 166 amour




This is a pink-coral lipgloss that came in 2013 spring collection. This lipgloss lasts forever. Seriously. I love the little golden specks! They make lips look plumper!! The sheer wash of color looks very sophisticated and it never gives that weird white peel some lipglosses leave on the inner side of the lips.

Chanel Le Crayon Levres Precision lip definer in Pink Sugar



I use this under the lipgloss. Its a shimmery pink color that can be used on its own for that my-lips-but-better effect. This goes perfectly together with the lipgloss in amour and look so classy! This never bleeds or dries out my lips. I highly recommend this duo especially if you have light skin. You'll look like a princess!


All in all, I am in love with these products. I have to say that the packaging has role in my opinion of these products. It just looks so glamorous!! The quality is well worth the price, but I'm sure that you could find dupes for the colors. (Not for the quality though!) My favorite item has to be the lipgloss + lip pencil combo. I just love how they go together!! I have to warn you though, the shades are quite limited for some chanel products. I suggest going to a counter to get matched and even so you might not get a perfect match. Will I repurchase? Probably. The feel and scent of the products are addicting. You have been warned.

Super awkward closeup of my face. Sorry. LOL.


My sister and I. As you can see, the chanel foundation looks flawless!