Chanel Perfection Lumiere: Long Wear Flawless Fluid Sunscreen Makeup

For over a year I have wanted to try Chanel Perfection Lumiere.  It isn’t a new product to the market, but very new to me.  I have a plethora of foundations and it is hard to justify a new foundation purchase a lot of times but curiosity finally got the best of me so I picked this up.  Mostly because my combo/oily skin changes to just oily in the summer months and they are fast approaching.  

So for some background on the product… 
Perfection Lumiere replaced Pro Lumiere in Chanel’s foundation line-up.  It is supposed to be lightweight, long-wearing, medium-to-full coverage, natural matte finish.  Sounds perfect for those with oily skin, right?
“Effortless to apply, with seamless blendability for a naturally flawless effect, this breakthrough foundation is the ideal all-day, everyday formula – available in a diverse range of 20 shades.  Apply the lightweight fluid texture of PERFECTION LUMIÈRE with fingertips or a foundation brush.

Its buildable texture offers adjustable coverage for a flawless, natural look that will last all day.

Apply more foundation on specific areas you wish to conceal.

The pump is fantastic, in that it dispenses a good amount of product and offers complete control.  I never find myself dispensing too much, always just the right amount.  The scent of this foundation is typical Chanel.  Sort of floral but not terribly overpowering.  The foundation looks perfect on me for around 6 hours and that is without any setting powder.  
In the pictures below you will see my bare hand, dot of foundation and then it smoothed completely in. I have freckles and an age spot on my hand and you can see that with just one dot of the foundation they go from fully visible (also seeing a hint of blue from my veins) to everything looking quite diffused–but MOST importantly still looking like my actual skin.  After I snapped the pictures and edited them together the only way I was able to tell the two photos apart was the fact that the “after image” looked more blurred or perfected.  
While it is great for my skin, it may not work for you.  I will say it again–this is best for people with oily skin.  If you have dry skin and you absolutely want to love this foundation you may want to make sure you keep your skin perfectly hydrated or this will not sit well.  It has a tendency to cling to dry patches, which I currently have because I am currently combination.  I have no real problem with it though because when I wear this foundation I moisturize and tend to wear some form of primer underneath.  

Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation retails for $55 at anywhere that sells Chanel products.  I would suggest getting a sample of the foundation before going all-in and purchasing mostly because of the price.  I personally didn’t do that, but I most definitely did a lot of research before I made the purchase.  I love the foundation and I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars.  I only took off half a star because of it clinging to dry areas, but I did find a way to combat that.  I hope this review gave you some good insight into the product itself.  Thanks for taking the time to read my thoughts!!!
*This product was purchased by me and as always 100% my opinion.  I am not being sponsored for this post in any way.

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Chanel Le Volume De Chanel Mascara

Chanel recently introduced a great mascara into their brand called Le Volume De Chanel.  With one of my last purchases I got this wonderful mascara as a sample and was completely impressed immediately.
I usually dislike sample mascaras.  A lot of the time you rarely get a lot of product to try.  This mascara had plenty of product that came out on the bristles on the first go.  The actual wand itself is great.  It is a 

rubber bristle type of brush but the pattern in which the bristles sit on the brush are genius.  It will absolutely coat every lash on the first pass.  The formula is great because it is a bit wet but it sets up pretty quickly.  It is supposed to volumize and it does a great job at that.

As far as the sample of this mascara goes, I am in love with it…  The full sized mascara is another story.  I haven’t tried it in the full size (mostly because I have a ton of opened mascaras right now and no need to purchase anything additionally), but if it is like the sample then I am telling you–IT IS TERRIFIC!  

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Review and Swatches: Chanel Harmonie Du Soir Quad

Last year I missed out on the Chanel‘s Holiday Collection as a whole and specifcally I regret not picking up the Topkapi quad.  This year I was determined not to miss out on the Harmonie Du Soir quad.  It has the same round button look imprint on it and the colors were completely mesmerizing.  All 4 colors in the quad are ones I would buy on their own and completely drool-worthy.

I love that all of the Chanel products come in the cute duster bag-like protecters.  All of my Chanel packaging looks great because it doesn’t get scratched up from being tossed around in a makeup organizer.  

I love the sleek black packaging of Chanel products.  Very simple and chic with nothing but the Chanel symbol on the center of the top.

And for the big reveal.  LOOK AT THOSE SHADES!  Gorgeous.  I would also like to mention that the top of the quad comes with a nice large mirror.  You can easily use this large mirror to do your eyes with if you are travelling.  

With a closer look at the eyeshadows you can see the gorgeous imprinting.  I love that these look like buttons  you would find on a Chanel blazer. :) 

In this quad there is a lovely silvery pink shade, a mauve-cranberry, a taupe, and a true gold.  The texture of these eyeshadows are much softer than their regular quads and super pigmented.

The non-flash swatches look sort of dull, but they are quite gorgeous.

This quad has 4 shimmer shades of eyeshadow, so if you don’t like a lot of shimmer these may not be for you.  I find that when applied to the eye it is a touch more subtle.  I would also like to mention that I have been using these eyeshadows everyday since I purchased it and only adding a matter skintone shade for my browbone.  The colors, even though they look very different, actually work together very well.  I have used all 4 shades in the same look the majority of the time I have used the quad and they blend effortlessly.

Again, the non-flash swatches look dull.  You can tell that the pigmentation is great though because these are just one swipe.

Overall, Chanel Harmonie Du Soir is a beautiful quad and I would rush to your counter or website to purchase it immediately.  It does retail for $65, but it is completely worth the price point.  I have used mine so much already that the pretty imprint is wearing off.  That is saying a lot coming from a makeup junkie like myself.  I have so many quads/palettes/single eyeshadows that I rarely wear the same thing repeatedly but wow… this quad is amazing.  
Which Holiday 2012 collection are you most excited about this year?  What is it that is top on your wishlist?

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Beauty Wish List

Hello everyone.  I have put together a few things that I want really bad right now.  I am to the point where I am about to break on a few of them and others are just out of reach.  
First off, I want the IKEA Alex drawers.  I need a different form of organization for my cosmetics and this seems like it could really be the ticket.  They are super affordable but I don’t live near an IKEA.  A few months back I attempted to purchase it and have it shipped but they wanted over $200 JUST IN SHIPPING FEES.  So that is a no-go.  Next time I am in Orlando or Atlanta I am getting this bad boy!
The Kevyn Aucoin brand is coming out with a new skin product.  I believe the name is The Sensual Skin Balm Tint.  I may not be completely accurate on the name, but I know I want it.  I don’t even have to test it to know I want it.  I am in love with the Sensual Skin Enhaner (my shade is SX05).  I can’t imagine this product would be bad.
There are quite a few Chanel goodies I am lusting after at the moment.  One being the Notorious Sculpting Veil and the other being the Holiday 2012 quad.  Every time I go to a counter and ask my ladies about the Notorious product they look at me like a deer in the headlights.  I sort of get irritated when I get that look from beauty consultants… I probably shouldn’t, but I do.  I would love to be an SA at a Chanel or Dior counter and I know I would be gooooooood at it and for these ladies not to know what is going on with their own brand surprises me.  
Last but not least is the Canon EOS Rebel t3i.  It is beauty related in the sense that I want to take better, more clear pictures for this site.  I think that my camera does an okay job, but it is pretty old and this one has all the bells and whistles.  I feel that if I can make a regular OLD point and shoot take decent photos then I can blow you away with this!  :)  It’s price tag is a hefty one though, so I am holding off for now.
What is on your wish list at the moment?  Let me know in the comments below!

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