In this age of mobile photography — that is, endless taking and posting of photos — it’s a bit daunting to go out of the house without looking your best. But should it really be such a demanding task to put your best face on? As much as I take pride in skincare and enjoy a good makeup collection, the whole endeavor should be fun, easy, and really pretty in the end, at least I think so. After all, there’s so much else to do in one’s day than to obsess about one’s looks every minute! 🙂
So, I am very pleased whenever I am able to depend on a beauty brand that not just promises to give me the best kind of beauty treatment, but throws in some surprises that make me feel (and look) like a million bucks too. I’m talking about Chanel and its 2016 Spring collection. It’s an entire beauty routine: from skincare, to makeup, down to nail polish!
It’s a bit of a splurge, but if you think of it as good investment for your skin — then it’s worth it! 🙂 So here are my current top picks from Chanel’s makeup and skincare :
Sublimage La Creme
This anti-aging skincare product regenerates the skin’s essential functions and revitalizes the complexion. It’s enriched with the Éphémères of Planifolia so that skin is intensely moisturized, shielded, and glowing! Skin is also made stronger and smoother: more toned and resilient, with less wrinkles and of course, less fine lines.
This 10-year-old line has been a favorite of millions! So this new line reveals the formulation of the new creams with 3 new textures, and each working like silk: Sublimage La Creme Texture Fine (as fresh and light as silk sateen), Sublimage La Creme (a rich and melt-away texture like silk jersey), and Sublimage La Creme Texture Supreme (cozy and caressing like silk velvet).
Les Beiges Skin Foundation
I love this versatile, lightweight foundation. Les Beiges is a seamless foundation with radiance-enhancing properties and skin-protecting benefits for a natural, beautiful finish. And because it is important that you use the correct shade of foundation, I appreciate that Chanel offers a complete palette so I was able to find a perfect match!
Les Beiges has singular titanium dioxide with soft focus powders, so it absorbs light rays to reflect their white component and transmit their red component through skin for reflection on the skin’s surface. The result: a fresh and slightly rosy halo!
Here’s my tip: If you use Les Beiges in a tone lighter than your complexion, it reveals a more luminous glow! Alternatively, a darker tone can mimic a sun-kissed glow! This is because Les Beiges has adjustable pigments that adapt to the bare skin, and coverage is buildable — which means it can be customized depending on your desired results.
Another great thing is that it also protects the skin. It has kalanchoe extract, which is known for its ability to adapt to different climates. This amazing foundation is also hydrating, has antioxidant qualities, and encourages skin oxygenation. When used with SPF 25 UV sunscreen, it shields the skin from the sun, free radicals, and daily oxidative stress.
Rouge Coco Stylo
This is a multitasking product. Rouge Coco Stylo combines the functions of lipstick, gloss, and balm.
The colors are intense, like lipstick, that stay bright and does not feather or smudge, and has an extra glossy finish. It’s comfortable on the lips too — I like that it makes my lips feel silky and supple!
It comes in a retractable pen, which makes it very travel-friendly and really easy to apply!
Rouge Coco Lipstick
Rouge Coco is lipstick that comes is many different shades that represent the vibrant color spectrum. (Trivia: the shade names were inspired by Coco Chanel’s closest friends — how fun is that?!) The color is bright and the lipstick is hydrating and luminous, as it has an exclusive complex with Jojoba and Mimosa Butters, Sunflower Wax and silicone.
Le Blanc Makeup Base
This brightening skincare features the combination of TXC™ and 2-Year Pearl Extract to reveal a more even-toned, smooth and luminous complexion, as perfect as a fine pearl.
There are several products under this line. One is the Le Blanc Light Creator, a makeup base that can work wonders when used before foundation. It is a brightening makeup base, with broad spectrum SPF 40, that enhances radiance and gives an all-day rosy glow.
And new to the collection is a the Le Blanc Intensive Spot Treatment, two pens (one for day, one for night) that address dark spots.
Lastly, this sun protection line uses adaptive skincare technology for tailor-made defense from UVA and UVB rays, free radicals and pollution. It is designed to adjust to the level needed based on environmental conditions.
It comes in two options SPF 30 and SPF 50. Both are lightweight and non-oily, and they moisturize the skin as it protects!
So there you go… Chanel has everything every girl will ever need! From skincare to makeup, they’ve got it all covered for you! 🙂
Let me know what are your favorite products from this collection and share with me your beauty tips as well!