Its about time i did my favourites for the past couple of months. Here are the products i have been using the most and reasons why. Lets crack on.
Chanel Lumière D’ Été Illuminating Powder.
This was released a few years ago. It was before Chanel concentrated on the Le Beiges bronzing powders.
The compact itself is embossed with a raised Camelia flower. (I miss these beautiful embossed powders from Chanel. They used to do some gorgeous ones). Comes with a brush which is plush enough to use on your travels.
This powder itself is beautiful, silky and finely milled, very illuminating with no glitter. It gives a lovely soft focus natural effect. I love it. It is the same formula Chanel now use for the Les Beiges bronzing powders.
Above Left; Brush which comes with palette and right; swatches heavy and blended.
I have been using this one a lot over the past couple of months because we have had some great weather in the UK,(highly unusual). My body has colour although my face does not; (I use SPF 50) therefore, i have to give my face colour and this does a great job. You can buy the Le Beiges in Medium Deep to get the same shade in this.
Chanel Chance Body Oil, Chance Eau Vive. (NEW. LE)
I love the Chanel Chance body oil and have bought it many times over the years until Chanel decided to discontinue it. I was gutted.
This Spring, they have released 4 new ones (limited edition) in all the Chance variations. The Original Chance itself; Eau Fraiche; Eau Tendre and Eau Vive. I was over the moon.
I decided to buy the Eau Vive because i also own the perfume itself. This version of Chance has blood orange which gives it a citrus edge.
The body oil itself, melts straight into the skin with no greasy finish and leaves a subtle scent. Great, if you don’t want to wear the perfume itself or to further enhance the perfume.
I do only use this once a week at most because it is very expensive for 100ml.
I will be buying the Eau Fraiche version next.
Chance Eau De Parfum, Gabrielle.
I have to say this perfume has grown on me. It does not have the typical Chanel DNA so, Its been a do i, don’t i love it, for the best part of a year.
I must admit, i do wear it for work only; however, this is where it does come into its own.
My full review is here so i won’t go on too much.
It has a very mild floral fragrance which gives off plenty of orange blossom with a musk back note. Great for work because it isn’t in your face and makes an ideal Spring fragrance.
I have always loved the bottle design.
Pixi Skin Treats. Rose Oil Blend.
I love this oil. It is great for seriously dry or dehydrated skin. If i’ve been out in the sun too long, i apply this before bed. It leaves skin supple and plumped by the morning. I have been using this one at least once a week over the past 2 months.
It has a strong fragrance of roses but it’s not irritating.
Great for plumping out those fine lines.
Bobbi Brown Brightening Brick, 02 Coral.
I love wearing this in the Spring/Summer time. It makes my skin look so good. I always get told that, when i wear it too. Most people think its my foundation, but i swear it’s this.
Coral gives a warm glow to the skin that works well over bronzer and as a cheek blush. I use it as a blusher and then work it into my bronzer around the outer edges of my face. Great over the Chanel Illuminating powder i just mentioned above.
The brick itself is divided into 6 various shades 3 of which, are highlighting and 3 are colours. Swirl through the whole lot and use a smaller brush to add each shade individually. E.g; as a highlighter on top of cheekbones. Love it!
Above left; swatches of each individual shade of the BB Coral Brightening Brick. Right; heavy and blended swatches of all colours together.
What have been your favourite beauty products over the Spring/Fall? (Southern Hemisphere)
P.S. Sorry about the Monday posting but due to an unforseen problem, i couldn’t post yesterday and didn’t want to wait another week to post.
Have a great month and i will see you all soon. 😉