The Used and Abused Makeup Tag.Part 1………………The Face.

Hi Everyone,
I’m not one for doing tags; however, i think this one is a tag that is worth doing.
I buy a lot of makeup but only re-purchase certain items time and time again and these are my most used and abused products that i love.
I suppose it is a bit like a favourites post so, lets get to it. There’s a fair few items to discuss.

FACE:
FOUNDATION.
There are three i constantly re-purchase and this is because they all produce different and great results.
I have blemished skin with uneven texture and colour so, i have to use a medium coverage foundation; however, i also need to not feel the foundation on my skin. That is a big no no for me. Below foundation swatches left to right; Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua, Middle; Dior Star Foundation and Right; Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet.  

Dior Star Foundation.
On my second bottle and i love that it gives a luminous finish while setting down. Ideal for winter months and for maturing skin as it does not dry the skin out and gives a lovely ‘lit from within’ finish. I use 020.
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua.
Third bottle. Love the light weight satin finish. I cannot feel it at all on my skin. Best used in winter months. Two in twenty and one in 30 for summer.
Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet.
Gives a gorgeous luminous matte finish with medium/full coverage and yet; i cannot feel it sitting on my skin. Lasts really well and great for summer months. I use 20 and have bought two bottles. About to buy my third.

CONCEALER.
Guerlain Multi-Perfection Concealer (Hydrating and Blurring). Shade 04 Medium Cool.
I think this is the best ever concealer i have used under the eye area. It seriously doesn’t dry out the skin or highlight any lines. Just beautiful and i recommend it highly to anyone over 30. This is my first tube because they only released it last year but i have used it everyday for months and i am about to buy my second tube.
Dior Nude Skin Perfecting Hydrating Concealer, 002 Beige.
This one is another that is fab and hydrating. It is a more full coverage concealer ideal for redness and blemishes. Again, i have put a good sized dent in this product but as with high end makeup, you do get a lot of use out of it before it’s finished.

HIGHLIGHTER/ POWDER/BRONZER.
Estée Lauder Pure Colour Illuminating Powder Gelée, 01 Modern Mercury.
I use this constantly and it will probably last me forever, i think! It is a lovely, slightly strobe-like rose gold highlighter that is beautiful. So beautiful in fact that Victoria Beckham included it in her capsule collection for EL. If i had not previously owned it, i would have bought VB’s version because the packaging is so much better. EL never did do great packaging. Swatch below.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder SPF15/PA++, No 25.
This one was a limited edition shade that suits my skin tone perfectly and i hit pan on it. Love the shade so much because it gives a very subtle healthy glow to the skin without it being an overt bronzer. Just lovely! I also like that it protects the skin from the sun and pollutants. Swatch below.

It really angers me that Chanel do these amazing limited edition products and do not use them again in other collections or make them permanent. I understand a company has to keep up with trends and keep it moving along but……….please!

BLUSH. 
Le Blush Crème De Chanel Cream Blush, 64 Inspiration.
There was a mad rush to the store when this cream blusher was released by Chanel. The shade i own, proved to be very popular so; to my dismay, they then decided to discontinue them to replace with the blusher stick.
Fair enough, they are much better in the stick form; however, they never replicated this shade, which is beautiful. I am so scared to keep using it because the stick ones are not nearly as pigmented or rich in shade.
As you can see, i have very much hit pan and i use sparingly these days.

Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect, 70 Tweed Brun Rosé.
Another discontinued product in the UK. Again, not sure why because i have put a serious dent in this one and can’t re-purchase unless i go overseas.
It is a beautiful rosy pink/brown shade that is so lovely in formula and as with all Chanel blushers, looks lovely on the skin. I still love the Joues Contraste blushers and own many, so i’m not going to weep over this one too much. Below left is the tweed blush, right swatches from left to right are; Le blush creme de Chanel; Les beiges healthy glow sheer blush stick no 21 and Duo Tweed effect Brun rosé.

These are my face products that i put a dint in or re-purchase constantly and i love so much. They work with my mature skin and are very flattering on me. Stay posted for my used and abused eye and lip products.
Take care and i will see you all soon. 😉