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Luxury Beauty Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

April 29, 2019

Mother's Day Gift Guide Luxury Beauty Edit Chanel

Mother’s Day is coming up soon and the weeks are flying by so quickly this spring! I still cannot believe it’s the end of April. We have a little over a week before Mother’s Day is here on May 12th so if you’re shopping early I have a gift guide rounding up some luxurious splurges! Chanel Beauty has been one of my favorite go-to lines over the years and I’m so excited to share a selection of their Mother’s Day Gift Guide for every kind of beauty lover. I’ve personally gifted Chanel beauty products to a number of women in my life all different age ranges and it’s one line that never fails to impress. Their nail polishes or their lip glosses always spark a lot of joy!

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Makeup Gifts for Her

If you have a mom, mother-in-law, friend who’s a mom who has everything you can’t go wrong stocking her up on classic staples.

  • Chanel Rouge Coco Flash is still a relatively new lip formula and the classic go-to red is Amour. The formula is shiny and the deeper colors pack in quite a bit of pigment.
  • For nails it doesn’t get more classic than Chanel Le Vernis in Pirate. I’ve had this since the original formula many years ago. The newer one is just as good! To make the manicure last I really like the Le Gel Top Coat and it prevents chipping for around a week for me.
  • Everyone can use a restock of their favorite mascara, the Le Volume Revolution de Chanel is their newest one and makes a great one for ultimate volume or you can always opt for their classic Le Volume formula too.
  • For the mom who’s a minimalist with makeup and wants a very natural matte liquid lip, Rouge Lip Ink in Serenity is a very easy to wear muted rose neutral.

Luxury Makeup Gift Guide Mother's Day Rouge Coco Flash Amour, Le Vernis Pirate, Mascara

If you have a mom in your life who already has everything the Les Beiges collection for 2019 just launched! I will have a review for you very soon but am still waiting on a few items to review the full collection. The pieces I’ve tested so far are gorgeous and I can’t imagine anyone who wouldn’t absolutely love it.

  • Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Powder has been a staple for years as a lovely setting powder that looks natural.
  • Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint is the latest all over sheer glow. I know many women don’t want any coverage and barely wear foundation. This is a great option for that all over glow with just a very slight tint of color.
  • For those who want to know what I think the best Chanel foundation is, splurge on the Sublimage Le Teint for yourself. I did and have no regrets splurging. It is better suited for normal to dry skin but I can wear it just fine with normal combination skin.
  • The Les Beiges Natural Eyeshadow Collection has literally every neutral shade you can think of for the perfect everyday natural eye.

Chanel Les Beiges 2019

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Luxury Fragrance & Skin Treats

There are so many beautiful fragrances from Chanel. I know it’s very personal so buying for someone could be a bit tricky. If the mom in your life has a go-to stock her up on her favorite!

  • I owned Les Exclusifs de Chanel in Beige many years ago before they reformulated it into parfum form. It’s been a while since I spritzed this but it’s every bit as beautiful as I remember. It’s one of my favorite perfumes for spring.
  • Les Eaux de Chanel offer three gorgeous lightweight fresh smelling perfumes. Paris-Venise is a sweet neroli with a little bit of vanilla and tonka and soft powdery notes.
  • If you feel fragrance is too tricky and risky to splurge on you can always opt for the classic La Creme Main in Texture Riche (I really adore this!) or the Hydra Beauty Nourishing Lip Care. I feel like the hand cream and lip balm combo is a no-fail super safe option for anyone, even the pickiest of women!

Luxury Chanel Beauty Treats

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Skincare to Splurge On

For skincare there are a lot of gorgeous options to pick from. Some of the most luxurious skincare I’ve tried is from Chanel!

  • L’Huile Anti-Pollution Cleansing Oil is a really nice silky smooth non-drying cleansing oil. It leaves the skin feeling clean without that stripped feeling. I have this from last year and still use it weekly. A little goes a long way and the bottle will last a long time.
  • The Sublimage line is hands down the most luxurious line I’ve ever tried. I splurged on a couple pieces for myself over the years and loved them so so much! For Mother’s Day they recommend Sublimage L’Essence Lumiere Concentrate to illuminate the skin combined with the L’Extrait de Creme to restore, regenerate and protect.
    • If you’re unsure about splurging on these individual pieces you might want to consider the Sublimage Le Voyage Set which has minis.
  • The Hydra Beauty Line has one of my favorite Face Mists. They add pieces to the line every year and the latest is the Hydra Beauty Camelia Water Cream. I put this to the test this past week and think it’s really really lovely. It’s one of the best lightweight creams I’ve tried!
  • For those who want firming Le Lift is a great line to look into. I’ve had this Le Lift Creme put on my face during a number of beauty events and it’s a really nice cream. My mother-in-law has been recently talking about issues with sagging skin so I think this is going to be perfect for her to try.

Best Luxury Skincare Chanel Beauty

Lots of beautiful ideas to pick from!

Mother's Day Beauty Gift Guide Luxury Beauty Chanel

Mother's Day Beauty Gift Guide Luxury Beauty Chanel

Wearing in this post: Chanel Sublimage Le Teint in 40, Les Beiges Powder 20 to set, Les Tissages Tweed Beige Blush, Rouge Coco Gloss in 172 Tendresse (my favorite color), Le Vernis in Pirate, Powder Brow Duo in Brun, Le Volume Revolution Mascara, Woven Lilac Ribbed Top from Reformation

I’m bringing a bag of all the makeup items over to my mother-in-law’s for Mother’s Day for her to try out. For skincare and fragrance I’m going to let her pick and choose which items she thinks will best suit her. I love that she’s so easy going she will literally like anything!

For those who are looking for luxury gift ideas for the moms in your life or if you want to treat yourself I hope this gives you some good ideas at multiple price points! Gifting doesn’t have to be complicated or over the top. I’ve found sometimes picking one or two small things and adding a pretty bouquet of flowers or box of baked goods is super easy and fun 🙂 More ideas and inspiration on their online gift guide.

Skincare Gifts for Her
Makeup Gifts for Her
Fragrance Gifts for Her

You can find the Chanel Mother’s Day Gift Guide selects available on Chanel.com now.

Chanel beauty products gifted by Chanel. 

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Chanel Rouge Coco Flash Picks + Voyage de Chanel Travel Face Palette

March 27, 2019

Chanel Rouge Coco Flash and Voyage de Chanel Travel Palette Review

By popular request I have a look at some of the new Chanel Rouge Coco Flash Lip Colors ($38 each) and the new Voyage de Chanel Travel Face Palette ($70). There are some really nice colors out for a pretty soft fresh glow this season.

Chanel Rouge Coco Flash, Boy, Flash, Live, Immediat and Jour

Chanel replaced their Rouge Coco Shine with a new formula called Rouge Coco Flash. The formula seem very similar to each other, I really cannot tell the difference except in the packaging and the newer ones seem to have a slightly more hydrating feel. Rouge Coco Flash has a sheer color formula with a high glossy finish. They’re smooth and hydrating with an emollient balm-like feel. These have sheer pigment for the natural lighter shades. The deeper brighter colors will have more color payoff. I limited myself to five and ordered a few to see how I liked the formula before committing to more.

These have that signature lipstick scent that some of the Chanel lipsticks have (like their Rouge Coco). It’s not overpowering or too strong. I can really only notice it when I take a hard sniff. They have a very glossy feel and lots of shine. Lasting power is not really there, but that is expected with a sheer glossy lip product. Color stayed on for around 2-3 hours without touching the lips to any drinks or snacks. Since these are comfortable I don’t mind reapplying.

Chanel Rouge Coco Flash, Boy, Flash, Live, Immediat and Jour Review

Colors I bought:

  • Boy 54 is a soft neutral mauve pink, I searched everywhere for the original Boy to compare, but I no longer own it
  • Flash 74 is a bright peach in the tube, on the lips it sheers out to give a pretty brightened peachy pink, this one is my FAVORITE
  • Live 82 is a gorgeous medium deeper rosy pink with gold flecks, the shimmer is very subtle
  • Immediat 84 looks like the perfect pinky peach in the tube, on my lips it’s very sheer, I had to do several swipes and layers for it to show up on me, but the color is really pretty
  • Jour 90 is a medium warm pinky rose cream

Chanel Rouge Coco Flash Swatches: Boy, Flash, Live, Immediat and Jour

Chanel Rouge Coco Flash Swatches: Boy, Flash, Live, Immediat and Jour

Up next is a look at a new face palette from Chanel. I received a press sample of the new Voyage de Chanel Travel Palette. Right now it’s exclusive to Chanel.com in the US. It has four cheek shades in a quad similar to the Coco Codes from a few years back. It’s described as having “baked powder” technology which makes it soft and fine in texture. It is a soft powder that gives a very natural effect. You can layer for more coverage. Since the colors are all close to each other without a separator swirling/mixing colors is most likely going to happen. Application is smooth and even. Finish is natural but glowy. Lasting power was very good – stayed put all day without darkening or budging.

Chanel Voyage de Chanel Face Palette Review

Voyage de Chanel is inspired by four cities:

  • Paris is a warm pink satin shimmer
  • London is a coral satin
  • New York is a shimmery brown
  • Tokyo is a soft champagne pink highlight

Chanel Voyage de Chanel Face Palette Review via The Beauty Look Book

Swatches and comparisons below:

Chanel Voyage de Chanel Face Palette swatches via The Beauty Look Book

Voyage de Chanel vs. Coco Code:

Chanel Voyage de Chanel vs Coco Code

 

More comparisons:

Chanel Voyage de Chanel, Coco Codes, Orgasm, Sunkiss Ribbon, Luminous Flush

Makeup look wearing:

Chanel Voyage de Chanel Makeup Look

Chanel Rouge Coco Flash and Voyage de Chanel Travel Palette Review

Overall some lovely classics for the spring season. The Rouge Coco Flash lipsticks have a pretty color range for a fresh easy to wear glossy lip. If I had taken more time to look at the colors in person I would have picked a few of the brighter or deeper shades, but I did want to pick a few safe shades to test the formula. Out of the options I picked I can see myself wearing Flash on a regular basis. Jour and Live are also really pretty. As much as I had high hopes for the classic Boy shade, it kinda makes me look washed out.

The Voyage de Chanel Face Palette offers a nice glow to add warmth, color and a little bit of sheen to the complexion. It’s nice for those who want color that’s not overdone. I’ve gotten a little bit of my tan back and found it showed up well on me even with a light hand. I think if I’m a shade deeper it will still show up.

You can find the Chanel Rouge Coco Flash at all counters now and Chanel.com. The Voyage de Chanel Travel Palette is available at Chanel.com.

Have you tried the new Rouge Coco Flash or new launches from Chanel? What did you think?

Rouge Coco Flash purchased by me. Voyage de Chanel gifted by Chanel.

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Chanel Pierres de Lumiere Collection Review + Swatches

March 15, 2019

Chanel Pierre de Lumiere Le Blanc Makeup Collection Review

Chanel launched a new makeup collection for spring called Pierres de Lumiere. Right now it’s available only at Chanel.com and in the past if I remember correctly most of the previous Le Blanc makeup collection have been exclusive to their website and Chanel boutiques. This is the first collection in a while that has me excited about Chanel again! The colors are pretty and soft for spring mixed with some classic bold options for lips. I have swatches of everything except one of the lip colors including:

For the face the cheek colors are all about light and luminous kind of shades. The Poudre Lumiere in White Opal is a duo chrome pink violet highlighter. As with the other Poudre Lumieres it is on the intense side of shimmer for Chanel. There are a lot of other similar shades from MAC and Anastasia that have a similar effect, but this is the first duo chrome pink-violet highlighter I’ve felt I can wear without looking like a disco ball. The Les Tissages Blush Duo Tweed Effect in Tweed Beige has an overspray of gold shimmer. Underneath I still find a relatively shimmery blush, it has a lot more shimmer compared to other Tweed Blushes. On me it pulls more like a luminous blush on the verge of highlighter material versus a blush. I still think it’s gorgeous – on my skintone right now it’s like a flesh toned highlight. Both items have excellent coverage and smooth application. Lasting power is very good on the skin.

Chanel Les Tissages Tweed Beige and Poudre Lumiere in White Opal

Tweed Beige swatched with the overspray included, White Opal has no overspray:

Chanel Les Tissages Tweed Beige and Poudre Lumiere in White Opal swatches

Another look at the Poudre Lumiere in White Opal so you can see the shimmer:

Chanel Poudre Lumiere in White Opal

 

Chanel Pierre de Lumiere Les 4 Ombres and Ombre Premiere Cream Shadows

For the eyes they have a warm neutral and cool pink option for quads and cream shadows. For the warm options, they have:

For the cooler pink options they have:

I gravitated towards the warmer options. The Lueurs Ambrees is a super easy to wear kind of quad. It has all the shades you need for a complete look. Finish/formula is different from their other Les 4 Ombres. It has a softer almost creamier touch for the metallic colors. The matte is soft and flawless with decent medium-sheer coverage for a light matte. I tried the quad alone and also layered on top of the Cream Shadow in Gemme Doree and both application methods work. The Ombre Premiere in Gemme Dore is a sheer but buildable cream shadow. Once it sets it will not budge and has seriously good lasting power. I like that it has shimmer which makes it easier to blend and is more forgiving on my eyes once it dries. I can’t usually wear matte creams – once they dry they make my lids look dried out and wrinkly.

Chanel Lueurs Ambrees and Gemme Doree swatches

 

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Lueurs Ambree

The Pierre de Rose Ombre Premiere surprised me in a good way. I typically avoid baby pinks as they don’t look good on my complexion but this was a really easy to wear fresh pink shimmer. The Les 4 Ombres quad Cristal de Printemps has good pigment and applies well – the light colors are too similar to create contrast on my eyes. On my skin tone they end up looking the same.

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Cristal Printemps and Pierre de Rose swatches

For the lips I have three of the four options in the collection in Cornaline, Bois Rose and Corail Intense.

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Cornaline, Le Crayon Rouge Bois Rose and Corail Intense

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Cornaline, Le Crayon Rouge Bois Rose and Corail Intense swatches

I’ve hated the Rouge Allure Ink in every single color I’ve tried and I now realize it’s most likely just the light neutrals that have poor coverage on my pigmented lips. Cornaline is a bold orange and has the perfect even coverage I expected from the neutrals like Serenity and Lost. I know many of you love this formula and based on my experience with this newer color, I suspect that the darker shades are going to be worth a second look for me. Lasting power with this one is pretty good, but it’s not transfer proof.

There are two new Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur in Bois Rose (perfect neutral rose) and Corail Intense (bright coral). Both have a glossy finish with medium to full coverage. These are twist up crayons so once you start using them the tip will lose its pointy shape and flatten out. Many of you have mentioned that’s a deal breaker for you. It hasn’t bothered me but I do see how having a pointy or angled tip makes application easier for a pencil. Since the formula is so emollient and glossy it will fade faster than a regular lipstick, but it’s comfortable on the lips and I don’t mind reapplying.

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Cornaline

Chanel Le Rouge Crayon Corail Intense swatch

Chanel Le Rouge Crayon in Bois Rose

The four items I was most excited about were the new Le Vernis colors.

Chanel Le Vernis Pierre de Lumieres

There are new shades in:

  • Eau de Nacre is a gorgeous pearlescent opal shimmer, unfortunately it’s sheer and requires at least 3 coats for the coverage I want, still I think the extra work is worth it, brush strokes aren’t too visible
  • Perle de Corail is another gorgeous metallic peach gold, this one is also sheer, I applied it with 2 coats and was a little disappointed in the finish, I think 3-4 coats would have been better, but I’m really not that into making a nail polish work more than 3 coats
  • Joyau is a perfect pink, it has that subtle shimmer in the bottle but on the nails looks more like a cream, it’s lighter than Camelia which is one of my favorite Chanel nail polishes
  • Jaspe is a perfect orange red cream, it’s not quite as orange or deep red as Espadrilles and Arancio Vibrante, you probably can get a similar effect with other corals but if you’re like me and have a serious addiction to coral shades you’ll most likely think this is a must-have

Chanel Le Vernis in Eau de Nacre

Chanel Le Vernis Perle de Corail

Chanel Le Vernis in Jaspe swatch

Chanel Le Vernis Joyau

A few sides by sides next to a few other Chanel shades. The new ones have a similar vibe to previous launches.

Chanel Le Vernis Resplendissant, Jaspe, Espadrilles, Joyau and Camelia

Makeup look wearing:

Chanel Pierre de Lumiere Makeup Look

Overall pretty and soft for spring. Colors are easy to wear and nice for a fresh faced look. My favorites are the Lueurs Ambrees Quad, White Opal highlighter and Bois Rose Lip Crayon. For the nails I find myself really obsessed with Jaspe even though it’s really close to most of the other orange/corals I own. Have you checked out anything from the collection yet? What did you think?

You can find the Chanel Pierres de Lumiere Collection out now at Chanel.com.

Chanel products provided courtesy of Chanel for review.

Chanel Skincare

Chanel Hydra Beauty Le Voyage Set + My Top 10 Chanel Favorites

November 28, 2018

Chanel Hydra Beauty Le Voyage Set Review | The Beauty Look Book

Chanel launched three Le Voyage Travel Skincare Sets on Cyber Monday and they’re still available for a limited time. For the first time I can remember Chanel has launched miniatures in skincare sets! Most of the time they are full sizes for makeup, fragrance and skincare in the US. I do think there are more options available internationally but in the US we don’t always have access to all the launches. I have a look at the Hydra Beauty Le Voyage Set which retails for $120. Online they also have a Le Lift Le Voyage for $185 and a Sublimage Le Voyage for $425. In addition since so many have asked I’ve included my Top 10 Chanel favorites at the end.

Chanel Hydra Beauty Le Voyage Set Review | The Beauty Look Book

The Hydra Beauty Le Voyage Set has two miniatures from the Hydra Beauty Skincare line and their classic eye makeup remover. Do note with the Hydra Beauty line everything has scent in it – something you might want to try before you buy in case you’re sensitive. I haven’t had any irritation issues using this line. Everything is available individually in full size form but the set has miniatures:

  • Hydra Beauty Micro Serum (15 ml/0.5 fl oz) is one of the prettiest lightweight serums I’ve tried, I used this years ago (when I still lived in San Diego), it has product encapsulated in micro droplets and are released upon application. It’s lighweight but helps your moisturizer to absorb better.
  • Hydra Beauty Creme (20 g/0.7 oz) comes in a super cute black mini compact. It has a seal inside to protect the product and prevent it from drying out and also has a mini spatula. This is so cute and has genius packaging. I’m keeping this and going to refill it when the creme is used up. I have not tried the cream before but did test it over the past week. It’s smooth and has a very lightweight feel.
  • Gentle Biphase Eye Makeup Remover (30 ml/1 fl oz) is too cute for words. This has been one of my favorite eye makeup removers, it doesn’t work the best on waterproof formulas, but for regular ones it is a staple.

A closer look at the Micro Serum and Mini Eye Makeup Remover:

Chanel Mini Hydra Beauty Micro Serum and Eye Makeup Remover

A closer look at the packaging of the Hydra Beauty Creme:

Chanel Mini Hydra Beauty Creme from the Le Voyage Travel Set

Ingredients from the box:

  • Gentle Biphase Eye Makeup Remover: Aqua, Cyclopentasiloxane, Paraffinum liquidum (mineral oil), Centaurea Cyanus Flower Qater, PPF-26-buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Methylparaben, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Propylene Glycol, Yriethanolamine, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, CI 42090 (blue 1)
  • Hydra Beauty Micro Serum: Water, Glycerin, Propanediol, Butylene Glycol, Isononyl Isononanoate, Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate, Pentylene Glycol, Camellia Japonica Flower Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Carbomer, PVP, Dipropylene Glycol, Amodimethicone, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hyaluronate
  • Hydra Beauty Creme: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Silica, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Pentylene Glycol, Octyldodecanol, PEG-40 Stearate, Camellia Kissi Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Camellia Japonica Flower Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Phytosteryl Canola Glycerides, Phenoxyethanol, Saccharide Isomerate, Cetyl Alcohol, Steareth-2, Dimethicone, Parfum (Fragrance), Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Carbomer, Lauroyl Lysine, Propylene Glycol, PEG-12, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Citrate, Phytic Acid, Citric Acid, Methylparaben, Tocopherol, Propylparaben, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ethylparaben, Sodium Benzoate

Top 10 Chanel Beauty Favorites via The Beauty Look Book

My top 10 has changed over the years. So many of my tried and true staples were reformulated. I also found that my skin developed sensitivity to many of their foundations which have a higher alcohol content in some formulas. There are still a few that I can use without issue. My top 10 Chanel favorites. Press samples have a * but many of the items I purchased myself. You can find these at a wide range of retailers, I buy my items either from Chanel.com (because it always comes beautifully boxed and they sometimes have exclusives or early launches) and Nordstrom (because they have the best customer service in store and online):

  1. Les Eaux de Chanel in Biarritz * I love anything citrus and this is a beautiful mix of mandarin and lily, it’s more of a spring summer scent, but in Florida it’s warm almost the entire year so it’s perfect for me anytime, it’s also available in a Body Lotion and Shower Gel version which I have not yet tried
  2. Powder Blush in Foschia Rosa is the prettiest semi bright warm pink blush, review and on the face here
  3. Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Multi-Colour Powder in Medium * is my favorite semi bronzer semi highlighter in one, review here
  4. Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base is the best cream bronzer for me, I’ve gone through a few tubs of these
  5. La Creme Main hand cream, review of the 3 options here
  6. Le Vernis in Organdi * is the best everyday neutral pink, review here
  7. Rouge Coco Gloss in 172 Tendresse  is the best pink for me, swatches here
  8. Rouge Coco Gloss in 722 Noce Moscata is the prettiest semi-shimmery neutral caramel, swatches here
  9. Hydra Beauty Mist is one of my favorite face mists, it’s super expensive but I really love it
  10. Le Volume Mascara Waterproof is a classic for me

One last look at the travel set:

Chanel Hydra Beauty Le Voyage Set Review | The Beauty Look Book

I hope you found this roundup helpful! The sets are really cute and nice for travel. You can find the Hydra Beauty Le Voyage Set for a limited time at Chanel.com. My top 10 picks also available at Chanel and Nordstrom along with many other beauty retailers.

Le Voyage Set provided for review. Additional press samples featured have a * next to them.

 

 

Chanel Eye Makeup

Chanel Black Friday Exclusive: Legerete et Experience

November 22, 2018

Chanel Legerete Et Experience Eyeshadow Quad Review and Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

This year Chanel’s Black Friday Exclusive is a special limited-edition Les 4 Ombres in Legerete et Experience ($61 for 2 g/0.07 oz) and I’m thrilled to share a sneak peek today. It officially launches on Black Friday but Chanel has offered my readers early access through this link. This is an all matte eyeshadow quad with four light-textured smooth shades with medium buildable pigment. There have been a few matte variations of the eyeshadow quads and they are among the smoothest mattes I’ve tried. The Black Friday Exclusive Creation in Legerete et Experience comes encased in a slightly different compact. Instead of the classic white CC the black compact has a deep classic red to match the vibe of the quad. Colors include soft warm tones with a medium peach, soft camel beige, matte deep reddish brown and a medium soft brown.

Chanel Legerete Et Experience Eyeshadow Quad - Les 4 Ombres | The Beauty Look Book

A look at the compact:

Chanel Legerete Et Experience Eyeshadow Quad - Les 4 Ombres | The Beauty Look Book

Layered together you get a soft peachy pink gradient look with a subtle smokey red-brown. It has the softest texture and feel, pigment is smooth and applied well although I do recommend applying over a base or creamy shadow stick. There’s no fallout, it stays put, doesn’t look dry even though it’s matte. If you gravitate towards warmer shades this one is lovely.

Chanel Legerete Et Experience Eyeshadow Quad - Les 4 Ombres | The Beauty Look Book

Chanel Legerete Et Experience Les 4 Ombres swatches | The Beauty Look Book

This new Legerete Et Experience might remind you of another matte eyeshadow quad called Candeur Et Experience. The overall theme and vibe is similar, especially with the two bottom shades but I feel they are different. I bought it as soon as I received the Black Friday quad because I knew a lot of you would want me to compare them for you. I do think they are different enough to justify owning both. The new Legerete Et Experience gives a softer peachy pink look while the Candeur Et Experience has a noticeably deeper brown tone for all the colors.

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Legetere Et Experience vs Candeur Et Experience review | The Beauty Look Book

They are all mattes, but they are satiny mattes – the finish isn’t totally flat and there is a very subtle slight natural sheen to them. Swatches taken with a flash so there is a little bit of light reflecting below.

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Legetere Et Experience vs Candeur Et Experience swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Look below wearing the new Chanel Black Friday Quad. Also wearing all Chanel including the Sublimage Le Teint Foundation 40 Beige, Les Beiges Multi-Color (2018 version) in Medium to contour softly, Joues Contraste Blush in Foschia Rosa on cheeks, lips have the Rouge Coco Gloss in 722 Noce Moscata and 738 Amuse-Bouche mixed for a muted bright pink. Mascara is the Le Volume Waterproof in Black. Nail polish worn in this post is the Le Vernis in Rouge Puissant.

Chanel beauty look Fochia Rosa, Amuse-Bouche, Legerete et Experience

Chanel beauty look Fochia Rosa, Amuse-Bouche, Legerete et Experience Quad

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Legerete Et Experience | The Beauty Look Book

Overall a solid A+, the texture is smooth, finish is even, pigment is natural but medium with buildable coverage. It’s perfect for a soft gradient eye – just add liner or a cream shadow as a base and mascara and you have an easy polished eye look. I think it’s a versatile one even though it’s warm toned. I highly recommend giving it a look.

The Legerete Et Experience Les 4 Ombres is available exclusively at Chanel.com while supplies last.

Many thanks to the Chanel beauty team for providing an early sneak peek and my readers early access!

Chanel Fragrance

Chanel No. 5 Eau de Parfum Red Edition

October 30, 2018

Chanel No 5 Eau de Parfum Red Edition Holiday 2018 | The Beauty Look Book

This holiday season Chanel has launched their classic No. 5 Eau de Parfum ($160 for 3.4 fl oz/ 100 ml) and No. 5 L’Eau ($160 for 3.4 fl oz/ 100 ml) in limited-edition red bottles. Right now Chanel.com has the early exclusive until November 1, 2018. It will be available online and at select boutiques from November 2, 2018 to December 31, 2018. I’ve been a fan of the L’eau version for a light powdery floral. It had been a long time since I tested the original No. 5 Chanel and was thrilled for a chance to try it from Chanel. The bottle is a deep red in the classic glass shape. Depending on how much light hits the bottle you’ll see different intensities of red color and I think it’s just beautiful!

Wearing Rouge Puissant on the nails.

Chanel No 5 Eau de Parfum Red Limited-Edition Holiday 2018 | The Beauty Look Book

Chanel No 5 Eau de Parfum Red Edition Holiday 2018 | The Beauty Look Book

Chanel describes the No. 5 Eau de Parum as an “unprecedented use of aldehydes, which add layers of complexity, N°5 was the world’s first abstract fragrance. The Eau de Parfum draws inspiration from the Parfum, sharing its floral aldehyde signature. This floral bouquet composed around May Rose and Jasmine features bright citrus top notes. Aldehydes create a unique presence while the smooth touch of Bourbon Vanilla leaves an incredibly sensual trail.”

I think most of you are familiar with this scent, it’s a classic! I smell rose, jasmin and a hint of powdery florals mixed in. They list vanilla as one of the notes but I cannot detect it. It’s ultra feminine and has very long lasting power. By comparison the No 5 L’Eau is lighter, brighter and does not last as long, with perfumes it’s something I don’t mind as I love to reapply, I often keep minis on hand with me.

Chanel No 5 Eau de Parfum Red Limited-Edition Holiday 2018 | The Beauty Look Book

Chanel No 5 Eau de Parfum Red Limited-Edition Holiday 2018 | The Beauty Look Book

Chanel No 5 Red Holiday Eau de Parfum - Limited-Edition via The Beauty Look Book

It’s a classic for sure. Floral, feminine and has a soft powdery feel. If you like the L’Eau version better it also comes in the limited-edition red bottle for the holiday season.

Chanel No 5 Eau de Parfum Red Edition Holiday 2018 | The Beauty Look Book

Chanel No. 5 Red Bottle Eau de Parfum

The Chanel No 5 and No 5 L’Eau are available exclusively at CHANEL.com from now until November 1, 2018. Available online and at select boutiques from November 2, 2018 to December 31, 2018. Retail price for each is $160 for 3.4 fl oz/ 100 ml. In the post I’m also wearing Le Vernis in Rouge Puissant (reviewed here) and Rouge Allure Velvet Extreme in #116 Extreme (swatched here).

Have you tried this one before? What’s your classic perfume scent? I always love reading about your favorites, let me know in the comments.

Perfume provided courtesy of Chanel for review.

 

Chanel Skincare

Chanel Hand Cream Review: La Creme Main, Texture Riche and No 5 L’Eau

October 8, 2018

Chanel Hand Cream Review, La Creme Main, No 5 Leau On Hand Cream and Texture Riche

I’ve been a little absent on the blog and Instagram catching up on some things at home, doing some de-cluttering and also fixing up things at our house. I have a lot to share with you in beauty this week and today I have a review of the three Chanel Hand Creams that have launched over the past year. Chanel launched their first version La Creme Main Hand Cream last year in the cutest egg shaped packaging I’ve ever seen. The second launch was in a scented version called the On Hand Cream in the No 5 L’Eau which is a soft powdery version of the perfume. Most recently this fall Chanel released yet another formula called La Creme Main Texture Riche which is supposed to be a deeper richer texture that offers eight hours of hydration. I have thoughts on all three for you today.

Chanel Hand Cream Review, La Creme Main, No 5 Leau On Hand Cream and Texture Riche

All of them are packaged the same way in a white squeeze tube shaped like an egg. The cap is removeable and I’m really happy to report it always clicks back on even when in a handbag. They run at $50 each for 1.7 fl oz/40 ml, made in France.

Chanel Hand Cream packaging

La Creme Main

I reviewed the original La Creme Main when it launched last year and still love it to this day. It’s hit or miss for some. I like it because it has a velvety dry down without any sticky or emollient residue. It smells like a soft sweet floral with a clean linen-like feel. It’s formulated to soften, smooth and brighten the hands. One I apply it, I do notice that my hands experience instant relief from dryness and they also look smoother (probably due to the silicone). The overall texture and feel is very lightweight, easy to blend and absorbs fast. If you have extremely dry hands or cuticles you will need something stronger like L’Occitane’s Shea Butter Hand Cream or Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve.

Chanel La Creme Main Hand Cream Review

Shown above, Le Vernis in Organdi, Le Vernis in Nuvola Rosa, Le Rouge Crayon Discretion, Rouge Coco Gloss in Melted Honey and Bourgeoisie, my kitty is obsessed with the shape as well, whenever he sees it, he guards it like it’s his lol! I have gotten quite a few scratches trying to grab it back.

Chanel La Creme Main Hand Cream Review

Ingredients:

Chanel La Creme Main Hand Cream ingredients

No 5 L’Eau On Hand Cream

The second version is the No 5 L’Eau On Hand Cream scent which is a soft powdery version of the perfume. I really love the Eau de Toilette but the hand cream has a more powdery feel to it. The scent lingers a long time and is fairly strong for a hand cream. It also offers light moisture with a soft emollient finish like a lightweight lotion. It does dry down nicely but doesn’t quite have the same velvety feel as the others do. Since I wear other perfumes this isn’t one I reach for often unless I’m wearing the Chanel No 5 L’Eau as the hand cream is pretty strong.

Chanel No 5 L'Eau On Hand Cream review

On the nails, Organdi, review of the perfume here, review of the body spray here:

Chanel No5 L'eau hand cream, body spray and eau de toilette

Chanel No 5 L'Eau On Hand Cream review ingredients

La Creme Main Texture Riche

The newest version is the La Creme Main Texture Riche. This has a noticeably thicker feel than the original and also has more moisture while still having that velvet dry down feel. Chanel reports that this offers eight hours of hydration. I can’t say for sure exactly how long I felt it on the skin, but when I apply it in the morning I don’t feel the need to reapply anything throughout the day. It’s thicker with a product called May Rose Wax so it creates a veil of moisture on the skin that stays put without being heavy. It has a similar scent to the original hand cream which I noticed stayed there for hours.

Chanel La Creme Main Texture Riche

Shown above, Rouge Coco Gloss 172 Tendresse and Stylo Ombre et Contour in Contour Clair, perfume is Les Eaux de Chanel Biarritz (review soon)

Chanel La Creme Main Texture Riche

On the nails, Rouge Noir

Chanel La Creme Main Texture Riche ingredients

Another look at the packaging:

Chanel Hand Cream Review

Packed into the cutest little zip pouch I ordered from The Daily Edited (top also shown here).

Chanel Hand Cream Review, La Creme Main, No 5 Leau On Hand Cream and Texture Riche

I really love all three. I’m partial to the original version just because it works so well for humid weather conditions, night or day. I keep one by my bed and often one on my desk to apply as needed. It works well at night because there’s no greasy residue so if I touch my pillow or face it doesn’t feel sticky. The scent is pleasant as well so it doesn’t interfere with perfume. Going into the dry winter season I think I’ll really like the Texture Riche. It does make the hands feel softer and has a thicker feel without being too thick.

I’m going to start up giveaways again! I’ll be doing one per week either on the blog or Instagram @beautylookbook. This round, one person will receive all three Chanel hand creams. Open internationally but you must be 18 years or older. See terms and conditions in widget for all the details. Runs through Friday October 12th. Winner will be selected within 48 hours after giveaway ends and must respond to e-mail from me within 24 or another person will be selected in their place. To qualify for a chance to win you must complete ALL THE STEPS in the widget. Partial entries will not be considered. Not sponsored or affiliated.

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You can find the Chanel La Creme Main, La Creme Main Texture Riche at all Chanel retailers. Also available online at Chanel.com. All purchased by me. Have you tried any of these yet? Did they work for you?

 

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