This look was done right after the Chanel Holiday 2008 collection release. Even though it was based on their holiday colors, I find this look to be flattering for all seasons since it featured some neutral vanilla shimmery lips and pretty gold eyes with neutral tawny cheeks. These are the products that were used:
FACE: * Le Blanc De Chanel Illuminating Base * Mat Lumiere in Beige 2.0 * Double Perfection Compact in Tender Bisque 2.0
CHEEKS: * Tweed Ambre Blush
EYES: * Ombre D’Eau Fluid Eyeshadow in Riviera #737 (gorgeous shimmery pale gold) * Quadra Eyeshadow in Spices * Smokey Violet Mascara (forget which formula this was, but I believe it was LE)
LIPS: * Lip Definer in Nude * Aqualumiere Lipstick in Cancun * Aqualumiere Lipgloss in Vanilla
Yet another makeover breakdown from Chanel! This one was done soon after the new aqualumiere lipsticks, gloss liners and lip glosses were released in the US.
FACE: * Prepped with Chanel skincare items * Teint Innocence Compact in Beige 2.0 * Poudre Douce in Peche Tendre
CHEEKS: * Bronze Universelle on cheeks to contour (this has been replaced with the Soleil de Tan Bronzing Makeup Base which is similar) * Irreelle Blush in Be Bop (now discontinued, an alternative without shimmer is the Tweed Pink) * Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Nomade on apples of cheeks (yes, she used the eyeshadow as blush!)
EYES: * Eye Base in Bright * Soft Touch Shadow in Nomade all over lids * Soft Touch Shadow in Tigre along upper lash line blended up 1/2 way up eye
LIPS: * Lip Definer in Nude (they seem to make this liner work for just about every lip look) * Aqualumiere Lipstick in Stresa (hot strawberry pink) * Aqualumiere Lipgloss in Bon-Bon
Another great event at Chanel! It’s the one line that I’ve always had great results with at their makeup events. The key is to attend the events with their trained artists who have been in the industry, specifically with Chanel, for a long time. By now, there are a few Chanel artists I have run into at different department store events who have done my makeup multiple times. Each time they create a simple but elegant look and always give me ideas for alternate combinations.
The most recent event I went to was a couple weeks ago, soon after the Naturels and Celestial collections had been released. I asked for a new daytime look, and the artist incorporated items from both collections with these items:
FACE: * Sublimage Essential Regenerating Cream in the Universelle Texture * Sublimage Regenerating Eye Cream * UV Essentiel SPF 30+ * Le Blanc de Chanel Illuminating Base mixed with Hydramax Active Tinted Lotion in Sand * Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer in #20 * Poudre Douce Soft Pressed Powder in Rosee
CHEEKS: * Tweed Corail + Tweed Pink mixed together * Soleil de Tan 4 Facettes Bronzing Powder
EYES: * Eye Base in Bright * Soft Touch Eyeshadows in Slate on lid and outer corners + Lily to highlight * Fluid Iridescent Eyeshadow in Seashore #747 applied over the dry shadows along lash lines * Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner in Marine (smokey deep navy with a bit of shimmer) * Mascara (forgot which one she applied)
LIPS: * Le Crayon Gloss Sheer Lipliner in Clementine * Aqualumiere Lipstick in Monte Carlo * Glossimer in Silex
(close up of lip products indoors and outdoors)
I received some samples and a small gift with purchase which included mini jars of the new Sublimage Creams. I have been using it for a couple weeks now and it works wonders for my skin. Still, I’m not sure I will be shelling out the $$$ for a jar. Their new concealer is incredible for under the eyes, the artist showed me the effect when applied under one eye compared to the other and there was a huge difference. I have tried numerous concealers and the only ones I have been happy with are from Laura Mercier. The new Chanel Concealer is excellent, non-cakey, yet gives full coverage and really hides darker under-eye circles.
All the main items are pictured, except the bronzer/skincare/foundation/concealer/eyeliner. The bronzer was pretty – but on the sheer side, it can easily be substituted with another bronzer like Bobbi Brown’s Bali Brown or MAC Bronze or MAC Golden. The Marine Eyeliner is pretty, but a basic deep navy shimmer.
The makeup artist also suggested that the new Meteore Glossimer paired with the Tweed Ambre Blush would also compliment the eye colors she picked out for this look.
I was able to get my makeup done by one of Chanel’s National Artists, John Fussell, about a year ago at a Saks event. The team of makeup artists prepped my skin and started my makeup with lips and blush. John then did my eye makeup and retouched my blush for a more dramatic look even though most of the shades were very neutral. The eye makeup was incredible – which was surprising since he used two very basic browns. His placement of color and blending was amazing and really opened up my eyes. FACE: * Teint Innocence Liquid in Shell 1.5 * Soft Pressed Powder in Rosee & Peche Tender mixed for a soft glow * Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Nude (applied heavily)
EYES: * Professional Eyeshadow Base (can’t remember the color) * Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Sand dusted on 3/4 of the entire eye & under the eye close to lash line * Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Mahogany along upper lashes & along bottom lash line black mascara * Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Lotus was dusted on lids last for a sparkly effect
LIPS: * Precision Lip Definer in Nude blended all over lip * Aqualumiere Sheer Color Lipstick in Ipanema (my favorite alternative to MAC High Tea l/s) * Glossimer in Equinoxe
This look was done a couple years ago, so I can’t remember the exact date. I asked for a pink lip and defined eyes. And I apologize, I can’t remember the brushes or skincare she used. All products Chanel. FACE: * Teint Innocence (Liquid) Shell 1.5 * Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Narcisse * Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Rose Petale (just dabbed on cheeks for more depth)
EYES: * Professional Eyeshadow Base (don’t recall the name, but it was a nude shade) * Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Lotus * Intense Eye Pencil in Noir (black) * Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Ebony applied over the liner to give a smokey eye (this one smudged badly, so did not purchase this, I use Black Star instead, which is photographed below)
LIPS: * Precision Lip Definer in Tulip * Hydrabase Lipstick in Morning Rose * Glossimer in Sesame
For a more pink lip, use Imaginaire Glossimer over Tulip Lipliner and Morning Rose Hydrabase. This combo will also go well with Narcisse or Rose Petale Blushes.
I’d like to start a series of posts to archive some looks I love and also some great makeovers I’ve had at some events. Hopefully this will give you ideas on some pretty color combinations of products.
The first one I’d like to write about is the MAC Fashion Forward Event I attended at Nordstrom. I had my makeup done by one of my favorites sales associates who I’ve shopped with for years, so she knew my taste and preferences. This was my first good MAC makeover (I’ve had about 5 others that turned out horrible) and now that I know a couple of the good artists, I will definitely request them for future events. Everyone received a cute pamphet with a few face charts featuring some looks.
One page of the face chart pamphlet: This is what she used on me, all MAC products (unless specified):
FACE: * Prep & Prime Skin * Studio Moisture Cream * Chanel Teint Innocence Shell 1.5 * Mineralize Blush in Dainty
EYES: * Paint Pot in Painterly * Eyeshadow in Soba 1/2 way up eye * Eyeshadow in Folie on outer corners blended up * Eyeshadow in Arena in the middle of the eye blending colors together * Eyeshadow in Ricepaper to highlight * Pearlglide Eye Liner in Molasses
LIPS: * Lip Pencil in Whirl * Lipstick in Ramblin Rose * Dazzleglass in Moth to Flame