CHANEL Sublimage Cleansing Collection Review

CHANEL just launched a new line of cleansers under the Sublimage range. Their most premium (anti-aging) line especially formulated for mature/dry skin. Sublimage has been missing a ‘Cleansing Ritual’ in their lineup, therefore super excited to see these new additions!

The packaging for the collection is next level! All the jars are glass, including the Cleansing Water that instantly registers as ultra luxe in it’s hefty glass bottle. I find glass packaging very travel unfriendly, though I doubt the collection was created for on-the-go use if you get what I mean!

Chanel describes the collection more than just a cleansing ritual; rather an opportunity to enjoy a peaceful moment in the morning and evening to calm and relax the mind.

This ultra sensorial cleansing experience is enriched with natural-origin Vanilla Planifolia Water and Harungana extract for their antioxident and detoxifying properties. Promising real results for skin that appears more luminous day by day.

The collection consists of,

Sublimage Vanilla Grain Scrub  (50g)

Sublimage Gel-to-Oil Cleanser (150ml)

Sublimage Cleansing Water (125ml)

Sublimage Soap (115g)

Among these new additions the Vanilla Grain Scrub is one of my favourites! It’s made up of vanilla pod seeds to gently exfoliate and tiny jojoba microbeads that lift away any residual impurities.

Sublimage Vanilla Scrub

The grains are suspended in a very thin gel and feel ultra fine, I use two scoops with the spatula that’s provided.

The round beads ensure skin isn’t damaged and exfoliated gentlest as possible without dragging or scratching. Once rinsed off, skin is left feeling silky without any tightness or dryness.

P.S- The scent of the Scrub is a very subtle vanilla (a true vanilla and not the artificial kind) which makes the experience that much more enjoyable as you polish off dull skin for that luminous glow!

P.P.S- The other cleansers of the range have more of the original Sublimage (perfume like) scent. Though not overpowering.

The Sublimage Gel-to-Oil Cleanser is a clear thick gel; to be used by applying directly onto the skin  and massaged in till it transforms into an oil.

Sublimage gel to oil cleanser

Once rinsed, this leaves the skin ultra soothed and comfortable to the touch, without any tightness. It doesn’t leave any residue and rinses off completely taking with it all impurities and makeup.

Usually a single step cleanse isn’t enough when I wear makeup, however with this I feel it does an exceptionally good job and don’t feel the need to double cleanse. Hands down the best luxury cleanser i’ve tried.

Luckily the tube contains quite a generous 150ml, which makes parting with $100+ for a cleanser a little easier. A really good buy nonetheless and one of my favourites from this collection which i’d recommend trying.

Sublimage Cleansing Water.

A luxurious (oil-free) water cleanser that’s perfect for your morning skincare routine. Ideal for sweeping off impurities and residue skincare from the night before. The thicker lotion is suspiciously reminiscent of an essence. Leaving the skin deeply hydrated and already prepped for your next step.

Since a water cleanser is not meant to be rinsed off, the antioxidant benefits of the ingredients can be fully appreciated. This would be a great start to a morning routine delivering a healthy dose of antioxidant protection to keep the skin shielded through the day.

The fourth and final installment to the Cleansing Ritual is the Sublimage Soap.

A generous bar that lathers into thick lush foam with it’s natural-origin emulsifier and combination of shea butter and humectants. It allows for a very gentle cleanse without stripping the skin of it’s natural oils.

I myself tend to avoid soaps and feel it’s something of a personal choice being partial to liquid or bar cleansers, however as far as soaps go, I do believe this one’s rather nice. However in all honesty I don’t think i’ll ever bring myself to really purchase one at $100+.

Sublimage cleanser

In my opinion this would make an incredibly luxurious Christmas gift for any skincare lover, since the season is just around the corner! Maybe a combo of the luxurious Vanilla Scrub to make an even more precious!

Bottom line

If you are looking to splurge on just one product from the collection, i’d urge you to try the Gel-to-Oil Cleanser or the Cleansing Water. Both exceeded expectations in terms of sensorial experience and overall effectiveness. I love that these leaves the skin so soft & soothed. If you have dry skin, this line is a must-try if your budget allows.

Pricing & Availability

The collection launched on the 1st November and already available at CHANEL Beauty counters.

Vanilla Scrub – SGD114

Gel-to-Oil Cleanser – SGD134

Water Cleanser – SGD134

Soap – SGD121

Thank you CHANEL Beauty Singapore for this generous PR gift!

CHANEL Cruise 2019 | Review, Photos & Swatches

Three years in a row, CHANEL Cruise has been my favourite collection each year. It’s that final drop as summer hits and loaded with great colours for summer vacations. Usually the nail polishes are my first pick, glorious shades that work superb for sunny manicures and powders that are eventually must-haves in my makeup bag.

Lumiere Et Contraste is based on light and shade. The glow on summer skin with depth to make the features pop. I love smokier eyes for summer paired with nude lips and glowy skin. Isn’t it pretty much summer makeup 101?

Here’s the list of newness that’s Chanel Cruise 2019,

Duo Bronze Et Lumiere Clair & Medium

Les 4 Ombres Lumieres Naturelles

Ombre Premiere Gloss Lunaire & Solaire

Stylo Ombre Et Contour Pure Flesh, Metallic Flash & Vague

Rouge Coco Gloss Fraicheur, Aurora

Rouge Coco Flash Lumiere & Contraste

Rouge Duo Ultra Tenue Warm Beige

Le Vernis Afterglow, Open Air & Purple Ray

Duo Bronze Et Lumiere described as ‘matte’ bronzer/pearlescent highlighter duo. This comes in two shade variants, one intended for fair complexions (Clair) and Medium for medium skin tones. The formulation for the bronzer seems new, incredibly fine, luminous and blends like a DREAM. It almost feels a cream-powder hybrid when swatching.

The undertones are very neutral and work perfectly for a bit of sculpting. I love that the bronzers aren’t flat, there’s definitely some golden shimmer, for a more satin luminous finish.

The highlighters in these are equally stunning. Both with golden shimmer.

Clair overall has a slight peachy rosy undertone that makes it beautiful for fairer skin tones. I don’t think the bronzer in this will ever work for anyone, perhaps those with an alabaster complexion, even so as a finishing powder at best.

Here’s a look at the swatches.

Clair contains a peachy pink powder and a peachy pink highlighter with golden shimmer.

Medium is a neutral brown with a gold shimmery highlight.

I rounded up a few comparisons to see how these compare with my current stash.

My go-to is the Givenchy (which looks pretty beat up now!) and is my perfect shade. A mid tone warm brown with no orange tones. In comparison the Chanel is the deepest of them all, with hardly any yellow. probably why this works so well for some sculpting. It’s also much less warmer compared to everything else.

I also included the (NEW) Tom Ford Soleil bronzer Gold Dust which will be reviewed next along with the Soleil 2019 collection. It’s a peachier gold with a fantastic formula.

For the eyes it’s neutrals again (I feel like CHANEL’s been churning out neutrals non stop these days!). This time an easy to use no fuss combination of matte browns, shimmering taupe and bronze to help define this seasons sultry smokey look. The colours are easy to work with and the textures are beautiful. As always Chanel shadows are very easy to blend and always allow effortless application.

Lumieres Naturelles is one of those palettes that can definitely be an everyday staple. I found myself dipping into shade 3 and 4 the most, a quick eye look with some subtle contouring and bronzy lid.

Also within the collection are three eyeshadow pencils that can be used on its own or as eyeshadow bases. Metallic Flash is a shimmery silvery taupe and Vague a satin medium brown.

These glide on easily and can be smudged out with a brush or fingers before they set. They are pretty much budge proof then on for long wear. I notice a little creasing and fading around 5-6 hours later since I have very oily lids but overall they last much better than most cream pencils.

Also in the eye category are two interesting gloss toppers Solaire & Lunaire. Personally I shy away from high maintenance makeup. Specially in weather that’s pushing over ninety degrees! But I find myself drawn to Solaire. There’s noticeable gold flecks suspended in the gel that catches the light beautifully. If you skip eye makeup, a light veil of this looks sophisticated and fresh. A waterproof mascara is a must of course.

When testing these out I also added some to the tops of the cheek bones for a wet highlight effect and decided I prefer to wear them this way. When placed strategically these are gorgeous on the skin (as you’ll see from the look I created for the collection).

For the lips I was sent the two Rouge Coco Flash lipsticks. These are a brand new lipstick launch for 2019. An instant love for me. I have been accumulating quite a few and live for these glossy, vibrant shades. As expected from a glossy formula they don’t last as much but I don’t mind reapplying time to time so these work perfectly fine for me. Overall sheer lipsticks are my go-to for summers warm months and they look great applied.

Lumiere is a soft peachy rose and Contraste a deep neutral mauve. The pay off as you can see is quite sheer but they are somewhat buildable and look beautiful on the lips. The deeper shades do show up better, especially if you have pigmented lips.

The nailpolishes are always high on my wish list and the three new additions did not disappoint. I found they are sheerer in terms of pigmentation, though with two medium coats deliver a satisfying result. Purple Ray is my must-have and a gorgeous shade for summer, so is Open Air. I love how paler, neutral toned shades like Purple Ray compliment my warm skintone as I tan. Definitely something to check out when you visit the counter.

Afterglow is a beautiful neutral toned sheer beige with subtle golden shimmer. I wasn’t sure how much I was going to love this but it’s one of those polishes that can look great for a barely there groomed look.

As always the wear is approximately 4-5 days.

Moving on to a look I created with some of the collection.

I used the Duo Bronze Et Lumiere in Medium for the cheekbones, the eye gloss Solaire with Lumiere on the lips. I wanted to experiment with a slightly different look since I always post the brown neutral eye looks.

The gloss is absolutely gorgeous for summer, but obviously crazy high maintenance and creases if you apply too much. But as you can see topped over the highlighter it gives the most incredible wet glow. It’s probably one of my favourite looks so far!

Bottom Line

My must-have from the collection is the Bronzer duo Medium, the lipstick in Lumiere and the nailpolish Purple Ray. I would also add Vague to the mix as it was a great everyday shade that I’m sure you’d grab often. Just perfect for those rushed days when you need something on the eyes that wont take much time.

What are your favourites from the collection?

CHANEL Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint | Review, Photos & Swatches

Les Beiges Water Fresh Tint

This summer CHANEL adds a brand new foundation to it’s base portfolio. The Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint. Using a patented microfruidics process, this new skin tint features cutting edge technology to deliver a result that mimics ‘nude’ skin. Imperceptible, like a second skin and luminous for that gorgeously dewy healthy look.

The pigments are suspended in an aqueous phase (92%). Which releases a wave of freshness on application as it hydrates the skin with a high dose of water, vegetal glycerin (read vegan) and tamarind extract. The other 8% is the oily phase, containing pigment capsules which burst once applied.  Encapsulating pigments in this manner enables the limiting of extra ingredients such as emulsifiers and helps deliver that exceptionally weightless feel.

Water-Fresh tint

Packaging

The packaging is a clear pump version with a signature black cap. It’s elegant, perfectly travel friendly (lightweight and less prone to damage) and pretty much a summer essential for your upcoming holidays.

The foundation comes with it’s own brush for application. Densely packed with a tapered edge & designed to give the best results with this base. The quality of the brush is pretty good. It’s washable, and is quite sturdy. Unlike some of the flimsy brushes that come free with products.

Application Tips

According to the demo videos i’ve seen online, Lucia Pica (CHANEL Global Creative Makeup & Colour Designer) dispenses the product to the back of her hand and blends the product with the brush to burst the micro droplets, after which it’s applied to the skin.

I’ve been working the other way around and found that pumping the product to the back of my hand and picking up product (water, micro-droplets whole) and then blending the solution on the skin itself works great and minimizes wastage. One observation was, you run through the product easily. And my method helps with getting most of the product on the face without wasting it on the back of your hand!

The finish of this is sheer and incredibly glowy. Very similar effect to the dewy Korean cushions from a few years back. The difference would be the CHANEL version almost feels like a gel foundation and sets. Working quite well with warmer humid weather of summer.

The extra thin layer means no excess product that can end up seeping into fine lines.Therefore I believe this will look amazing on mature skin, specially with it’s luminous youthful glow.

As seen in the ‘before’ and ‘after’ I appreciate how it evens out the redness around my cheeks and leaves my skin looking natural but perfected, & even-toned. If you are looking for more coverage, sadly this isn’t buildable and should suit only those who require light coverage. Overall the feel is, it’s very much like a tinted moisturiser. But a grown-up fancy version with slightly more coverage. For added coverage I usually pair this with my Clé de Peau Beauté concealer to any blemished areas I need extra concealing, leaving the healthy skin to shine through.

As far as longevity goes, it lasts pretty well on my combination skin. Doesn’t move around once (lightly) powdered. I would highly recommend this especially if you tend to wear minimal base during the day and prefer a natural look (like myself).

Here’s one last look on how this looks on the skin, outdoors. It’s absolutely imperceptible with a youthful glow when you compare the skin on my shoulders to the cheeks.

(P.S- this photo is not retouched in any way)

Bottom Line

It’s a great summer foundation. It does feel light and airy on the skin as it claims. Sheer coverage means it’s pretty easy to get a decent shade match too.

This comes in six btw. Light. Medium Light. Medium. Medium Plus. Light Deep & Deep.

The only problem I found with this was you really run through it fast! I have only used it about 7 times and it’s already at the 3/4 mark. I wish it would last a bit longer. But will gladly repurchase once I do finish this bottle as my skin loves it!

Shade matching

For reference I’m a MAC NC35 and the Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint Medium is my match.

Ingredients :

Aqua (Water). Hydrogenated Polydecene. Glycerin. Methyl Gluceth-20. Peg-75. Pentylene Glycol. Octyldodecanol. Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Extract. Phenoxyethanol. Butylene Glycol. Polyhydroxystearic Acid. Sodium Carbomer. Disteardimonium Hectorite. Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum. Aluminium Hydroxide. Propylene Carbonate. Amodimethicone. Disodium EDTA. Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate. Alcaligenes Polysaccharides. Parfum. Lysine. Magnesium Chloride. Ethylhexylglycerine. BHT. [+/- (May contain)CI 77007 (Ultramarines). Cl 77492, Cl77499 (Iron Oxides). Cl 77891 (Titanium Dioxide). Mica]

 

Pricing & Availability

At all Chanel Boutiques from the 25th April and counters from the 3rd May islandwide.

Retail price-  SGD106.

*Sample provided by Chanel beauty for review consideration.

 

 

CHANEL Les Beiges Collection 2019 | Review, Photos & Swatches

Les Beiges Chanel

Each summer Chanel releases the Les Beiges collection. A mix of beauty essentials especially curated for sun kissed golden skin. The Les Beiges powders in limited edition packaging are my favourite, but the lip balms and summer eye quads are usually equally enticing!

This year, Chanel will be launching a 9 pan eyeshadow palette, a new shade addition to the Les Beiges Healthy Glow lip balm and a whole range of Les Beiges powders in beige packaging with the name Chanel in a handwritten style.

Also in the mix, there’s an even more exciting foundation launch, the Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint featuring microfluidics technology (to be reviewed soon).

Todays post will be focused on the colour collection, i.e the eye palette and the lip balm seen above.

Chanel les beige

Les Indispensables is a ‘natural eyeshadow collection’. A host of neutrals in a perfectly curated mix of mattes, satins and shimmers. It’s your wardrobe of essentials for all day, and night.

The palette clearly leans neutral, the colours and tones working harmoniously to enhance the beauty of nude skin.

I find the formula and payoff of the mattes similar to last years Clair-Obscur nude palette. The textures are silky and sits on the eyes like a second skin. They don’t feel powdery or dry. They blend very easily and create an eye look with no harsh lines; perfect for fool-proof application.

The paler shimmers go on smooth, (there’s one beige and a pale pink) creating simple elegant strokes of highlight adding depth to the eye looks.

The right side of the palette contains a cluster of rich neutrals in rust tones, earthy browns and taupe grey for added depth along the lash line and crease.

Here’s another set of swatches.

les indispensables swatches

 

I’ve been testing several eye looks with these over the Chanel Longwear Eye Primer. It extends the wear of all eyeshadows and creates a smooth canvas for application. (Something I absolutely recommend investing in). The colours never faded throughout wear and looked as fresh as it was applied till I removed them approx. 7 hours later.

My overall verdict on this palette is that it’s perfect for an understated sophisticated makeup look. Perfectly suited for the discerning clientele they cater to.

Personally I think it’s one of those palettes that can be a work horse in your collection, effortlessly churning out a multitude of natural eye makeup looks from soft defined eyes to smokier versions for the night time. Even the ‘red’ in the palette is the most wearable one i’ve ever seen!

 

 

For the lips, Healthy Glow Lip Balm adds the perfect hint of colour. A universally flattering warm brick red for a stained effect.

The texture is creamy and hydrating for maximum comfort. Perfect for a hint of colour but essentially a lip balm that’s great all day every day.

Swatches,

On to a look created with the collection.

I swapped out the balm and used a (new) nude Rouge Coco Flash instead. The colour is Casual (worn over a lip that was filled in with a nude lip pencil).

Bottom Line

If you missed out on the last matte nude quad Clair-Obscur (reviewed), this new 9 pan palette is well worth picking up. It allows a lot more variety in looks while still satisfying that need for everyday mattes.

If you’ve been deciding between the previous NARS Skin Deep palette (reviewed) and this, the two are actually quite different. I’ll add a swatch set for easy reference, but overall the Chanel is the safer bet for fairer complexions that prefer neutral tones over warm. I also see this palette appealing to the mature customer that prefers subtle definition over bold look too.

What are your picks from the collection? I’ve already been testing the new foundation and without giving too much away, I can say it’s not disappointing! Definitely something to look into if you prefer sheer coverage with a radiant finish.

Review to be up soon!; but i’ll be posting some of my initial thoughts on Instagram first. Follow me there, same handle BubblyMichelle

xx 

chanel les beiges

 

Collection details

Les Beiges Fresh Water-Tint – SGD106

Les Beiges Healthy Glow Powder Shade N10, N20, N30, N40, N50 – SGD82

Les Beiges Healthy Glow (LE) Shade N10, N20 – SGD89

Les Indipensable Eye Palette – SGD139

Les Beiges Lip Balm – SGD52

Available May 3rd onwards, all Chanel counters. Pre launching at Boutiques April 25th.

Apotheosis, Le Mat de Chanel Fall Winter 2018 | Review Photos & Swatches

Apotheosis, Le Mat de Chanel Fall Winter 2018 | Review Photos & Swatches

This fall Chanel released an all matte collection.

Mysterious, sophisticated and just what the heart needs to warm up to this cosy season.

The collection features two matte eye quads, a neutral (of course) and a striking blue, a selection of Le Rouge Crayon (this season in a matte formula), my favourite Rouge Allure Ink liquid lipsticks in 4 new shades , two matte nail varnishes, cream eyeshadow sticks and blush.

Chanel fall 2018 le mat

What’s even more exciting is that the packaging is also matte which reenforces the matte theme.

Here’s a look at the pieces of the collection i’ve been testing.

Chanel le mat collection

As always the eye products are what piqued my interest instantly.

Quiet Revolution consists of a pale dusty rose, deep teal blue, cerulean blue and a smokey grey. The shadows swatch smoothly and feel silky as they’re applied. My favourite shade to work with is the teal. I find shades with green undertones can really bring out the green in olive complexions. So I use the cerulean blue to counteract this and add more life. You can add a pink blush to neutralise the overly yellow/green cast if you are olive skinned like me. The total effect is beautiful with this blue eye look.

The pigmentation of the shadows were excellent. They really layer well for intense colour, I didn’t have to use a cream shadow or eyeliner as a base to achieve a fully opaque wash of colour. This is what I love about luxury eyeshadows, the colours are always so vibrant. Affordable matte shadows have a tendency to look ashy at times and with this quad you get nothing but incredible colour.

I didn’t experience fall out with the teal (even though I anticipated it!), but noticed the cerulean blue had noticeable kick up when I dip my brush in to pick the colour. I ended up with a few splashes of blue around my eye and had to clean up. I think the brush used does play a part in how much fall out you get, stiffer brushes seem to produce more fall out as they flick the product away as you apply. Anyways, do your eyes before the base is always my advice when it comes to palettes like these.

Clair-Obscur is a neutral matte lovers dream. If you ever were in the market for a neutral matte quad, I’d highly recommend this one! The overall palette leans more neutral than warm making it great for most skin tones. There’s a latte brown, a pale taupe, a cream and a deep neutral brown to enhance and deepen your eye look. The shadows are really smooth to the touch and apply like silk. They are easy to blend and make for a great everyday eye look if you do wear eyeshadow on the daily. My go to look is using the palest shade on the entire lid and adding a little shading to the crease with the taupe.

I experienced no noticeable fall out (also they are browns so really, you are safe!). I still recommend using a primer though to help the eyeshadows adhere to the lids for prolonged wear. With the Chanel eye primer they do.not.budge.

Swatches!

Chanel le rouge crayon mat

Next up, lips!

I was excited to see more lip crayons this season as I absolutely adore the Chanel crayon formula. They are my favourite from Chanels lip lineup. Apart from the fact they are so easy to throw on (jumbo pencils really are fool-proof), the new matte version makes them even more longer lasting without constant need of reapplication.

Also, since reds are my weakness, these new additions were my first choice when I was packing for Paris in September.

Though termed matte, these are more creamy satin in finish. Not glossy as the originals but not quite as matte to be classified a straight up matte. I like to think of them as a ‘flattering matte’, the type of formula that don’t make your lips look like raisins, but pillowy, luscious and va va voom!.

ALL of them glided on like silk! Incredibly pigmented for a lightweight formula. Truly one of the best lipstick releases this year and most certainly worthy of the 2018 favourites post! (So grab them before you miss out!)

Le rouge crayon matte

In todays blue makeup look I used Discretion. A nude which pulls more pinky peach on my sallow skin.

Swatches!

And some lip swatches,

Next up, the Rouge Allure Inks. They are liquid lipsticks which dry down to a matte.

I have two shades with me.  A deep vampy red and a cheerful bright, strawberry red. If you are new to the formula you can check out my very first review, HERE. I like this particular Chanel lipstick formula as it’s weightless and doesn’t give your lips the raisin effect. It goes on in thin layers with colour you can build up to full opacity maintaining the weightless feel.

I don’t have Serenity with me, (a gorgeous rose nude). Something i’d most likely use often. Somehow I have only accumulated the reds in this formula and can’t tell you how the lighter shades perform. If you have tried them. Do leave your thoughts in the comments section.

Last but not least, here’s a set of comparison swatches featuring other Rouge Allure Inks in my collection. As you can see, I love the reds!

Bottom Line

Everything in this collection is pretty much amazing.  The only bits that didn’t make me go wow was probably the nail polish. I’m more an old school glossy polish girl at heart, but that’s my preference, also the Chanel polish formula isn’t the longest lasting so I tend to skip these unless the colour is truly unique!

The Matte Lip Crayons are my top picks. You really can’t go wrong with these. Even though there are so many variations of red within this lineup they are all so different. You can purchase a few without feeling too guilty.

Last but not least, of the eye quads, Clair-Obscura is a must have.  A true matte neutral palette with this quality is a rare find and I honestly do believe you shouldn’t miss out. Over the years I never let any Chanel palette slip if I felt it was a good formula, these are the palettes I come back to over and over. They are worth the splurge.

What pieces caught your attention? I would love to know!

For more on the latest and greatest, follow me on Instagram which features a lot more newer releases. HereAlso here’s a preview of Chanel Holiday! I can’t wait to review these next!

*PR Samples included.

 

Chanel Rouge Allure Liquid Powder Matte Lipstick | Photos, Swatches, Review

Chanel Rouge Allure

This fall Chanel has a new addition to their lipstick lineup. The Rouge Allure Liquid Powder Matte Lipsticks (in six shades).

An innovative matte formula that’s liquid but goes on silky smooth for a velvety finish. The final effect is a softly blurry colour that mimics a quintessential ‘just been kissed’ French lip look. Smudgy, effortless, with no harsh edges.

Overall the packaging is a win, I find the soft rubber look rather fresh and very travel friendly. Also the matching tube with the corresponding lipstick shade makes life a lot easier when you have to grab-and-go in the mornings. My only concern is the sponge tip applicator of which i’ve never been a fan, but of course essential to create the blurry, smudgy look.

The formula goes on the lips almost velvety and has a smooth silicone-y feel. Never really setting but looking completely matte and velvety on the lips. Worlds apart from the (dry as the desert) matte liquid lipsticks that’s in the market right now. And you’ll never have to worry about emphasized lip lines anymore.

As expected, with a formula that doesn’t set, the longevity isn’t much (2-3 hours max) and definitely doesn’t last through meals. Regular touchups would be necessary to maintain intensity.

Overall within the range, some shades appear considerably more pigmented than the others. I believe Avant Gardiste to have the best texture and pigmentation. Plasir and Avocation though pigmented cannot be layered on and ends up looking slightly patchy whenever I attempt to achieve better coverage.

Here’s a look at the colour range.

960 Avant Gardiste – A deep wine red.

956 Invincible – A neutral true red.

954 Radical – A neutral orange red.

958 Volupte – A bright raspberry red.

950 Plasir – A bright peach.

952 Evocation – A neutral fleshy nude.

Bottom line

The texture is actually something completely new and takes a bit of getting use to. There’s a constant fear the colour might actually move and end up smudging since they feel so cushiony on the lips.

What I really love though is it never dries out the lips, something exceptional since a matte lip look always ends up feeling uncomfortable within a few hours.

Overall I can’t really say if I love them enough to wear everyday. What draws me is the intense saturated colour. If I had to recommend one, a must-try, Avant-Gardiste would be my pick. An elegant red for a special night out.

Pricing and Availability 

To be updated.

 

*Includes PR samples received for review consideration.

 

 

 

CHANEL Cleansing Collection 2018 Review

CHANEL cleansers

Early June Chanel launched a range of new cleansers. I was lucky to receive the product beforehand and been testing everything for the past few months. What’s exciting is this collection is complete with cleansers for all needs. From an oil for makeup removal to a foaming cleanser for daily use, to everything in between!

According to the press release, the collection was created keeping skins balance in mind, and contains two key marine active ingredients. Blue Micro-Algae to protect the skin from micro-stress generated by pollution, and Marine Salicornia with it’s ability to self-regulate water and for skin strengthening actions.

These cleansers give you a thorough cleanse removing makeup and impurities while maintaining the skin barrier and PH for comfortable soft skin that’s radiant and stronger.

Chanel cleansers

LE LAIT FRAICHEUR D’EAU Anti-Pollution Cleansing Milk-to-Water

Is a mildly scented, light cream that melts into a watery texture when massaged into the skin, then wiped off with cotton or in my case, rinsed off. Every single use I noticed that this leaves a thin film on the skin and doesn’t rinse off completely and therefore preferable for days when the skin’s feeling drier than normal.

*According to instructions on the box, it is to be wiped off with cotton, though I still prefer to wash away all traces of cleanser, so I proceeded to use it as I always do. If you have dry skin the wipe off method should be ideal.

LE LAIT DOUCEUR D’HUILE Anti -Pollution Cleansing Milk-to-Oil

As the name suggests, goes on a cream to transform into a clear solution which lightly emulsifies milky with water. The formula was gentle and does not irritate the eyes. Once rinsed the cleanser is removed completely without any residue on the skin but feels soft to the touch without feeling dry or tight.

Mildly scented as the Cleansing Milk-To-Water.

LA MOUSSE Cleansing Cream to Foam

Is a foam cleanser. Mildly scented and extra rich in terms of foaminess. This is my favourite for a morning cleanse or a second cleanse if you double cleanse regularly. I like that it never leaves the skin feeling tight or dry. The tube is also pretty large too and a little goes a long way. It will last you a while!

L’HUILE Anti-Pollution Cleansing Oil

The first thing I noticed about L’Huile is that it’s quite heavily scented in comparison to the other three. If you prefer something unscented or have skin that’s easily irritated by fragrance, best try a sample first. What I love though is that this really does take off makeup exceptionally well without having to rub too hard.

Massaged onto dry skin this oil goes on like silk, then emulsifies with water to create a milky solution that rinses off completely with no oily residue. Skin never feels stripped but incredibly clean and soft. It’s a must try in my opinion if you are interested in the collection and my favourite.

Bottom Line

Upon use it’s pretty evident these are luxury cleansers. The sensorial pleasure and textures justify paying extra for. The sleek packaging is just the cherry on top!

Also in comparison to the prices of other luxury cleansers i’ve used before, the Chanel is actually priced better. The Tom Ford oil cleanser (still my favourite) is a lot more $$$ (& reviewed here), so are the cleansers by Sisley or Clé de Peau (who also revamped their entire cleanser line last year & reviewed here). S$64 for Chanel is still within the justifiable margin to me.

My top picks from the new collection are the oil cleanser for daily makeup removal and the foaming cleanser & would recommend them to everyone keen on trying out this line.

Of course depending on your skin type you could try the Milk-To-Water or the Milk-to-Oil versions too which are very soothing on the skin if you have normal to dry skin. Not heavy duty enough to take off a full face of makeup, but wonderful if you don’t wear a LOT of makeup daily and are looking for something special for removing daily grime and pollutants.

*All cleansers within the line are mentioned as suitable for all skin types.

Price List

L’Huile (150ml) – SGD64

Le Lait Fraicheur d’eau (150ml) – SGD 64

La Mousse (150ml) – SGD 64

Le Lait douceur D’Huile (150ml) – SGD64

Ingredient list

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*PR samples sent by Chanel for review consideration.