I have been focusing a lot lately on affordable makeup (link is to posts in the affordable makeup series) and have been somewhat neglectful of the luxury brands. Luxury has its place as well, and I adore many of the luxury items, so I thought I would try to concurrently do a series on the best of the luxury cosmetic brands. First up is CHANEL.
CHANEL is known for many luxurious items and their fragrances, handbags, and clothing probably stand out the most for many women. But Chanel makeup is also divine. CHANEL eye shadows and powders are all finely milled with full pigment. The lip products are also especially nice. Packaging is also pretty, sleek, and classic. CHANEL nail polish also always stands out, with their limited edition items always being highly sought after and quickly sold out.
COLLECTION ESSENTIELLE DE CHANEL MULTI-USE MAKEUP PALETTE: FACE - LIPS - EYES is the best way to sample the best of CHANEL. This CHANEL Paris-New York palette is formulated with neutral colors that will compliment just about any skin tone. The collection has two cream concealers, a cream blush, three eye shadows, one cream lip color and and two glosses. the taupe shadow is particularly gorgeous. At $85 it is a great value for the brand since buying these items separately would ring up a much larger bill.
CHANEL QUATUOR BOUTONS DE CHANEL YEUX EYES is for the eye shadow lover. This highly rated quad contains four beautiful neutral shades that can be applied dry for subtle shadowing or applied with a moistened applicator for a more intense shade. The shadow has organic polymer derivatives to ensure smudge-proof long wear, particularly in high temperature or humidity.It is the best of the best and best bought in a quad to maximize the bang for the buck. Price runs around $65.
LES TISSAGES LAMÉS DE CHANEL SHIMMERING TWEED HIGHLIGHTER is simply one of the most beautiful highlighting powders ever. With woven shades of illuminating color, it is just as pretty to simply look at! Gold, bronze and copper tones cast a natural luminous glow on skin to highlight and illuminate. $60.
LES MINIS DE CHANEL GIFT SET COLLECTION OF SIX ESSENTIAL MINI BRUSHES . Personally, I love mini brushes and buy them over ones with full size handles. CHANEL makes wonderful brushes and this gift set is the perfect way to obtain them. This professional set includes: a rounded Powder Brush for seamless application; Blush Brush to sculpt and highlight cheeks; tapered Concealer Brush to target flaws; beveled Eye Brush for precise eyelining; small curved Eye Brush for precise shading; and tufted Lip Brush for flawless coverage. The brushes are packaged in a luxury travel case with the CHANEL signature logo. $120.
CHANEL LE VERNIS NAIL COLOUR is the height of luxury nail polish. Also, don’t forget that CHANEL has wonderful lip products, such as their CHANEL ROUGE COCO HYDRATING CRÈME LIP COLOUR which many proclaim is the best lipstick ever.