Showing posts with label Chanel Makeup. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chanel Makeup. Show all posts

Friday, March 22, 2013

Chanel Le Volume Mascara

Friday Night Beauty Night

Chanel Le Volume Mascara

This week is something new that I have been using a lot. It is not only new to me but pretty new to the beauty world. I believe its launch date was around mid February. Tonight I am going to talk about Chanel Le Volume Mascara. I purchased this recently after going on a Chanel Beauty Bender and rediscovering my love for the brand. I had not bought any of their products in a while and I am loving them.

So here is the Skinny of the the Mascara:

The high-precision mascara achieves instant volume and intensely lush color in a single stroke. Its innovative formula expands, plumping lashes to their fullest. The exclusive new Snowflakes brush combines long and short bristles to deliver an extreme, eye-opening effect.

This mascara is intensively black and definitely thickens your eyelashes. It also comes in a blue and a purple color. It seems to coat each individual lash with a very intense amount of mascara, which it what I think delivers the promised effect. The best part is that it does not clump. Most mascara that I have used that leave a thick amount of product on the lash seem to clump, because than the lashes stick together before it has time to dry. But with this mascara, the amount does not seem to be too thick, it just seems perfect! Maybe that it why it states to use a single stroke.

However they formulated this mascara, we will never know because it is amazing! It is intense, but not in a bad way. It does leave your lashes feeling heaving or sticky and it is not a pain to take off. It was not any harder to remove than any other mascara that I have come across. The Chanel counter rep also told me that it does comes in a waterproof form. Although, I have not come across it?? I tend to stay away from waterproof mascara unless I am going to an event or out for the evening. I think it is better for the lashes not to wear waterproof mascara unless necessary. Plus look at what your lashes have to go through to get it off.

The Magic Applicator!!

Lastly, the best part about the Mascara is that it also curls the lashes. Every time I had used it I had curled my lashes prior, so I thought I had better try it without my lashes curled before I post this. I will be honest with you, I was not expecting to see a curling effect at all. So I put the mascara on (had been well over 24 hrs since I had used a lash curler) and I was amazed. The tips of the lashes seemed to curl up and leave a more open eyed effect. I even went back an hour later to check and see and they were still curled.

Final Thoughts:

Well I hope you enjoyed the post and I hope you come back for more.


Sik Glam

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Printemps Precieux de Chanel Collection and Other Spring Chanel Makeup Buys

Printemps Precieux de Chanel Collection


Comes in A Soft Peach Beige Color

I was a little late to the Party for this powder. Partly due to owning so many illuminating powders, creams, bases, serums, lotions, potions, galore!! Also due to the fact that it sold out for a while until I found it online at Nordstrom. So when I saw it available online, I jumped on it and bought it after I had previously tried it on in the shops. I wanted to see if it was really worth the hype before spending the energy and money tracking it down. I found out that it was so worth it and not only was I sold on the powder, but also the Chanel Powder Brush #1 that the sales lady had used to softly brush across my face.  So I added the brush to my online order. It felt so soft and heavenly, I couldn't resist. Of all the makeup brushes that I own, I have never owned a Chanel brush and I was impressed! It literally feels like it was customized for my face as it wraps around my cheek bones....

I initially went home from the shop sad (before I found it online) because the powder was sold out, but I did not go home empty handed. I purchased three Chanel Products that the lovely sales lady showed me. For I wouldn't be SikGlam, if I had went home empty handed..;)

Since the powder was sold out at the shop I was at, I bought another illuminating powder that they had. I bought their POUDRE DOUCE SOFT PRESSED POWDER in 20 Peche Tendre. It is a Luminous Compact powder for the face and the décolleté.

I Wish it Would have came with a Powder Puff Like
in the Karl Lagerfeld "Public Garden" Movie. 

I was previously using and loving my bareMinerals Ready Touch Up Veil in Tinted as a powder compact to keep in my handbag. I used it to set my makeup and in my T-zone, if I should find myself shiny. But never in areas that I want to show luminosity. I have now switched to the Chanel Soft Pressed Powder for my handbag powder compact. So far I love them equally.

This powder is definitely not as illuminating as the POUDRE SIGNÉE DE CHANEL ILLUMINATING POWDER, but that is good for the way that I am using it. I use it for for touch ups and to set my makeup. I would not want too much illumination in my T-zone. That is not a good look!

I also got a LES 4 OMBRES QUADRA EYESHADOW. It is a beautiful compact with four contrasting and complementing colors. I got mine in 36 Intuition.

This Quad offers shades from Matte to Frost to Satin!
Not too Shimmery! Just Perfect!

This quad is amazing! I had not bought a Chanel eyeshadow of any kind is a very long time and I am so happy with it. I find myself using this quite a bit. The colors are so pigmented and long lasting. There are so many different ways to use it. I find myself just using a single color across my lid if I am in a hurry.  If I have the time, I will do a smoky version with all four colors. Or my favorite way, highlight under my brow and by the inner corner of my eye with the top left color, than take the brown color across my entire bottom lid, and than pop the bottom left color right dead center of my bottom lid. It really brings out your eye color!


It also has a Built in Sharpener that pops out!

Color on the Skin!
You can really see the Rose Gold Tone!

This beautiful color Rose was featured in the Printemps Precieux de Chanel Collection. This color is great for those No Makeup/Makeup Days! To line your upper or lower lash lines, or both. It's also perfect for when you are doing a full makeup look. It adds a really beautiful pop of color. This eye color is also nice to use on your inner lower lash line to cover up the redness and to highlight.

Final Thoughts:

I am so glad that Chanel Came out with the Printemps Precieux de Chanel Collection and drew back my attention! I had probably not bought a Chanel product in years. No real reason, just the fact that there are so many new and amazing brands popping up everywhere and sometimes you forget about the Iconic Brands for a minute. The ones that you know will always be good and that you can always rely on. I love everything that I bought and have been using most of it everyday!  I cannot say that for A LOT of the makeup that I buy! I am even eying some more Chanel makeup! So stay tuned!