Chanel Joues Contraste Blush 440 Quintessence

In the ever-changing makeup world with all the new launches and re-launches, it is good to have some stability. Something like a product from the 80s which is still on the market today.

And I am talking about Chanel’s Joues Contraste blush here. It is a true icon! For me personally, it is still the ultimate luxurious blush, and I have real sentiments attached to it. That is because JC was one of the first luxury makeup items I’ve ever bought many years ago.

In fact, I have a feature from 2010 where I talk about one of the shades I have.

It’s just mad how the things in the beauty industry have changed with everyone and their nan launching a brand and the prices sky rocketing (£63 Hermes blush, anyone?)

On the contrary to all of the above, it’s great to see some consistency from Chanel. Of course, they

SS20 Bronzers: Chanel, NARS, Clarins and Guerlain

I shared about my personal favourite bronzer here but here are a few others which are worth mentioning.

Chanel Les BeigesHealthy Glow Illuminating Powder NordstormSaks,Neiman Marcus,Selfridges and  Harrods.

A part of the annual gorgeous Les Beiges launch, can be used “as a sheer highlighter or subtle bronzer for a natural-looking glow” as Chanel suggest.  There are two shades: Sunset and Sand

Clarins Bronzing Compact Shade 001 Sunset Glow, £32 from the website

AW19 Foundations: Chanel, Charlotte Tilbury, Pat McGrath, Anastasia, Clarins and Kevyn Aucoin

Autumn is the time to be browsing  foundations, as so many brands are bringing new  ones out. So here are just a few that caught my attention. And it’s  incredible how brands now do such a wide variety of shades, and some even demonstrate all shades applied.

Chanel Ultra Le Teint Velvet, £37. Comes in 15 shades.

“Longwearing foundation that naturally smoothes and evens out the complexion. Its blurring effect erases all imperfections and ensures makeup with a matte velvet finish.
Ultra-light, ultra-matte and ultra-natural, it instantly becomes one with the skin for a flawless complexion all day long”.

Chanel is available from NordstormSaks, Neiman Marcus, Selfridges and  Harrods.

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation, £34, There are 44 shades to choose from, and there is a before and after for each shade.

“Helps to achieve a smooth, natural look. Featuring a

AW19 New Makeup: Hourglass, theBalm, Chanel

Here are a few new launches that caught my attention recently. They are from Hourglass, Chanel and theBalm, three brands I really love.

When I was placing an order on a new eye brow pencil (here), I was wishing for a slim version of the Hourglass eye brow pencil, and guess what? They just launched  Arch Brow Micro-Sculpting Pencils ($28) in 9 shades. The tip is  1.4mm which makes it ultra precise.

There are also 4 new shades of the Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow, $29  (here): Rapture (cranberry), Vivid (olive),  Burnish ( deep bronze) and Ray ( deep champagne). And I really love the look of Rapture.

Finally, the brand

Dark Lips. Get The Look: Chanel Autumn 2020 and Alternative Products

Long time readers will know that I am a huge fan of a dark lip, so I am obviously loving the beauty look from the latest Chanel show. Lucia Pica kept the face and eye makeup minimal to make it look fresh and modern.

On the lips she used the new products which will be a part of the Autumn collection (out in July), and, no doubt, will be a big hit: ROUGE ALLURE VELVET EXTRÊME in N°130 Rouge Obscur  and ROUGE COCO GLOSS in N°816 Laque Noire.

Other products used for the look were: