Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Recent Chanel Makeup Purchases

Recently I purchased a few Chanel makeup items that I wanted to share with you. I had some gift cards for Macy's and I have been eyeing a few items on their website for the past few months. I knew I wanted to spend the money on something fabulous that I would never spend my real money on. (I get Macy's gift cards for doing online surveys.) I decided I wanted some Chanel items because the packaging is beautiful, and well, I wanted to treat myself! I have never bought any Chanel makeup, although I used to have an eye shadow quad that my aunt gave me a long time ago but I lost it. Sad face.

After watching a girl on YouTube who uses eBates, I signed up and saw that Macy's was giving double cash back. 6% to be exact. So that night, I bit the bullet and bought the products. What's great about eBates is that they give you cash back on your total purchase, as long as you click the link through their website. I got $6.03 back from my Macy's purchase. I also got a free $10.00 gift card for Target! If you do a lot of online shopping, I definitely recommend signing up for eBates. It is seriously cash back in your pocket for a lot of stores that rarely have sales such as Ugg, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's, Sephora, Nordstrom, etc. Just wait until they send you the email for the store you want to shop at, click the link through their website, and then make your purchase. It is so easy and secure. I wish I would have known about this before! If you are interested in signing up just click this link to get started!

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

Check it out quick because right now they are offering 15% off to some great stores for their 15th birthday. Most offers are between 2-6% so this is a really great time to shop!

So after a lot of online research deciding on which products and which colors would work for me. I decided to get the Chanel Double Perfection Lumiere compact powder and the Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel bronzing makeup base.

I got the Chanel Double Perfection Lumiere in Beige Rose 22. I could not get matched in a store so I had to search online to see which color would be right for me. I ultimately went with this color based on what a Nordstrom representative suggested for me. This color is just a little bit too dark for me right now. I'm in between my winter and summer color but this will be perfect for summer. As a reference, I am a MAC NW20 Studio Fix Fluid in the winter and in the summer I wear Loreal True Match in W3 or N3.

The bronzer is a perfect color from all over bronzing and contouring. I use my Real Techniques blush brush and swirl it around in the product and then place it underneath my cheek bones, by my ear, and on my forehead by my hairline. I use a powder bronzer for my neck. It is not muddy or orange. It transfers beautifully and actually provides a little bit of coverage.

If you are concerned about trying a cream bronzer, don't be! This bronzer is so easy to work with and is a beautiful, natural color. It doesn't melt off my face in the heat and never looks cakey. Also, a lot of people compare this Chanel powder to the Mac Studio Fix Powder + Foundation. I was going to purchase that until I read so many reviews about how people say it looks cakey on the skin and starts to feel heavy after a few hours. The Chanel powder does not do either. It looks so natural and gives a light to medium coverage depending on how you apply it. (With a powder brush or with the sponge.) I have very oily skin and both products work very will. I do have to blot in the afternoon in my T-zone but that is normal for me.

All-in-all I am very  happy with both products considering I had never seen them in person. I based my purchases solely off what I found on the internet so it was basically a shot in the dark but it worked out great!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

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