Like schooling days I tend to start digging up blog photos and drafting posts when doing assignments. I was in the midst of a report this afternoon but somehow sidetracked and found/edited these pics. It seems I can't do one thing alone and need to do multiple things at a time or I can't focus.
Anyway, I found this belated haul (attained early august/late july) that I've yet to post up so I thought I should do so. Don't mind me!
Mom's birthday was in early August and it seems I am always getting cosmetic items for her. It was a Chanel Le Rouge lipstick last year, and another Chanel item this year. Reason being, my mom is interested in the brand but never thought of splurging on getting anything as spending money on cosmetics was never a huge priority on her list.
Which I guess would be quite perfect for me!
Since this is belated I can reveal what is all wrapped up above.
I found out that my mom was running low on her foundation so I went down and picked up the Chanel Le Blanc Whitening Compact Foundation for her. She was always a powder foundation user and it wasn't hard getting her shade right either since we are of the same skintone/shade.
The BA recommended this when I mentioned my mom is constantly looking for something to brighten her complexion. I swatched the tester and the powder feels extremely silky and hearing my mom rave about it of late, I feel tempted to get one for myself...
but we'll see how that ends up.
Since I was at the counter I browsed the nail polishes and decided to treat myself by picking up Paradoxal. I always thought this was a limited edition shade but after visiting several Chanel counters after, they still have stock of it so... is it permanent then?
Someone enlighten me!
So glad to finally own this!
While waiting for the BA to wrap up my gift, I browsed the counters a little more and that lead to my next purchase.
I spotted the Soleil Tan de Chanel 4 Facettes Bronzing Powders from their Summer'11 release and immediately asked the BA if there was stock for Bronze Corail.
I was expecting a no since it was released for quite awhile now but as luck had it, there was! And the very last one too!
The powder felt very smooth and velvety when I was swatching them and the shades are pretty pigmented too. The following was from one swatch of the product to the back of my hand.
The shades can be used individually, or mixed up (in pairs or altogether) for a different end result. Here's the end shade when all 4 strips are mixed together.
From the swatch I thought it looked vaguely like Cheeky Bronze or Stereo Rose and decided to swatch those alongside Bronze Corail.
But they aren't exact dupes and Cheeky Bronze is a little lighter, it's just that it was caught at an angle but it's no where close to Bronze Corail.
Guess I'm quite relieved about that though I feel bad for going on about something that isn't available now.
Oops, my bad and thanks for reading!