Sunday, August 12, 2018

Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Liquid Essence



I am all about lightweight skincare in the Summer. Especially when it's as hot and humid as it here right now.

My skin still needs some moisture when it's hot out, but much less  and I don't want anything heavy or sticky. They feel too much and I worry about breakouts since my skin is tacky and oily these days.


An essence water is just right and Chanel's new Hydra Beauty Micro Essence hits the spot.

This is lightweight but not completely water like. It's a bit thicker, but only a bit. There are also micro droplets of cold extracted Camellia  that burst open on contact. I can't really feel them but you can see them in the bottle.


This gives  a quick feeling of  soothing , refreshing moisture. It doesn't sink in totally right away, you feel it on but it's  barely there .

In the AM , my skin feels a little softer and plumped after using. This is not going to do loads of anti-aging but add that little  boost .  In addition to the  Camellia flower  for hydration, there is ginger extract for antioxidants and glycerin . The Essence is lightly fragranced.  Much less than the very strong one , to my nose at least , of Blue Serum.

And that bottle ? It's  chic as anything. A welcome addition to the vanity.

Chanel Hydro Beauty Micro Essence is $ 100 at Chanel and wherever the brand is sold.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Wunder2 Last & Foundation


Wunder2  is a new brand to me and a very happy discovery. I'm always on the lookout for products that have long wear that also work/look good, and they've got them. I've been using their foundation and eyeliners for a couple weeks  with great results. So let's talk about their Last & Foundation. 

This liquid foundation is long wear, transfer resistant and waterproof with a semi matte finish .  It has medium , buildable coverage that perfects  and smoothes for  practically flawless skin while feeling very light and comfortable on . Not tight , masky or flat. 


Shades 10 and 20 

 I did indeed get all day wear from this, well into late evening with it still looking good and only a small amount of  barely noticeable wear off . LOVE that. ( Note- I do use a primer under all my foundations). I did need a touch up with powder midday on the T Zone  where I had some oil breakthrough , and that's the norm for me with most makeup .  But there was no makeup breakup , just shine. 

Last & Foundation is perfect one for my makeup melting self . It's hot out there and that makes my makeup go even faster. So this one  will be staying in the rotation all Summer and then some.  I think it will work for most skin types, except dry. 

There are  7 shades available at www.wunder2cosmetics  and Amazon for  $ 29.95 each.

You can find some of their products now at Ulta too , although so far not this foundation. 









Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Maybelline Shine Compulsion Color Sensational Lipstick



New Shine Compulsion Color Sensational from Maybelline is the brand's first oil in lipstick.

These creamy, shiny lovelies  look and feel high end with a hydrating , full coverage formula .I have two of the ten shades - Pink Fetish & Undressed Pink ( the lighter of the two).


Shine Compulsion is old school lipstick in the sense of coverage and lots of look, but modern with the slick sheen and  moisture. Look at the shine in my swatch picture, it's practically reflective. They come in an on trend rose gold case.

These feel great on, balm like , lightweight and non sticky.  And while they are a Summer release ,will be so nice when the temps drop and the wind begins to blow.  They also wear pretty well. I half a day before needing a touch up and that's with  drinking.

Maybelline Shine Compulsion Color Sensational  Lipstick is available wherever the brand is sold.






Monday, July 30, 2018

Chanel Quite Revolution Eyeshadow Quad- Fall 2018


Fall from Chanel is all about matte.  Even the casing on the palette is a chic matte black this time, not the shiny one we're used too. 

While I have mixed feelings about mattes for lips , I do like them for eyes and  this collection suits the season well . There are two quads  for the Fall collection, one featuring neutrals called Clair Obscur and the one I have Quiet Revolution , which has mainly deeper, bolder shades.


With this palette you get a rich dark green, a deep , bright navy , a graphite and a taupe shade. All will pop against the looks of Fall when we pull out the grey sweaters, camel coats  and black turtlenecks. 

As mentioned all are matte . They have good pigment with some fallout on the blue and green, and blend well. 

Chanel Fall is available now wherever Chanel is sold. 

Quiet Revolution Eye Quad is $ 61.