Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Battle of the Chanel Foundations..

Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation 
 My evaluation  - I found this foundation quite cakey. I was extremely disappointed! As per usual the ladies at the make up counters normally give me Orange make up! It's quite frustrating.
I bought this months ago, tried twice.. but I will try it again tomorrow but i'm sure I will feel the exact same way.

Info CHANEL PERFECTION LUMIÈRE FLUIDE Foundation. PERFECTION LUMIÈRE controls every detail of a perfect complexion to offer a tailor-made result, a model of perfection by CHANEL. Its light, fluid texture glides on seamlessly with adjustable yet lightweight coverage for perfect results. The skin-embracing texture becomes one with the face, following its every movement. Its Perfect Skin Affinity complex ensures a second-skin effect and perfect foundation hold for 15 hours. Its universal shades are easy-to-wear, so that every woman can find her perfect shade. 

My Evaluation - I used this foundation for a while, as I loved how smooth and radiant my skin looked. This is not a foundation for coverage, it is more subtle and light.

Info - CHANEL VITALUMIÈRE SATIN Smoothing Fluid Makeup SPF15 30ml. Source of youth and light. This fluid foundation Revives tired, dull complexions. Its fluid texture, containing moisturisers*, ensures maximum comfort for the skin. Presented in a pump-action bottle, VITALUMIÈRE fluid delivers the ideal amount for a single application. Your complexion appears visibly rested, its vitality and luminosity are restored. The light texture of VITALUMIÈRE fluid gives a slightly satin finish, for a radiant, natural, youthful-looking makeup. * Moisturises by impregnating the upper layers of the epidermis.

Foundation Haul

I find it extremely difficult to experiment with skincare and make-up as I have such sensitive skin, I'm like a new born baby! I end up giving all of my make up away!
 I spend hundreds a month, It's quite frustrating when you are excited to try something new and exciting, but it does not agree with your skin.

Giorgio Armani luminous silk foundation - 
My evaluation - This Foundation was fantastic! 
It was great coverage, long lasting and easy to apply.
HOWEVER - I WOULD NOT ADVISE THIS FOUNDATION FOR PEOPLE WITH SENSITIVE SKIN! It did not agree with my skin, so I gave it to my mum as usual! Her skin is so perfect and she can use anything!!
Info - Capture the glow of perfect looking skin with Luminous silk foundation, an oil-free hydrating fluid with exclusive Micro-fil technology. Its lightweight and silky texture glides on seamlessly for an all-day, buildable coverage. Find your perfect match among 15  
                             available shades. All skin types.

My Evaluation -
This is most certainly the best foundation I have ever used! I was deeply impressed. 
It glided on slightly runny, but was just fantastic. There are so many shades for each skin tone.
A few days before trying this foundation I had tried Mac make-up again which I shouldn't have as it caused imperfections. Weirdly this 'Lancome' foundation cleared up my skin completely! My skin was fully clear after using this product for 2 days. It is clearly amazing.
However, considering the fact that this foundation states that it lasts up to 24 hrs it 
DID NOT LAST VERY LONG! More like.. 5 hours unfortunately, so I had to give that one away! 

InfoFollowing 8 years of research, Lancôme unveils its first 24h2 wear foundation for lasting perfection. Teint Idole Ultra 24H remains retouch-free, providing a flawless looking, even complexion with a velvety-smooth, shine-free finish. 24h of divine comfort. In perfect affinity with the skin, Teint Idole Ultra 24h is irrestibly comfortable. Its new, blendable and fresh texture is divine and leaves the complexion feeling smooth, velvety and matte with no powdery effect. 18 shades available.

As I am writing now, I am wearing this foundation..
My evaluation - It is a pleasant, rather smooth and soft foundation. My Mother uses this at times and she absolutely adores this foundation! I am more in love with the Teint Idole Ultra (above). 

Infonatural finish: High Coverage Corrector - enriched with Vitamin CG, its creamy texture immediately reduces the appearance of dark spots, dark circles and imperfections. Flawless Perfecting Foundation - The perfecting foundation flawlessly evens out the complexion and visibly improves the appearance of pores and wrinkles every day. The foundation is enriched with LR 2412, the active ingredient integrated in Visionnaire skincare. An even and flawless looking complexion - Skin's appearance looks visibly improved. The skin texture looks refined, dark spots and imperfections appear reduced and pores look minimised.

Mac mineralize SatinFinish foundation. 
My evaluation - I was not too impressed. It did not cause any imperfections on my skin however, it did not last long. It just worked like a CHEAP make-up foundation.
 InfoA fluid foundation that blends the natural light-reflecting properties of micro-minerals with a smooth satin finish. Provides a low-to-medium buildable coverage with a skin-flattering, slightly luminous look. Helps make your skin appear, radiant, healthy, re- energized. Contains vitamins A, C and E to help nurture and condition the skin. Provides everyday broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 15 sun protection. Long-wearing. Good for all skins.

Estee Lauder Double wear light foundation
My Evaluation - I have used this in the past for about 5 years.. so what more could I possibly say!
It is a great foundation, light but great coverage and lasts all day whilst still appearing fresh. 
I might come back to using this one day in the future, but for now i'm still looking for something perfect that tops Lancome.

InfoDouble wear light stay in place make up offers sheer to medium coverage with a natural finish. Up to 15 hours wear and SPF10 protection. Double wear is fresh, natural and comfortable. Goes on sheer, leaves skin free to breathe all day Controls oil, resists smudging and won t melt off through heat and humidity.

 Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation. 
My evaluation - I have not experienced a bad reaction from this foundation. However, a friend of mine had regrets of using this as she claimed it had disagreed with her skin.. 
I am currently using this at the moment. Until I discover a long lasting foundation that tops this.
This foundation is delightful. It lasts all day, easy to apply.
I am not amazed by this product, as I am so used to the Double wear light foundation. 
This foundation is more for heavy coverage. It is still a very good product

InfoKeeps skin looking fabulous, breathing comfortably through heat, humidity and activity without changing colour, fading or coming off on clothes. Natural matte finish and SPF10 sunscreen to protect skin.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

@ The Langham

The BF and I met with Ben Duncan for a few drinks! xx

Love my view

Had a meeting today plus an absolutely stressful day.. Nothing better than coming back to this view #Chilling #Champagne #NightIn