Friday, September 11, 2015

Hello Chanel...: Les Beiges Hydrating Lip Balm + Long-lasting Eyeliner 916 Perle de Lune swatches and review



I finally cracked... all the reading of bloggers that love Chanel have led me to make a couple of purchases as my first foray into this line. I tried not to expect too much, but I did, and I was thoroughly impressed with one, and half let down by the other. 






The first purchase was a tinted lip balm. Of course I started with that, it's my favorite type of lippie! First all, the packaging did not disappoint...it looks like it'd feel like the cheap black plastic that some other high-end lippies come in, but nope, it's not. It's hefty and weighty and feels luxurious to hold. The design is also simple and elegant. I love it!
Unfortunately it went downhill from here...

with direct flash - Chanel lip balm on the left, next to YSL candy balm in Tangerine on the right
Let's talk about the formula first. The formula really wasn't bad. It's not one of those heavy sticky/thick balms, it's rather light and weightless. It does moisturize my lips, however not greatly so. 

bounced flash
Ok onto where I became disappointed...the shade...on my arm it actually doesn't show up much at all, so I thought, well worst come to worst it's like a non-tinted lip balm...I wish that were actually the case, as actually this shade does layer up on my lips, and layers up to a very sickly shade on me. I feel like this shade will suit middle-aged pale caucasian ladies perhaps, but not me...It's so disturbing I didn't want to take a lip swatch photo. I am actually really sad about this, as the packaging I adore, the formula is definitely good enough, but oh why couldn't they come out with a more red/berry shade :( 



Alright, now onto happier things. The Perle de Lune waterproof stylo... I have been wearing this non-stop and it is such a cool and interesting shade! It also smudges only minimally on my lower lid by the end of night, which happens with the best of my eyeliners so I'm fine with that. It's a soft formula that doesn't tug on my lids and sets fairly quickly.


It's a twist up style and comes with a sharpener too, though I've not had to use it as I find it wears down fine enough, as with this shade I don't feel the need to draw a super thin line. 





I guess I would describe this shade as a pearly warm taupey-silver, with complex shimmer. It's super brightening and natural at the same time when used alone. You can also use this above your black eyeliner to amp up the look and add some some extra oomph to your liner. 



This has been my go-to eye look recently. It defines my eyes, yet doesn't scream "hello I'm wearing eyeliner!" Love love love it!


 


Overall, I'm impressed by Chanel. I've never seen an eyeliner quite like this, and am so glad to have this in my collection. As for the lip balm, I'm impressed by the packaging, enough that I will go seek out another lippie, probably in the actual lipstick line so I can get a shade that suits me.  

Chanel fans, please let me know your recommendations for lippie shades or what other Chanel product I should try out next? Thanks in advance!




12 comments:

  1. I really like the subtle shimmer in the eye liner!.
    Looks like I'm going to pass on this fall collection although I looked really hard to pick at least a few. The whole theme is a bit too warm for my complexion. But soon there will be holiday collections. ;p

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    1. Shades are so tricky, could be so nice on one person and then die out on me. Hope we can all find something nice in the holiday collection!

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  2. too bad the lip shade doesn't suit you. So interesting as it barely shows up on your arm and I would assume the same on lips. The eyeliner shade is beautiful on you. I haven't tried any eye liner from Chanel but heard so much great reviews about them.

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    1. I know that's what I was thinking, it is so odd! I think it may be doesn't mix well with the natural color of my lips? I heard these liners are hit and miss for shades, and some aren't as creamy or something. This one is a good one to try!

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  3. It's a shame the lip balm doesn't suit you. With Chanel though, lots of things I find are quite muted and I've had flops too but also great products! :) I love how that eyeliner looks!

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    1. If they made this same lip balms in a berry shade I'd be all over that! Ah well things can't be perfect all the time I suppose :)

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  4. The eyeliner really sounds great! I should really start broadening my Chanel horizon a bit more...

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    1. It totally is! Haha I'm just getting started, though I have to watch my budget...

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  5. I like your go to eye look a lot! It really does look quite natural, and the slight shimmer is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you! This has become my favorite eyeliner :)

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  6. That bit of shimmer is insanely gorgeous! :) I love it, looks beautiful on u!


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