If there’s one beauty brand that I’ve been loyal to since my early make-up days, it’s Chanel. Well, to be fair, you can’t go wrong with Chanel anything… but their beauty products have definitely remained consistently exceptional over the years. Last week, I had to make a Nordstrom trip to replenish part of my collection, and thought I’d share my recent Chanel beauty empties that I obviously love and swear by! I don’t know if it’s just me, but I have trouble throwing away empty bottles that are pretty. After I took my flatlay, my boyfriend had to ask me, “are these just empty bottles?!” Haha. I’m convinced that I’ll collect all my Chanel empties and make my own little art piece with them someday… not a terrible idea, right?
Perfection Lumière Velvet Foundation
The moment I started making my own money and affording my own make-up, I always invested in a quality foundation. Don’t get me wrong – drugstore make-up these days can be great. But, for someone with sensitive skin, I haven’t deviated from my norm that has worked well for me. I LOVE Chanel’s Perfection Lumière Velvet foundation for so many reasons. Firstly, it smells like HEAVEN! I don’t know how to describe the scent precisely, but it’s definitely not over-the-top. It’s elegant, light, and fresh. Just the way I like it! Next, it applies very well. Even on a trouble-skinned day, my more-than-usual application won’t appear caky or anything like that. People who meet me in real life often ask how my skin actually looks as great as it does in photos. This is my secret, honestly! I use the shade 70 beige in the summer when I’m darker, and throughout the year when I’m not as tan I mix a bit of the 50 beige with the 70 to create a seamless color match with my body! Living in a warm climate, having a velvet finish is really helpful. Dewy skin is attractive to an extent… but not when it becomes sweat as soon as you step out the door. This keeps my face looking relatively matte all day long even in 100+ degree weather, which is quite nice. I’ve already recommended this one to many of my friends and they’ve all had a wonderful experience with it as well.
Hydra Beauty Crème
My favorite face moisturizer of all time is Chanel’s Hydra Beauty Crème. Sure, there are many other moisturizers that I’m a fan of… but as far as a moisturizer that I’ve stayed loyal to for many years goes, this is it. Similar to the foundation, it smells divine. I love that it’s lightweight and doesn’t make me feel oily. A little bit goes a long way, so even though the carton appears small, it lasts me several months. I use both in the morning and at night after cleansing and applying toner! Good stuff – doesn’t break me out, and keeps my face feeling baby smooth and smelling nice at the same time.
Chance Eau Tendre
Okay, not exactly a BEAUTY product per se depending on how you look at it… but another favorite from the beauty department. Besides, a feminine fragrance always makes me feel more confident. I’ve been using this as my signature scent for years now, and haven’t gotten sick of it. It’s an eau de toilette, which means that the scent is not as strong as a parfum but is just enough to keep me smelling fresh all day long. While there are fragrances I enjoy from season to season, I always find myself coming back to this one when I’m debating which one I want to wear for the day.
In addition to these 3 favorites, I’m also a fan of other Chanel make-up products. I use their brushes, eyebrow pencil, and occasionally lip color as well. I must say that the price point is definitely higher than many other brand choices, but I truly believe that investing in quality make-up and skin care products is essential. In the long run, it’s worth it. If you’ve been thinking of making the switch to higher end beauty items, it’s never too late to start!
What are some of your recent beauty empties?