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    General Chanel Chat

    I've heard such good things about Chanel and I really want to try some of their products. What are the must haves?

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    Their Joues Contraste blushes are really amazing. My friend let me borrow hers a couple of times, and recently I bought my first one. They are so smooth and last well on me.

    Their Glossimer lip glosses are also fantastic.
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    Another vote for the Joues Contraste blushes. They come in wonderful colours and have great staying power on the skin. I just used one of mine up - and it took a good 5 years to do so.

    Love their glossimers. They are expensive, but they do give you a lot of product in the tube.

    I have not tried their mascaras, but several people on Specktra absolutely love them.

    As I'm sure you know, it's a very expensive brand, but many of the products are just wonderful. It's a treat to use them.

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    Glossimers, definitely! I also love their nail polishes.
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    Hydrabase and Aqualumiere lipsticks. They are creamy and well pigmented and the cases close with a satisfying click. Exeptional Mascara and their foundations.
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    As far as their e/s go, I'd stay away from the quads. I own several, and really wanted to love them, but they are too flaky and lack pigmentation. You can use them wet, but I find that makes them chalky. Oh and the glitter! So many e/s have it, I don't understand their desire to make everything glittery.

    Instead, try the Soft Touch e/s singles. They come in a variety of colours, and the formula is far superior IMO. I also love their Fluid Iridescent e/s (Ombre d'Eau). They don't crease and give you a nice sheer wash of colour that you can build up.

    The Rouge Allure l/s are amazing, and the packaging is stunning! I find the formula of these l/s to be creamier than the Hydrabase or Aqualumiere. The Glossimers are also great, as are the Cristalle glosses (tho I'm not sure if the Cristalle are around anymore).

    The nailpolishes are beautiful and have an amazing colour selection, but they do chip really fast. I'm always surprised when people describe them as long lasting, but even with a base and top coat they do not last on me. Even so, I love their colours, so I'll continue to re-purchase.

    And lastly, I LOVE their Khol eyeliners. They're soft, and have a really intense colour payoff.

    Mascara's are ok, nothing worth mentioning. Foundations are also just ok in my experience, I've tried a couple, but always end up going back to good old MAC

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    Love Chanel. Their loose translucent powders are amazing. The skin care & Hydramax moisturizer is incredible.
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    Thanks everyone! Sorry it took so long to response but I couldn't see this thread while Specktra was acting up

    Is there any good skincare for some with acne problems with fairly dry skin and is worried about aging as well?

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    elegant-one uses Chanel skincare. I am lemming the skincare line because of her! I've resisted so far.

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    elegant-one uses Chanel skincare. I am lemming the skincare line because of her! I've resisted so far.

    I've heard such good things about it and seen it recommended in so many magazines that I am very curious! I doubt I could afford it though!

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    Love Chanel. Their loose translucent powders are amazing. The skin care & Hydramax moisturizer is incredible.

    Would the Hydramax moisturizer be good for someone who is acne prone? I don't have oily skin though...it is actually pretty dry.

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    elegant-one uses Chanel skincare. I am lemming the skincare line because of her! I've resisted so far.

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    I've heard such good things about it and seen it recommended in so many magazines that I am very curious! I doubt I could afford it though!

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    Would the Hydramax moisturizer be good for someone who is acne prone? I don't have oily skin though...it is actually pretty dry.

    Yes! My own personal experience with Chanel's Hydramax is why I recommend it. Every other moisturizer that I ever used broke my face out except this! I thought I was going to have to live with dry skin forever because I couldn't use moisturizers.

    For oily, problematic, sensitive or acne prone skin, use the Purifying line - it has the blue/green color wording.
    I don't have oily skin, but I use the Purifying Cleansing Gel & the Oil Controlling Purifying lotion - which is like a toner. LOVE this!!! I think they cost like $35 or $38.

    As far as it being expensive...well I find that the large bottles really last me a looong time. It is WELL worth the price to have beautiful skin. I will never use anything else, & I have tried every line you can think of.

    I order mine from Neiman-Marcus.com because they usually run a free shipping code with any price & I don't have to pay tax! Their service is amazing too.

    Sorry this took so long for me to respond as I just saw this.

    Oh, also...you can always go to Nordstoms Chanel dept. & ask for those little sample packets to try first before you buy a full size.
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    Elegant - which Hydramax moisturizer do you use? The normal moisturizer or the serum, or both?

    Thanks

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    ^just the normal, however I just received a sample of the serum so I'm gonna try it.
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    So you use the purifying lotion moisturizer AND the hydramax? Do you know how much the hydramax cost? It would be so nice to find something that is moisturizing and good for acne - it seems that skincare companies just kind of assume that those with acne also have oily skin!

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    n/m - I just realized that the purifying lotion is a toner! Do you do anything for sunscreen?

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    n/m - I just realized that the purifying lotion is a toner! Do you do anything for sunscreen?

    My makeup has an spf in it, Bare Escentuals & in the summer, I also use Dr. Perricone's tinted face makeup with an spf. Plus, I keep my face out of the sun as much as possible which really works as I'm 49 & have no wrinkles

    And, I just tried the Hydramax Serum - I must say that it almost instantly made my skin look lovely. It gave it a very soft poreless appearance immediately. I was not expecting that!
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    Well I really want to try Chanel skincare now! I'm sure it is so expensive though as I'm in Canada.

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    Holy cow! I just checked the pricing:

    Hydramax creme - $70 ( I think I paid $60) But, it is a huge jar & I still have a lot left.

    Serum: $80 large size: $112
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    Well I really want to try Chanel skincare now! I'm sure it is so expensive though as I'm in Canada.

    I would see if you could get some samples from a store first before buying a full size, just so you can see if it works well with your skin type.
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    I would see if you could get some samples from a store first before buying a full size, just so you can see if it works well with your skin type.

    Yes, that's definitely what I'm going to try to do! I think that $70 (although I bet it's closer to $100 for me) IS worth it for nice skin, but as I'm a poor student I need to make sure that it really does work for me first!

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    their glossimers are the best formulation of lip glosses that i have used. not too sticky and still look amazing. my fav is galacta...just cuz my lips are huge and i don't like to put too much color on them.lol.

    i also own a quad- smoky eyes. i like it but it is very sparkly.

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    Who else has Chanel quads? Les 4 ombres?

    Are they worth getting them?
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    Who else has Chanel quads? Les 4 ombres?

    Are they worth getting them?

    I own several, and I can honestly say that I don't like them at all. I never use them! The eyeshadows are pretty chalky and have very little color payoff... not to mention most are infused with too much glitter.

    I'd try the e/s singles instead if I were you. There's a decent color selection, and the texture is much smoother and easier to work with.

    The quads are not worth the price, not by a long shot.

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    glossimers!!! i love them, my most favorite is sundress # 94. it's my go-to lipgloss.
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    Who else has Chanel quads? Les 4 ombres?

    Are they worth getting them?


    I only have one quad- it's called Mystic Eyes, and it's really gorgeous. It's a palette of neutrals (light pink, bronze, taupe-grey and warm dark brown - all with a beautiful shimmer or sparkle) but it's so versatile. It was only released in spring this year so it shouldn't be hard to find, if you're interested.

    I also LOVE the Brun Express eyeshadow duo, which looks like the most boring duo in the pan, but is my hands down favourite for a workday/effortless neutral.
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    Who else has Chanel quads? Les 4 ombres?

    Are they worth getting them?

    I have several of the quads. Some are good and some are not so wonderful - poor colour payoff and chalky. Mystic Eyes, like anita22, is beautiful for a neutral and smokey look. I love the silvery taupe colour. The current fall quad, Murano, is a gorgeous green grey quad. It has good texture and colour payoff. Susanne, I heard that Sparkling Satins is beautiful. I don't have it but it looks yummy.
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    I love the nail polishes.

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    I love their nailpolishes and their glossimer lip glosses. I also like their tweed effect products but can't bring myself to use them because they look so pretty in the pan!
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    What about the base? I'm intrigued...


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