|Does anybody else write themselves a little motivational love-note when they get a free gift message with an online order?|
Definitely, if you can, DO order from chanel.com. I've never had an online purchase wrapped up so carefully (especially not in shivers-of-excitement-enducing logoed tissue paper and an I'm-totally-keeping-this gift box. Well, except perhaps for tokidoki.it). They put it in the gift box for free and it arrived at my door as undisturbed as if it had been hand-delivered by a gloved, chicly chignonned employee of Karl Lagerfeld himself. Kate Spade online shipping department, please take notice!
What did I order, you ask? Well, only the new foundation Perfection Lumiere in Beige 30 (I got colormatched at a Macy's counter, but the staff wasn't particularly friendly so I didn't feel obligated to return for purchase... sorry). It's $55, which makes it the single most-expensive foundation I've ever purchased, though I have owned a couple of pricey Chanel concealers in the past (which were also amazing). I had tried both Teint Idole and Teint Miracle from Lancome to try to save a few bucks, but Teint Miracle made my skin a greasy mess after a couple of hours and Teint Idole was just okay... I knew I had to indulge in the Chanel this time!
|My First Chanel Foundation *squeeee!*|
Nails: Sally Hansen Insta-Dry in Grape Escape
I will review this foundation fully when I've used it for a while so I can let you know how my highly-reactive skin likes it over time ^.^;; in sample-form it definitely trounced the competition (the two Lancome foundations) as far as finish, colormatch, and coverage are concerned. Teint Miracle and I just didn't get along at all, but Teint Idole has decent lasting power, so-so coverage, and a reasonably light feel (though I still can feel it on). Perfection Lumiere feels like absolutely nothing... it's really remarkable!
And last of all, please remember this, my lovely readers: