Skincare and makeup, reimagined for the modern woman
In this day and age, there’s no room for excuses when it comes to skincare because of the different options readily available. Chanel is aware of this, and has curated the latest Hydra Beauty line that targets impurities by moisturizing, protecting and illuminating the skin.
I got to experience both the Hydra Beauty Micro Liquid Essence and Hydra Masque de Nuit au Camélia first hand at the Manila Peninsula. I could really feel the former’s texture as the camellia-infused micro-droplets smoothened out as I applied it all over, leaving my skin feeling hydrated.
Meanwhile, the Hydra Masque can be applied thinly all over the face and neck and massaged deeper into the skin. I was able to try it that evening, and the next day my skin felt energized and radiant.
Other available skincare products that go with the Hydra Beauty 2018 collection are the Blue Serum and Blue Serum Eye, Chanel’s way of exploring alternatives for women’s self-care. Active ingredients in the Blue Serum are the Rica, the olive of Sardinia, and the lentisk of Greece.
The eye serum uses the same methods, evenly firming and smoothening out dark circles and puffiness.
If you’re looking to invest in a reliable product, Chanel’s Sublimage L’Extrait de Crème concentrates all of the active fractions of vanilla planifolia in a single powerful antiaging formula.
This luxurious product is compared to jewelry, with the painstaking cultivation of plant ingredients. Its quick absorption and sensational feeling on the face affirms a rapid effect, due to the double emulsion. Expect an aqueous phase that contains hygroscopic agents and hyaluronic acid, as well as oily phases containing noble oils (camellia, jojoba and canola) and vanilla flower enfleurage oil.
Along with the perfect skincare regimen, complete your daily look with makeup. Le Teint Ultra is a light foundation, perfect for women on the go who want flawless complexions from morning until evening. The fluid or compact comes in several shades.
Chanel’s Perfect Diffusion Complex combines hemispheric powders that diffuse and reflect light, and soft focus powders diminish the appearance of pores. After trying it, I could still see my natural freckles, yet I had coverage over my impurities and redness without it looking too thick on my face.
Le Blanc is an oil-in-cream compact foundation that is easy to store in one’s handbag promising the ease of a skincare cream, the radiance of whitening foundation, and the protection of a modern sunscreen. The combination of skincare and foundation definitely sells, especially for ladies who are always under the sun yet still hope to remain fresh.
With SPF 40/PA++, Smart Thermal Complex, ume flower oil, and the glycerin associated with hyaluronic acid, Le Blanc is ahead of the game in keeping the skin moisturized and protected. Available shades by the Chanel Makeup Creation Studio match Asian skintones, leaving a dewy finish as one taps the product lightly with the integrated sponge.
To add a pop of color this summer, Chanel’s iconic Rouge Coco brings the brightest of colors to personalize any daring girl’s dreamy lip color. Three new shades—Rouge Coco Shine, Rouge Coco Stylo and Rouge Coco Gloss—were all envisioned by Lucia Pica, with a new product added to the family: Rouge Coco Lip Blush.
This soft and silky gel formula can be tapped lightly on the cheekbones for a subtle blush, or put on lips for a pigmented glow. It moisturized my lips and cheeks, while giving me a luminous tint as I mixed and matched the six different shades.
A must-have match to any Rouge Coco choice would be Chanel’s Le Vernis Longue Tenue with six new electrifying nail polish shades. Top with Le Gel Coat Longue Tenue to prolong the color’s hold.
Allure Homme Sport Cologne has that freshness of cologne with the persistence of an eau de toilette. The citrus burst of Sicilian mandarin can be at your fingertips, now that it is packaged in a refillable tray spray.
The latest version of the beloved 2001 scent has arrived. Coco Mademoiselle has been widely favored because it combines the “freshness of citrus with the sensual wave of sophisticated patchouli.” Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Intense takes things up a notch. There is a stronger scent of the Indonesian patchouli, which keeps the fruity accents of Sicilian orange and Calabrian bergamot grounded, giving way to a rose and jasmine trail.
For the past 10 years, British actress Keira Knightley has been the face of Chanel’s famous perfume. She’s now showing an even more irresistible, carefree vibe that has her embracing life. –CONTRIBUTED
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