24 January 2016

During Wednesday's lunch break this week, I did as I so often do and popped into John Lewis for a mooch around the beauty section. As there has been quite a lot of hype within the blogger world lately surrounding the new Chanel Healthy Glow Foundation, and as I already use the powder from the line, I decided I'd give it a go and asked the lady on the counter to slap some on so that I could see how it faired throughout the rest of the day.

The finish was, as you might expect from the name - glowing - though as I had hoped, did not leave me looking shiny despite my combination skin. Coverage was medium, and concealed exactly what I wanted it too (i.e. any redness/blemishes) without looking like I had too much caked on - still managing to create a natural, yet relatively flawless end result. When I arrived home six hours later - despite not having touched up in between - there were no patches where the foundation had obviously faded, and, having also teamed it with the Multi-use Illuminating Base - the glow remained but without the possibility of mistaking this as being more of a 'glint' after a long day. Suitably impressed, I went back the next day and picked up my own bottle in the shade No 20.

Originally, the reason I had gravitated towards the Chanel counter, had been because I was hoping to get my hands on their Stylo Eyeshadow in the shade 'Olivine'. I'm a sucker when it comes to a bit of subtle sparkle and my eyeshadow collection is distinctly lacking when in comes to greens (MACs 'Sumptuous Olive' being the one exception), so when I saw Tanya Burr wearing this is one of her recent videos I fell in love. Unbeknownst to me however, this shade was part of Chanel's Summer 2015 collection, hence a little harder to get hold of than I had anticipated. Generally unavailable in stores now (unless you manage to strike it lucky), I instead had to opt for tracking it down online. So glad I did though, as I wasn't disappointed - a beautiful, deep, what I would describe as being more of a khaki green - which, when blended out unveils a gorgeous shimmer with tiny flecks of glitter peeking through. Perfect for a smokey eye with a difference and for any special occasion you have coming up. I've an evening make up look using this scheduled, but if you can't wait to see what it looks like applied, there's a great post here from Brooke including some lovely swatches of the whole Summer collection.

If you do fancy trying out either of these two (or any other beauty bits for that matter), then MyVoucherCodes are offering free standard delivery on John Lewis orders over £50 right now, so why not take advantage and treat yourself?

Sarah x

1 comment

  1. This foundation sounds really lovely! as does the eyeshadow pencil. I am all about bases that will give my skin a glow, however I wonder how it would fair on my drier skin type.

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