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Un Luxe Nécessaire…

March 20, 2010

I can’t afford to do anything pertaining to “fun” at the moment so indulging in luxuries like Pizza Express and Wagamamas and making vegan cheesecakes are guilty pleasures (easily pleased).  However, there comes a time in every woman’s life where she will covet something made by Chanel, and she won’t know why.  Today I took the plunge to purchase one of few affordable Chanel items available to my bank balance and bought the Vitalumiere liquid foundation.


If, like me, you like a glowy/dewy finish to your foundation then this is definitely The One you should buy. It gives awesome medium coverage and it’s not cakey at all, it also finishes flawlessly.


Also, it comes in a 30ml glass pump bottle so you don’t over use it.  Though i’ve only used it once,  i feel it’s worth the £30.65 price tag.  What wasn’t very Chanel of me was making up £10 of the total in pound coins and fifty/twenty pence pieces, I was almost too ashamed to do this but felt better about it when i got zero purchase guidance because Mademoiselle Stuck-up was too busy chatting to her mate.

End result (excuse the unnatural i’m-trying-to-look-as-glowy-as-possible expression)

I dread to think how much money i spend on make-up per year but i am sure it would be enough for a down payment on a car, i’m not even joking.

A foundation to give a miss is Benefit’s ‘Some-Kinda-Gorgeous’.

It’s meant to be sheer but it does fuck all, has really low pigmentation and finishes with a pink, greasy tone.  So, unless you are ginger this isn’t for you.  Plus the sponge it comes with is the worst thing i’ve ever seen, it looks like it should belong in the crotch of a pair of skin-colour tights.  Generally speaking though, I am an advocate of Benefit’s make-up range, as 70% of my make-up bag is Benefit.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. modelmonologue permalink
    March 23, 2010 1:13 pm

    Love that benefit lip stain :) what’s it called… Benetint?

  2. March 23, 2010 1:16 pm

    Yes Benetint! I prefer the Posie Tint though which is slightly thicker and a lighter colour. Just got the Mac gel eyeliner too :D

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