To my horror, the problem seem to still be around. Some online forums suggest that the cause of such kernel panics (the actual name of the problem) might be due Google Chrome. So I have switched over to Safari for now and all I can do now is pray strong and hard that my macbook pro will not die on me again.
Anyways, makeup!! I am going to share my thoughts on the Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base today.
This product seems to be a favourite of many beauty bloggers and youtubers. I have been wanting to get it for a long long time and I finally caved recently during a beauty promotion at my local departmental store (I got a RM10 cash voucher for every RM100 spent). Best decision ever because I am in love!!!
Here's what the colour looks like. I think it can look a tad orange when built up (left swatch) but it looks very natural when it is buffed into the skin.
I am not very keen on bronzers because I am quite fair and bronzers can look very orange and unnatural on me. This product only comes in one shade and I was very skeptical when I first swatched it heavily. However, one I blended it into the skin, I was completely sold.
Although this product is called a bronzing makeup base, I prefer to use it as a cream bronzer. You can still use it as an all over base but I like to apply it over foundation/bb cream/ tinted moisturizer to add a little hint of bronze into my complexion. I sometimes apply it on the high points of my cheeks for an all over sun-kissed glow or alternatively, I will apply on the hollows of my cheeks, temples and under my jaw for contouring. I like to apply it with my real techniques buffing brush/ multi task brush.
The texture is very smooth and balm-like, and it blends very well into the skin. You can also build up the colour for a more intense look if you prefer. Although it is a cream texture, it dries down to a matte finish so it works well on my oily skin. I am very surprised at how well this product lasts on my skin. It fades a little past 6 hours but it will stay on for most of the day.
This product has the typical Chanel floral scent, and I quite like it personally. The packaging is plastic but it still feels nice and sturdy. I highly recommend this product if you like a natural finish and have a fair to medium skin tone (I don't think this product will show up well on darker skin tones).
A very simple and quick look.
Base: Lioele Beyond the Solution bb cream all over the face with Estee Lauder Line Smoothing Disappear concealer to conceal my dark circles and blemishes. I set everything with a Laura Mercier Pressed Powder.
Eyes: I used Urban Decay's Naked eye shadow to fill in the front half of my brow and Buck for the ends. Then I used Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour on my upper lash line, upper waterline and outer corners of my lower lash line, blending with a pencil brush. Last but not least, I applied a few layers of Dejavu Lash Knockout mascara.
Cheeks: I used the SOLEIL TAN DE CHANEL BRONZING MAKEUP BASE to contour (hollows of my cheeks, temples and under my jaw). Then I used MAC Immortal Flower blush and Dior Shimmer Powder in Amber Diamond on the highpoints of my face.
Lips: I used my new favourite Revlon Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti.
I will be going away this weekend so please excuse my delay in replying to comments. I will also pick a winner for my giveaway when I get back!!
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