I'm sure I'm not alone in the blogging world when I say that the Chanel spring collection was the one I had been most anticipating (since December, right after the Holiday collections were 'done' for me), largely due to the Ombres de Perlées palette but also because the promo was so fresh and light and lovely.
I have spent more or less the last 2 months on-and-off phoning counters around my city trying to determine when the collection was coming in! I actually ended up purchasing several pieces from the entire collection and it was nicely capped off by a Chanel makeover today (in which I literally had Chanel on from the base up)
Sheila can attest to this (I ended up purchasing pieces from 3 counters - the Bay, Murale, and Holt Renfrew) but my SAs/MUAs in Calgary at the Chanel counters have all been fantastic! By far my favourite experience was at Holt Renfrew today - Kim was so lovely and so EXCITED about the collection that I wanted to make a purchase. Good sales tactics, haha.
Apologies if I look tired, I came off nights yesterday (and am on nights tonight in fact) so I was not very well-rested when I had the makeover done! I was also running late so I came COMPLETELY bare faced (no skin care even) which actually made Kim quite happy as it meant she could play with skincare to her heart (and my skin's) content. She applied toner, eye cream, moisturizer, and then gave me a bottle of water to sip on while she cleaned her brushes.
Look is as follows:
Face Vitalumière Aqua foundation in B40 (Beige Desert)
Cheeks Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Espiègle
Eyes Ombres Perlées de Chanel, Inmitable Intense Mascara, Le Crayon Sourcils - Cendrè Noir
Lips Le Crayon de Lèvres - Pêche, Rouge Allure - Flamboyante, Lèvres Scintillantes - Nakkar
I always find I wear more products (especially on the lips) when I get my makeup done, but I love this look! So soft and lovely. I ended up coming away with one thing from this purchase and one prior, but I think I am definitely going back for Espiègle... I love how it looks!
I actually haven't touched my own palette yet! Kim used what felt like natural hair brushes to apply, and even though I wasn't wearing my usual primer, the shadows lasted 7 hours without creasing! They might have lasted longer, but I took off my makeup to take a nap.
I know I said I wouldn't buy more foundation but I love love LOVED the finish of this - and I'll get to it! Plus the whole consultation was so lovely, that I wanted to buy something as a thank you for Kim. She was amazing! I also didn't feel pressured at all to make a purchase - she would have happily sent me on my way, I think.
All-in-all, I adore shopping at Holt Renfrew. The SAs are generally nice, and when they're available they know their lines - Kim had helpful suggestions for both skincare, fragrance, and makeup (and also gave me samples). Plus the store is always decorated so seasonally (if there's an applicable holiday).
I still have more (!) spring stuff to post, but I figure since this is a rare all-one-brand day for me it deserves its own post. :)