Thursday, March 10, 2011

CHANEL - Precision Lotion Confort Silky Soothing Toner

Chanel says...

Contains the de-pollution power of tulip tree extract
Hydrating properties of arum lily extract
Comfortably soothes & tones skin
Offers deep moisturising effects
Leaves skin fresh & supple


Currently on Strawberrynet for about AUD $49


I have had my bottle of this softening toner for around 8 months. I am about halfway through the bottle. The reason for my slow progress with this product is my continuing debate on whether toner is a necessary step in our beauty routines.

The lovely staff at my local Chanel counter enthusiastically reassured me that toning was essential and this toner would suit me. It smells lovely and leaves my face feeling refreshed, however more often than not I breeze right past it and straight onto moisturiser!

I don't believe I will repurchase this product. While it is a high quality product, I would be more likely to a search for a toner which is known to be a hero product in it's skincare line, such as SKII Treatment Essence or Shiseido Softening Lotion.

Do you tone?

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Concealer Showdown - Hourglass Vs. Cle De Peau

Here is a photo taken during my testing phase of the concealer showdown, where I tested the Hourglass Hidden Corrective concealer in Pearl against the very pricey Cle de Peau in Ivory.  I have insert a link to my YouTube video below.

The eye on the left of the screen (my right eye) is the Hourglass.  The right of the screen (my left eye) is the Cle de Peau. 

Can you spot the difference?

To me, the Cle de Peau eye on the right looks much drier, more chalky.

Here are the prices I found for the products mentioned, but please check your local area in case the prices have changed.

Cle De Peau concealer costs USD $65 for 5g and is available for Aussies on for around AUD $85.

Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer costs USD $32 for 3.5g. Aussies can buy Hourglass in store at Mecca Cosmetica or online at , and is currently priced at AUD $48.

The packaging has recently changed on the Hourglass. It looks less like a lipstick and more like a foundation stick, but I am told the formulation is the same.

Hourglass Hidden Corrective concealer currently comes in three shades, Pearl, Sand, and Warm.  I contacted the media department at Hourglass to ask about the colour selections.  The darkest shade is warm, however Hourglass says that there will be a wider range of darker shades later this year.  The darker shades will suit African American skin tones.

The Houglass Hidden Corrective concealer is on my HG list of beauty products. 

Please watch my video for the details of the testing process.