Essentially Chanel

Friday, 22 May 2015


For the month of May 2015 (and yes, we know we’re in the middle of May already) Chanel invites you to discover Essentially Chanel.

What it is: A one-on-one session with a Chanel make-up artist at a Chanel counter. You’ll learn tips and tricks form the experts using the Chanel beauty essentials.

What are Chanel Essentials? These are five products that the Chanel experts around the world can’t live without.

What you can expect: You will discover how to create sun-kissed skin, a classic red lip and even a smokey eye. Learn simple techniques on how to create a glowing complexion (which is the basis for any make-up look).

What WE thought: We visited a counter to see what all the fuss was about. We love this brand so much and we loved finding out what the basics are from the House of Chanel.

“My favourite two out of the five Essentially Chanel products are the Hydra Beauty Micro Serum and the Le Blanc De Chanel. My number one make-up trick for flawless application starts with a glowing, hydrated complexion. Both these products help me achieve a luminous finish.

I love applying the Hydra Beauty Serum before I start my make-up application. It absorbs instantly into my skin, leaving no residue, shine or stickiness. I then apply the Le Blanc De Chanel Multi-Use Illuminating Base on the raised points of my face for a natural glow. I love wearing it alone, especially on weekends.”

– Zoe, BSA Beauty Editor

Select Edgars stores

Visit Chanel counters nationwide in May and enjoy a complimentary Essentially Chanel bespoke makeover. Find out what make-up artists from around the world have to say about them:

Hydra Beauty Micro Serum
A revolutionary new serum that infuses the skin with instant hydration. With a unique watery texture that absorbs immediately for continuous 24 hour hydration, it can be applied before make-up to visibly plump and prepare the skin.
“Hydra Beauty Micro Sérum is just great under make-up. It massages into the skin in a wonderfully easy way, seeming to stay ‘wet’ and leaves the skin plumped up and so supple. Make-up sits perfectly on top. It is a totally new concept in under make-up moisturising and I love it.”
Mary Greenwell

Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base
The velvety finish of this light cream-gel bronzer leaves your skin with a beautiful sun-bathed look. Wear on its own, over or under your favourite Chanel foundation for a hint of outdoor radiance.

“I’m a huge fan of Soleil Tan de Chanel, it’s a great all round bronzer that can be used underneath, or on top of foundation. What’s also wonderful about this product is its texture, it can be seamlessly blended with other cosmetics. It’s a go-to product when coming into spring, where you can mix it with Le Blush Crème de Chanel to give the skin a warm but fresh glow.” Thomas de Kluyver

Rouge Coco Lipstick
The new ready-to-wear lipstick offers perfect application, brilliant colour and an impeccable finish. Applied with a lip brush or straight from the stick in keeping with Mademoiselle Chanel’s carefree elegance, Rouge Coco takes the fuss out of lipstick application.

“I absolutely love the Rouge Coco lipsticks as they have such brilliant pigment and an incredibly moisturising formula, they make lips look deliciously plump and lush. A nude eye and a slick of a Rouge Coco lipstick is sometimes all you need to feel super sexy and utterly chic.” Zoe Taylor

Le Volume De Chanel
Chanel’s award-winning mascara gives an intense shock wave of seduction. Instantly, lashes are longer, plumper, thicker and more intense. The result is undeniable: eyes are defined and coated in intense colour.

“What I love about Le Volume Mascara is how well the brush is shaped, it delivers the product evenly so that eyelashes become thicker and longer without clogging.” Kay Montano

Le Blanc De Chanel
Since its creation in 1985, Le Blanc De Chanel has become an essential beauty accessory; a real complexion-perfecting tool and a favourite amongst real women and make-up artists alike. Applied with fingers or a brush, mixed in with foundation or used as a highlighting base, it instantly lights up the complexion with a subtle halo of light.

“‘Le Blanc de Chanel illuminating base is my go-to for creating the radiant, healthy, beautiful skin everybody wants. Contouring has become key for makeup lovers and this product offers a more subtle,
always flawless alternative to a sometimes lengthy process. You can use it all over the face to boost radiance and prime the skin for makeup, but I especially love it used on all the high points of the face
after foundation – the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, forehead and Cupid’s bow. Because the product has no shimmer, it seems to make the skin glow from within, it’s the most natural but effective highlighter I’ve ever used.”

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Chanel’s winter look
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Coco Mademoiselle does it again

Written by

Zoe has a bachelor’s degree in motion picture medium. She loves all things beauty and fashion. When she is not writing articles for the latest issue of Clicks Club Card magazine or, she is obsessed with gel nails, lengthening mascaras and healthy glowing skin! Zoe on Google+

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  1. Rivania Pillay

    These products sound amazing. Its a pity that they so expensive…

    4 years ago •


    I want the lipstick. Need to start saving!

    4 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    The serum looks and sounds fascinating. Urgh, wish I had the budget for Chanel products!

    4 years ago •

  1. Joey

    One day I will own a Chanel product, right now it’s way out the budget for me LOL.

    4 years ago •

  1. Ayanda Mkhize

    I love Chanel products even though I have never tried most of them. I have only tried a foundation & it delivered as advertised.

    4 years ago •

  1. Zanele Mondi

    I have never shopped at a Chanel counter before but will surely be popping in for some lipsticks soon.

    4 years ago •

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