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Wednesday 24 June 2020


CHANEL Les 4 Ombres in Warm Memories, Rouge Coco Flash in Flash and Le Vernis in Mirage
Back in late January, anticipating the Spring season ahead, I bought a new eyeshadow palette, CHANEL LES 4 OMBRES in Warm Memories (354) and a new nail polish, CHANEL LE VERNIS in Mirage (739).  I wrote about them in my post, "CHANEL Spring Makeup - Soft Tones of the Desert".  Here's a handy link to that post:-

I hadn't decided then on a new lipstick💄 and was taking time looking at new shades and textures.  Then Covid19 and the lockdown followed.☹️ Initially, Boots the Chemist had barriers round "non-essential" items such as makeup. (Is make-up "non-essential"? I hear the protests!🤗).  When they did open up the makeup section, obviously for health and safety reasons there were no testers on the CHANEL counter but the products weren't even on display, just printed out display guides showing the shades.  In the meantime I had looked at the CHANEL on-line website, with its helpful descriptions of products and displays of colours and decided on CHANEL's ROUGE COCO FLASH in Flash (74).

CHANEL Rouge Coco Flash in Flash

CHANEL had replaced one of my old faves, Rouge Coco Shine, with a new lipstick, ROUGE COCO FLASH. Described by them as "Hydrating Vibrant Shine Lip Colour", it contains waxes from natural origins (mimosa, jojoba and sunflower).  Colourwise, I wanted something in an orange/peach or coral shade and Flash (74) seemed the right one.  I eventually went to Boots to buy it and I'm delighted with it.  As they promised, it is moisturising and hydrating with a glossy oil finish and a high shine.  The shade, Flash, is a very pretty, light orange peach - just what I had in mind!  ROUGE COCO FLASH has a transparent cap, to show the colour of the lipstick inside!

At the same time, I needed a new eyebrow pencil as I had used up my CHANEL STYLO SOURCILS Waterproof Defining Longwear Eyebrow Pencil. 

Double-ended, STYLO SOURCILS WATERPROOF has a retractable tapered tip pencil at one end and spiral brush for grooming at the other. The pencil is designed so that the side of the tip can be used to define the line and then the flat side is for filling in and intensifying the colour. Using little strokes, a natural or more intense effect can be achieved. Then, the spiral brush can be used for blending the colour. There are 6 good shades to choose from, varying from lighter browns to dark brown, auburn and black:-

804 Blond Doré
806 Blond Tendre
808 Brun Clair
810 Brun Profond
802 Auburn
812 Ebène

I had been using it in the Blond Tendre(806) shade (a very light brown) but this time I decided to buy Brun Clair (808) (light brown), which is deeper, with a light chocolatey tone.

CHANEL Stylo Sourcils Waterproof in  Brun Clair
Since my trip to Boots, the "non-essential" shops have been allowed to open but of course with the necessary restrictions in place. I have ventured into a couple of them briefly but, to be honest, I didn't feel relaxed about it and I didn't linger. It wasn't the enjoyable experience that it normally is for me.

It's now very hot and sunny out and I am looking at my clothes and accessories to put together a summer look with a black and white and silver theme - and a straw hat of course!