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CHANEL Beauty Discoveries

[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] There’s not a lot from CHANEL that I haven’t dipped my toe into and thought that I was really au fait with their beauty collection but somehow I did not know that the brand has a clear lip liner. It’s something we were discussing on here in comments the other day – these are extremely handy things to to have in your make-up bag. When I was asked to recommend some good ones I really struggled to remember which brand has one at all and only came up with a couple of suggestions dredged from the back of my mind.

CHANEL Beauty Discoveries

The beauty of a clear liner is that you don’t need to have the precision accuracy that you need with a coloured liner – if a bit of a clear line goes astray, nobody is any the wiser and unless you’ve gone terribly wrong, it will hold your lipstick from bleeding or straying from the lip border. It’s a way to keep a tidy lip without the necessity of accuracy.

CHANEL Beauty Discoveries

The lip pencil )£22) has a brush at the other end that you can blend a hard around-the-lip line into a softened border. I checked on-line for ‘tips for clear lip liners’ and there was one that suggested that you could use them as a lip line filler – it didn’t work for me but you can use it over the entire lip to give your lipstick better hold.

CHANEL Beauty Discoveries

Another thing I’ve never tried is the Boy de Chanel lip balm – it’s under the ‘Boy’ label but in fact is for anyone who doesn’t like shiny lip balms. Max would love to get his hands on this balm but I think I will have used it up by the time he comes home again! It’s a gorgeously emollient balm that’s low sheen and it turns out that it makes an excellent base for a matte lipstick if you find them drying (as I do). I should say that you will not get that very dry looking ‘velvet’ lip from this because that relies so hard on their being no moisture anywhere. Matte lipsticks rely on a high powder content and powder is a very moisture sucky thing so if you don’t mind a more moderate matte, the Boy de Chanel balm can act as an ideal base.

CHANEL Beauty Discoveries

As a general lip balm, it’s a great one with jojoba and shea … I feel it’s more long-lasting than most and much as I love a glossy lip, I’m also now quite taken with this low key comfort look. In fact, this is such a great seller to everyone, despite the ‘Boy’ label, that it doesn’t stay in stock for long. At £34 it’s on the pricy balm list (not even near Sisley’s £56 though!) but it feels and looks like the treat it is. There is a shiny equivalent in the Rouge Coco range for £32. Everything is HERE except the lip liner which is HERE.

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