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Friday Faves: Chanel Makeup (Inimitable Mascara and Perfection Lumiere Velvet Foundation)

Long ago I sang the praises of Chanel Inimitable Mascara.  Well, I am still in love with it.  How could I not be when it does this to my lashes (note the only difference in these photos is the mascara... I had even already curled my lashes in the first picture):

See that curling and lengthening?! Love it.
Well, now I have a new love: Chanel's Perfection Lumiere Velvet foundation.

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I discovered this a few months ago when I went into Neiman's to pick-up more mascara and some of my favorite Laura Mercier Eye Brow Gel.  I also happened to be out of my former go-to foundation, so I decided to ask the store's Chanel makeup gal what she recommended.  I like a lightweight foundation that has a natural look.  I have freckles, but don't want to hide them as it looks unnatural on me when I wear a heavy-coverage foundation. I like my foundation to appear natural while still evening out my skin-tone.  My gal (Kim), tested some of the Perfection Lumiere Velvet on me, and it was just what I was seeking.  Super natural, but leaves my skin looking soft and even-toned. It also has a bit of SPF, which is nice.  I also have had no issues with break-outs since I started using this 6 months ago, which is great considering I have sensitive skin and can sometimes have bad reactions to skin products.  I have found my new foundation!

On a side-note, I totally heart Neiman's.  It is the Tiffany's to my Holly Golightly.  I miss the shopping martini lunches on the 4th floor with my bestie at the Beverly Hills store!  Thank goodness I have a store here in Austin.

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