Are there specific milestones you’re supposed to hit by a certain age? Are those milestones supposed to be universal, or are they self-imposed? If you see someone doing something, does doing the same make you feel like you’re successful too?
I didn’t start using makeup until I was in my senior year in college. I started with eyebrow makeup, and I was honestly the worst with my eyebrow game for a couple of years. I’ll admit that. Eyebrow pencils are hard for what I was trying to achieve. It wasn’t until I found out about eyebrow powders that became a slight gamechanger. Foundation didn’t even come into the picture until a couple of years after. A lot of the journey became a mix and match until I found what worked best for me. In essence, I felt a little late into the game, but makeup doesn’t define beauty. It is meant to enhance your features.
Enough about my life story. Let’s talk about my recent beauty haul from Chanel! I found out about Chanel’s beauty line a couple of years ago. Their makeup works for me without any skin reaction. Even though they are more on the expensive side, it’s worth the cost. The way I take on makeup is through reasonableness. You don’t need 10 lipsticks. Stick to a top 3, and you’ll be golden. Don’t forget that makeup expires.
I love going to the Chanel boutique at Newport Beach. MJ is a sweet soul and is our favorite beauty advisor out there. He helped me pick out a couple of items during this trip and gave me some cute samples! I’m a huge sucker for beauty samples. The whole shopping and unboxing experience feels like a luxurious treat yourself moment. Here are the items I got:
One of the cool things that Chanel recently launched is their refillable lipstick lineup. A lot of brands are moving towards this refillable trend for sustainability. If you want to reduce waste but still stick with the Chanel lipstick brand, this is perfect.
I always love driving down to Newport Beach. The pandemic made me lazy about driving distances now. I used to drive 50 miles one way every weekend without a problem. It took me WEEKS to convince myself to do that kind of drive. I’m glad I went and got to visit MJ at the boutique!
My selfie below features Chanel beauty products. I am trying to go more with the natural look. You can see the Les Beiges foundation has a nice finish. I like to top off the makeup with a Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous powder.
CHANEL Fragrance & Beauty Boutique
815 Newport Center Dr. Suite 815
Newport Beach, CA 92660