I find it quite hard to think of Chanel as a skin care brand – to me it’s all about the colour (and the bags!), but nonetheless, they do have an impressive line up of skin products.
Sublimage is SO expensive though (£185) that I put it straight to the test this morning. It promises an 8 hour flawless finish, make-up hold and to keep make-up even all day. It also promises a glowing complexion with a smooth and resculpted appearance working with key ingredient zinc Precispheres (I hate made-up names). So what this ingredient does (they say) is control the mineral salts on the skin; zinc Precispheres exchange these salts with zinc to control sebum levels in a continuous action.
So, I used it on one side of the face only so I had a direct comparison. It’s not exactly clear whether any of these benefits will appear straight away or over time, but I certainly did notice that my skin looks significantly more ‘glowy’ on the side with Sublimage. After that, the next thing to note is that the skin feels significantly softer than the side without the cream. After that, I’m a bit baffled. Yes, it ‘may’ have kept my make up on, but I can’t be sure, yes, it was a lovely base for make up, yes the skin surface looks smoother. But, I didn’t notice my skin significantly mattified, nor did I see any evidence of contouring or resculpting (but maybe that comes over time.. or, ahem, maybe not).
I know Chanel is all about the luxury, and if you have a luxury budget, it is a beautiful cream. Otherwise, I’d have to choke a little bit at the price tag. I’m going to keep on with this and use as advised (mornings) so might well have another post if there is more to say. I hope so.
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Sounds a bit gimmicky. Although I bought one of my first moisturisers from Chanel nearly 17 years ago now – so they’ve been pioneering skincare for some time. It was an awesome moisturiser that had starch in it and soaked up all the excess oil off the skin. Amazing for its time.
I’d like to see you compare this to something more affordable? I’m sure something cheaper does a similar job (although not sure about the contouring,….really it claims that?)
I have this product, and I am going to start to use it . With Chanel there is a problem. Love the brand, luxury is fine, but INCI, there where the tricky part starts.:)
I’ve had my eye on this and the rest of the range but cannot justify the cost when I have other stuff to get (new fridge, etc).
On a similar note, do you know if the Le Jour de Chanel, Le Nuit de Chanel and Le Weekend de Chanel serums will be released over here? I have been lusting over them since Charlotte Tilbury posted them on Instagram.
I haven’t heard anything about them coming here Leigh x
Eating foods rich in zinc also give you glowing skin (and it’s cheaper!)