Foundation is one of those beauty products where quality makes a world of difference.
A good quality foundation will sit beautifully on your skin, enhance your features, smooth out any imperfections, and make you glow.
Chanel is one company that is renowned worldwide for their prestige products.
Chanel foundations are wonderfully luxurious to wear, are of exceptional quality, and are exactly what you would expect from such a high calibre brand.
If you've never worn a Chanel foundation, how do you choose the right one for you?
Knowing your skin type is a really good start. Then you need to decide what features you want in a foundation.
Read on for our tips on how to choose the perfect foundation for your skin, plus our favourite Chanel foundations and why.
Light coverage foundations are suited for people with even skin tones.
They're also great for times when you don't want to look like you're wearing too much makeup, such as when you're heading out for brunch.
You may also want a full coverage foundation for nights out, special occasions, or times when you just want to look like you've made a little more effort.
Liquid foundations are the most popular, as they're super easy to apply, either with your fingers, a brush, or a sponge.
Powder foundations are a good option too, especially if you're travelling or like to touch up during the day.
So now that you've worked out what you're after in a foundation, simply choose the Chanel foundation that fits your needs.
Here are just a few of our favourites.
A long-lasting, lightweight liquid foundation that evens out the complexion, smooths pores and disappears onto your skin.
Has a semi-matte finish which means your skin won't look shiny. The ultra sleek bottle is light and great for travelling.
With a water-based formula and ultra-fine texture, this is a great option if your skin is dry.
Your skin will have a natural glow, with a satin finish.
The portable case means you can touch-up during the day.
With a unique, age-minimising formula, Lift Lumiere floats on top of lines and wrinkles.
It has a natural, luminous finish, and can be worn as a medium to full coverage foundation.
Suitable for all skin types. Sure to become a permanent addition to your makeup collection.
This foundation is nothing short of exceptional. Formulated with precious ingredients such as diamond powder and intense Vanilla Planifolia water, your skin will glow with a luminous radiance. It feels like no other foundation, sensorial and comfortable, and looks like a second-skin, but better. Sublimage Le Teint will give you an amazing finish and coverage, and is suitable for all skin types.
So with all these foundations, and more, Chanel has a foundation to suit just about everyone. And once you find one that you love, you'll never look back.
Need some help to choose the perfect foundation? Adele, our Chanel beauty expert, or one of the other members of our beauty team, would be happy to help. Simply contact us here or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll be in touch.
This year, Clinique celebrates 49 years of skincare. The original idea behind the brand was that "Great Skin Can Be Created". This was quite revolutionary, given that at the time, the general attitude was that those people with good skin had lucky genes, and those who didn't, well, didn't.
With almost 50 years of beauty under its belt, we thought we'd take a closer look at some of Clinique's cult products, those that have truly struck a chord with people and reside in bathrooms worldwide.
Originally launched in 1968 as one of Clinique's first skincare products, this little yellow bottle is instantly recognisable. It is estimated that a bottle is sold somewhere in the world every 4.87 seconds!
As well as providing all-day moisture, it works to strengthen the skin's barrier, protecting it from pollution and the environment.
The original lotion was reformulated in 2013, but the texture remains the same. Dramatically Different is now available in a lotion or cream for dry to very dry skin, as well as a gel for combination skin.
Clinique love colour, and the Clinique Chubby Sticks range is testament to that.
The original product in the range was the Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm (now with 15 shades in the cutest names like Pudgy Peony and Whole Lotta Honey). It was so successful, that Clinique have since launched Chubby Sticks for eyes cheeks, lashes, contouring and highlighting, and even more lip products.
The Chubby Sticks look like crayons, and are just as easy to apply.
Just draw on, blend if needed, and you're ready! Perfect for people who don't wear heaps of makeup, but just want some colour, right through to makeup addicts.
We love the variety of colours, and the fact that they're portable enough for travel or the handbag.
I don't know about you, but I'm not exactly a morning person, so anything that helps me look more ready, is a winner in my books.
The relatively new Pep-Start skincare range gives skin a quick and easy boost so you can then get on with your day.
The original product in the range is the Pep-Start Eye Cream. It brightens the eye area, hydrates and reduces puffiness, helping you look more awake.
Now there's also a Pep-Start Hydroblur Moisturizer which blurs skin imperfections, leaving your skin smooth and ready for makeup. And the Pep-Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser removes dirt and makeup so your skin glows. The latest product is the Pep-Start HydroRush Moisturizer SPF 15 which provide sun protection and all day hydration.
Removing your makeup at the end of the day is one of those necessary life duties that grown-ups have to bear. The Clinique Take The Day Off range makes this job a whole lot easier.
These purple packaged products (try saying that three times fast!) gently and effectively dissolve makeup and eye makeup. And it actually works on long-wearing makeup as well as waterproof mascara, without irritating the skin or eyes.
There are six different products in the range, with a formulation to suit everyone.
Our favourite is the Cleansing Balm which transforms from a solid balm, to a silky fluid oil, almost like magic.
In 1976, Clinique was the first prestige beauty company to develop a skincare range specifically for the needs of men. And the Clinique Skin Supplies For Men range still looks after men's skin worldwide.
Like women, men are encouraged to find their skin type, and then choose products to address those concerns, including dryness, blemishes and wrinkles.
The men's range includes products for shaving, cleansing, hydrating and protecting.
Basically everything a guy needs to look after their skin.
With so many iconic products, some which have been around for decades and withstood the test of time, and some which incorporate the latest technology, Clinique is still a beauty brand to be reckoned with.
Do you have a favourite Clinique product or range? We'd love to hear from you.
Right now, for a limited time only, spend $60 on any Clinique product, and we'll give you this 7-piece Clinique gift, absolutely free.
It even contains a Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion+ as well as a Pep-Start Eye Cream, so you can try these products for yourself. This offer is strictly while stocks last. Terms and Conditions apply. Read full details on our blog post.
We all know that a fresh-pressed juice in the morning is high in Vitamin C, which has many health benefits.
When applied to the skin, Vitamin C is one of the most powerful de-ageing vitamins.
It's most potent when it is fresh and so Clinique have formulated it in special protective packaging. This isolates the Vitamin C until it's activated for use, meaning your skin will get the maximum benefits.
Clinique Fresh Pressed Two-Step System is de-ageing for the impatient.
It delivers remarkable results within 7 days and even more transformative de-aginging benefits over time. Benefits include improved radiance, skin tone, texture, firmness and lifting and reduced age spots and lines and wrinkles.
Cathy, our Clinique expert, trialled the Clinique Fresh Pressed 7-Day System with Pure Vitamin C, $45.00, and tells us what she thought of it.
Tell us how adding Fresh Pressed Two-Step System with Vitamin C to your skincare routine has changed your skin?
I put this to the test for 7 days and noticed AMAZING results, with smoother skin and a more radiant look within the 7 days. Staff and clients were continually asking me what I was using on my skin.
The cleanser felt amazing from the first application.
I followed this with two drops of the Boost to my regular Clinique Moisture Surge moisturiser and gave my face a light massage and pressed the product into my skin.
The results were instant! I'm so excited by this new product and I'm calling it my new Vitamin C miracle!
It can be used by everyone and on all skin types. I would highly recommend this to anyone with mature skin as the results were very noticeable on my own skin, but also on the skin of my colleagues and on my clients who have been using it. But don't just take my word for it, try it yourself!
Fresh Pressed Vitamin C is now part of my regular skincare routine.
The two-step system is simple to use.
Simply pour the ultra-fine powder into your wet palm, add water and work into lather and massage over face.
Leave on for one minute to capture the potency of Vitamin C, then rinse off.
This purifies, brightens and retexturises your skin.
Add two drops of Fresh Pressed Daily Booster to one dollop of your moisturiser.
This brightens, evens skin-tone, retexturises and soothes the skin.
If you have any specific questions about the Clinique Fresh Pressed Vitamin C system, or any other any other Clinique products, you can contact our Clinique expert, Cathy via here or by email to email@example.com
Right now when you spend $60 or more on Clinique products from us at Kiana Beauty Melbourne, we will give you this FREE gift with purchase.
Strictly while stocks last. For more information and the terms and conditions, read our blog post.
Note: This offer is no longer available.
Spend $60 or more on our Clinique range and receive your free 7-piece gift. But hurry, offer available at Kiana Beauty from April 2nd strictly while stocks last.
✓ 7 Day Scrub Cream 30ml
✓ Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion+ 30ml
✓ Pep-Start Eye Cream 7ml
✓ Long Last Lipstick in Runway Coral, 3.8g
✓ High Impact Mascara in Black, 3.5ml
✓ Cosmetics Bag
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The skin around our eyes is thinner and more delicate than other areas of our face. It is also the first area to show any signs of tiredness, ageing and dehydration.
While we can't stop the ageing process, and believe that our faces should show memories of laughs and sunny days, using an appropriate eye serum and eye cream will help your eyes look brighter and more refreshed, ready to take on whatever the day brings.
Starting at the outer corner of your eye, place four to five dots of your eye cream or serum under the eye, following the bone.
Use your ring finger to gently tap or dab the cream or serum in the surrounding areas, avoiding the eyelids and eye itself.
For an extra cooling effect, you can keep your eye cream in the fridge.
This may be particularly beneficial if you live somewhere hot and humid like the Northern Territory or Far North Queensland.
DON'T apply too much.
The excess can creep into your eyes and cause irritation.
DON'T apply it too close to your eye.
As your skin heats up during the day, the excess cream can travel into your eyes, irritating them.
DON'T pull or tug at your skin.
The skin around your eyes is very delicate and you don't want to stretch it.
Re-ignite the youthful light of your eyes with some of our favourite eye serums. Give your eyes a younger, smoother, brighter look whilst fighting fine lines and crow's feet.
Reduce the visible effects of puffiness around your eyes with some of our recommended eye creams that targets dark circles and puffy eyes.
Protect the vulnerable and delicate skin around your eyes, relieving discomfort and irritation, with our favourite eye creams formulated specifically for sensitive eyes.
Hydrate and moisturise your skin around the delicate eye area and keep your eyes looking fresh and smooth with eye creams for dry skin.
Appear more well-rested, rejuvenated and refreshed with our selection of eye creams to help brighten and hydrate your eyes.
Get more youthful looking eyes and fight the signs of ageing with our range our eye creams formulated to combat wrinkles and improve the firmness of your skin.
Here at Kiana Beauty, we are proud to stock such a vast range of eye creams and eye serums, from some of the world's best beauty brands.
Need some help choosing the right eye cream or eye serum for you? Simply contact us via our Ask An Expert page here, or send us an email to email@example.com, and one of our beauty experts will be happy to help.
Wow! We’ve been blown away by your response to our launch of KORA Organics skincare by Miranda Kerr!
Be rewarded for shopping KORA Organics, as we launch our KORA Organics Loyalty Card Program, available now at Kiana Beauty.
Purchase 5 KORA Organics skincare products from Kiana Beauty Melbourne, and receive a BONUS full-size Daily Hand Cream, 100ml.
Purchase 10 products from our KORA Organics range and receive a BONUS
full-size product of your choice**.
What do you need to do? Absolutely nothing!
We will keep track of your KORA Organics purchases and contact you via email once you reach either 5 or 10 products. Your bonus products will be posted to you along with your order.
And rest assured that if you’ve already purchased any KORA Organics skincare from us, we are already keeping track of your purchases.
Browse our extensive KORA Organics range
Right now, with 20% off the entire range of KORA Organics skincare, it’s an even better time to try this amazing range or stock up on your favourite products.
But hurry, this discount offer is only valid until Sunday, 12th March, 2017.
Got a question? Simply contact us or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*KORA Organics Loyalty program available for 12 months from date of membership.
** Excludes KORA Organics packs and sets.
Terms & Conditions
The card is valid for 12 months from date of membership.
The card is only valid for purchases made at Kiana Beauty Melbourne and the loyalty card must remain stored at Kiana Beauty Melbourne.
Qualifying purchases valid on individual products and packs and sets. Packs and sets qualify as one product only, regardless of the number of products inside the pack or set. Bonus product of choice to be an individual item, and excludes packs and sets.
Bonus product will be posted in your order at the time of purchasing 5th and 10th product, and are not considered purchases under the customer loyalty offer.
How is it March already, I hear you say? This year is travelling at lightning speed.
We're all digitally hyper-connected and the lines between home and work are blurred. More than ever, we need to make a conscious effort to be present in the moment and have real connections with our loved ones.
One of the most powerful connections we can have with our loved ones is to make them smile. Stav, fragrance lover and Co-Director of Kiana Beauty was asked by Bupa Dental for tips on how a signature fragrance can make someone smile.
An alluring scent turns heads, starts conversations and makes people smile.
Shay and Blue London's Sicilian Limes Natural Spray Fragrance does just this, making it a firm favourite of mine.
A spray of this fragrance evokes wonderful memories of an amazing Italian holiday.
An energising burst of lime with a hint of pine and rosemary transports me (and my husband, when he smells it on me) back to the excitement and wonder of Italy.
This makes us smile.
Here at Kiana Beauty, we are not just an online store with people tapping away on computers. We are the beauty arm of Berwick Pharmacy in South-East Melbourne. Our beauty experts spend all day having face-to-face consultations with real people, with real skincare needs.
Meet Wendy, one of our beauty experts. Wendy has worked in the beauty industry for years, and recently attained her beauty therapist certificate, so she is well qualified to discuss all things skincare and beauty.
One of Wendy's favourite topics is the KORA Organics skincare brand, created by Aussie supermodel and entrepreneur, Miranda Kerr.
We asked Wendy a few questions to learn more about KORA Organics.
KORA Organics was created by the gorgeous Miranda Kerr after she was unable to find products that she wanted to use on her own skin.
The KORA Organics skincare products are made from premium quality certified organic ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Lavender, Chamomile, Noni and Green Tea.
They are not tested on animals, and are free of toxic chemicals such as silicones, parabens, synthetic fragrances or PEGs.I have peace of mind knowing that when I'm applying KORA Organics to my skin, only good is being absorbed into my bloodstream
Personally, I've had fantastic results since I started using KORA Organics products on my own skin. My skin suffers from rosacea which means it is prone to redness and irritation.
Since switching to KORA Organics, I've noticed a huge improvement in my skin. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of the ingredients calm my skin, and the redness has reducedremarkably.
I've also had customers come back and tell me they've seen some great results with their sensitive skin, and even some people with dermatitis and eczema have noticed an improvement.
I also think that all the products in the KORA Organics range are very reasonably priced, especially considering the premium ingredients used. It adds a touch of luxury to my skincare routine everyday.
Plus, I love that the KORA Organics products are locally made here in Victoria.
How great is it that an international, ethical beauty brand is created right here in our backyard?
The KORA Organics Hydrating Day and Night Cream is our most popular product in the range.
I love how well it absorbs into the skin, and leaves it feeling refreshed. It's suitable for even the most sensitive skin.
I also love the KORA Organics Cream Cleanser.
It's so easy to use and it removes all traces of makeup, even mineral makeup which is often heavier and can embed itself in the pores of the skin.
I love that when I use the Cream Cleanser, I only need to cleanse once, not twice like with most other cleansing products.
If I had to choose one KORA Organics product as my luxury item, I would choose the KORA Organics Age-Defying Phytox Oil.
It's packed full of luxurious plant-based ingredients like jasmine, sandalwood, acai and frankincense to really nourish the skin.
I love to apply it straight out of the shower, especially if my skin has been exposed to wind or sun, and my skin just drinks it right up and feels beautifully soft afterwards.
Sometimes I'll even mix a drop of two of the Phytox Oil with the Hydrating Day and Night Cream for an extra nourishing boost.
There's a bit of a myth that KORA Organics is only for young people like Miranda, but personally, I've got a few years on her, and I've found it to be wonderful.
Since using KORA Organics, I've noticed many benefits to my own skin, particularly increased hydration and radiance, keys to fabulous-looking skin.
I really believe that good skincare is about finding the right products with the right ingredients for your individual skin. KORA Organics leaves my skin feeling soft, healthy and plumped, reducing the appearance of fine lines.
My general advice is that if you're finding your current skincare is no longer working for you, don't be afraid to give new products or a new brand a try.
You might end up wondering why you didn't switch earlier!
Do you have a question about any of the KORA Organics skincare range or any of our other products? Click here to send us through a message or you are welcome to email us at email@example.com. Wendy, or one of our other beauty experts will be in touch to help you out.
Right now, we have a special offer on KORA Organics products, with all products in the range at a special price of 20% off. Prices are as marked on our website, no other discounts apply. This offer is only for a limited time and will end on Sunday, 5th March, 2017.
And with free delivery within Australia for all orders of $50 and over, plus our free signature giftwrapping, it's a fantastic time to stock up on some KORA Organics skincare favourites or to try something new.
Kiana Beauty might be a small business, but we have a great love for what we do and are absolutely passionate about the brands we stock.
We are so thrilled to introduce you to a new addition to the Kiana Beauty family-
KORA Organics by Miranda Kerr!
KORA Organics is a reflection of Miranda's passion for living a healthy, organic lifestyle.
Only the highest quality certified organic and natural ingredients are used in the products to create skincare that is designed to nourish, replenish and hydrate the skin.
Miranda created KORA Organics as she was unable to find skincare products that delivered the results she wanted for her own skin.
She worked with her team of Australian organics chemists and aromatherapists, trialling samples over a three year period, until the KORA Organics range was perfected.
Image credit - @koraorganics Instagram
The result? Skincare products that Miranda is personally thrilled to use.
KORA Organics uses the purest, premium quality certified organic ingredients, formulated in accordance with Ecocert's strict certification guidelines.
It contains no toxic chemicals and no animal products.
KORA Organics is proudly Australian made and owned.
It is premium quality, yet affordably luxurious.
The range will inspire you to nurture your body and discover the many benefits of using certified organic skincare.
Image credit - @koraorganics Instagram
We trust that you'll fall in love with KORA Organics by Miranda Kerr as much as we have.
It's no secret that we are massive fans of Miranda, so imagine our *delight* when Miranda took the time to share her skincare advice exclusively with Kiana Beauty.
Then day to day, one of my staples is the KORA Organics Cream Cleanser for my face – it’s a gentle cleanser formulated with Aloe Vera, Noni Extract, Avocado and Macadamia Oils. It leaves the skin feeling clean and nourished, never dry or taut.
Next is my KORA Organics Recovery Eye Gel Cream.
Keeping it in the fridge is one of my little secrets. It helps the product stay cool and makes it feel extra soothing and refreshing when I apply it around my eyes, especially after a long night!
It really helps with the puffiness.
Then to my face, neck and décolletage, I apply KORA Organics Age Defying Phytox™ Oil – a combination of plant-derived ingredients that have been processed to isolate and combine their natural active age-defying capabilities. This is followed by KORA Organics Hydrating Day & Night Cream – it contains Rose, Natural Omega 6 Fatty Acids, Lavender, Rosehip and Mandarin Oil.
Lastly, I apply KORA Organics Enriched Body Lotion all over. This lotion has such an amazing (but totally natural) scent and is one of my favourite products!
The Age-Defying Phytox™ Oil. It’s a new product we’ve added to the range, and I love the results I’ve been getting.
It’s a blend of natural ingredients including rose otto, acai, jasmine, sandalwood and frankincense which work to refine skin texture for a softer, smoother and younger-looking appearance.
The Heart Chakra Essence is my personal brand of supercharged oils like rose otto, sandalwood and ylang-ylang that really heal and nurture your heart.
The Calming Lavender Mist also helps reduce tension and stress.
When I spritz the mist, I close my eyes and make sure I take a moment to take in the aromatherapy of the mist to calm my mind and body.
I also recommend applying one of the masks, laying down with your feet up on a pillow and listening to a meditation.
We'd like to say a huge thank you to Miranda Kerr for taking the time to share a few of her thoughts on KORA Organics skincare with us.
To celebrate the arrival of KORA Organics to Kiana Beauty, we are thrilled to offer you 20% off all KORA Organics products until March 5th, 2017.
Prices are as marked on our website, no other discounts apply. Shop our range of KORA Organics by Miranda Kerr skincare products here.
I'm not exaggerating when I say our Kiana Beauty team leader, Jaki, has a passion for fragrances.
Jaki is someone who actually understands terms such as “dry down”, “vetiver” and “smouldery”.
She knows all the classic scents, but is also genuinely excited when the fragrance houses release new perfumes for women and men.
Jaki shares with us some of her favourite fragrances for men, just in time for Valentine's Day.
Fresh and aquatic, with a stronger woody base, and a touch of pepper.
Try this if you love the original cult classic Acqua di Gio.
Giorgio Armani Code Profumo
Eau de Parfum Sprayfrom $140.00
Simply stunning. Fresh and zesty to start, then warm and musky.
One of my personal favourites.
Versace Dylan Blue
Eau de Toilette Sprayfrom $65.00
Versace do great statement fragrances and this is no exception.
It has a slight hint of pepper and the allure of incense combine to create a fragrance smells unique on each individual.
Guerlain L'Homme Idéal
Eau de Parfumfrom $98.00
The latest and much anticipated fragrance from Guerlain is bold and strong, but warm with vanilla and leather.
It's masculine, luxurious and elegant.
Created using real, quality ingredients (nothing manufactured!), Shay & Blue London are a boutique perfumery who create fragrances unlike any others.
This is a full-bodied fragrance with chocolate, leather, patchouli and smokey woods.
Fresh and herbaceous with lavender, ginger, bitter orange, and a base of leather and vetiver.
Again, Trussardi are a family of superior quality goods and their fragrances are just outstanding.
Have a question? Ask away via our Ask An Expert page, or send us an email to hello@kianabeautymelbourne , and Jaki or one of our team members will be happy to help.