When Chanel comes calling, one must respond, and quickly. Over Fashion Week, I was invited to a Chanel Beauty event and though I had fashion shows, showroom visits, and interviews that day with designers such as Oscar de la Renta– I said yes. One just does not say no to Chanel! At least not one who has been obsessed with Chanel since college and who used to keep Chanel boxes in one’s college apartment stacked wall to wall and floor to ceiling only so one can admire the prettiness of the black and white boxes daily.
I’ve extolled on the virtues of the Sublimage eye cream often (remember the time I drove to Barneys in a thunderstorm and almost crashed my car on the freeway in an effort to apply my
drug I mean eye cream on the way home?) but have never experienced the entire line so I knew I was in for a treat. I did not expect the eye candy that greeted me, however, from the Sublimage line to its new Winter make up collection (which you will read about next week)– Chanel knows how to throw a girly girl party! We got our nails done, our necks massaged, and did I mention the delicious array of hors d’heurves and finger sandwiches? I could have taken a nap after all that pampering– all that was missing was my pajamas!
Upon arrival at the imposing Chanel building (yes, they have an entire building near 5th Ave– I bumped into a crew setting up for a Chanel employee sample sale on another floor and was devastated that it was not open to press or public) I was whisked up to one of the top floors to the Chanel showroom (if you must know, I was very distracted by the bags that were also there!).
About a dozen or so Beauty editors from other blogs were in attendance (a shout out to Erika of Makeup Bag.net for the introduction!) along with Elizabeth Mankin, SVP Beauté Marketing/Education
and Teresa Likos, Skincare Training
Director who gave us a lecture on the product line and taught us how to give ourselves a neck massage! In the photo on the left Teresa is using her finger tips to massage the cream upwards on my neck. You always want to apply creams in upward motion for obvious reasons.
The Press and Roll (Chanel’s equivalent to the Bend and Snap!)
Teresa also gave us a tip that I use daily to stimulate the circulation of my face and keep wrinkles at bay, the Press and Roll. (You will need to cut off your acrylic talons in order to perform this move.) Basically you apply your face serum/cream with four finger tips (not thumb), you press it in to the skin and roll upwards starting at your jawline and working up to the temple. It feels fabulous!
The entire Sublimage line is as luxurious as the eye cream that I’ve been addicted to for almost two years. I am waiting for a body cream next! Run to the nearest Barneys or Neiman Marcus near you to see for yourself. (I buy mine at Barneys New York Northpark– the sweet SA there always gives me travel sizes to take on my many trips!)
Sublimage Serum $385 for 1 oz- This is a wonderful and lightweight serum to quench thirsty skin. I use it daily before my creams (using the press and roll). Recommended for all skin types.
Sublimage Essential Regenerating Cream $350 for 1.7oz – Velvety skin is the only side effect to the new cream from Chanel. It contains a heavy concentration of Planifolia-PFA– derived from a botanic fruit found in Madagascar.
Sublimage Eye Cream $175 for 1 oz- Click here to see my review from May 2007