Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Chanel Dentelle Precieuse Illuminating Powder
Chanel Dentelle Precieuse Illuminating Powder

Chanel Dentelle Precieuse Illuminating Powder ($80.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as shades of “beige, pink, and bronze.” It’s a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a soft, luminous sheen. Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is more shimmery. IT Cosmetics Hello Light (P, $24.00) is more metallic. Giorgio Armani Belladonna (LE, $88.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Glint (LE) is pinker. MAC Belightful (LE) is more sparkly. Chanel Mouche de Beaute Illuminating Powder (LE, $80.00) is yellower. bareMinerals The Love Affair (LE, $26.00) is pinker, more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Whether or not this highlighter is worth the splurge is a discussion between you and your wallet, but I can tell you that the quality is superb. Chanel has created an exceptional illuminating powder that adds a natural, luminous glow that lifts and brightens the face. The shimmer is fine and creates a delicate sheen, rather than a frosted finish, and so it doesn’t emphasize pores. Instead, it gives the skin a smoother, softer look as it reflects light. It can be worn alone over cheek bones or dusted lightly all-over the face, and of course, it can be layered over your favorite blush to add more sheen. The texture was soft, finely-milled, and smooth, while the highlighter wore well for eight and a half hours on me. It’s available now as a Nordstrom exclusive.

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Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Chanel Dentelle Precieuse Illuminating Face Powder
Chanel Dentelle Precieuse Illuminating Face Powder

Illuminating Face Powder ($80.00) (Limited Edition, Nordstrom Exclusive)

CHANEL ILLUMINATING FACE POWDER features a delicate lace design in shades of beige, pink and bronze. It’s paired with an exclusive angled brush to dust your skin in radiant perfection.

  • Dentelle Precieuse Beige, pink, bronze

Availability: Now for cardholders at Nordstrom; July 18th for everyonee

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Chanel Les 4 Ombres
Chanel Tissé Camelia Les 4 Ombres

LES 4 OMBRES debuts an expanded shade wardrobe of vibrant, versatile palettes for elegant eyes. Each easy-to-wear compact offers endless possibilities, with two medium tones to colour and contour, a deep shadow to intensify and a light shade to highlight.

Les 4 Ombres ($61.00)

  • Tissé Camelia Taupe, beige, pink, burgundy (New, Permanent)
  • Tissé Vendome Bronze, peach, coral, brown (New, Permanent)
  • Tissé Gabrielle Taupe, beige, purple, brown (New, Permanent)
  • Tissé Mademoiselle Bronze, gold, peach, brown (New, Permanent)
  • Tissé Riviera Blue, lavender, gray, navy (New, Permanent)
  • Tissé Rivoli Taupe, beige, brown, dark brown (New, Permanent)
  • Tissé Cambon Mauve, pink, medium pink, purple (New, Permanent)
  • Tissé Vénitien Green, peach, silver, black (New, Permanent)
  • Poésie Brown, beige, pink, burgundy (Limited Edition)

Availability: Now at Chanel

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Saturday, June 28th, 2014

With so many neutral palettes available these days, it can be hard to keep them all straight! These are my current favorites that are permanent…

  1. Urban Decay Naked — the original is still a go-to for travel for me, though I love Naked2 and Naked3 as well
  2. LORAC Pro Palette — 16 shades of neutrals from matte to shimmer
  3. Chanel Raffinement — smokier, cooler neutrals
  4. bareMinerals The Truth — cooler-toned, darker neutrals
  5. LORAC Unzipped — warm, shimmery pinks, browns, and bronzes
Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Chanel Fall 2014 Collection
Chanel Fall 2014 Collection

Chanel kicked off fall collections with Etats Poetiques that featured a bold promo look with rich pink, purple, and gold. I found the collection to be disappointing as almost everything was lacking in quality, though certainly some products were decent to good, but nothing was excellent and a few products were very poor performing.

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Saturday, June 21st, 2014

One thing I really love about coral lipgloss is it’s a way to wear coral that is often more muted, softer, and less bright and in-your-face compared to a coral lipstick. Here are my current favorites…

  1. Dior Rieuse (373) — brightened, medium coral
  2. Hourglass Nectar — slightly muted, medium coral
  3. Bobbi Brown Citrus — sparkling mix of coral, pink, gold
  4. Burberry Cameo Pink — gold-shimmered, pink-coral
  5. Chanel Reflexion — brightened, coral-pink with gold shimmer

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