Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Chanel Brompton Road Poudre Tissee / Highlighting Powder and Blush
Chanel Brompton Road Poudre Tissee / Highlighting Powder and Blush

Chanel Brompton Road Poudre Tissee / Highlighting Powder and Blush

Chanel Brompton Road Poudre Tissee / Highlighting Powder and Blush ($80.00 for 0.50 oz.) is a limited edition powder from Chanel’s Knightsbridge collection. It’s supposed to “bring a radiant flush and iridescent shimmer to the face.” Like a lot of recent Chanel highlighters, this is one that seems well-suited for lighter complexions. It’s certainly not a blusher on light-medium or darker skin tones–on me, it gives my cheeks a bit of a washed out appearance when I used it as a blush.

The powder has a similar look as Chanel Beiges Ombres Tissees, though the underlying colors are different and set-up in another design. The finish seems subtler, though, as I found Beiges Ombres Tissees to be almost too frosted.  The wear is similar; around seven to eight hours before fading, which is good.

It has a silver glitter overlay, which is actually really, really annoying. I would highly recommend taking a big fluffy brush and really decimating that top layer and brushing it off. The glitter looks atrocious on the skin, even in tiny bits. Underneath, there are two colors: a pink-coral and pale ivory. Both of these have a subtle shimmer-sheen, while the pink-coral has a subtler finish–not quite matte but nearly. It’s not practical to use the colors individually (you would need to use an eyeshadow brush), so the swirled look is a pale petal pink with yellow undertones and a shimmer-sheen.

It is much, much lighter compared to Chanel Blush Horizon de Chanel, though the finish (amount of shimmer/sheen) is the same. I think Blush Horizon de Chanel is more versatile and flattering. Chanel Pink Cloud is yellower. Benefit Hervana is sheerer and yellower. Illamasqua Katie is blue-based but just as light.

This powder is one of the pricest powders I’ve purchased in the past couple of years. Even for Chanel, there was some sticker shock. The compact that’s most similar to this was Beiges Ombres Tissees–and it was $75 in August–four months later, add another $5. ┬áThe powder is hefty at 0.5 oz., which is nice, but this is certainly not a wallet-friendly blush/highlighter.

The Glossover

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product

Brompton Road Poudre Tissee Highlighting Powder

B+
The color and effect, while pretty, is most suitable for fairer complexions. For light-medium to dark skin tones, I'd recommend looking elsewhere.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

Results
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Chanel Brompton Road Poudre Tissee / Highlighting Powder and Blush
Chanel Brompton Road Poudre Tissee / Highlighting Powder and Blush

Chanel Brompton Road Poudre Tissee / Highlighting Powder and Blush
Chanel Brompton Road Poudre Tissee / Highlighting Powder and Blush

Chanel Brompton Road Poudre Tissee / Highlighting Powder and Blush
Chanel Brompton Road Poudre Tissee / Highlighting Powder and Blush

Chanel Brompton Road Poudre Tissee / Highlighting Powder and Blush
Chanel Brompton Road Poudre Tissee / Highlighting Powder and Blush

Chanel Brompton Road Poudre Tissee / Highlighting Powder and Blush
Chanel Brompton Road Poudre Tissee / Highlighting Powder and Blush

Chanel Brompton Road Poudre Tissee / Highlighting Powder and Blush
Chanel Brompton Road Poudre Tissee / Highlighting Powder and Blush

Chanel Brompton Road Poudre Tissee / Highlighting Powder and Blush
Chanel Brompton Road Poudre Tissee / Highlighting Powder and Blush

Chanel Brompton Road Poudre Tissee / Highlighting Powder and Blush
Chanel Brompton Road Poudre Tissee / Highlighting Powder and Blush; Chanel Belgravia on lips

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Chanel, $80.00.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

It is much, much lighter compared to Chanel Blush Horizon de Chanel, though the finish (amount of shimmer/sheen) is the same. I think Blush Horizon de Chanel is more versatile and flattering. Chanel Pink Cloud is yellower. Benefit Hervana is sheerer and yellower. Illamasqua Katie is blue-based but just as light.

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28 thoughts on “Chanel Brompton Road Poudre Tissee / Highlighting Powder and Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Ah Christine, despite the fact that you wouldn’t recommend using this as a blush on light-medium skintone, you look REALLY REALLY lovely in that picture (maybe you balanced it out with the lips?)!

  2. Adrienne

    Weird… I stumbled across this last night on Chanel’s website while looking for topkapi ( haha didn’t realize it’s nowhere to be found). Have some serious drool for this one but couldn’t find much info. Wish you would have rated it higher can’t really swallow that price tag. So cute though

  3. Oooh I love that. Looks fantastic, I would totally wear it!

  4. Love your look here! Whats the lip product you’re wearing?

  5. I love the pattern on the product, but the color seems kind of ordinary. :/

  6. Martyisblue

    Nice, but is a steal! o.o

  7. Wow, thats a lot for a powder! Still love it on you tho, and I adore your lipcolour in the picture, is it a lipstick or lipgloss?

  8. Ashley

    My goodness. $80 for a very small blush… No thanks Chanel. That’s downright stupid.

    • It’s actually 0.50 oz. – that’s about double the size of most blushes!

      • Ashley

        But even 1/2 of this for $40…so expensive for a blush!
        Looks good on you in the pictures though!

        • Oh, I agree – it is very expensive for a blush, and ordinarily, I wouldn’t have bought it or kept it at this price tag (it just wasn’t good enough for me to personally justify it; as a blogger, I could justify the cost for the review).

  9. Jill

    That price is outrageous!! I don’t think I could ever bring myself to pay that much for a makeup item–I would consider it for a cream or serum, which actually reforms the skin, but not for a makeup product.

    That lip color is absolutely divine on you though–I want to get it for myself! It’s such a beautiful shade!!

  10. Christa

    Ridiculous price for a highlighter/blush, but there’s something so special–so soft, glowy, and effortlessly natural–about Chanel that only becomes fully apparent in the look photos you post with the product(s). You look beautiful.

  11. Weird… the swatch looks almost chalky! Not really liking the chunky glitter either :(

  12. Jessica

    This looks like it’s made for only the palest of skin!

    I think for soft, spring pinks Orchid Rose or Rose Ecrin Joues Contraste is a much better choice from Chanel.

  13. Amandale

    This would be wonderful even to collect, since I am of a more tan skin. But $80 is a BIT above my budget haha Maybe I’ll find something like this I can actually wear =)

  14. It sure is pretty to look at though.

  15. Angie

    My jaw seriously dropped when I saw that price. Wow. The design is beautiful, but no where near worth paying $80 for.

  16. Raquel

    I have this blush and it is gorgeous on. I am a NW 25 in MAC. It shows up as a gorgeous pink flush on my cheeks. It definitely works as a blush on me. I am a Chanel addict, so it was a must have for me. It was first released as a limited edition collection exclusive to Harrods in London. I was so glad when it was released on Chanel.com to US customers!
    If you are cool toned and fair — this will be gorgeous on you!

  17. katherine

    thank you so much for reviewing this! I had been eyeing it for a while and really wanted it but I have deep medium skintone and I know this would have just sat in the drawer with me unable to make it work.

  18. I love it! But not worth the price.

  19. Seriously that is stunning in the pan but on it seems similar to so many — i would love to have this as a collectible. oh chanel must you always be so pretty?

  20. Stacie

    Does anyone know if this will be available at Nordstrom?

  21. Vale

    Wonderful colour! I simply love when cosmetic brands finally release some cool pale colours for blushes and eyeshadows ^^
    Vale