Monday, March 19th, 2012

Chanel Lucky Stripes Iridescent Powder
Chanel Lucky Stripes Iridescent Powder

Chanel Lucky Stripes Iridescent Powders for Eyes and Cheeks

Chanel Lucky Stripes Iridescent Powder< ($95.00 for 0.53 oz.) is described as a highlighter for both cheeks and eyes. It’s part of the online exclusive (and at select boutiques) Las Vegas de Chanel collection and easily the pricest piece of the launch! It has six stripes of color, though the medium orange and gold shades seem to have been done twice, which resulted in four unique shades.

When blended together, the result is a warm, orange-tinted gold with a glowy shimmer-sheen. It looks a lot like Guerlain Terracotta Sun in the City, actually! Perhaps not quite as dark, but when blended out, the differences nearly disappear. Lucky Stripes has a less metallic finish. Chanel Shimmering Tweed is more golden, less orange. MAC Sun Rush is similar but in liquid form. Chanel Empreinte de Chanel also is similar, perhaps a little less golden.

There’s a medium-dark brown with red-orange undertones and a subtle satiny sheen. Urban Decay Chopper is similar but slightly redder. NARS Isolde is deeper. MAC One to Watch is a touch lighter. Bare Escentuals Fire is similar but a little more orange.  To the right of that is a medium orange with a golden shimmer-sheen. MAC Fresh Daily is darker, more intense. Dolce & Gabbana Cocoa is similar but a bit darker and matte. Inglot #368 is lighter.

Next, there’s a medium yellow gold with gold shimmer–it’s actually not quite as refined, soft, or as pigmented as the other shades. It’s similar to golds like MAC Goldmine, Urban Decay Blunt, and Bare Escentuals Remix. The last shade is a pale white with larger white shimmer. It’s similar to MAC Winterscape and MAC White Frost.

It adds a warm, golden reflective quality to the cheek without emphasizing the skin’s texture.  More glowy than metallic, but it’s still a more noticeable highlighter overall (which may or may not be to your liking!).  I think it performs best as a cheek product, but it can be used on the eyes, too.  There it blends out too easily; the colors seem to disappear as you blend, which can be frustrating.  The texture of the powder is soft, finely-milled, and not at all powdery.  On cheeks, it wore for seven hours and looked patchy after eight hours.  On eyes, without a primer, it wore for seven hours with some fading, but with a primer, I didn’t have any wear issues.

I cannot figure out just what about this powder gave Chanel the gall to price this at $95. It’s like with every ultra limited edition launch, they tack on another $10 (and it may just feel that way). There’s nothing about this powder that feels different than other Chanel highlighting powders (or other high-end/designer powders for that matter). It’s gorgeous to be sure, and it’s a pretty design on the interior, but it’s still a plastic black compact on the outer edge. Hey, at least Dior and Guerlain will often give you limited edition, specially-designed packaging with their high price tags! (Dior often has signature limited edition pieces that come out in the $80+ range, and Guerlain has debuted similar products in the $60+ range.)

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Lucky Stripes Iridescent Powder

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I suspect that for most readers, the price alone will be a major turn-off. For me, a product at this price point needs to perform immaculately. This is a good product but falls short of greatness. It's too similar to both past Chanel powders but also to recently released Guerlain Sun in the City--which is $25 cheaper.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

7.5/10

Application

4/5

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Chanel Lucky Stripes Iridescent Powder
Chanel Lucky Stripes Iridescent Powder

Chanel Lucky Stripes Iridescent Powder
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Chanel Lucky Stripes Iridescent Powder

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Chanel Lucky Stripes Iridescent Powder
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Chanel Lucky Stripes Iridescent Powder
Chanel Lucky Stripes Iridescent Powder (Studio “Natural” Light)

Chanel Lucky Stripes Iridescent Powder
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Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Chanel, $95.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

See individual shade description!

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Estee Lauder Bronze Sands Five Color Gelee Powder Eyeshadow Palette, Tarina Tarantino Spark of Envy Hyper Dream Eyeliner, Urban Decay Eldorado Eyeliner, Burberry Trench Eyeshadow, and Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Stretch Mascara. On face: Make Up For Ever Lift Foundation, Guerlain Voilettes. On lips: Tom Ford Spanish Pink.

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48 thoughts on “Chanel Lucky Stripes Iridescent Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Amy

    Love the lighting here Christine! Lovely!

  2. It does look lovely on you, but yeah $95… I’d rather get two LE things from a high-end brand that makes special packaging! Anyway, I really am commenting because I wanted to say Tom Ford Spanish Fly is absolutely stunning on you, Christine!

  3. Sherie

    What lipstick are you wearing here? Loves it x

  4. Gorgeous packaging but I could never justify spending that much on one product.

  5. Avatar of Ana Ana G.

    *gasp* 95$? Nice but, for me to pay that amount, the golden stripe had to be made of real gold!:-)

  6. Avatar of Pamela Pamela

    It looks really beautiful but $95 is RIDONKULOUS!

    • I think they need to really go the extra mile somewhere – whether it’s some crazy intricate pattern on the powder itself or a really lovely compact.

  7. Avatar of AS AS

    The effect is similar to Milani Shimmer Strips at at 15 times the price.

  8. Avatar of Etaoin baby in a corner

    I love my high end cosmetics but this is insanely priced!! can I ask are you planning any reviews of the new Tom Ford line? I would love to hear your opinions on some more of the products? Thanks.

  9. Avatar of Marian Marian Humin

    It’s very pretty on you, Christine and I hope you wear it! Too rich for my blood though.

  10. I agree with you, Christine. I know Chanel is a high end brand, but still, $95 is WAY too much for a face highlighter.

  11. timothybcat

    This really looks beautiful on you, Christine. But how many people can actually wear it well? Not many, methinks. Not worth $95.00, IMHO!!!

  12. JC

    I wouldn’t spend almost $100 on that. It’s nice and all, but not even a must have.

  13. Maybe they had to pay a royalty to Las Vegas? The “stars” are trademarked.

  14. Maybe if they had some crazy Vegas packaging? I think that could of closed the deal on this $95 product! Very pretty though!

    • Definitely agree, Laura! I just think at $95, for a powder that feels just as soft as many of their other products, it needs to have something that visually justifies the price hike!

  15. Val

    It looks really nice, but I don’t think I could shell out $95 on a powder that doesn’t rate as an A+ product.

  16. I`ve the highlighter and glad to have it. Could you swatch it toghter with Guerlain Gold Glimmer?

  17. Anne

    I think that they are just being greedy! They know that there are die-hard Chanel powder collectors, so they uber-hike the price & bloody get away with it. Naughty!

  18. Melissa

    It looks amazing on you, but the price is ridiculous!

  19. KewZee

    Thanks for the review!

  20. Grace

    Christine, is the Tom Ford lipstick actually Spanish Pink? I don’t see Spanish Fly as a TF lipstick, just an old MAC one. It’s gorgeous on you!

  21. Avatar of Rebecca becca

    That price is absolute insanity, but it does look beautiful on you.

  22. jenny

    On eyes: Estee Lauder Bronze Sands Five Color Gelee Powder Eyeshadow Palette, but u mentiones that u r using chanel stripes:S??

  23. Mile

    Thank you for your honesty :) it does look beautiful but I guess it’s being advertised for wealthy people only.

    You look beautiful as always :)

  24. This looks awsome. I love this blush.

  25. Chanel figures “you’re buying the brand” so Chanel is going to stick it to you. I agree…the packaging should be unique for this price.

  26. Avatar of Melissa Melissa

    Beautiful but not $95 beautiful–if I’m going to get a piece of makeup to stare at, I think I’d rather spend a bit less and pick up NARS Hanamichi.

  27. wendyh

    It’s only 48 pounds in London.

  28. Franka

    You look gorgeous. Lighting is wonderful!
    CHANEL definitely overdid the price this time :(

  29. Luka

    I select “leave it”

  30. Emily

    Hmm… doesn’t look any different from other bronzy/gold/white eyeshadows that also double has highlighters in a pinch. Beautiful, but not worth the trouble. lol

  31. It really is pretty (I am a SUCKER for pretty packaging and ‘artsy’ printed product) but I think I’ll be skipping it. But GARSH, it sure is pretty!

    *Christine, thanks so much for getting rid of the petty stuff from earlier!! I was at work browsing your blog and was *mouth wide open* and then *sad face*

  32. Beckie

    Saw this before at nordstroms online but never noticed the price… LOVE it but won’t can’t bear to purchase something that pricey… after my guerlain $150+ powder, will be my only HIGH HIGH end product!

  33. That looks gorgeous on you! I really like the 2 lighter shades.

  34. Iza

    luv this !!!!

  35. blueraccoon

    I realize this is an old conversation, but I have a question about the product – I have the opportunity to buy from a friend who no longer wants it, for a reduced price, but I’m afraid it would be too warm for me -I’m either NW15 or paler, I’m not sure, and I’m very cool toned. Do you think this might work or am I better passing it by?