Friday, October 4th, 2013

Chanel Moon Light Natural Finish Loose Powder
Chanel Moon Light Natural Finish Loose Powder

Chanel Moon Light Natural Finish Loose Powder ($52.00 for 1.00 oz.) is described as a “luminous peach beige.” In the pot, it looks like a warm, yellowed peach with light gold sparkle. Swatched, it’s a pale, yellow-tinted beige with gold sparkle–but it looks virtually colorless on me (it seemed to sheer out and apply almost translucently). Guerlain Perles du Dragon (LE, $58.00) has smaller shimmer. Chanel Reverie (LE, $52.00) has a lighter base color. See comparison swatches.

If you like Chanel’s holiday loose powders like Reverie from last year, then you’ll probably enjoy this one. If you don’t like larger sparkle all over the face, I would skip. It’s a product where you can see visible sparkles on the skin, so while the powder tends to set and mattify the skin, the sparkles are on top. It’s not densely-packed with sparkle, but it will show up as the product is swept across the face. I like these powders by Chanel on legs and shoulders more, but on face, the sparkle size seems doesn’t work well. The texture feels lovely–very, very finely-milled and silky to the touch. When applied all-over, it does help to set my makeup and extends the wear of my base by an hour and a half.  One thing that Chanel claims, though, is that it is supposed “disguise imperfections” using photo-reflective pigments, but it doesn’t seem to make the finish of my skin better, blurred, softened, or anything like that–it does take down any shine and leave a smooth, matte finish that doesn’t look powdery or caked on but pores, for example, aren’t masked entirely.

The Glossover

LE
product

Moon Light

A-

If you like Chanel's holiday loose powders like Reverie from last year, then you'll probably enjoy this one. If you don't like larger sparkle all over the face, I would skip. It's a product where you can see visible sparkles on the skin, so while the powder tends to set and mattify the skin, the sparkles area on top.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4.5/5

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Chanel Moon Light Natural Finish Loose Powder
Chanel Moon Light Natural Finish Loose Powder

Chanel Moon Light Natural Finish Loose Powder
Chanel Moon Light Natural Finish Loose Powder

Chanel Moon Light Natural Finish Loose Powder
Chanel Moon Light Natural Finish Loose Powder

Chanel Moon Light Natural Finish Loose Powder
Chanel Moon Light Natural Finish Loose Powder

Chanel Moon Light Natural Finish Loose Powder
Chanel Moon Light Natural Finish Loose Powder

Chanel Moon Light Natural Finish Loose Powder
Chanel Moon Light Natural Finish Loose Powder

Chanel Moon Light Natural Finish Loose Powder
Chanel Moon Light Natural Finish Loose Powder (with Chanel La Desiree)

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29 thoughts on “Chanel Moon Light Natural Finish Loose Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of Sarah Sarah

    $23.00…is that right?

  2. Avatar of Andie Andie

    Hey Christine, you put $23 as the price when it is actually $52.
    Not a huge fan of the sparkles. This is a miss for me.

  3. I like the sparkles, because I am always looking for something with a glow. But I’m still not sure if I would actually use it – I’m not really one for powder.

  4. Kaytlin

    I think this looks great on you! Very pretty & subtle. I think I might have to pick this up.

  5. jeanfrancoiscd

    Looks beautiful… but might be too “glittery”. How would you compare it to the NAKED Illuminting Power (just released)? I got it from PR couple of weeks ago and I was super excited at first because I’m a HUGE fan of highlighters. But it’s too glittery for my taste (for the face).

    • If you don’t like that, probably won’t love this. It’s not as glittery because the glitter is more sparse in this, but it is larger sparkle, so it’s not very fine and can’t be buffed into a sheen.

  6. Avatar of Chelsea Chelsea Wood

    Christine, either you’re having a absolutely perfect skin day, or I need this product! Please tell me?!

  7. Too glowy for me. My oily skin already gives me enough shine, lol. It does look lovely on you though.

  8. Katie

    The glitter is so fine it doesn’t bother me, especially for holiday!

  9. I still can’t get over the fact that Chanel discontinued their loose finishing powder in Peche. That was hands down the best face powder EVER that I had used. Was hoping this might be a dupe/replacement but not so sure now after you mentioned it had large glitter particles in it. BRING BACK PECHE!!!!! ( to Chanel ofcourse LOL)

    • Did Peche have any sparkle or glitter, or just shimmer?

      • It has this really unique combination of pinkish, greenish and goldish opalescent finely milled shimmer. Honestly used as a setting powder it just makes your face look photo shopped. Why Chanel ? why? hehe ;) ;) LOL. I’m thinking of looking into the Hourglass Ambient lighting powders for the same effect. I really really hope they live up to the hype!

  10. Avatar of Terri Terri

    I bought Reverie last year in a haze of delusion; certain I could pull it off. When it arrived I opened it up and thought “What a glitterbomb, what the heck was I thinking?”. I returned it promptly but I am still a wee bit sad about it. So this will be a no-go for me obviously. Sigh.

  11. Avatar of Ann Ann

    I am not a huge fan of loose powders. I end up having this weird urge to sneeze lol!

  12. meme

    christine looks beautiful as usual :) i love reverie bought it last year use it a lot .im a big fan of sparkles and glitters and they look good on me and and i will for sure buy this one too.thanks for great reviews christine ,cant go shopping without your reviews.

  13. I missed out on the one last year..considering my Chanel Pudre Universelle Libre powder has last me for more than a year now (I use it everyday!) I can definitely see the cost per wear benefit in this one. Plus, it has sparkles. Such a sucker for sparkles!! And Christmas time is the best excuse for sparkle-madness!! ^o^