Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Chanel Holiday 2009 Collection
Les Tissages Lames de Chanel / Shimmering Tweed Highlighter

Chanel Shimmering Tweed Highlighter ($60.00 for 0.45 oz.) is the next level of limited edition, luxurious highlighters from Chanel’s Holiday Collection. If you’ve enjoyed Chanel’s Tweed Blushes, I can only imagine you’re particularly curious about this new item.

Chanel describes this highlighter as, “Holiday beauty furthers the fantasy with three delicately ‘woven’ shades of shimmering colour for cheeks and décolleté. Gold, bronze and copper tones cast a natural luminous glow on skin to highlight and heighten a festive effect. Unmistakably CHANEL: the powder’s imprinted surface, inspired by the iconic tweed.”

It’s a woven mix of metallic, paled down silver-gold (seriously, silver-gold), subtly shimmered fleshy-peach, and coppery-brown, while gold flecks permeate throughout the product. The entire effect is a shimmery golden-bronze color. For lighter skin tones, this can be worn as a light bronzer/blush, but for most, it’s just an excellent highlighter. It feels smooth, soft, and looks like holiday if it were a highlighter. It twinkles, shimmers, and glitters (but not in a disco ball way!).

Value wise, the price tag is steep no matter how you look at it. Even though you get a fair amount of product for your buck, it’s still more than a lot of us want to spend on a highlighter. In the end, it’s slightly pricier than Dior’s SkinShimmers, but not by much. This highlighter is $133.33/oz. whilst Dior’s is $122.86/oz. If you compare it against blush shades, Chanel comes in as less expensive than NARS ($156.25/oz.) and Smashbox ($184.62/oz.)–and significantly less expensive than even Chanel blushes ($300.00/oz).

Bottom line: I consider this a splurge item, but I wouldn’t wait too long, because it is limited edition, and it’s a product that’s easy to fall in love with. I still prefer my Dior SkinShimmers for everyday highlighting, because the shimmer is finer and subtler, but this is definitely going to be a go-to for special occasions! (Besides, Dior doesn’t have a SkinShimmer in quite this tone — Amber Diamond is a bit darker/more copper than golden as this is.)

  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 5/5

Recommendation: For a beautiful holiday highlighter, consider Chanel’s limited edition Tweed Highlighter.

Availability: Chanel in October/November 2009

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Chanel Holiday 2009 Collection

Chanel Holiday 2009 Collection
Chanel Shimmering Tweed Highlighter

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23 thoughts on “Chanel Shimmering Tweed Highlighter (Les Tissages Lames de Chanel) Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Anitacska

    Ooh this is pretty. :) I was very lucky to get this on eBay for £17 (that’s about $30), BNIB, so looking forward to receiving it and playing with it. :)

  2. amy

    So pretty, the tweed pattern reminds me of the Chanel tweed jackets.

  3. wolfy

    Having already bought Tweed Rose, I can already say pass. This is beautiful but the tweed shimmer seems to be only placed on top of the product, unless Chanel fixed this issue.

  4. Rivoli

    wolfy that’s a great question–I wonder if the silver goes down below the surface. Will it be shimmery when you are halfway done?

  5. CeeBee

    It looks really pretty on but in the pan, it just looks kind of blah to me – I really liked the one they did with the sequin pattern a while back though!

    I have to echo the disappointment in products that only have shimmer of the very top layer as an over spray – Givenchy Prismissime and the new Estee Lauder Fleur de Lys powider are both pretty chronic and even though they’re still pretty once it’s gone, it feels like such a cop-out.

  6. Bridgette

    So pretty but its pricey. But hey what do you expect? Its Chanel!

  7. Miss QQ

    Very pretty and wearable. I’m definitely getting this!

  8. KrisBliss

    Already pre-ordered mine!! Can’t wait. The girl at the counter said there is already a waitlist of people, so if you want it get it fast!!

  9. Actualy a compare Ambre Diamond from Dior and Les tissages de Chanel in store and Ambre Diamond is more darker et less shimmery than Chanel.

  10. D

    Does the highlighter just have overspray? Or, is there
    shimmer throughout the product?