Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Chanel Poudre Signee de Chanel Illuminating Powder
Chanel Poudre Signee de Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Poudre Signee de Chanel Illuminating Powder ($68.00 for 0.28 oz.) is described as a “sheer highlighting powder” that creates a “soft pink powder” that can be used to “reflect light with a delicate luminosity.” It’s a pale beige with a soft hint of pink and a golden shimmer-sheen. As described, it’s a soft, sheer powder that works best when dusted over the high planes of the face. Chantecaille Les Petales de Rose is significantly pinker and has a finer shimmer/sheen.
MAC Lightscapade is whiter, cooler-toned. theBalm Promiscuous Pearl is more frosted. Chanel Beiges Ombres Tissees is more frosted/metallic but close in color.

Poudre Signee de Chanel is lightly warmed-up, but it has a little pink and beige mix that makes it slightly different than the recent highlighters I’ve reviewed, which have been really pink or really beige in comparison.  It gives skin a soft, warm glow that’s not too shimmery, frosted, or metallic.  The powder itself is finely-milled with a shimmer-sheen finish, so it’s not completely subtle, but it’s not so shimmery that it emphasizes pores.  It sits well on the skin and is easy to blend out and apply to the skin.  When I wore this, it lasted seven hours at full-power but looked a little faded after eight hours of wear.

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Poudre Signee de Chanel Illuminating Powder

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It's a very nice highlighter with a finely-milled powder and soft, refined shimmer and sheen. The lighter base of this shade may turn ashy on darker complexions.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

7.5/10

Application

5/5

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Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Chanel Emprise Le Vernis / Nail Colour
Chanel Emprise Le Vernis / Nail Colour

Chanel Emprise Le Vernis / Nail Colour ($26.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “natural rosy beige.” It’s a warm, not-quite-peachy, beige with very, very fine shimmer. The shimmer only becomes apparent under a lot of light, like flash. There’s a hint of rosiness to the color, too, and I suspect on pinker complexions, it will become more obvious. MAC Style Tip is a touch darker and has no shimmer. Rescue Beauty Lounge Sheer Nude is more beige and has no shimmer. MAC Hangin’ Loose is lighter. Chanel Tendresse is similar–creamier, no shimmer, almost jelly-like. Chanel Peche Nacree is a little darker, warmer.

Emprise is opaque after two coats, and the consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin.  The one thing I did notice was that the first coat of color would get pulled a bit (and then look streaky) if you didn’t wait for the first coat to dry down fully.  It didn’t bubble or pool along the sides, and it flowed easily across the nail.  I typically get a week of wear out of Chanel’s lacquers with minor tip wear but no chipping.

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It's an easy-to-wear beige--there's a very fine dusting of shimmer that gives it more interest than a pure cream, but it's so fine that it's hard to see most of the time.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

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Monday, December 17th, 2012


Chanel Spring 2013 Makeup Collection: Printemps Precieux de Chanel

Named for the precious beauty of Spring, the new colour collection PRINTEMPS PRÉCIEUX DE CHANEL celebrates Gabrielle Chanel’s codes of simplicity and sophistication. Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup Peter Philips channels the season’s splendor with a collection of contrasts. Elegant neutrals complement softto- sultry pinks on face and lips, while nails are adorned with vivid polish.

Poudre Signee de Chanel Illuminating Powder ($68.00) (Limited Edition)

Embossed with iconic emblems of CHANEL, the powder creates a naturally luminous effect in two ways. The blend of soft peach and warm beige shades applies with a new sponge applicator for a sheer, radiant glow on cheekbones or with a powder brush for natural, allover radiance.

Joues Contraste ($43.00)

  • Frivole Luminous apricot

Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow ($59.00)

  • Raffinement Rich mauve, pearly pink beige, shimmering lilac, deep eggplant

Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour ($34.00)

  • Fantasque Soft rose (Limited Edition)
  • Precieuse Peachy beige (Limited Edition)
  • Envoutante Shimmering violet plum
  • Captivante Copper brown

Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour ($34.00)

  • L’Eclatante Vibrant pink
  • La Favorite Coral

Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Colour ($34.00)

  • Rose Pearl Shimmering warm rose

Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss ($32.00)

  • Merveille Lilac rosewood
  • Attirance Coppery beige

Le Crayon Levres Precision Lip Definer ($29.00)

  • Rubellite Vibrant pink
  • Palissandre Refined brown

Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner ($30.00)

  • Or Rose Light rosy beige (Limited Edition)
  • Beryl Lilac
  • Santal Brown (Limited Edition)

Le Vernis Nail Colour ($27.00)

  • Emprise Natural rosy beige
  • Fracas Vibrant pink (Limited Edition)
  • Accesoire Deep red brown

Availability: At department and specialty stores and on Chanel.com January 2013

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