Chanel Camelia de Chanel Illuminating Powder Now Available

Chanel Camelia de Chanel Illuminating Powder
Chanel Camelia de Chanel Illuminating Powder

Artfully embossed with the iconic Chanel camellia, a sheer highlighting powder captures and reflects light for a delicate, luminous glow. In a rare, limited-edition red case and accompanied by a half-moon brush for easy, optimal application.

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Illuminating Powder, $70.00 (Limited Edition)

  • Camelia de Chanel Sheer highlighting powder

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As much as I’d love to indulge (I mean look at it, it’s gorgeous) their last few highlighting powders have been lackluster. Too much shimmer for my tastes. Fingers crossed that this one is better.

I bought it almost 2 months ago and while camelia design plume was unique. The market being flooded with highlighter, this one is really pretty but surely dupable.

That being said I really like its formula ?.

Actually, the design isn’t all that “unique”. As I said in my comment, it honestly looks like they managed to steal the Guerlain Cruel Gardenia form/mold from 2012 (I wonder if anyone at Guerlain has noticed it’s missing; it’s been 5 years, so maybe they’d forgot all about it, leaving the path clear for “industrial espionage agents”!)

Sorry I didn’t see my phone changed my words. I meant to write “camelia de plume” (holiday’s 2014 highlighter) and I was referring to the product itself and not its patterns. Nonetheless, what you explain is really interesting ?.

Camellia[edit]
The camellia had an established association used in Alexandre Dumas’ literary work, La Dame aux Camélias (The Lady of the Camellias). Its heroine and her story had resonated for Chanel since her youth. The flower was associated with the courtesan, who would wear a camellia to advertise her availability.[120] The camellia came to be identified with The House of Chanel; the designer first used it in 1933 as a decorative element on a white-trimmed black suit.[61] Wikipedia : )

Oh, I know La Dame aux Camelias and, of course, La Traviata. But this particular “imprint” on the powder – I don’t know if I’ve seen it before from Chanel but I sure remember the Guerlain powder with it, as it’s still sitting in my drawer. It’s just uncanny that they look absolutely identical. And not to split hairs, but the imprint really does look more like a gardenia than a camellia (the two flowers look similar but not exactly the same – the petals of the camellia seem more overlapping and floaty/papery.

So glad to hear that….I ordered it last nigh, as it was available in advance of the date Chanel had published. They had me at that unique red compact!!!❤️

Hmm, I’m wondering how large the pan is on this one? As I’d be curious to see whether or not it could be useful as a finishing powder as opposed to a highlighter. So pretty!

Looks to me like someone stole the Guerlain Cruel Gardenia mold and spirited it off to Chanel! This product really doesn’t look all that exciting, to tell you the truth – just looks like a fancied up version of WnW Reserve Your Cabana!

Yes it is

Camellia[edit]
The camellia had an established association used in Alexandre Dumas’ literary work, La Dame aux Camélias (The Lady of the Camellias). Its heroine and her story had resonated for Chanel since her youth. The flower was associated with the courtesan, who would wear a camellia to advertise her availability.[120] The camellia came to be identified with The House of Chanel; the designer first used it in 1933 as a decorative element on a white-trimmed black suit.[61]

From the few comparison swatches I’ve on line to other recent highlighters (Dior, TF, CT, Becca, if I remember correctly), I like the color of this one a lot — a very neutral champagne. It doesn’t look like it contains any micro glitters in it, but it’s hard to tell. I’m wondering why it’s exclusive to Chanel stores and boutiques? It must be extremely limited. It’s definitely a collector’s item for Chanel fans, so I’m sure it will sell out very, very quickly.

This doesn’t look like that platinum stunner with the same name from a few years back. If it were that one, I’d be on it in a heartbeat.

I snatched this up the first time it went up for sale a couple weeks ago! Normally I’d wait for your reviews but I was too worried it would sell out permanently! Here’s hoping it’s good! (I haven’t touched mine yet!)

the pic looked opalescent pink but its champagne and i am told it has microglitters which, in the dud ABH palette, sounds disappointing. i skipped.

I love Chanel; it’s my favorite high-end fashion and beauty brand. Concerning the pattern, the camellia was used by Coco Chanel in her designs since the twenties (on the little black dress, on other pieces of her collections, on shoes, jewellery, sunglasses etc.). K. Lagerfeld revamped the camellia inspired design in the recent collections. It’s true that the pattern resembles to Guerlain Gardenia, but that’s mainly because the two flowers look very much alike. I would say that the camellia design in this highlighter is pretty consistent to the one used by Chanel throughout the years, including the one on the recent Chanel Camellia Flower Flat flip flops sandals :).

I ordered this the second I saw it available since I missed out on plume! Unfortunately I was having issues with their mobile app and accidentally ordered two. Trying to decide if I should keep both, return one, or try selling it to those who miss out. I’m so excited to get it though and your review! 🙂

The Camellia has been part of Chanel’s branding for decades, much longer before Guerlain’s “Cruel Gardenia” highlighter ever came to market. Guerlain has the “G” and the Bees as their branding motif, no true flower. I purchased this last night night, I loved the past incarnation, the Camellia bronzer from two years back, it was the most beautiful shade and consistency. The swatches on Instagram look gorgeous of this product, a nice adult beige gold, elegant but with enough impact.

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