Chanel Camelia de Chanel Illuminating Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

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

Camelia de Chanel

Chanel Camelia de Chanel Illuminating Powder ($70.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a soft, sparkling sheen. There was both finer, more luminous shimmer and slightly larger, more noticeable sparkles in this product.

Chanel says the formula is supposed to be a “sheer highlighting powder.” The texture was fairly smooth, not at all dusty or powdery, and denser but not stiff or difficult to get product onto a brush. The included brush certainly worked for applying to the face, though I still preferred a myriad of other highlighting and blush brushes in my arsenal. It had more medium coverage than sheer, though with a lighter touch, sheer coverage was certainly possible. The coverage was also buildable to full with two to three layers, which I think made it a more versatile product. The highlighter didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture unless worn at more semi-opaque to opaque coverage, and then there was slight emphasis. On my normal-to-dry skin, it wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Urban Decay Blitz Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Spike Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Relish Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Thunderbird Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Punk Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Smokeout Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay ABC Gum Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Perversion Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Giorgio Armani Paparazzi Pink Lip Maestro

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Mariella Avatar

That’s wild that Becca Moonstone is LESS shimmery because it’s one that I find quite shimmery. I was hoping this one from Chanel would suck. Still, I’m not sure that it’s $70 worth of wonderful but I might give it a try and a buy if I find it at my local Chanel counter.

Mariella Avatar

Okay, I just looked at this side by side with your swatch of Moonstone and Moonstone actually looks nicer. It’s smoother and when you see the side-by-side swatches in the Dupe List, it’s easy to see the larger glitter particles in the Chanel vs the smoother all-over texture of the Becca.

Kristin Ann Avatar

I got the Chanel highlighting powder (idk exactly how to spell it “Infiliment Chanel” it is camelia’s plain Jane diminutive little sister; it’s also not much cheaper than camelia; unfortunately it didn’t show up on me.) & Kyoto (I didn’t like this as a blush nor bronzer it was too RosΓ©gold) & returned both (blind bought both of them i got talked into on the phone into the infilliment & Kyoto as consolation prizes by phone operator & gave me gratis overnight shipping to sweeten the pot since I missed the first Camelia). I stayed up til midnight stalking Chanel.com the 2nd time they released more of these 1st time release sold out quick early in the morn, I highly rec’d the camelia Chanel it’s sublime w the Soleil tan de Chanel (I’m speaking of the moussey whipped product) for highlight & contour, be still my beating heart! Tan isn’t too dark, camelia isn’t too disco ball. I’m LLL NC20. They complement each other seamlessly well both warm beigy golden (not RosΓ©gold). If you want a moderate highlight (don’t think becca!!) this is awesome. The brush provided is great! I wish I could afford a back up lol & I hate marring the intricate design but ahhh it must be done. I don’t buy MU to collect pretty things–it has to be practical too! Who doesn’t adore pretty AND practical things?! The packaging is 100%!! the intricate embossing, red racy colored compact, the useful niche for a brush & nice mirror. Best $70 I’ve spent in a very long time. I feel so lux & glamorous using this & it’s not too OTT for everyday luxury Glam. But it can be built up for a gilt evening look. I’m going against the grain I kno when I’m saying this isn’t that easily dupeable. I got Coco Code, 2 lipsticks, 2 e/s quads. **winning!! (I can’t keep up w all of this new stuff!) sorry to see this big B+, I would have personally given it an A+ πŸ™‚

Tracey E. Avatar

The draw for me was the red compact and the embossed beauty inside but I was reminded this week that I have plenty of gold highlighers. Having recently splurged on the Lumieres de Koyoto and the Coco Codes harmony blushes, I decided to relieve my pocketbook on this one. I am curious about the highlighter in the next collection.

J Avatar

I went to my local counter to pick up Code Subtils and noticed they had the Plisse Lumiere de Chanel but not this one. I’m in Canada so I’m not sure if we are getting the Camelia one too? Or perhaps the Plisse highlighter is what we get instead? Or maybe Chanel is doing two LE highlighters simultaneously!

Tracey E. Avatar

J, Canada just released the *next* Chanel collection called ‘Energies et Puretes de Chanel Spring 2017″ and the Plisse Lumiere highlighter is part of that collection. It’s hasn’t been released in the US just yet.

HBC released Coco Codes and Energies within 2-3 weeks of each other. Will ask how Cdns are getting Chanel Camelia and perhaps those on Temptalia can provide some guidance.

Ava Avatar

I had been told that this is a boutique exclusive like a few other recent beauty items. Perhaps that was why you didn’t see it at your local C counter?

LaMaitresse Avatar

I ordered this from CHANEL, since I’m not sure if Canada will have it. I can’t wait for it to arrive, I loved the bronzer version from two years ago and I’m sure this one will be a go to in the next few months.

Karen J. Avatar

It is so pretty!
I won’t be buying it though, I already have four of the dupes. I think right now I am more concerned that I have four products that are so similar to each other! Why have I not caught that?!? πŸ˜‰ Definitely a wake-up call…no more beige highlighters!

Antoinette Avatar

I purchased for keepsake reasons, and when I swatched it I’m glad that I didn’t intend on using it because it was way to glittery. Even though its has a champagne color, the beige undertones ended up looking ashy on my skin. Chanel doesn’t make products that flatter my skin tone so I wasnt surprised that this product didn’t work out. This will probably be my only Chanel purchase so I was okay taking a spurge. But if you’re looking to use this, I’d say skip it, as mentioned there are better options available.

Ava Avatar

Thank you for your review! I had been waiting for it for some time bc I have been on the fence about purchasing this…whew! So pretty but I agree with many of your readers that it’s not necessarily worth the $70. That said, still stoked I have the Camelia de Plumes highlighter from a few years ago – lol! πŸ™‚
Thank you, Christine!

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