Chanel Infiniment Chanel Illuminating Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

Chanel Infiniment Chanel Illuminating Powder
Chanel Infiniment Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Infiniment Chanel Illuminating Powder ($65.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a soft, light-medium peach with warm, orange tones and a satin finish. Tarte Beaming (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals The Summer Fling (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Style (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Shy One (LE, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals The Adrenaline Rush (LE, $29.00) is brighter (90% similar). Laura Geller Cantaloupe (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). MAC Corol #1 (LE, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NYX Pink the Town (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Trickery (DC, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Sunny Surprise (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Nude Peach (DC, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

According to the brand, it’s supposed to “brighten cheeks” and “subtly highlight or enhance” the skin. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, slightly buildable, coverage paired with a silky-smooth texture that was just a little dusty. I don’t think it read powdery on the skin, and I found it harder to get the peachy color to mix with the beige color unless I used a dense brush. On my skin tone, it added subtle warmth and a natural finish to the skin, and it is sheer and thin enough that I could use it all-over, but it may be too much color on fairer complexions to be used all-over. The powder wore well for seven and a half hours on me. I would describe this more as a lightly brightening powder with a natural sheen, but as a more traditional highlighter, it is extremely subtle–which may or may not be what you have your eye on.

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Chanel Infiniment Chanel Illuminating Powder
Chanel Infiniment Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Infiniment Chanel Illuminating Powder
Chanel Infiniment Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Infiniment Chanel Illuminating Powder
Chanel Infiniment Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Infiniment Chanel Illuminating Powder
Chanel Infiniment Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Infiniment Chanel Illuminating Powder
Chanel Infiniment Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Infiniment Chanel Illuminating Powder
Chanel Infiniment Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Infiniment Chanel Illuminating Powder
Chanel Infiniment Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Infiniment Chanel Illuminating Powder
Chanel Infiniment Chanel Illuminating Powder

Chanel Infiniment Chanel Illuminating Powder
Chanel Infiniment Chanel Illuminating Powder

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Chanel Infiniment Chanel $70.00/0.21 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Guerlain Holiday 2015 Eye & Blush Palette
On lips:
  • Tarte Flashy LipSurgence

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Ooo, thanks for the review Christine! I had a feeling it might be too peachy for me to use all over, and your pictures definitely helped! Glad I got the Lumiere Highlighting Blush instead πŸ™‚

The pattern is pretty though, so it would make a nice collector’s item for Chanel loyalists!

The packaging and design is very pretty but for $ 65, the swatch looks very basic, almost like a DS blush, but maybe it looks better applied on the face as a subtle highlight

I’m not crazy about it. Chanel should be luxurious and I fell like I could find something better at the drugstore. I like the embossing. But, I don’t think it’s too special. I actually saw this sitting in these little bins they have by the registers at my Nordstrom with usually mascaras, hand creams, those YSL highlight pens, etc. I find it odd it wasn’t on display. Just, here it’s like they are saying “pick up this $65 powder for the fun of it”. I didn’t even bother to ask about it. I though it was a setting powder or something like that.

Chanel’s website doesn’t list it as limited edition – I think it was part of a base/extension collection, not a seasonal launch.

Whoa you must be a mind reader coz I literally just put this in my cart last night then thought this morning since Christine doesn’t have a review let me check google and ofcourse yours popped right up! Now I think I should check this one in person first. Thanks!

So, I bought this, but I’m still not sure if I’m going to keep it. Not sure how to use on my fair skin. Like you said, as a blush topper or alone? I also bought Coup de Nuit, so I don’t want to keep both. This one is so pretty with the CCs and embossing though. Dilemma!

Coup de Nuit is nicer IMO, but you may have more things like it, too, since it isn’t the most unique highlighter ever or anything!

It looks more like a light blush, and the swatch a little powdery. Too powdery for me. But it looks super subtle and pretty on you. I think I’m too spoiled by the other LE patterns, this one is too simple to my eyes. But in the other hand, it’s more easy to dip the brush in the pan !

Btw, may I aske you a question about the Christmas meteorite balls ? I saw it at the counter today, I’m waiting to see it for a while ! But I’m quite surprised to see that there are a plastic dot just on top middle of the lid. The SA showed me an other one, and there are a same dot at the same place. Looks like the lids were attached to something in the middle when they were made. I haven’t seen it on your picture. Maybe it’s the focus of the camera wich focused on the inside G logo. Do you have that dot too ? I really like this chistmas ball but how pity that there are a dot on the top middle of the lid ! -_-

Love the pattern on it, but I have a feeling that this would take me into Oompa-Lumpa territory! Especially considering I use a foundation in MAC’s range that is designed to color-correct olive tones with an apricot base: the “C” range. Plus the quality issues, as well.

Ha! Good question! I guess I bought it as an illuminating finishing powder/blush. I’m NW15 though, so it may be way too peachy to use all over. I’m not sure I can justify using it as a blush alone since I have so many already…

I see what you mean Christine – it’s not really a powder or a blush because it is too dark to use as a powder on fairer complexions. An unnecessary product I think.

Thanks for the review, Christine! I know it’s apples and oranges, but seeing this makes me wish they’d just re-release CamΓ©lia de Plumes powder instead.

I have to admit, I bought this for the double Cs alone, but it really is a lovely pressed powder. Slightly lower key than the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders. Very subtle so perfect for day/work.

Happy it’s working for you. Do you mind sharing your skin tone so others with similar coloring will know what it works for?

Thanks for the review, Christine πŸ™‚ I have this powder and I love it, but I will admit that the love comes from a place of admiration for the design of this product and not necessarily the product itself. The powder is nice, though, and for me a perfect cheek highlighter as I’m fair and warm tones work on me. I wouldn’t argue that the price point is ridiculous, but as a Chanel fan, I absolutely don’t regret buying it and will definitely continue to use it. Until the next time they come out with something I “NEED”…lol…

I saw a bunch of these at a local counter in their drawers but they didn’t have a tester on display. The logo looks pretty but swatch is underwhelming.

For your non-US readers, I think this might be limited edition outside of the US. Chanel.ca shows this as LE. I wanted to get the Golden Sun blush here in Canada but that was LE too. It sucks because I know I just missed Golden Sun by like a week or two. I saw it in passing but didn’t really think much of it. Oh well you snooze, you lose! lol Will just have to remember to get it next time I’m in the US.

I love how this loks on you, Christine. I would like to try it on before deciding. I try to stay away from the more expensive products, but this one is tempting.

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