Chanel Ivory Gold (10) Highlighting Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

01/09

Chanel Ivory Gold (10) Highlighting Powder
Chanel Ivory Gold (10) Highlighting Powder
Chanel Ivory Gold (10) Highlighting Powder
Chanel Ivory Gold (10) Highlighting Powder
Chanel Ivory Gold (10) Highlighting Powder
Chanel Ivory Gold (10) Highlighting Powder
Chanel Ivory Gold (10) Highlighting Powder
Chanel Ivory Gold (10) Highlighting Powder
Chanel Ivory Gold (10) Highlighting Powder
Chanel Ivory Gold (10) Highlighting Powder
Chanel Ivory Gold (10) Highlighting Powder
Chanel Ivory Gold (10) Highlighting Powder
Chanel Ivory Gold (10) Highlighting Powder
Chanel Ivory Gold (10) Highlighting Powder
Chanel Ivory Gold (10) Highlighting Powder
Chanel Ivory Gold (10) Highlighting Powder
Chanel Ivory Gold (10) Highlighting Powder
Chanel Ivory Gold (10) Highlighting Powder
Chanel Ivory Gold (10) Highlighting Powder
Chanel Ivory Gold (10) Highlighting Powder
Chanel Ivory Gold (10) Highlighting Powder
Chanel Ivory Gold (10) Highlighting Powder
Chanel Ivory Gold (10) Highlighting Powder
Chanel Ivory Gold (10) Highlighting Powder
Chanel Ivory Gold (10) Highlighting Powder
Chanel Ivory Gold (10) Highlighting Powder
Chanel Ivory Gold (10) Highlighting Powder

Ivory Gold (10)

Chanel Ivory Gold (10) Highlighting Powder ($58.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a light gold with warm, yellow undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had good color payoff in a single layer, though the texture was forgiving and I felt like I could tone down the coverage and shine a bit by using a lighter hand. The highlighter felt smooth to the touch but after a couple of uses, the powder seemed to soften, though it never actually felt stiff.

Chanel described the powder as having a “sheer, radiant finish,” and I’d expect “sheer” to indicate more of a veil of radiance–it is not the clearest description. There are noticeable sparkles/micro-glitters in this particular shade, and there were quite a few, so I would only recommend this for someone who loves an over-the-top highlight. It had a very shiny, metallic finish and seemed to accentuate my skin’s natural texture just a bit at higher coverage levels. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading.

Formula Overview

$58.00/0.3 oz. - $193.33 Per Ounce

Chanel described the powder as having a “sheer, radiant finish,” and I’d expect “sheer” to indicate more of a veil of radiance–it is not the clearest description. There are noticeable sparkles/micro-glitters in both shades released, so I would consider it suitable for someone who likes sparkle and more intense highlighters. The powders applied, blended, and lasted well on my skin.

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Fenty Pro Filt'r Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
On eyes:
  • ColourPop Take Me Home Eyeshadow Palette
  • Urban Decay Scorch 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • Urban Decay Rebel Vice Lipstick
  • Fenty Universal Gloss Bomb

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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Good that this is permanent – no anxiety about absolutely having to get it fast, lest it be gone in a flash. When I first looked at this, I thought it might also work as a setting powder but reading your description, clearly this is too shimmery/shiny for that and it’s almost strictly a highlighter.

Like you, Mariella, I thought it might be a great setting powder when I saw it in the pan but too many sparkles/glitter for that use. I will just stick to my Meteorites.

I am almost always wow’d by the embossing Chanel puts on products. This is boring – which wouldn’t keep me from purchasing it if I had a need for it. But I sure do like the pretty designs they usually use!

In my opinion, Chanel is the most disappointing high-end make up company out there!

Tried so many things and two things I liked though out all their products which are the Velvet Mat foundation (which for some reason got discontinued) and the Le Volume Mascara.

The perfumes are 100% amazing, can’t lie.

I’m on the fence with this one. It’s a lovely light gold, and I could certainly see using it with a light hand possibly working. However, such a glittery finish doesn’t fit the image of Chanel that I have up in my head. Was immediately reminded of the ABH Nicole Guerriero cheek palette instead!

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