Chanel Poudre Signee de Chanel Illuminating Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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This is a gorgeous white gold highlighter with a hint of pink. Swept in the classic “C” formation, it is stunning. It blends out beautifully and is daytime appropriate. Anyone who liked Lumière Perlée from Chanel’s Le Blanc collection two years ago, will love this one. It isn’t a dupe, but it is in the same vein. This is also lovely when lightly swept on the décolletté.

So pretty! Still debating whether I want this one or the Chantecaille Rose Petales. Which do you think would look better on beige skin with yellow undertones?

U loook gorgeous esp in the second pic..! can you tell me this ll look good on NC42 or will it turn ashy?? also is this close to any guerlain meteorites? Thanks!

Oh so beautiful and it really suits you!
May I ask what foundation/powder are you wearing? Your skin looks even more (if that’s even possible)flawless and glowy than ever. Thanks!

Beautiful!

Christine, Did you apply the Wulong *over everything, over highlighter? How far down do you apply your foundation? Because yours Always looks flawless! 😀

Thanks Christine! Nice to know! (About the foundation application) 🙂

Are you liking the Lumiere over the Lingerie foundation? Because it looks divine!

I bought this on impulse last night, don’t ask me why, but I’m pleased it performs as well as I hoped 🙂 Does it come with the brush, Christine?

Guerlain’s and Chantecaille’s have been the very best in regards to not enlarging pores. There are a lot that don’t – but those two are particularly noteworthy.

I’m in love with the embossing, but that’s about it. I already have a few HG illuminating/ highlighting powders in my stash, which are also permanant, so I feel I safely pass on this. I’ve also made a decision recently to cut way down on LE products, unless they *really* knock my socks off.

Thanks for the detailed review and lovely pictures! I know you said that this might turn ashy on darker skin tones but for fairer East Asian skin, would you recommend the Chantecaille highlighter over this? Thanks for your help!

Christine, how does the color and texture of this powder compare to the Guerlain Cruel Gardenia highlighter? The Guerlain is my HG, and I need to find a dupe! 🙂

The color is much more beige, not so pink, and the texture has more shimmer, less sheen. Lancome’s highlighter for the holidays is similar 🙂

Hi Christine!
I’d like to buy an illuminatineg, setting powder, to use all over the face. I was thinking about meteorites perles Guerlain…but then I saw also this product…so now I am a bit undecided. Still Chanel poudre signee seems more an highlighter to me than an illuminating powder to use all over the face (even if the lady at the counter said it can be used all over, and is a finishing powder, actually).
I have tons of highlighters (soft & gentle Mac, Cruel gardenia guerlain…), so now I was looking to a more subtle product, to use all over the face (and possibly also to set a bit the make up). what do you suggest to me? THANKS A LOT!!!

Christine, how do you think this would work on fair (but pretty neutral), dry skin? It looks so, so, so lovely on you in this picture and in the swatches.

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