30 November 2011

Lumiére Sculptée De Chanel Highlighting Powder: Pictures, Review and Swatches

Tis the season for festive shimmery highlighters, and in my opinion Chanel’s limited edition palette is the cream of the crop. Chanel is, of course, a byword for elegant glamour, so this is a more sophisticated offering than the norm -- think less sparkle, more subtle, luminous glow. The intricate design is modelled on a belt buckle owned by Chanel herself in the 30s, and is absolutely stunning -- making this palette the undisputed star of the brand’s Christmas Collection this year.

From top left: very thinly swatched to demonstrate the subtle sheen that the product imparts, rather than full on shimmer; swatched thickly on my fingers; classic Chanel packaging; gorgeous embossed design, and the high quality brush that comes with the palette.

The powder itself is finely milled, buttery soft and smooth as silk, with the colour described as ‘shades of ivory and pink dusted with tone-on-tone mother-of-pearl’. To me, it looks like a pale rose-gold in the pan, but on my skin, it imparts a subtle, champagne coloured sheen, making my face look almost lit from within. Unusually, the enclosed brush is of exceptional quality which makes the powder a breeze to  apply. The lightest sweep over my cheekbones imparts instant radiance and, unlike other highlighter products in my collection, this is delicate enough for day as well as night.

Lumiére Sculptée De Chanel is €55 and is on counter now (I was sent mine by the brand). Chanel’s Christmas Collection also includes two new lipsticks, four glosses, three shadows and a liquid liner in gold, as well as a new shade of Le Vernis in Rouge Carat (€21.50), a red-pink with gold shimmer.

What do you think, will Chanel be featuring in your letter to Santa this year?


Karen said...

Ooh this is gowjus, any chance of a pic of it on your mug ;)

Mandy said...

Absolutely stunning! Definitely asking Santy for this one!!

fluff and fripperies said...

Thanks guys!

Karen, there will a pic coming up soon, my face isn't photo ready at the moment due to a recent treatment - all will be revealed shortly!

Mandy, quite right, every woman should wake up to a little piece of Chanel loveliness on Christmas morning!

Sarah Lanagan said...

Looks really lovely & it's good to see something that isn't all glitter but more subtle shimmer, love!

SaraK said...

Looks stunning! Absolutely beautiful!

July Girl said...

Just clicked through to look at the full collection - I think my letter to Santa will be ALL about Chanel this year!

Zoe said...

It's so stunning, so wish i could afford it, haha.


MissGreenEyes said...

Chanel is a little bit too expensive for me, but I'd also love to see this on - I'm always intrigued by highlighting stuff, am clueless! God it's so pretty, shame to have to disturb the design!

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