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CHANEL | L.A. Sunrise Collection Spring 2016

CHANEL LA Sunrise Spring 2016 opener

 

The L.A Sunrise Spring 2016 Collection from CHANEL launched across counters in a blaze of flamboyant colour and sizzling energy, albeit done in the typical refined manner that this brand has become known for. Aiming to capture the glorious landscape of this city in beauty form (you can read my review on the Sunkiss Ribbon Blush Harmony here), this collection certainly manages to do exactly that with shades that can take you from a Hollywood red carpet premiere to the free-spirited vibe of Coachella.

 

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CHANEL | L.A. Sunrise Collection Spring 2016

 

CHANEL Tissé Beverly Hills

Les 4 Ombres 262 Tissé Beverly Hills (CAN $68.00) | Ever since CHANEL reformulated all of their eyeshadow quads, I have been loving the formula and shades of every release. Done in a baked format that combines serious pigmentation with a smooth texture for effortless blendability, each shade of this quartet can be applied either dry or damp, and provides long-lasting colour (especially when worn over primer) that stays true without fading. They each have shimmer of varying degrees, with the teal and pink appearing to have the most metallic finish, while the darkest hue has ultra fine glitter specks thrown in for visual contrast as well. The shades, clockwise from upper left:

  • lavender/pink
  • champagne/oyster
  • eggplant/plum
  • teal

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CHANEL | Les 4 Ombres 262 Tissé Beverly Hills

CHANEL Tissé Beverly Hills macro

CHANEL | Les 4 Ombres 262 Tissé Beverly Hills

CHANEL Tissé Beverly Hills swatches

CHANEL | Les 4 Ombres 262 Tissé Beverly Hills swatches

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CHANEL | Les 4 Ombres 262 Tissé Beverly Hills

 

CHANEL Moonlight Pink, Griffith Green & Ocean Light cover

CHANEL | Illusion D’Ombre 118 Moonlight Pink, 126 Griffith Green & 122 Ocean Light

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Illusion d’Ombre L.A Sunrise Collection, limited edition (CAN $41.00) | A cream to powder eyeshadow formula that is best applied using your fingers, although I’ve had pretty good success using a variety of both synthetic and natural bristle brushes. There is an almost ‘spongey’ feel when pressing a fingertip to the product’s surface and the texture is ultra smooth, gliding effortlessly along the skin. You have about a minute of play to do any necessary blending before the product sets, and each can be worn as a sheer wash of colour or layered for more intensity. Touted as being long-lasting, they definitely are all that — but for those with oily lids like me, you do need a primer first.

  • 118 Moonlight Pink – salmon pink, light peach undertone, the least shimmery of the three. Gives an eye-brightening effect when worn alone
  • 126 Griffith Green – pine green with a light emerald undertone, excellent pigmentation and a complex shimmer for added depth
  • 212 Ocean Light – applies lighter that the electric hue seen in the pot (although it’s easily layered for intensity), the most shimmery of the three but the variety that looks ultra smooth, never chunky

CHANEL Moonlight Pink, Griffith Green & Ocean Light Illusion d'Ombre

CHANEL | Illusion D’Ombre 118 Moonlight Pink, 126 Griffith Green & 122 Ocean Light

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CHANEL | Illusion D’Ombre 122 Ocean Light (detail)

CHANEL Illusion d'Ombre Moonlight Pink, Griffith Green & Ocean Light swatches

CHANEL | Illusion D’Ombre 118 Moonlight Pink, 126 Griffith Green & 122 Ocean Light swatches

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CHANEL | Illusion D’Ombre 118 Moonlight Pink, 126 Griffith Green & 122 Ocean Light

 

CHANEL Pacific Green & Purple Choc eyeliners

926 Purple Choc & 925 Pacific Green Stylo Yeux Waterproof (CAN $35.00) | A retractible pencil eyeliner in a formula that applies ultra smoothly and thereby minimizes any pulling or tugging along the sensitive skin of the eyes. Each shade has some shimmer – but without glitter – and can be built up for more opacity, if desired. Applied to the waterline, I get a good 7 hours worth of wear before needing to reapply, with Purple Choc lasting even longer than that.

  • 925 Pacific Green – forest green with emerald bronze highlights/shimmer
  • 926 Purple Choc – eggplant/purple with magenta and iridescent shimmer

CHANEL Pacific Green & Purple Choc eyeliners macro

CHANEL | 926 Purple Choc & 924 Pacific Green Stylo Yeux Waterproof

CHANEL Pacific Green & Purple Choc Eyeliner swatches

CHANEL | 926 Purple Choc & 924 Pacific Green Stylo Yeux Waterproof swatches

 

CHANEL Ardent Purple Le Volume Mascara

100 Ardent Purple Le Volume de CHANEL, limited edition (CAN $41.00) | A deep violet shade shade in one of my favourite mascara formulas of all time, Le Volume delivers on its name so completely by giving lashes a lush density you can see even from the first coat. Relatively clump-free (although I actually don’t mind a little clumping as that can also give the illusion of fullness), smudge and flake-proof as well, it stays true throughout the wearing with the added bonus of removing easily (with a dual-phase makeup remover) so that it won’t stress lashes.

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CHANEL | 100 Ardent Purple Le Volume de Chanel Mascara

CHANEL Ardent Purple Le Volume Mascara swatch collage

CHANEL | 100 Ardent Purple Le Volume de Chanel Mascara swatches

 

CHANEL Mighty Rouge Coco Shine

116 Mighty Rouge Coco Shine (CAN $43.00) | A Malibu Barbie-pink hue that leans slightly cool due to the blue undertone in the base, in the Rouge Coco Shine glossy and almost balm-like formula. You can definitely build the colour up to some degree – enough so that it gives lips plenty of coverage, but bear in mind that this format is not meant to be opaque. Also layerable over a matching lip liner or lipstick for more depth of tone. Bonus: feels hydrating throughout the wearing and leaves a nourishing effect behind as well. Staying power is average, lasting about 3 hours before reapplying (lightly staining as well).

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CHANEL | 116 Mighty Rouge Coco Shine

CHANEL Mighty Rouge Coco Shine swatch single

CHANEL | 116 Mighty Rouge Coco Shine

 

 

CHANEL Sunrise Trip Nail Gloss

683 Sunrise Trip Le Vernis Nail Gloss, limited edition (CAN $31.00) | One of the star pieces of the collection and released in a unique new format, Sunrise Trip is an electric purple/indigo/inky super glossy lacquer shade in a hybrid ultra-jelly/crème formula – with a whole new set of application rules as well. On the plus side, it’s incredibly shiny — so much so, that it really doesn’t need a top coat, and is in a colour unlike anything I’ve ever come across from either CHANEL or any other brand, for that matter. It also happens to be strangely non-staining upon removal, which was unexpected considering the deep purple base (but I’m totally not complaining).

Now for the cons: the formula is thick — as in quite thick, with an elastic-y spring-back effect that takes some getting used to, and thus making it somewhat challenging to apply. You need to almost load up your brush and work relatively fast in order to maintain an even level of colour across the nail. Another issue is some bubbling that can occur, especially if the ambient temperature of the room is a little cool, which is where a top coat can help smooth that over, even though this product doesn’t exactly need a top coat – at least, certainly not for shine. The last issue is not with the product itself but with the brush; mine was slightly splayed out at the tip and stiffer than I prefer, making it tricky even for someone with my experience to get the shade to apply the way it looks in the swatch photos below. Note: it should be said that this is the first time in my 30+ years of collecting CHANEL polishes, that I’ve ever had a brush like this.

All that being said, I still absolutely LOVE this shade because it’s just so damn unique in my collection and that makes it worth every little ache and pain.

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CHANEL | 683 Sunrise Trip Le Vernis Nail Gloss

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CHANEL | 683 Sunrise Trip Le Vernis Nail Gloss swatch (1 coat)

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CHANEL | 683 Sunrise Trip Le Vernis Nail Gloss swatch (2 coats)

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CHANEL | 683 Sunrise Trip Le Vernis Nail Gloss swatch (2 coats)

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CHANEL | 683 Sunrise Trip Le Vernis Nail Gloss swatch (2 coats)

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CHANEL | 683 Sunrise Trip Le Vernis Nail Gloss

 

With Summer collections rolling out at counters nationwide, there’s still time to score some of the lovelies of this L.A Sunrise Collection, and for CHANEL fans, you owe it to yourself to check out these unique new shades. Don’t let the limited edition title scare you off, as many counters could very well still have items stashed away – all you need to do is ask!

Available at The Bay, Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom and Saks stores nationwide (Canada). Find more information on the collection via www.chanel.com

CHANEL LA Sunrise Spring 2016 closer

 

 

Product samples kindly provided for my unbiased consideration

CHANEL | Eyes Speak Volumes Collection 2016

CHANEL Eyes Collection opener

 

If the eyes are the window to the soul, then CHANEL is set to help you dress them up in ways that enhance every facet of your personality.  As the face of the upcoming Eyes Speak Volume Collection 2016, Kristen Stewart and her captivating orbs could not embody this campaign any better – of course, it helps that it’s CHANEL.

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Kristen Stewart photographed by Mario Testino

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CHANEL | Eyes Speak Volumes Collection 2016

CHANEL Stylo Eyeshadow trio 2016

CHANEL | Eyes Speak Volumes Collection 2016

CHANEL Stylo Eyeshadow trio 2016 open

Le Stylo Eyeshadow, limited edition (CAN $38.00) | Colour-saturated eyeshadow in a portable retractible-style pencil format. There is an initial cooling effect felt upon application but which quickly dissipates, while the texture starts out as a creamy glide then dries down to a more powdery finish. Displaying excellent pigmentation, these pencils do set quickly; any blending needs to be done soon after application. The slanted end makes lining the lower lashes effortless, although pay attention to maintaining it slightly pointed so as to have this option, as these pencils do tend to round out with use. I’m not sure if the formula has been tweaked since its debut several years ago, but I find that this iteration is smoother, more pigmented, and seems to last longer without creasing – especially when worn over primer, staying true until removed.

  • N°197 Vert Grisé – an olive/khaki iridescent green
  • N°157 Beige Doré – a champagne/oyster beige, the strongest metallic finish of the three
  • N°207 Bleu Nuit – midnight indigo/blue with a smoky purple iridescence

 

CHANEL Stylo Eyeshadow 2016 macro

CHANEL | Le Stylo Eyeshadow (detail)

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CHANEL | Le Stylo Eyeshadow swatches

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CHANEL | Le Stylo Eyeshadow swatches (blended out)

CHANEL Dimensions de CHANEL Noir

Dimensions de CHANEL N°10 Noir (CAN $41.00) | First shown backstage at the recent runway collections, this new mascara from CHANEL aims to do it all: lengthen, curl, separate and add volume. Created not only with beeswax and paraffin wax but also with a blend of two film-forming agents to coat lashes and set the curl, the formula also contains ‘hydrophobic agents to resist humidity (guaranteeing maximum all-day hold), peptide-rich lupin extract, oligo-elements and vitamins to nourish lashes, as well as a hygroscopic emollient that captures ambient humidity to pamper and reinforce lash beauty‘.

Having been a long-time fan of CHANEL’s Le Volume mascara, I was curious to see how this new version would compare – and I’m happy to say that it has definitely met and exceeded all my expectations. My criteria for mascara are high: I prefer lush volume & length (separation and curl aren’t that high on my list, namely because I already have a pretty good natural curl and I can always separate my lashes if need be with a lash brush), I want my mascara to stay flake and smudge-free throughout the wearing, and it has to be effortless to remove at the end of the day. My shade preference is black – but a deep inky black, none of those weak blackish shades: straight up intense black.

Verdict: this mascara scores high on all counts, giving me exactly what I personally prefer. The formula has just enough ‘wetness’ to make it easy to apply while giving some play time before it sets (my biggest complaint about the Le Volume version is how quickly it dried out). The intuitive brush has row upon row of flexible fibres to not only grip each lash, but coats them all with ease – and I even love the size of the head; big enough to apply product quickly, but not so big you risk poking yourself in the eye. Bonus: no smudging, or flaking.

*Available in 3 shades: Noir, Brun & Cobalt

 

CHANEL Dimensions de CHANEL Noir brush

CHANEL | Dimensions de CHANEL N°10 Noir (brush detail)

CHANEL Dimensions de CHANEL swatches

CHANEL | Dimensions de CHANEL N°10 Noir swatches

 

CHANEL Brow Powder Duo Naturel

Brow Powder Duo N°40 Naturel (CAN $60.00) | Available in two versions, Naturel and Brun (which is the darker version, not shown), these are two long-lasting and complimentary  brow shades in one compact, that come complete with three well-crafted tools: a mini spoolie to brush hairs into place, a mini tweezer to keep strays at bay, and a mini slanted brush for use with the powders to help fill in & shape brows for a natural-looking effect.

We’ve all seen than expertly executed arched ‘Instagram Brow’ that seems just too, well…perfect (at least for my liking). As they say, brows frame the face and this duo will help to keep brows groomed without looking artificial (can also be worn in conjunction with a brow pencil and/or brow gel, if desired).

CHANEL Brow Powder Duo macro

CHANEL | Brow Powder Duo N°40 Naturel

CHANEL Brow Powder Duo tools

CHANEL | Brow Powder Duo N°40 Naturel (mini brow tools)

CHANEL Brow Powder Duo swatches

CHANEL | Brow Powder Duo N°40 Naturel swatches

 

There are many things to love about the pieces of the Eyes Speak Volumes Collection, but I think what attracts me the most is the utter wearability of everything, not to mention how useful everything is. The Dimensions mascara has been in constant rotation since its arrival, and I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun I’ve been having playing with & blending these three Stylo Eyeshadows (you can sheer them out for a wash of colour, or ramp up the intensity by layering them for a more metallic effect – so gorgeous!). For my brows, I tend to reach for a pencil over anything else (I can be lazy that way), but taking a couple of extra minutes to fill them in with this Brow Duo has made all the difference in the world – and how adorable are those 3 mini tools? All I need to do now is perfect that smouldering Kristen Stewart gaze (so not happening).

The CHANEL 2016 Eyes Collection will be available at all CHANEL beauty counters as of April 27th. Find more information on the brand via www.chanel.com

CHANEL Eyes Collection closer

 

Product samples kindly provided by CHANEL for my unbiased consideration

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CHANEL | Le Vernis Longwear & Le Gel Coat Longwear

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CHANEL has gone back to the drawing board and has completely revamped their nail polish range, and has launched Le Vernis Longwear and Le Gel Coat Longwear, both of which come in a new formula for longer lasting wear combined with an insanely glossy finish. With 14 shades to choose from, there are a few colours from the original line that have come over to this new finish, but the rest are all brand new and wait to be discovered.

There are several changes to note with the new Le Vernis Longwear, one of which is the obvious downsizing of the entire nail polish selection (although I suspect that this new range will grow quite quickly). The other difference is in the brush, which has become a fraction longer, but slightly fuller at the tip to enable it to not only pick up more product, but to speed up the actual application process as well. The new Le Gel Top Coat has been created to work synergistically with the new lacquers, and has a formula that is light-activated to provide a ridiculously glossy finish, as well as up to ‘seven days of chip-free wear‘.

My first impressions when I began playing with this new collection, was a little mixed. For starters, my top coat seemed to not want to behave and caused major bubbling over the two deeper shades – however, that issue has since been fully resolved. I suspect the temperature of the room might have had something to do with that, because I’ve seen nothing but a smooth & brilliantly shiny finish since (as the swatches below clearly demonstrate). The brush has a bit of a learning curve as well, as my personal preference is for a shorter and more chiselled brush to work with, so I found the longer bristles here a touch floppy at first, but once I got the right rhythm going, application was effortless and rather quick, in fact.

*Many more shades will be shown in a future post – stay tuned!

CHANEL new polishes opener

CHANEL | Le Vernis Longwear & Le Gel Coat Longwear

CHANEL new polishes brush comparison

CHANEL | Le Vernis Longwear brush comparison to original

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CHANEL | Le Vernis Longwear brush comparison to original (alternate view)

 

CHANEL Monochrome swatch

#522 Monochrome | A greige crème hue with hints of green in the base that applies semi sheer upon the first coat but which becomes fully opaque with a second layer. Self-levelling and naturally glossy, this is the modern ‘palate cleanser’ (i.e.: a perfect pale hue to contrast against deep or other more colourful shades).

Coats: 2, plust Le Gel Top Coat

 

CHANEL Garconne swatch

#520 Garçonne | A concrete grey crème hue that has a definite khaki leaning, and which applies quite opaquely even with the first coat. Self-levelling, the formula has a jelly-like quality making this shade look cushiony along the nails and über-glossy at the finish.

Coats: 2, plus Le Gel Top Coat

 

CHANEL Rouge Essentiel swatch

#500 Rouge Essentiel | A red crème hue that’s about as true red as you can get, and which has an excellent mix of both cool and warm tones in the base to make it suitable for all skin tones. The formula is slightly thicker leaning than the rest but which nevertheless applies very easily and can even be considered a 1-coat-wonder. Totally self-levelling and super glossy at the finish with the added bonus of being relatively non-staining upon removal (but don’t skip base coat just the same).

Coats: 2, plus Le Gel Top Coat

 

CHANEL Roubachka swatch

#514 Roubachka | A deep blackened purple hue in a jelly-esque formula that applies semi sheer with the first coat (looks exactly like grape jelly at this point), but which becomes beautifully opaque by the second layer. There’s the typical ‘spring-back’ effect to the polish that comes with this type of formula, but it doesn’t affect application at all, as it lays down in a self-levelling way and comes to a plush, super glossy finish. BONUS: non-staining upon removal.

Coats: 2, plus Le Gel Top Coat

 

For those of you who’ve been reading my blog for some time now it’s no secret that I’ve been a fan of CHANEL for decades, with my personal collection going back some 30 years. That being said, I was so upset to learn that the existing range was being wiped out (with a few exceptions) to make room for this new formulation but as CHANEL hasn’t had any changes done to this sector of their products for many years, I guess it was about time. Change can be good, and I must say that I’m really loving this new version. One thing to note is that some brushes may be a touch wonky; if you do come across anything not to spec, then feel free to return it immediately as CHANEL is really quite good at standing by their products and should exchange/replace it for you without question. I’m also happy to see that the top coat issue was squared away, because it has quickly become one of my favourite top coats to work with. One last word: if there are any shades from the original lineup that you’ve put off picking up, I suggest grabbing them while you can – before they’re all gone for good.

CHANEL products can be found at The Bay, Holt Renfrew, and Nordstrom stores nationwide. Find more information on the brand via www.chanel.com

 

CHANEL new polishes closer

 

 

 

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CHANEL | Backstage Beauty, Ready-to-Wear Fall/Winter 2016-2017 Collection

 

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This past Tuesday, the Grand Palais in Paris was transformed into the salons of 31 rue Cambon, otherwise known as the address of one of fashion’s most venerable houses: that of CHANEL. Titled ‘Front Row Only‘, Karl Lagerfeld’s vision for his Ready-to-Wear Fall/Winter 2016-2017 show was to give all attendees their very own coveted front row spot from which to enjoy the show, a feat made possible by the clever seating arrangement.

Makeup and nails were brought to life by Tom Pecheux who kept things to a minimal and softly monochromatic palette, made edgy & unique via the ‘quilted’ pattern stencilled onto the models eyelids – echoing the iconic quilting that has become synonymous with CHANEL. On their nails, the models wore the new Longwear Nail Colour N°522 Monochrome along with the new Le Gel Top Coat (reviews on both to follow), a modern dove-grey hue that was in keeping with the entire theme, allowing the clothing to stand out.  The hair created by Sam McKnight was kept loose and unstructured on some, tightly curled on others, but otherwise free of elaborate styling – given dimension by the addition of pearl hair ornaments, embellished leather hairbands, and bowler hats in lustrous leather.

The products used:

  • Skin: La Solution 10 de CHANEL, Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation, Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder, Éclat Lumière Highlighting Pen, Correcteur Perfection Long-Lasting Concealer
  • Eyes: Les Quatres Ombres Tissè Essentiel, Ombre Essentiel Midnight (from the Blue Rhythm Collection 2015), Beige Doré Stylo Eyeshadow, Le Crayon Khôl 61 Noir, Le Crayon Khôl 62 Ambre, Dimensions de CHANEL Noir Mascara
  • Eyebrows: La Palette Sourcils de CHANEL
  • Cheeks: Joues Contraste 190 Angélique
  • Lips: Rouge Coco Marlène (lips first prepped with Rouge Coco Baume)
  • Nails: Base Lissante et Protectrice (base), Le Vernis in Monochrome, Le Gel Top Coat

2016-17 Fall/Winter Ready-to-Wear Show

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 Luminous leather makes even bowler hats chic

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CHANEL | Perles et Fantaisies Illuminating Powder, Les Sautoirs de Coco

CHANEL Perles et Fantaisies opener

 

One of the newest releases from CHANEL, is the limited edition Sautoirs de Coco Collection which draws inspiration from Mademoiselle’s well-known love of pearls (‘sautoirs’ is French for string of pearls’). That being said, you can immediately see why the star piece is undoubtedly the Perles et Fantaisies Illuminating Powder with its incredibly lifelike pearl strand embossing on its surface. I have to confess, it took a lot of willpower on my part to actually touch a brush to this jewel, but I’m so glad that I did.

 

CHANEL Les Sautoirs

Les Sautoirs de Coco (#alabasterskinenvy)

CHANEL Perles et Fantaisies packaging

CHANEL | Perles et Fantaisies Illuminating Powder

CHANEL Perles et Fantaisies sleeves

CHANEL | Perles et Fantaisies Illuminating Powder

CHANEL Perles et Fantaisies

Perles et Fantaisies Illuminating Powder, Limited Edition (CAN $76.00) | A dual-toned highlighting face powder in pearly white to add radiance and icy pink to brighten, and where each shade can be worn either individually or combined. The exceptionally fine-milled powder seems to melt into the skin while adding a subtle luminosity in that magical way that only CHANEL knows how to create. The pearl strand pattern embossed on the surface is absolutely spectacular to behold and the raised sections almost act as ‘guards’ in keeping the two colours from merging into each other upon swirling a brush through them. There is an included mini brush with angled natural bristles (in its own velour sleeve) that works surprisingly well, but I still prefer using my own brushes for application.

Created with CHANEL’s inherent principles of elegance, Perles et Fantaisies is a highlighter of the softly-lit variety and never over the top so if bling is your cup tea, don’t look for it here. Both shades appear to lean slightly cool but are surprisingly compatible with a wide range of skin tones (I’m light-medium and I find that neither colour clashes with my complexion) and each has this finely ground opalescence you can see in the macro shots below, which translates into more of a radiance once applied. Another bonus is in that with the powder being ground this fine, it doesn’t appear to emphasize pores (at least, not on my skin). Staying power is about 8+ hours when worn over foundation, less so on bare skin, and will fuse beautifully with your skin’s warmth and natural oils.

Note that in the swatch photo below, all shades have been applied with a heavy hand so the colours can show up; the effect is much more fine and delicate when worn.

 

CHANEL Perles et Fantaisies macro

CHANEL | Perles et Fantaisies Illuminating Powder

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CHANEL | Perles et Fantaisies Illuminating Powder (direct sunlight)

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CHANEL | Perles et Fantaisies Illuminating Powder

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CHANEL | Perles et Fantaisies Illuminating Powder, detail

CHANEL Perles et Fantaisies swatches

CHANEL | Perles et Fantaisies Illuminating Powder swatches

 

My love affair with highlighters is still going strong but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to appreciate the positive effect that touches of radiance have upon my skin. Apart from imparting luminosity to key areas, the finely ground pearlescent finish of Perles et Fantaisies relies on the principle of light reflection and works to detract the eye from shadows upoon the skin, adding an enhancement factor instead. Naturally, it’s quite pricey in comparison to other highlighters available but if you’re one to shy from too much brilliance, then I highly suggest giving this one a look. You might say that Perles et Fantaisies is like strobing’s refined sister, done the CHANEL way.

The limited edition Perles et Fantaisies Illuminating Powder is available now at CHANEL counters across Canada. Find more information via CHANEL

CHANEL Perles et Fantaisies closer

 

 

Press sample kindly provided by the CHANEL team