CHANEL · Plissé Lumière, Tweed Coralline & Tweed Cherry Blossom — Énergies & Puretés Collection

 

There’s something about CHANEL highlighters that just grabs you, doesn’t it? Mimicing the exquisite craftsmanship of the house’s Haute Couture creations, the face products of the Énergies et Puretés Collection, namely Plissé Lumière Illuminating Powder, Tweed Coralline & Tweed Cherry Blossom Blush Duos (all limited edition) may have been inspired by a fusion of Japanese aesthetics + Western modernity, but they all have something else in common: undeniable beauty.

 

Plissé Lumière de CHANEL Illuminating Powder (CAN $76.00) | A soft champagne rose-gold highlighter bearing an extremely fine-milled powder texture. The surface pattern manages to echoe both the soft pleats of Japanese Washi paper along with a more graphic ‘modern’ design in the centre, but it’s the glow this gives to skin that makes it truly stand out. Using a fan brush for application will yield a lighter wash of radiance, while going in with a denser brush provides a more concentrated — yet still totally wearable — brilliance.

I pulled out a few more similarly toned CHANEL highlighters for comparison:

  • Poudre Signée de CHANEL (2013, discontinued) – the sheerest & lightest of the four, more powdery in finish
  • Mouche de Beauté (2013, discontinued) – very similar in both finish & tone, a few degrees more rose hued
  • Dentelle Précieuse (2014, discontinued) – the deepest tonally, slightly less brilliant finish

As several rose-gold highlighters have all been released fairly recently, I pulled out those closest in colour to compare as well:

 

A while back, when CHANEL released a few blush shades in this stunning Tissage design, I had picked up just one; I should have grabbed them all. Sigh. Embossed with the tweed pattern of the iconic CHANEL jacket, the texture is finely milled and provides a soft radiance along with buildable colour to cheeks. On a side note, both shades have a good mix of both cool & warm tones, making them wearable by a broad range of skin tones.

Les Tissages de CHANEL 100 Tweed Coralline Blush Duo (CAN $45.00) | Overall, this is a rose-tinged coral shade; the colour is comprised of both soft peach and deeper coral colours that are meant to be combined together, thus providing a nicely rounded depth of tone. The shimmer seen on the surface is definitely an overlay and will get swiped off by the first brush stroke, but seems to still filter on into the actual colour itself (although that will become less and less with continued use).

Les Tissages de CHANEL 110 Tweed Cherry Blossom Blush Duo (CAN $45.00) | Definitely inspired by ethereal cherry blossoms, this shade is the one that may lean a touch cooler of the two, but can still look gorgeous on those with warmer complexions. The two colours seen in the pan combine to make a rich ‘Cherry Popsicle’ kind of hue, while the silvery overspray adds a nice touch of refined shimmer (but is an overspray just the same, and will eventually become swept away).

From left: 50 Tweed Sienna (purchased), 110 Tweed Cherry Blossom, and 100 Tweed Coralline.

 

Do I need to even say it? They’re ALL keepers and definitely worth adding to one’s beauty arsenal. Rose gold anything is all the rage right now, and rightly so as this colour works on all skin tones — Plissé Lumière fits perfectly in this these and manages to combine both stunning brilliance + exceptional texture. As to blushes, I may be somewhat biased towards those from CHANEL, but I must admit that the regular Joues Contraste lineup can sure take lessons from these Tissage versions; the saturation, depth of tone, and flawless application shown here is nothing less than amazing. Oh, and can we take a moment to admire the gorgeousness of Tweed Sienna? Now THAT’s a shade CHANEL needs to bring back. #startthepetition

Available now at The Bay and all other CHANEL beauty counters

 

 

Media samples kindly provided, all opinions are my own

12 Responses to CHANEL · Plissé Lumière, Tweed Coralline & Tweed Cherry Blossom — Énergies & Puretés Collection

  1. Tracey E. says:

    I love Tweed Sienna and the gorgeous glow it creates vs. the glitter in the current versions. At first look, I thought Tweed Sienna was a Tom Ford (original formula) blush! Yes, let’s bring that one back exactly as it was. I saw there are 6 tweed blushes but not available in North America. Thank you foe the informative review!

  2. Ditsy says:

    Hi really enjoy your blog . Do you no if the camellia de chanel illuminator and the plisse lumiere de chanel are the same just different designs on them.?

    • Eugenia says:

      Thank for the kind words! As to the two highlighters you mentioned, if you’re referring to the new Camellia Illuminator that was recently released, I’m afraid it’s not available here in Canada so I have no way of comparing the two – sorry!

    • Tracey E. says:

      They are different. Suggest searching for reviews on TheBeautyLookBook.com or Temptalia.com. My understanding is that Camellia is a high shine highlighter with noticeable pieces of glitter.

  3. carole says:

    Tweed Sienna was my favourite, too, so it’s exciting t see more of these types of blushes. But if they could just bring back the original Tweed Sienna one more time I would be a happy woman. Lucia Pica is doing an amazing job for Chanel. Each collection is new and exciting…and wearable.
    Thank you for the close ups, the swatches, and the eloquent thoughts in each product. You give us really detailed reviews, and I appreciate it.

    • Eugenia says:

      Awwww…..thanks so much for your kind words, Carole — it’s really appreciated! 🙂 And I agree; Lucia Pica has brought a new & fresh perspective to this venerable house, with each successive collection better than the last! Seriously; CHANEL needs to make more of these Tweed blushes AND make them permanent!!

  4. Laurissa says:

    Ugh, I thought this was an easy skip, save for the highlighter. I need more pink and coral blushes like I need a hole in my head. But those swatches! So gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

    • Eugenia says:

      LOL!! Thanks, Laurissa! I have to honestly say that I was praying the blushes would apply as beautifully as they looked and YES!!! They really are worth a quick swatch at the counter….just get ready to hand over your credit card! 😂

  5. adak75 says:

    Hi there i am very interested in the blushes do you have any idea if they will be available in France? 😉

    • Eugenia says:

      As I am based in Canada and all my information comes from the offices here, I don’t have any way of knowing about other countries – so sorry 😞

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