Inspired by Mademoiselle’s love of talismans, CHANEL recently launched Les Symboles de CHANEL, a collection of highlighting powders in 5 motifs and 3 glowy shades. Apart from how visually stunning these are, it’s the performance that matters and spoiler alert: they absolutely deliver.
Les Symboles de CHANEL Oversize Illuminating Face Powder (CAN $115.00/each) | There are 5 motifs to choose from (not shown: Le Camélia, La Chaîne, and La Comète) with each available in 3 shades: Warm Gold, Precious Coral, and Pearly White. Housed in the brand’s iconic black lacquered case, they also includes a full size mirror on the inner lid, while the large size of the pan makes it easy to use a variety of brushes to pick up product. The texture of the powder is incredibly fine-milled and blends beautifully along the skin, leaving behind a stunning glow that’s not gritty or sparkly.
Les Perles Precious Coral | A soft peachy-coral hue with complex shimmer. To me, this is like a less intense version of NARS’ iconic Orgasm blush (Les Perles has less gold in the base), making it very wearable on a broad range of skin tones. Another perk is that you can even layer this over blush for a unique new glowy combo.
Le Lion Warm Gold | A stunning gold hue with complex shimmer and a hint of nude/pink. I’ve really been feeling golden hues lately and this highlighter checks off all the boxes: a beautiful shade that will be suitable for a range of complexions, and coming to a radiant finish.
Note that both shades have been heavily swatched (above) in order to show the colour in detail. That said, they’re both easily diffused to your preferred level and/or taste.
I may own enough highlighters to create my very own Aurora Borealis, but in my book there’s always room for more — especially when it comes to CHANEL. The texture and finish of both is absolutely stellar and I can honestly say that these are my current faves … although now I really want to try the Pearly White shade. The biggest dilemma in my option? Choosing the motif, because they’re all THAT exquisite.
Available at CHANEL counters and online
Kindly provided by CHANEL for my unbiased consideration