Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Chanel Spring 2013 Printemps Precieux de Chanel: Poudre Signee de Chanel Illuminating Powder

Hello Lovelies! I hope you all are having an absolutely wonderful holiday season! On my end, I spent the last two days of Christmas with the people I love most, relaxing, eating delicious food, exchanging gifts, and watching Christmas movies. I am also looking forward to later this week, when my boyfriend and I will be taking a mini vacation to Los Angeles/San Diego for a few days. What more could a girl ask for?

Amidst all the holiday excitement, I finally snuck away and found a moment to myself. More than anything,  I wanted to talk to you about another product from the Chanel Spring 2013 collection that has stolen my heart, the Poudre Signee de Chanel Illuminating Powder.  Being the great (cough cough) daughter that I am, I actually gifted this to my mother for Christmas this year. In return, she was kind enough to let me steal it long enough to take a few photos and swatches to share with you all.

I generally consider Chanel to be some of the most high-end makeup products on the market. This illuminating powder however, I find to be on a whole other level of luxury. Everything from the velvet case it comes in, to the floral pattern etched in the compact, to the finely milled sheen of the powder itself, is just exquisite. Just taking these photos was almost enough to make me regret giving it away!

As you can see in the above photo, the compact comes encased in a oversized velvet pouch, with a sponge applicator, unlike any I have seen with other highlighters.

The powder itself is a sheer golden peach shade. It is buttery soft, finely milled, luminous and glowing. I find the shade incredibly flattering yet subtle on my fair skin. For those that are wary of obvious highlighting powders, this may be just what you have been searching for. This product can be dusted across the cheekbones and high points of the face for a subtle soft-focus effect. This method creates a day appropriate glow and is also suitable for mature skin due to the lack of obvious shimmer or glitter particles. Or if you prefer, you can use the enclosed sponge applicator for a more bold highlighter look.

For comparison, I think of Chanel Poudre de Signee Illuminating Powder as the grown up sister to NARS Albatross. It is much less yellow-gold and therefore I think much more daytime appropriate and flattering on a wider range of skin tones.

The Poudre Signee de Chanel Illuminating Powder is limited edition for Spring 2013 only. Seeing how stunning this powder is, I am almost positive it will fly off the shelves. For all you Chanel lovers out there, I recommend you pick one up asap!

Again, thanks for reading and Happy Holidays! xx

Lots of Love,


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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Alice! Chanel really did an amazing job with their Spring collection this year!


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