A limited-edition creation, this sheer highlighting powder is artfully embossed with the icons of Chanel. Bringing a fresh vitality to the face, the soft pink powder lightly dusts over cheekbones and high points to capture and reflect light with a delicate luminosity. Part of the Printemps Precieux de Chanel Collection for spring 2013.
The new Chanel highlighting powder - Poudre Signee de Chanel - is easily the hightlight of the newly launched Printemps Precieux de Chanel collection. The soft, buttery highlighter is beautifully crafted with miniature Chanel icons embossed all around the interlocking C's. With use, of course, the beautiful detailing would wear off, and I had a hard time getting myself to do the first swatch! The powder comes wrapped in a pouch - just like almost every other Chanel powder product - and included in the pouch is a paddle-shaped sponge applicator which I am pretty sure I will never ever use (mostly because I am not sure how to clean it!). The Poudre Signee de Chanel illuminating powder is described as a soft pink by Chanel, but it has more of a warmth and a faint golden hue to it rather than a pink. Depending on the light, it can go from a beige-pink hue to a warmer glow and sometimes look almost like a plain/chalky (gasp!) powder. Scroll on for more photos.
|Depending on the light, Poudre Signee de Chanel does have a pinkish hue to it. I suspect this mix of colours does make it easier to adapt to most skin tones.|
|The paddle-shaped sponge applicator included with the Poudre Signee de Chanel.|
A bit of info for those interested in the quantity: Just to give an idea regarding the size of this compact, it's the same size as the Poudre Douce Soft Pressed powder from Chanel - much larger than the regular Joues Contraste blushes - but it contains only about 8 g of product compared to 14 g of the powder.
|Poudre Signee de Chanel Illuminating Powder - Size comparisons|
I took this photo with no direct light falling on the powder, and it looks like a regular powder with no particular glow visible.
Poudre Signee de Chanel Illuminating Highlighter Powder - Swatches/FOTDLike any other illuminating powder/highlighter, Poudre Signee de Chanel relies on shimmer for the light-reflecting properties that give the elusive glow to the skin. What sets this apart from the others, in my limited experience, is that the shimmer is very, very finely milled, so much so that it just almost melts into the skin. If you have used the Joues Contraste blushes from Chanel, you would know what this would be like. Sure, there is shimmer, and yes you can see it, but only if you look really closely. Instead, what's visible is just a beautiful soft glow that is quite effortless to achieve - no buffing, blending expertise needed.
|Poudre Signee de Chanel Illuminating Powder - Swatches|
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