Today I’ll be showing you guys the new Chanel Perles Fantaisies Illuminating Powder. From what I understand, this highlighter is sold out on their website BUT will be at Chanel counters momentarily! I can’t be sure but I would imagine (and have read) that this will likely be sold on Nordstrom & other Chanel carrier websites soon as well. I wish I knew more about it but I completely bought this on a whim..I actually bought it as a big time reward for myself- I have my huge grad school comprehensive exams on Tuesday..which means that once they’re finished, I’m one giant leap closer to getting my MA! Yes I’m trying to justify my purchase.
It all started when *cue flashback sequence* the other night I finally thought I had decided on my present: “YES, I’m committing to buying the Dior Nude Air Glowing Gardens Illuminating Powder (yup totally said the whole name in my head) in pink!” And then I found out it was sold out everywhere. So I randomly went on Chanel’s website and very quickly found the Dior highlighter’s replacement 🙂
Anyways check out this lil beauty. Unfortunately I promised myself that I wouldn’t USE it on my face until after my exams, but it looks STUNNING on my hand. The hand swatches were done in natural light & I put some foundation on my hands as a base because they were looking like a 90 year old’s. The product retails for $70.
The texture feels incredibly soft but not gelee-like. The colors & finish are seriously beautiful-I’m a sucker for a feminine pink highlight! As you’ll see in comparison photos, these are a bit more subtle than some other highlighters (think Becca, Bobbi Brown, Anastasia Beverly Hills) but more prominent than Ambient Lighting Powders (although the sheen truly reminds me the most of these). Needless to say, I’m very excited to try this on my face! I’ll probably post a face picture on Wednesday in case you want to check back.
Also…opening this package was probably the most luxurious experience of my life hahaha.
For the record, the brush that came with it is actually super soft & nice!
L to R- the white half, the pink half, and then the two swirled together
These last two were taken with my iphone by the way. In the last picture, I’ve included some similar colored highlights so that you can get the sense of color/texture. Top row is chanel then the bottom row L to R-Becca Pearl, Bobbi Brown Pink Glow, Becca Rose Gold.