A few things I firmly believe that all women should have:
- Access to funny movies after a long, hard day (some of my favorites: Clueless, Blue Crush and The Wedding Singer)
- A friend or family member who will always pick up the phone, even in the middle of the night, when you just need someone to talk to
- At least one piece of makeup so breathtakingly beautiful that it comforts you every time you see it, and for this, might I suggest the new Poudre Signée de Chanel Illuminating Powder?
I know there are far, far less expensive comforting treats out there than a $68 highlighter, but let me tell ya, when I’m feeling extra agitated/orange alert/ready to shank strangers at the drop of a hat, there’s just something to be said for Chanel.
With Chanel’s seasonal collections, they typically release one really expensive signature piece, and it’s the piece that many collectors and die-hards look forward to the most.
Sometimes, I think these extra extravagances are way too overpriced, or just kind of “meh,” but in the case of this warm peachy beige powder, Coco and crew did us a solid.
Check out the design on that pan… I mean, really!? It’s like a work of art! See the camilla flowers (Mademoiselle’s favorite!) and the tiny little makeup tubes??
I love those little details…
Once you get over the heartbreak of disrupting the design for the first time, you’ll feel better about using this rare gem, and before you know it, you won’t even want to leave the house without the soft luminosity its satiny finish gives to your skin.
Have you ever looked up from under a cherry blossom tree on a sunny day and seen the way the light filters through the branches and petals? That’s how I think of this powder’s effect, like a soft, glowing halo, instead of a harsh shimmer, and I think it’s beyond beautiful, especially on mature skin.
I primarily wear Poudre Signée as a basic highlighter, swiping it across my upper cheekbones, down the bridge of my nose, and along my brow bones and cupid’s bow, but I think it also works great as a powder all over the face, where it perks me up like a triple espresso.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Chanel counters, stores and chanel.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+ (I think it’s absolutely gorgeous, but it costs an arm and a leg)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,