If this were a PowerPoint slide about Chanel’s $70 Jardin De Camelias Illuminating Powder, the key bullet points would be…
- Super pretty in the pan
- Super subtle on the skin
- Super expensive
Available now exclusively online as part of the new 11-piece Jardin de Camelias collection, Chanel Jardin de Camelias Illuminating Powder, it’s a sheer ivory highlighting powder with a dainty pinkish rose opalescence.
The super subtle shimmer and rosy pink tint are probably easier to see in real life, where they create a delicate halo of light that dances off the skin, illuminating it all day long.
The effect: very soft, very subtle, and I appreciate that because, let’s be real here, fine, subtle highlighters like this one are more forgiving on skin with larger pores (like mine!).
But then I’m like, “It’s $70, yo!” and I remember that I can get a similar look using a light touch and one of the $45 Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders, the $36 Laura Mercier Highlight Matte Radiance Powders or the $16.50 MAC Pro Shaping Powders.
No doubt, Chanel does great powders, and this one’s beautifully subtle — not everything has to hit ya over the head, ya know? But is it unique enough to justify the price? Well, that’s the $70 question. This one might be more for hard-core Chanel collectors and luxury makeup lovers looking for an understated, softly radiant highlighting powder.
AVAILABILITY: Available now exclusively online at chanel.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Hope you had a nice Thursday. Onward to Friday, yay!