You know what they should give out during mass at the Church of Chanel? Coupon codes. Or maybe instead of a church raffle they could hold a friends & family sale (hint, hint, Karl!).
Wishful thinking, right? Yeah, I get the feeling we’ll be waiting a long time before we see a big sale at Chanel. I’d be less surprised to see one of the aliens from Mars Attacks win a gold medal in figure skating (“Ack! Ack!”).
But if you’re willing to throw down $65 (!) for the new limited edition SoHo de Chanel Highlighting Powder and Blush, maybe you won’t care how well the aliens do at some future Olympics because your cheeks will radiate an otherworldly glow.
Coupled with the package’s striking good looks (LOVE the design on the pan!), this is Chanel at the top of their game, and the only thing holding it back is the price.
Wear each of the pan’s three finely-milled powders separately — a light reddish plum, a pinkish ivory and a peachy pink — or swirl a brush over all three to mix them for a soft, shimmery glow (I prefer the latter).
The concept reminds me of $28 Benefit Sugarbomb, a boxed powder blush with shades of peach, plum, pink and rose. It was released earlier this year, but it’s not an exact dupe. Sugarbomb seems a little more obvious than SoHo does to me (it packs more glittery shimmer), and its colors are farther from SoHo’s reddish plum.
Still, $28 compared to $65? Ouch.
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: Expensive? — absolutely. But if you like the look of plums on your skin, and/or you’re a devout Chanel acolyte, it might be worth your affections. Available at the Chanel SoHo store and chanel.com. Grade: B+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,