Saturday, February 9, 2013

My new love affair, lighting up my life with Chanel

First of all. This is not a review. Attempting to catch up on over a week's worth of blogs has left me weary of glowing reviews and endless swatches. Oh the swatches. Also new job (yay!) requires me to write almost constantly, checking myself, word counts, structure - so I would much prefer to just ... write for the moment. If that's alright with you of course.

I blame Kelly Hope Murphy for this. She got her hands on the limited edition Poudre Signee de Chanel Illuminating Powder. I missed my chance to have someone pick it up duty free but I chanced my arm and cautiously approached the Chanel counter.

chanel illuminating powder

Admittedly I was nervous, I had never bought any Chanel before - I'd only ever stolen some of my mum's perfume. I had hovered nearby as other people had made enquiries, but now I was on my own. Of course, it was sold out. It's sold out everywhere. But one clever sales assistant had a rummage in the stock room and came up with this beauty - POUDRE UNIVERSELLE LIBRE in the limited colour Reverie.

It's hard to explain, the natural finish - it's a matt finish but it's also shimmery. She dusted it around my neck but told me I could also set my make-up with it. A photography couldn't do it justice, it's so subtle but luxurious. What's more is that it didn't cost as much as the Poudre Signee and it's absolutely giant, it fills my whole hand. Nothing makes me happier that seeing those double Cs imprinted on the lid. And the little powder puff - oh I'm just smitten.

This is just the beginning of my love affair with Chanel. Stay tuned for more shiny reasons for my bank balance to be in the sorry state it's in ...

Have you ever bought yourself a piece of high end make-up?
Lots of love
Post by: Lisa Dunn


  1. Oh it looks incredible, (almost) worth it just for the packaging!!

    1. Yeah almost! Y'know it wasn't too bad, price-wise. It was 46, what I had gone in for was 55! Bargain all together :P

  2. matte and shimmery, sounds interesting! but good as sometimes i want a little shimmer but nothing too overpowering.
    Sophie xx

  3. Aw this looks amazing- I'm very tempted! It seems similar to the Armani Transluscent powder- that's also amazing! :)
    Rosy x

    1. I need to try it out again as a setting powder. It's so beautiful just to look at - I kind of want to roll around in it :P is that weird? Haha x

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    1. I'll have to show it to you in person. It's so beautiful x

  5. Looks pretty! I'll have to see you in person with it on! What's your take on Banana powder? I think it's an American thing... I can't find the blogpost I saw it in but here's what it looks like: