Chanel releases a Le Blanc collection each spring. Historically this collection has been an Asia-exclusive or Nordstrom anniversary sale exclusive, but this year distribution of the Le Blanc makeup collection has been widespread. I’m extremely thankful for that because this year the star product of the collection is the gorgeous Perles et Fantaisies Illuminating Powder. I’m warning you now because this product is an absolute must-have for all and any Chanel fans.
The Chanel Perles et Fantaisies Illuminating Powder (C$76) is a dual highlighter in one pan. The left side is a frosty white highlighter and the right side is a pink highlighter with peach and gold pearl. The pan is pressed with a pearl necklace embellishment and the Chanel signature double-C logo – it is truly a work of art. I purchased mine from Nordstrom, but it should also be available at Holt Renfrew.
I’ve read some mixed reviews of this highlighter – some people love it, some people think it’s just okay – but I have to say that I am in the love camp. The highlighter is absolutely breathtaking. The white side is a frosty white that is extremely pigmented; a tiny bit goes a long way. It kind of reminds me of Becca Pearl in a white that it’s just a pure silvery white highlighter. The pink side is even more beautiful. In addition to being a very soft texture that’s finely milled and very smooth, the pink also has a gold and peach pearl that’s almost a duo-chrome. The colour is a lot softer than the white side in that it’s just a beautiful shimmer and not frosty. The two colours mixed together also work well, even though the white is more dominant because of how frosty it is, so you get less of that peach and gold pearl from the pink.
One thing to note is that this highlighter is quite cool-toned, so if you’re a warm-toned lady then it won’t work as well on you. Burberry has a new highlighter for Spring/Summer 2016 that’s in a pale gold shade that would work well for my warm-toned friends; I’ll be reviewing it soon so keep your eyes out!
Even the box is beautifully embellished with the pearl necklace design. The details on this highlighter is just so incredible. I already own at least five other highlighters, and I’m not one to buy dupes of products but I just had to have this. So after all that, are you convinced that you need this?
The Chanel Perles et Fantaisies Illuminating Powder is available now at Holt Renfrew or Nordstrom counters across Canada!
Left white side, right pink side, then subtly mixed
In alternate light so you can see the gold and peach pearls in the pink side