Review: Chanel Lèvres Scintillantes in 357 Mystery & Poudre Universelle Libre in 57 Rêverie (Holiday 2012)

by PJ on Monday, December 3, 2012

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Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer 357 Mystery Holiday 2012 Makeup 1

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Chanel‘s holiday 2012 Éclats du Soir de Chanel makeup collection features gold and deep plum to add touches of festive glamour to the face. Today I am highlighting two items from this collection: Lèvres Scintillantes in 357 Mystery and Poudre Universelle Libre in 57 Rêverie.

Lèvres Scintillantes (Glossimer) in 357 Mystery (limited edition, £21) is one of the three new shades of Lèvres Scintillantes for holiday 2012. It is a moderately-pigmented medium-to-warm nude rose pink with no shimmer. The gloss is pigmented enough to cover most of the natural lip color. As with most of the other Lèvres Scintillantes shades I have come across, it has a glossy and reflective finish that lasts well.

Its soft warm-pink tone makes it a natural-looking shade for everyday wear, and its nude tone complements dramatic eye makeup. It can look slightly pale if you generally don’t go for nude lip colors.

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Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre 57 Reverie Holiday 2012 Makeup 1

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Poudre Universelle Libre (Natural Finish Loose Powder) in 57 Rêverie (£34) is a limited-edition shade for this season. It is a translucent light beige with a high-toned and predominantly silver-toned sparkly (and almost glittery) finish.

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Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre 57 Reverie Holiday 2012 Makeup 2

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It is one of the most sparkly loose powders that I have come across, and it doesn’t seem to be designed for setting your powder/liquid foundation. If used very light-handedly, it can be a good highlighter for the T-zone and the cheek bones. Personally I think it is more suitable as a body powder. Its fairly large size (30g) makes it easy to be used indulgently on the body.

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Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre 57 Reverie Holiday 2012 Makeup 3

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(The products featured in this article are provided by Chanel.)

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Review: Chanel Coco Noir

Review: Chanel Fall 2012 Makeup Collection
(Lumière d’Artifices Beiges, Joues Contraste in 72 Rose Initiale & Rouge Coco Shine in 74 Parfait)

Review: Chanel Spring 2012 Makeup Collection
(Blush Horizon de Chanel, Rouge Coco Shine in 68 Candeur, Lèvres Scintillantes in 181 Bagatelle & Rouge Coco Baume)

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