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Chanel Updates

 

Share some pics, news, what are your 'must haves' for Chanel releases coming up?

Share your Chanel finds, reviews and loves!

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Thanks for posting all your pics- you look gorgeous! I got Companade. Going to unbox and use it today. They used it on my at the Chanel event last week. 

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I bought the Laurier Rose - its soooo gorgeous! Also I think you look very pretty in your pics 🙂

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I love the Orchidee eyeliner and laurier rose eyeshadow. The eyeshadow stayed on abt 12 hrs no creasing on my oily eyelids 😄

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Darn it Kate. You and Greenchilli are killing me 😉 They are beautiful aren't they. I'm trying to skip the Chanel bronzer with the hope that Guerlain will release the Asia exclusive highlighter 😞 

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But they are two different things! You can have both! The Chanel will work as a bronzer for you and the Poudre de Soie will be a perfect highlighter to compliment it. I have been asking all the Guerlain reps I see about the highlighter and no one knows anything about it here 😞

If it is released in North America, I'm picking one up too!

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Blackkitty, the Chanel illuminator is worth trying out.  I highly recommend testing it at the counter.  I quite like it because it has no shimmer and is just a glow.  I think it would flatter medium skin tones a lot!

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Annypoo,I think the Chanel Mediterranee would be a natural bronzer on you (subtle).  Not to be confused with a contouring powder...but for a sunkissed glow.

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Thanks greenchilli! Trying to decide by tonight if I should order from Saks 😛

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I just bought the Chanel Mediterranee LE Illuminator during Nordies 3X period.  My SA (that works at NARS) highly recommended it.  Today is the second day that I have used it.  I really like it.

 

Picture outdoors - not very sunny.

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Swatch on my arm.  I have swatched it right in the center of the picture (heavy swatch). 

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 On me (medium/deep), it just gives a bit of luminosity.  This has no shimmer, it has a glow.  I used it all over my face.  I think on deeper skin tones, it could also work well on the high points of the face - swatching is recommended.  On light tones it would make a good bronzer that looks natural.

 

If you swatch it heavily, some pinkness shows through (certainly not orange or yellow).  So I would describe this powder as bronze and not golden. 

 

It is incredibly subtle on me.  I see an "effect" - like healthy skin, but I doubt anybody would ask what highlighter I was wearing. 

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Saks has Les Beiges 2015 up on the site and it's 16% off Ebates from Saks + if you have a Saks card you should have an email promo code : ) woo hoo, time to shop!

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Today I tested out this purple beauty the Stylo Eyeshadow stick from the Summer collection…and I learned that Les Beiges Summer has 'left the factory and shipped' so it could be in stores very soon!Unknown-2.jpeg

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My illuminator came in from Neiman's this afternoon!  ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

 

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Any more updates about this? I'm very curious. I'll test it out when I go in for the event in 2 weeks…I have a lot of bronzers and highlighters…but I can't really make up my mind if this is a bronzer or illuminator-wait it's a bronze-luminator! ha!

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Gorgeous! Looks quite orange though, is it?

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I think it's just bad lighting...It's dark and raining outside, so I couldn't get good natural light in the photo.  It's actually a really nice bronze/gold color. 

 

It's a little darker than I usually use in an illuminator, but I'll probably use it as a bronzer for now - It will probably be more illuminating with a tan this summer.

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My local Nordstrom had it and I was able to swatch it in store. It is not as orange as it appears in the picture, but I found it to not be very pigmented. Which is not necessarily a bad thing when it comes to highlighters. I will be interested to hear Tamara76's thoughts too.

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This, I also swatched it last night and I couldn't even see it on my skin. So I didn't pick it up!

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You are correct - It does not seem super pigmented, but I actually prefer that in a highlighter - it's subtle.

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Beautiful! Let us know when you use it what your thoughts are on it...

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Off topic Chanel question here, for those of you who have Illusion d'ombre cream/powder shadows-what do you do with that cute little brush that comes with it? I don't really care for it for that product, I like a bigger softer brush. I tried it for a while to apply some of my shades as liner but wasn't crazy about that. Now I may try it as a lip brush for my purse. It's too cute to not use, ya know?

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I have never attempted to use the brush. Sounds like that's common.