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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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Anny if it helps I wear the lightest shade in MJ genius gel. I purchased this bronzer and by no way does it show up as orange - which is hard for me to find so I was excited to get this. I originally tried using this as a contour (didn't work) it does give me a beautiful sun kissed look (with a light hand) without looking garish. The formula is fantastic BTW. Going off if you're medium/light skin tone I would say it would be more of a bronzer. I highly recommend this product, but I don't think it would work on deeper skin tones. Just my opinion - nordies does have a good return policy if all else fails!

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I'll give my two cents on it.  I am medium skin tone and it did not work for me at all.  When I applied it to my cheeks (I didn't wear any other blush since I wanted to see how it would look alone) it made me look like I was wearing 2 different shades of foundation.  It was so yellowy orange on me.  So it went back.  I suggest you go to the store without blush or highlighter on and have an SA apply it on you.  Then you can see if you like it or not.  

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Hi Anny--this works as a light bronzer for me but I can probably wear it lightly all over. I love that the shimmer is very subtle and you can't see it in sunlight. It's a beautiful glow. I love it and bought it!


I went to the Nordstrom event this weekend and had my make up done at the Chanel counter. He used it as a bronzer on me and then put on some blush as well. I'm wearing 2 of the cream eyeshadow sticks and the orange lipstick from the summer collection.

(sorry for bad pics, they weren't taken to be shared since I was tired but I thought it would be helpful)




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I don't think they are bad pictures of you. You look lovely but stop enabling me lol. I'm trying to recover from Tom Ford summer collection. 🙂

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lol I think you need this one blackkitty. Go try it in the store. 

I also bought 2 of the cream eyeshadow sticks :Laurier Rose  (wearing it in the pics above) and Azulejo. Both are soo beautiful! I read that someone used the blue powder from TF Midnight sea on top of Azulejo and that it was gorgeous so I had to buy it to see for my self. lol



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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.



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


 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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