Chanel Holiday 2014 Collection – Camelia De Plumes Highlighting Powder and Stylo Yeux Eyeliner Or Blanc Review and Swatches

November 3, 2014

I missed out on the beautiful Chanel Jardin de Camalias Illuminating Powder that was released earlier this year, so I made sure I was quick enough to snatch the Chanel CAMELIA DE PLUMES HIGHLIGHTING POWDER when the Holiday 2014 Collection was out in Australia. I thought I was quick but I was still told it was the last one at the Sydney counter at the time of purchase! Along with the highlighter, I also picked up the STYLO YUEX Eyeliner Or Blanc 987 which will also be covered in today’s review, with the other products reviewed here.

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The design of Chanel highlighters has always been the biggest selling point of this product to me. As a big fan of Chanel, I am always attracted to anything with the iconic interlock C or the Camelias. And compared to the other Chanel fashion items, their makeup is much more affordable but offers the almost same level of satisfaction!

The texture of the CAMELIA Highlighting Powder is buttery smooth and extremely finely milled. I was a little skeptical whether the color would suit my skin-tone, as it looked quite frosty and silvery from the pan.  Upon swatching and application on my face, I am glad that it works great with my skin-tone (NC15-20). Depending on the angle you are looking at it, the product actually has a champagne golden beige undertone with a hint of silver sheen. When it’s applied on my face it blends in to my skin with an illuminating sheen. The degree of shimmer is slightly more than the other Chanel Highlighters I have, and is on par with the  the conventional European brands such as the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish, Nars Highlighting Blush Albatross, or the Charlotte Tilbury Bronze and Glow.  If your skin color is more than NC30, it’s best for you to go and check this product out in person.

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The Stylo Yeux Eyeliner in OR BLANC 987 matches with the highlighting powder perfectly. It is almost the same color – looks silvery but applies ivory golden beige with shimmer. This color makes a great highlighter for the inner tear duct, or along the inner rims for a more eye opening effect. I love the Chanel Stylos Yeux in general and always tend to collect them in different colors – they are silky smooth to apply (never tugs the skin) and stays put for a whole day without smudging on me. Best of all, they are the perfect size for carrying them around in a makeup pouch – not too long and chubby.

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Comparison Swatch

Left Poudres Signee De Chanel Illuminating Powder Middle Camelia De Plumes Right Chanel Pearl Glow Powder

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Yuki November 4, 2014 at 7:37 pm

Am so excited to pick some things from Chanel! Just a question have your tried the hourglass ambient powders?How would you say the chanel compares?
Much Love

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Reika November 6, 2014 at 1:07 pm

Hi Yuki the ambient lighting powder gives a more natural finish – like a soft glow with a satiny sheen. The chanel highlighter is more shimmery with a hint of frost to it depending on the angle.

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ifmakeupcouldtalk November 7, 2014 at 11:51 am

Hello Reika,

I agree, I think Camelia De Plumes looks quite striking on lighter complexions. Medium and darker skins have to go easy with this pigmented beauty. I can’t get over how smooth this powder feels and how attractive the embossing is on the powder. Great post as usual 🙂

-Maria

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