Two prettiest highlighters from Spring 2016 Collections – Chanel Perles ET Fantaisies Illuminating Powder VS Dior DiorSkin Nude Air Glowing Gardens Powder in Glowing Pink

March 13, 2016

This spring there are two must-have lust worthy gorgeous highlighters to collect – the Chanel Perles ET Fantaisies Illuminating Powder, and the Dior DiorSkin Nude Air Glowing Gardens Illuminating Powders in Glowing Pink. First of all the designs of both powders are to die for, as well as the quality and the finish are just flawless and look extremely flattering on fair to medium skin tones as you would expect from a premium beauty brand. Both products are limited editions, and it seems the Dior is already sold out everywhere in the US, but I think you can still find them in Australia. I am combining these two products into one post as they are quite similar in terms of finish.

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The texture of Chanel Illuminating Powder feels buttery silky smooth. It is so creamy and finely milled that when I rub my fingers over the powders I don’t feel any grainy and powdery texture. Both the white and pink powders are pigmented enough with one to two swipes to show the color and give a glowing effect. It is not as intensely pigmented as some other highlighters such as the Nars and the Becca (reviewed here).  I actually prefer this level of pigments, meaning I can easily create a soft glow effect without worrying of being overdone.

comes with a mini fan brush

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The white powders applies to a translucent shimmery icy white color which also makes a great color to highlight in the inner corners of the eyes.  The pink color is beautiful, when it is applied it actually doesn’t show up as barbie pink as it looked in the pan. It is a translucent shimmery baby pink that adds just a perfect touch of fresh color as a highlighter to the face. When mixed two colors together, the pink adds a touch of warmth to the white, and that gives a natural, lit-from-within glow without looking frosty. Highly recommend this illuminating powder if you are after a pretty luxurious product that gives a natural glow, and it works well on fair to fair/medium skin tones.

Swatches

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The Dior Glowing Pink Powder gives a very similar illuminating effect as the Chanel.  The texture is also superb, and the powder feels slightly more firm and not as moist as the Chanel. It doesn’t enhance pores, and also sets beautifully on dry skin.  The color is a pale delicate pink with a hint of champagne pearl tone to it, so it would work better on warmer skin tones. The finish is a tad more shimmery than Chanel, imparting a radiant dewy glow to the skin.

comes with a mini kabuki brush

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Swatch:

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Comparison Swatch:

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Nawi March 17, 2016 at 9:04 pm

Thanks for this wonderful review. This makes me so happy I went for the Chanel one. I just received it yesterday and still have not been able to bring myself to swatch it because the design is soo pretty. I hope it will give me a nice glow and show up on my skin. I am a 20 at the moment. In the Chanel perfect lumiere range. Reviews online have been mixed. So I am so glad to read that you love it!

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Vicki May 3, 2016 at 9:08 am

Hey love!!
I’m in love with the Chanel and Dior illuminating powders,
Do you know where I can find them in Sydney? And perhaps online on an Aus website? Love your blog x

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