LUMIÈRE SCULPTÉE DE CHANEL Highlighting Powder Review and FOTD

October 29, 2011

I am wearing the Lumiére Sculptée De Chanel Highlighting Powder today and I am loving it more than I thought I would be!


As you all know the Lumiére Sculptée is the star product of the Chanel 2011 Holiday Collection. I bought it simply for the sake of “I can’t miss out on Chanel Limited Editions”. However upon playing with it for the past 2 days I found that both the quality and finish are beyond my expectations. Here is a close up picture of the Lumiére Sculptée – such intricate design can only be seen from the best cosmetics houses.


The texture has a velvety touch to it and is amazingly buttery soft for a highlighter. Compared to the Chanel Ombres Tissées Beiges, it feels smoother hence less powdery. I much prefer the finish of the Lumiére Sculptée as it provides a more natural radiance in daytime – it imparts a soft glow to the face that is not too shimmery but is still visible as a highlighter. If you think highlighters such as Bobbi Brown Shimmerbrick has too much of shimmers, then this is a toned down version.  On the other hand, if you prefer a rich intense highlighting effect, then Lumiére Sculptée may not be your cup of tea.


Swatches don’t lie do they? The Lumiére Sculptée powder is more finely milled with no visible glitters, therefore it glides over the skin smoothly as opposed to Ombres Tissées Beiges that appears to be sitting on top of the skin and enhancing the lines. Color wise, Lumiére Sculptée shows up less beige on the skin when swatched heavily. However, when applied on the skin softly it is translucent without much color.


FOTD: Applied the Lumiére Sculptée along the top of the cheekbone, combined with a contour powder (the Suqqu OSHAGECHA), it definitely sculpts my cheekbone in the most flattering way.

Lumiere-Sculptee-De-Chanel-fotd-2The Chanel Holiday 2011 Collection has arrived in Australia. I have picked up a few other items from the collection which I will be showing you in my next post. The Lumiére Sculptée De Chanel Highlighting Powder retails for AUD$90.

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Elaine October 29, 2011 at 1:38 pm

YES the collection has arrived on our shores finally. I found out late this arvo when I went to check out the Chanel counter in Myer Sydney. Bought 2 bottles of Rouge Carat (1 to keep and the other to giveaway) the single eyeshadow in Beige Lame and the Rouge Allure lipstick in Envire. Can’t wait to play with them tomorrow. I was tempted to get the highlight powder however I already own the pearl glow which I absolutely adore. But now after reading your post, I’m feeling weak against my defenses.


Reika October 30, 2011 at 1:27 pm

What a haul Elaine! I am also excited for you and I am sure you will love every single thing you picked 🙂
Yes you have to get the highlighting powder!


Marie RZ November 9, 2011 at 11:56 am

Lumières scultée by chanel is very very beautiful, and u wearing this make up very well, sorry i’m french so my english is poor, but I will buy ” lumière scultée ” soon!


Cally October 29, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Wow, that is beyond beautiful. I don’t think I could use it with that beautiful design! It would probably sit on my dresser as a centre piece haha.


Reika October 30, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Haha I know Cally, Chanel makeups can also be used as vanity table decorators 🙂


Jamilla October 29, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Such a stunning look! You’ve started me lemming this one!


Reika October 30, 2011 at 1:30 pm

It would look beautiful on your complexion Jamilla!


Cafe Bellini October 29, 2011 at 5:01 pm

It’s so pretty I couldn’t bring myself to use it! Or I’d have to buy two: one to use, one to keep, no joke I’ve done that before 🙂


Jess October 29, 2011 at 10:29 pm

Haha, wow… I’m now curious which product made you buy two of! 😉


Reika October 30, 2011 at 1:30 pm

I am also very very tempted to buy a backup 😛


Eta October 29, 2011 at 5:16 pm

I can’t help but comment on your wonderful eyeliner. It looks very, very, very good.


Reika October 30, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Thank you so much Eta! I can’t live without my dollywink liquid eyeliner 😛


Maria October 29, 2011 at 6:46 pm

i’m not going to buy this product, but i’m totally in love with this make-up! it’s just gorgeous! especially the eyes!


Reika October 30, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Thank you so much for the lovely comment Maria!


Jess October 29, 2011 at 9:46 pm

Chanel! The design of this powder is definitely stunning, and more so its a pleasure to hear the quality of the powder/finish is there too!

I have yet to find THE perfect highlighting powder myself (some that I have tried are from NARS, Paul&Joe, Lunasol). Just got the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade , but haven’t tried it yet.

I’m excited to see what else you got from Chanel’s Holiday Collection! 😉


Reika October 30, 2011 at 1:34 pm

I have yet to find my HG highlighters, but this one is very close! You should give it a try Jess. I personally find MAC MSF is too shimmery for my oily skin…


onlyfr33b33 October 31, 2011 at 12:29 am

Incredible! Do you think they would have this at a Nordstroms counter? I must try it out!


nawi October 31, 2011 at 6:06 pm

I am sorry I just do not see it and understand why everyone it loving the highlighter .
You can hardly see it in my opinion I am a Chanel fan but try to keep een open mind this is an expensive product and should be worth the money.


popblush November 1, 2011 at 12:41 am

What a gorgeous highlighter- looks great on your cheekbones. Love it that it has no visible glitters in it =D


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