One of the star items in this collection is the Lumiere Sculptee de Chanel Highlighter. The design alone is drool-worthy. I gasp with excitement when I saw the product in person. The best part is that the intricate design is not an over-spray! There is a glittery over-spray on the top layer that quickly goes away after 1-2 brush swipes.
At first, I was really worried about Sculptee de Chanel Highlighter being chalky based on how it looked both in the pan and on my arms. However, I am glad to report it is not chalky or powdery once applied on the skin. I used Chanel's fluffy round powder brush to apply the highlighter on my cheekbones. It provides a beautiful, soft, and shimmery glow. I was sold instantly. There is a slight tinge of pink in the powder, which made me love it even more. At $72USD, I am still giving it a thumbs up because I can actually see the shimmer both in the store and in dim lit incandescent light.
Brun Rose was a complete surprise for me. It looks more brown-rose in the pan but swatches as a coral- pink as shown. It is very pigmented on my arm but is quite soft and subtle on the cheeks. When applied with a Chanel blush brush, I get a soft peachy glow. Brun Rose combined with Lumiere Sculptee de Chanel Highlighter is a killer combination.
The two single eyeshadows are Beige Lame and Blazing Gold. I didn't have much expectations for either of them but was pleasantly surprised by Beige Lame. In the swatch, it's a muddy light beige-brown but the images do it no justice. Beige Lame has these gorgeous multi-color shimmers that makes it quite unique. I'm not sure if my camera can ever capture this to show you.
Blazing Gold is a soft gold with gold shimmers. I'm not particularly blown away by this shade as much as Beige Lame. However, those who love gold eyeshadows may want to check this out.
Overall, I am glad the highlighter did not disappoint both in design, pigmentation, and formula. The collection has a lot of beautiful classic everyday pieces that you can reach for over and over again. I don't think you can go wrong with any of the face products either. I was a bit disappointed that NM did not have the loose powder tester. I imagine that would be a nice staple as well.
Bottom line: If you're on a budget, pick up the highlighter ASAP because it will definitely be sold out. Don't let Beige Lame fool you as just another simple brown-beige eyeshadow. It is much prettier in person. My top picks are the highlighter and Beige Lame. Brun Rose Tweed is also coming home with me but if you're on a budget, you can probably find a dupe for it from MAC, NARS, or Tarte. I'm still holding out on the loose powder as well. I think it might be another winner from this collection.
To see more swatches of the face products and nail polish, visit Charleston Girl from BestThingsInBeauty.
What are your picks from the face products?