Friday, October 14, 2011

Chanel Noir-Ivoire Eyeshadow Duo & Féérie Natural Finish Loose Powder


The last two items I will be featuring from the Chanel Holiday 2011 collection include Noir-Ivoire Eyeshadow Duo ($42) & Féérie Natural Finish Loose Powder ($52).


Noir-Ivoire Eyeshadow Duo ($42) is a beautiful classic duo of a soft luminous ivory shimmer and a complex semi-satin soft black. In the compact it looks very basic, unoriginal, almost bland. However I found on the eyes it looks quite lovely. The ivory shade is not quite as yellow as the promotional photos show but it does have a yellowish tinge. It's similar to the Lumière Sculptée de Chanel Highlighting Powder but the powder is more beigey-pink and the shadow is more yellow. The black shade looks matte in the compact but after brushing it on the skin I found that it's actually not really matte. It's not really a shimmer either, but I would describe it as a having a satiny finish. I love the complexity of the colors in this because it prevents it from looking too harsh or ashy.


Féérie Natural Finish Loose Powder ($52) is a pinkish-beige soft sheer matte powder with tons of pink and white shimmery flecks. It comes in the finishing powder formula which I found a bit odd. The base is very sheer and light and the shimmer is not quite the glitter size but bigger than a shimmer. It seems too sparkly to use all over the face in my opinion and even as a highlighter seems a bit too glitzy. I think it would make a lovely dusting powder for going out on the cheeks. I don't think I will be using this on the eyes - I'm worried about the glittery fallout but I haven't tested this on the eyes yet. It's simply gorgeous in the tub but too much for me for everyday. I recommend reading reviews from Best Things in Beauty and Fruity Lashes - they both love this powder.

Swatches:


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Comparisons (I apologize for the mis-spellings):



I really love the duo in this collection even though it's fairly basic. The powder is something I'll have to play with more. Thanks to alice for pointing out I spelled Noir-Ivoire incorrectly. I hope it's now updated everywhere in the post (except for the labeling).

8 comments:

  1. It should be "ivoire", not "ivorie".

    The powder looks so lovely! Thanks for the review and beautful pictures.

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  2. Thanks for the great review as always Sabrina. Would you happen to know if the ivory color in the duo is as yellow as the light color in the Khaki-Clair duo (which was unfortunately too yellow for me)?

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  3. Alice thank you for the correction.

    Gail I do not own that duo, sorry, can't compare, but from memory of what I saw at the counters, I think the Khaki-Clair is more yellow.

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  4. ooh the duo looks gorgeous! must...have...! :)

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  5. LOVE LOVE Féérie Powder!
    Ohhhh....why I live in Germany???!! I am so sad!
    I want this look so much !
    Amazing Powder!
    Have a nice Friday :)))

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  6. The powder looks lovely, but maybe a bit too glittery... the eyeshadow duo seems like something I should look for at Chanel's counter :)

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  7. Beautiful colors for the eye...like the smoothness and the color palette too...also very important that the quality is good and eventually works out well for the skin in the long run.

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  8. I like the colours, but it's too dark for my AMU :(

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