Not that I needed another bronzer but I couldn’t resist this gorgeous, alluring camellia motif of Chanel Lumiere d’ete Illuminating Powder(CLdIP). I am WEAK!:)
CLdIP came with a lid on the product in the famous black shell with white writing and a pouch containing a slot for a brush. I don’t think the included brush is soft enough and dense enough for blending(well at least to what I’m normally required).
For those who are conscious of the ingredients, hopefully you can see what has been listed in the following photo.
And now for the most interesting part of the post, the closeups! How intricate and divine is the camellia motif! I stared at the beauty for more than a week before I hesitated to use it. And my goodness, I can tell you that it did hurt. But thankfully the design is robust and not worn down quickly.
You can see the intricate design has tiny lines embossed helping the motif looks real.
Here are the swatches taken indoors with the sun shining directly on it.
CLdIP has a brownish with warm, yellow undertone and a satiny finish. The texture was smooth and silky to the touch. The product is densely pack. No powder was kicked up during swatching or picking it up with a brush to apply to my cheeks.
CLdIP has a luminous finish but you can not see any shimmer on the skin. It is build-able, blends effortlessly into my skin and does not emphasise pores. On my oily skin, CLdIP lasts more than 8 hours and does not seem to make my skin appears shinier than usual.
I pulled out my current favourite bronzer Tom Ford Terra(review here) and the well-loved Benefit Hoola to compare. I find that that CLDIP is the most yellow and warm tone bronzer. It is definitely not suitable for contouring.
Verdict: Chanel Lumiere d’ete Illuminating Powder definitely adds a glowy warmth to my skin. I find it a tad too warm and yellow for my NC25-ish with yellow undertone skin. I like to use it very light hand on the days I want to have a hint of Mediterranean finish. If you are any lighter than me, I don’t think it is for you. I bought CLdIP for the intricate design and I don’t regret it but I do not think it is a must have.
Here’s a selfie of me wearing CLdIP as bronzer and blush(was taken in natural light by my bedroom window).
I purchased mine at my local Boots. It is a limited edition so if you fancy the look of Chanel Lumiere d’ete Illuminating Powder, you should search for it soon at all other major stockists like Selfridges, John Lewis, Debenhams, Harrods and House of Fraser too.
Have you purchased Chanel Lumiere d’ete Illuminating Powder? Will you be tempted by the Camellia Motif?
Thank you for reading.
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