Thursday, February 14, 2013

Chanel Mouche de Beaute Illuminating Powder

"This exclusive creation, a precious powder in an elegant gold shade enhanced with pink highlights, delicately illuminates the angles of the face with an exquisite effect."

After several seasons of illuminators that didn't work for me, I really looked forward to testing this one, expecting that that its rose gold undertones would suit my complexion. While it is a beautiful product, I found it too sparkly for day or office.  It doesn't illuminate, but highlights instead; "illuminate" suggests a more subtle effect than Mouche de Beaute gives.  The product adds the slightest bit of pink coloration; the gold cast disappears on my skin completely, adding only a colorless sheen.  The aforementioned sparkles leave a beautiful finish atop the cheekbones and under the brow bones, but it's not subtle enough to use in other areas typically highlighted, such as down the center of the nose, chin, or atop the inner brow.  

Mouche de Beaute comes in pouch with a large sponge applicator.  Those of you interested in a sheerer effect might want to try using a dense brush. 

I bought Mouche de Beaute ($80) from Ondrea Watson, Chanel Studio Counter Manager at the Seattle Nordstrom Flagship store, 206-628-2111. It's also available at  


  1. It really is pretty, isn't it? I had a wallet-friendly feeling it would turn out to be more sparkly than "illuminating"..I liked the Poudre Signee illuminator..that is about how sparkly I can get :D

    1. It is gorgeous. I'm sure it will be perfect for some who are less conservative than I am or for evening. (I love your phase, "wallet-friendly feeling!")

  2. I'm sorry that this didn't turn out as you hoped Ava! I think you are not alone in being a bit disappointed that it offers more sparkle rather than subtle illumination. I'm happy now that I passed on this product, but it's such a shame either way because it looks so beautiful in the pan!! I'm sure you can still find a way to put it to good use, though :)



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