Review: Las Vegas De Chanel Collection – Lucky Stripes Iridescent Powders for Eyes and Cheeks

Oh Chanel, why you have to torture me with another limited collection. My wallet was still recovering from getting the entire Knightsbridge Collection (which I will review soon, since you can still purchase it on Chanel.com), so I only picked up the Lucky Stripes Iridescent Powder and the Gold Fingers nail polish (hehe reminds me of Austin Power’s Goldmember).

The Lucky Stripes Iridescent Powder comes with the standard Chanel packaging, square shaped, black plastic case. It also came with an angled brush in a velvet pouch, which I am not sure exactly how I feel about it; since most of the time I don’t use it and I don’t quite know where to put it for storage. I guess it is useful for on-the-go if you really need to. It should be noted that there is no applicator for eyes, since Chanel does advertise it as a product for both eyes and cheeks.

The powder itself is really beautiful. However, being a crazy anal person, I don’t understand why the strips are not symmetrical. There is more of the pink shade than the brown shade. Nonetheless, the strips are wide enough to get a decent sized eye brush to pick up each of the colors.

The Lucky Stripes Iridescent Powder is very finely milled and has shimmer not glitter. It applies smoothly on the skin and the pigmentation is good, except for the gold shade. With the stripes mixed together you get a pretty sheen; it does not lean on the gold side surprisingly. There is no noticeable fragrance with the powder; unlike the Joues Contraste Powder Blushes (I actually love the rose smell).

Product Info:

$95 @ Chanel.com or Vegas Boutique in Borgata

It is a limited edition product.

15g NET WT 0.53oz

Pro:

  • Finely Milled
  • Multipurpose

Con:

  • REALLY Expensive
  • Colors are dupable

Bottom line: If you are a Chanel fiend like me, with money to spend, I would get this product. Otherwise, I would definitely skip it because of the super marked up price and the fact it is not the most unique product from Chanel.

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Review: Guerlain Terracotta – Sun in the City Illuminating Powder

When I first read about this highlighter on the blog world, I wasn’t interested in getting it. After all, I just went out of my way to pick up their most elusive Cruel Gardenia Meteorites (I will not bother reviewing it since you can no longer get it anywhere, but I might do a quick look on it). BUT when I saw this powder at Neiman Marcus, I had to have it. Unfortunately, this Guerlain highlighter was also sold out, but Nordstrom just got it so I ordered it online. 

First let me say that this is a HUGE compact, much bigger than the Cruel Gardenia Meteorites and the regular Meteorites compacts. It consists of a black matte plastic packaging with a snap closure that is both sleek and simple. The packaging reminds me of the Armani Eyes to Kill palettes and the Le Métier De Beaute blushes.

The powder presentation is very pretty, with waves on the surface and the detail is just gorgeous. The powder itself is very finely milled. Under the sun it glistens, with bits of gold, green and pink colors on the heavy swatch. It is really hard to capture on camera how pretty it is.

WARNING: This powder is extremely soft! The plastic cover has a part you tuck between the product and the case, and it ripped out some of the product for me. I just pushed it back in, ghetto style.

The Sun in the City does not have the normal Guerlain scent; it smells like bar soap to me from back in the day. It’s very minimal though, and the smell is only noticeable when in the compact.

Product Info:

$70 @ Nordstrom

It is a limited edition product.

15g NET WT .52oz

Pro:

  • Finely milled
  • Great formula
  • Lightly scented
  • The name! Sun in the City LOL

Con:

  • Expensive
  • It is just a highlighter

Bottom line: If you want to splurge on a golden highlighter or is a makeup collector I would highly recommend it. Otherwise, I would pass because of the high price.