Dec 7, 2010
I'm digging powders! part II
today it's C - like Chanel!
i have two of their Poudre Universelle Libre's in use and a double perfection compact foundation i bought many years ago but don't use it anymore.
first is the loose powder in shade #20 - Clair. it is the lightest shade available in germany, a light neutral, slightly yellow powder. it would suit people from about nc/nw 15 to nc/nw 25.
it is very finely milled and has some light reflecting particles in it, but you don't notice them as such.
it just evens out your complexion, conceals large pores and enlightens your face with a healthy fairy-like glow. it never looks dull and doesn't take away too much of glowing foundations.
it is my favourite setting powder so far (i'm trying out the kanebo loose powder at the moment), because it keeps your skin look satiny quite a long time and handles oilyness very well.
it's not scented and didn't irritate my skin at all.
these days i apply it with a duo fibre brush and stipple it on my foundation just for a light dusting.
it houses in a big sturdy and heavy plastic jar, with a fixed sifter and a pouf (that isn't worth the "chanel" on it - it think. quality of this isn't amazing.)
30g of it will set you back about 41€, which is an amazing price for the amount you get!
you should definately take a look at it.
it has a pretty slight duochrome pinkish iridescent/opalescent sheen to it, so i like to use it on my cheeks over other blushes to give them a special twist. it's hard to capture on pics, so i don't have one yet which shows the pretty glow (but i'll try to make one to show you).
i don't use this powder all over, so these 30g should last me my whole life ;)
next time we'll do Guerlain (if there's no Dior jumping into my shopping bag inbetween)