Chanel Infiniment Illuminating Powder

Chanel Infiniment Illuminating Powder

Another one for fans of the “my skin looks loads better but I’m not sure how or why” powders. Many see these brush-on complexion enhancers as being a bit pointless, but I, for one, can definitely see the difference when I use my Les Beiges or Hourglass Ambient Lighting as a finisher over foundation, tinted moisturiser or BB/CC cream. Now and then I just use them straight over my moisturiser to give a slightly more uniform and brighter complexion without adding glitter or shimmer.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder…

I have never really figured out how these powders work, they just seem to do the trick. There’s absolutely nothing going on in the concealing department, so I suppose you need to have a relatively clear complexion to begin with, but there’s nothing like a quick bash about with the Les Beiges compact to lift and subtly illuminate the skin.

Read about Chanel Les Beiges…

I can see that Chanel’s new Infiniment illuminating powder might be more of a collector’s item for those who love the double Cs, but I have bulldozed straight on in with mine and have been using it over my current face-base choices (Max Factor’s Miracle Match and Eucerin’s CC Cream) to add a bit of healthy glow. As I say, you either “get” these powders or you don’t – the effects are very subtle – but if you like to add that final touch of polish then this one has an extra little colour boost from the peachy-coloured logo. I think that the “illuminating powder” description could be a little misleading for those expecting a blast of reflective shimmer or a Kardashian-style highlight, but for those wanting an understated sheen, it’s perfect.

You can buy Chanel’s Infiniment Illuminating Powder at House of Fraser -it’s £42.

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