Friday, June 29, 2012

Chanel Limited Edition Route Des Indes Illuminating Powder with Shimmer from the Bombay Express Collection: Photos, Swatches and Review

I've been drooling over the Bombay Express De Chanel Collection since I first saw the pictures on Make Up For All's blog site.  I love make up, but I am in love with highlighters and this one is no exception. I love the design and it is etched in enough that it would take a while to wear down. This highlighter has a glittery overspray that is a little much but once it's brushed away the powder that is left is soft and the shimmer is more refined.  The color is a pale gold, not as bold as Guerlain's Sun In The City Golden Glimmer powder but not as pale as MAC's Whisper of Gilt.  I took comparison photos and you can find those below.  The beveled sculpting brush that comes with the highlighter is soft and I think it works well to apply the powder.  This is a must have in my opinion, if you can only get one piece from the collection this is the one I would recommend.

Here is what Chanel's website say's about the product:
This precious golden powder highlights cheekbones and eyelids with an iridescent touch. An embossed motif recreates the brocade pattern from an Indian-inspired collection created by Gabrielle Chanel in the 1960s.
For precise application, a beveled sculpting brush accompanies the powder. Part of the limited-edition BOMBAY EXPRESS DE CHANEL Collection.


 




This is a white balanced indoor shot with direct natural sunlight. 

 Indoor shot using natural light.

 Indoor shot using natural light.

 Indoor shot taken with indoor lighting.

Shot with indoor lighting.

White balanced shot taken in direct natural light.

 Indoor, white balanced shot.

 Indoor, white balanced shot taken in natural light.

Outdoor shots taken in sunlight. The one on the right shows what it looks like after the overspray is brushed away. 




I used the powder to highlight the tops of my cheek bones and my brow bone.


xoxo,
Adriana











6 comments:

  1. Great photos & swatches of the highlighter, but that color on your thumb got my attention! lol... could you please tell me what nail polish color it is? Thank you
    x Naomi

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    1. Thanks Naomi! I am wearing two coats of Cult Nails Princess and a coat of Essie Lux Effects Shine of The times on top. I will be doing a blog post about those two very soon. ;)

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  2. SOOOOOO beautiful! I would love to buy it but I have so save a little bit of money for my trip to the US :)
    Thank you for the comparison with the Sun In The City Powder as I own this one! Hopefully I will be a good girl :)

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    1. Oh yes, be a good girl! You will find lots of stuff on your trip.

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  3. I didn't purchase this because I have no funds at the moment, but I'm happy to drool over your photos and adore the comparisons you posted. This is an excellent post!

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    1. Aww, Elvira you made my month! Thank you so much love! I know what you mean about the funds...I had to use part of my makeup funds to buy cabinet liner and new pots and pans!!!!! uggh...moving sucks!

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