Chanel Dentelle Précieuse Illuminating Powder

April 24, 2014

Few people would have expected this of me… I’m usually more of a contemporary, bold color & designs kind of person… but there is a softer side in me. And nothing brings out that aspect of me better than… lace! It’s the ultimate symbol of femininity, and speaks of strength in fragility, and impeccable handiwork. Often used in traditional wedding gowns for that very purpose, but these days, the finest lace is usually reserved for haute couture. So, imagine my deep fascination and ardent love the moment I laid eyes on this!

Chanel Dentelle Precieuse Illuminating Powder

Chanel Dentelle Précieuse Illuminating Powder is a limited edition face powder that was recently launched. It is embossed with an intricate 3-dimensional lace design, and consists of 3 subtly varying hues of beige, rose and copper. The colors are not immediately distinguishable, but work together to give the design visual depth, and blends together on the face for a soft luminous look.

The powder itself is very finely milled, and though it has a shine to it, does not contain any big glitter unlike Dior’s Voyage Nude Tan Golden Shimmer Powder. I think it is fine enough to be used all over the face as a luminous bronzer, but I personally prefer using it just on the tops of my cheekbones and down my nose ridge as a “bronzilighter”. Lightly applied, it blends into my makeup to give a soft, glowy look when the light hits it. It is ultimately a very elegant creation, and a pure sensory delight!

Chanel Dentelle Precieuse Illuminating Powder

Chanel Dentelle Precieuse Illuminating Powder comes encased in a velvet pocket that has a flap and elastic closure.  There is a separate pocket that houses an angled flat brush made of natural pony hair which feels quite soft.

And because this beautiful lace evoked some fond memories, I’d like to share a couple of pictures of the other laced creation in my life…

Vera Wang Eliza wedding

Vera Wang Eliza bodice closeup

Precious lace indeed… Chanel Dentelle Précieuse Illuminating Powder is a must-have for the collector and makeup lover. It is available at select Chanel boutiques all over the world. In Singapore, it retails for SGD100, and is available at Chanel Ion, MBS and Raffles City Orchard.




22 responses to “Chanel Dentelle Précieuse Illuminating Powder”

  1. Chanel has been coming out with some really beautiful designs , products are great as always !!! Just can’t stop admiring them

  2. Sil says:

    Wow, you looked so beautiful and ethereal on those pictures! What a beautiful memory!
    I too have a soft spot for lace, I find it so feminine and dreamy, like a fairy tail!

    Bronzers are not my thing at all, but I hope we get these from Chanel here, because I’d like to see the rose toned one (lace + champagne-rose color = perfection!)

  3. Memoiselle says:

    You look stunning in your gown Linda! Beautiful bride you are! I know this highlighter is so pretty but I decided to give it a pass.. I’m sure there might be something else that I must definitely get 😉

  4. mjacqueline says:

    Wow you look so beautiful in your wedding gown and what a beautiful wedding gown it is. I’m telling myself no more highlighters and bronzers for the time being but this Illuminating Powder is shaking my reserve, it is so pretty. What a pretty price tag too. 🙂

  5. zibbieko says:

    So tempted to get this!!! Such a classy lace prints.
    But how could you bear to ‘destroy’ the lace details on the powder?
    TGIF 🙂

  6. Eileen says:

    I’ve been eagerly looking forward to trying this when it eventually arrives at the counter. It’s just too pretty for words and is so softly feminine. Because my skin is on the fair side, I’ve been ever so pleased with these bronzer/highlighter hybrids. They give that lovely summer glow without shouting “Bronzer!”. As for the lovely pictures of you on your wedding day, you were beautiful, simply beautiful and ethereal. Thank you for sharing those with us.

    • silverkis says:

      Hi Eileen, i hope you get hold of this soon!! Yes, i know what you mean about these bronzilighters… i really much prefer them to the traditional, more opaque bronzers. Those I use more for sculpting than all over bronzing. And thank you so much for your kind words… lace turns the worst of us into princesses! 😉

  7. bellyhead says:

    UGH!!! This powder is too beautiful! Even more lovely are the wedding pictures! A true vision in lace.

  8. michelle says:

    Muz have been quite hectic for you to keep up! Good work!

  9. Sunny says:

    Eeee wow weren’t you a GORGEOUS bride, Linda! This powder is so gorgeous, I don’t know if I’d be able to lay my finger/brush on it! I know that it won’t be available in Belgium though. It kinda sucks but also prevents me from having my heart broken when I have to swatch it :p

    • silverkis says:

      Aww… you’re too sweet, Sunny! No fingers on my Dentelle… but I swatched it at the counter! Hehehehe…. I’ve been using it with my Koyudo red squirrel brush every day ever since I got it (2-3 weeks now?), and the lace embossing is still intact!

  10. Lilian says:

    Well written with real life experience…thumb up!

  11. Wow, I love the photos, I mean especially the last two but also the first ones 😉 You had such a nice wedding dress, love the details there and how the lace hangs almost weightless in the second picture. My wedding dress had no lace, it was my “requirement” for it not to have one! Somehow lace reminds me of tradition and I wanted something contemporary, well, how contemporary can it be right, at the end of the day it is a white wedding dress as been worn for a century. I will get this powder regardless though, like the shade and the design. Thanks so much for this nice post and sharing your photos with us.

    • silverkis says:

      Thanks Sara! Yes, I surprised even myself when I decided I wanted a traditional, lace ballgown for my wedding! I guess there was just something about the institution of marriage that evoked a sense of tradition in me. But ever since then, I just knew that I love lace! Let’s see your wedding photos too!!!

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