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.