Énergies et Puretés de Chanel for Spring 2017

February 4, 2017

This week has gone by in a flash, and I can’t seem to find the time to sit down and write properly.  I’ve rather been enjoying this season’s makeup collection, which is unusual for me, but I’ve really taken to the bolder makeup choices that Chanel has been offering us.  Hot on the heels of the Coco Codes Collection [see here], is the new Énergies et Puretés de Chanel for Spring 2017!

Énergies et Puretés de Chanel for Spring 2017

Every spring, Chanel releases an Asia-exclusive Le Blanc collection which comprises of skincare and makeup.  This year is no exception, in fact, Chanel is making the collection much more easily accessible to fans outside of Asia, and has expanded the traditional Le Blanc collection to include even more color makeup pieces!  So if you were not able to find something to your tastes from the main Coco Codes Collection, you may enjoy this Énergies et Puretés de Chanel more!

Énergies et Puretés de Chanel options for the cheeks

This Spring 2017 makeup trend is all about blush draping and there are a couple of gorgeous options to choose from.  I’ve been admiring these Le Tissages de Chanel Blushes for many years now, their tweed-like texture is so life-like, resembling the eponymous fabric that Chanel has come to be known for.  There are not many Le Tissages blushes in the market, and it has been many years since Chanel has released a new shade, so I was really excited to see 2 new shades this season!

Les Tissages de Chanel Tweed Coralline

Les Tissages de Chanel Blush in No.100 Tweed Coralline is a very lovely neutral coral pink, and it is a limited edition offering.  There is a sort of silver shimmer interspersed in the pan, arranged the way silver threads are woven through Chanel’s tweed fabrics, but this is just an overspray and goes away with the first sweep of the brush.  The resultant texture is a soft matte without any shimmer.

Les Tissages de Chanel Tweed Cherry Blossom

Les Tissages de Chanel Blush in No.110 Cherry Blossom is a bright cool-toned cherry pink which is really beautiful for spring complexion.  This one is quite pigmented, and I suggest approaching it with a lighter hand.  Again, the silver shimmer is an overspray, and even the lighter bespeckled design wears away with use (but much more gradually than the shimmers).  The resultant texture on the skin is again a soft matte.

Les Tissages de Chanel Tweed Cherry Blossom, Tweed Coralline, Plisse Lumiere de Chanel swatches

Here are side-by-side swatches for your reference.  On the far right is a swatch of the exclusive highlighter, which is the star of this collection…

Plisse Lumiere de Chanel

Plisse Lumiere de Chanel Illuminating Powder is an exclusive highlighter that is guaranteed to set your cheeks on fleek, and I have been obsessed with this ever since I got hold of it.  The design is inspired by Japanese Washi paper, which in case you were wondering, is a kind of traditional paper made from the bark fibres of Japanese mulberry trees.  There are a series of soft rolls engraved into the pan to resemble reams of paper, but for some reason my camera played some optical trick on this picture, blurring the horizontal lines on the left side of the pan.  The texture of this Plisse Lumiere de Chanel Illuminating Powder is incredibly soft and fine; and as you can see from the swatch above, it is soft pinky-champagne hue that pairs beautifully with both the Le Tissages blushes from the same collection.

Plisse Lumiere de Chanel comparison swatches

Since Chanel has released a couple of other equally beautifully designed highlighters recently, I have swatched them side-by-side here for your reference.  Lumieres de Kyoto is part of a small exclusive capsule collection that was here for a brief moment and sold out right away.  It is a three-part pan that included a shimmery highlight at the top which I have swatched above for comparison.  I was sorry to find it quite impossible to capture accurately the sparkly nature of Camelia de Chanel, so you just have to take my word for it that in contrast Plisse Lumiere de Chanel is not as shimmery.  Of the 3, Lumieres de Kyoto is the least shimmery and gave a more matted look.  In terms of texture, Camelia de Chanel is the stiffest to the touch, which is necessary to retain the beautiful sculptural design.  Both Plisse Lumiere de Chanel and Lumieres de Kyoto felt sublimely soft.  My favourite is Plisse Lumiere de Chanel because it is easy to pick up with a brush, is instantly visible where applied without being too outrageous, and the effect lasts!!

Now, let’s turn to a couple of options for eye makeup to accompany those gorgeous cheeks…

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Jardin de Lumieres

Chanel Les 4 Ombres No.284 Jardin de Lumieres is a limited edition eyeshadow quad featuring cool-toned metallics.  At first sight, it reminded me a little of Tisse Gabrielle [see here], which also had this kind of steely vibes.  Here are the swatches:

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Jardin de Lumieres swatches

The swatches from left to right are:

Here is an angled shot that better shows you the shimmers…

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Jardin de Lumieres swatches

When applied on my lids, Jardin de Lumieres somehow pulled greyish, which sometimes happens with certain smokey purples.  And the blackened olive shade threw me for a bit because it appeared lighter in the pan than it really applies.  Regardless, the shades complement each other so beautifully, and those Chanel micro-shimmers are effortlessly elegant and make any eye look you come up with more interesting.

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Jardin de Lumieres EOTD

For this look, I applied the smokey aubergine on the inner half of my lid, followed by the medium silvery grey on the outer half.  Next I blended the smokey olive on the outer crease, and worked it into the corner v.  Lastly, I dabbed a little of the pale pink on my inner corner and used it as a brow bone highlight.

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Jardin de Lumieres & Les Tissages de Chanel Tweed Cherry Blossom makeup look

Here is the full look of Jardin de Lumieres in context, accompanied by Les Tissages Cherry Blossom blush and Plisse Lumiere de Chanel on the cheeks.

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Jardins Eclatants

The best things come in pairs, and you should definitely not miss this Chanel Les 4 Ombres No.292 Jardins Eclatants.  This is one for the neutral-lovers, and if Codes Subtils [reviewed here] was too overly dramatic for you, Jardins Eclatants will sort you out nicely.

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Jardin de Lumieres swatches

From left to right, the swatches are:

Here is an alternate angled view of the swatches:

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Jardins Eclatants swatches 2

And translating all the shades into a single eye look…

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Jardins Eclatants EOTD

For this eye look, I first applied the pale pink all over my lid as a base.  Next I applied the medium barley brown on the inner half of my lid, followed by the dark brown on the outer half.  Finally, I dabbed some of the pale pink-beige on my inner corner, and also buffed it under my brow bone as a highlight.

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Jardins Eclatants & Les Tissages de Chanel Tweed Coralline makeup look

A different red dress, and completely different makeup!  Featuring the eye makeup look shown above from Jardin Eclatants, paired with Les Tissages Tweed Coralline on the cheeks topped with Plisse Lumiere de Chanel.  For the lips, I am wearing the new Le Rouge Crayon De Couleur in Rose Violine [reviewing coming soon!].

I hope this exhaustive post has been worth the long wait!  This Énergies et Puretés de Chanel collection is available at Chanel boutiques and counters in Singapore and Japan.  In the US, it is available on chanel.com.  Which pieces have you got your eye on?!

xo Linda

This post featured products that were generously provided for my consideration.  Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.

27 responses to “Énergies et Puretés de Chanel for Spring 2017”

  1. Kédidja says:

    Awesome review ! This collection is just released in France and I ordered few picks today ! I’m thrilled to receive now !!! xoxo
    Kédidja ~ beautymoodboard.com

  2. Jane says:

    I so wish Chanel would sell this collection in the UK, there are some pieces I would love to have, namely the tweed blushes. They used to be sold here years ago but then disappeared, much to my disappointment. I used to love the tweed rose colour. Never mind, maybe one day Chanel will see sense and relaunch them here!

    • silverkis says:

      i hate it when things are not completely available worldwide too!! There are some Chanel pieces that are part of the permanent collection that are not avail in Singapore too…. 🙁

  3. Being the Chanel addict that I am you just know I was “eye heart emoji’ ing the whole way through!
    Chanel just keep them coming dint they and I swear they shall bankrupt me as I cannot resist. I have picked up a few things already but now I think I have added to that list again! Thank you Linda lol Kelly xx


  4. Somehow Tisse blushes are not something I am keen on, must be because I knew them from like 10 years ago and I have some samples at home which turned into stone 😀 Underneath they were a blush duo, are they still like that?
    I am certainly eyeing the nail polishes since I collect those. Did you try the blue one? Is it sheer? Highlighter of course is a collector’s piece, beautiful and from both of the palettes, I like Jardins Eclatants on your swatches.
    I am also enjoying winter make-up at the moment, that is my dilemma always because I am not much into Spring pastels but here the weather started to get warmer, so time for a change.

    • Alison says:

      Hi Sara, the blue nail polish always draws me. Although I always go back to Dior Porcelaine. Love that one.

    • silverkis says:

      Hi Sara, yes somehow I’ve always eyed those tisse blushes but never pulled the trigger because as you said, they’re not very convincing when swatched in store. I’m not sure about the underneath of these blushes yet…. the testers in the stores are still fairly new! But the pigmentation and the colors of these (or at least Cherry Blossom) are so good. I still need to get rid of my gel manicure from CNY before swatching the new nail polishes, but I will get to it SOON!!

  5. Your looks are sooooo pretty! I haven’t had the chance (read: money) to try Chanel make-up yet. But ugh, this all looks sooooo nice.

    • silverkis says:

      Thank you so much, Melissa! I’m glad you enjoyed the looks… completely understand about the high pricing… Chanel is definitely luxury! And to be honest there are lots of other really great affordable brands out there… there’s just too many options!! #firstworldproblems 😉

  6. Naya says:

    Linda, what a wonderful post! I love the look of this new Chanel collection, can’t wait to swatch everything once it arrives to Dubai. Thanks for the inspiration!


  7. Lily says:

    OMG so beautiful! Linda, you have been tempting me with so many things but I shall remain strong!

  8. Elena says:

    Jardin de Lumieres is going to be mine! It looks so amazing! Great post Linda, thank you :).
    Eleni xx


  9. Jenn says:

    Of course I’m drawn immediately to the highlighter. I love the Japanese inspired design, and your swatch is beautiful!

    Jenn – http://www.beautybyjellybean.com

  10. Alison says:

    Stunningly gorgeous. Every single piece. Wow!!

  11. Eileen says:

    This is the collection I’ve been anticipating and was thrilled when I learned that it would be available in the US much earlier than the usual July Nordstrom release. I’ve been keeping my eye on the Plisse Lumière, Jardins Éclatants, Cherry Blossom, and Rose Ravissante (one of the RC Shines). Such a lovely breath of spring!

    • silverkis says:

      Yes!! I was surprised that this collection will be available much sooner this year too, but I remembered last year they also sneaked it on Chanel.com along with the Asia release. I decided to skip the lippies this time round because…. too many!!

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