Chanel Highlighter

Chanel Mouche de Beaute Swatches and Review

February 10, 2013

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Previously, Cafe Makeup under the delirium of a Chanel emergency, posted some preliminary pictures of the Chanel Mouche de Beaute here. Since that time, Chanel has placed the item online for purchase (U.S.).  We’ve also had the chance to play with this rose gold illuminator, and to fall in love with its warm flattering sparkle. Below, Liz used a MAC 168 brush to brush a “C” around her eyes, up over her brows and into the slope of the sides of her nose. This gave her a subtle glow.

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Here, Liz is wearing Guerlain Attrape Coeur (review to follow), Tom Ford Cherry Lush lipstick, Burberry Coral Pink Light Glow Blush (reviewed here). The look is very subtle indoors, absolutely beautiful. We detected some sparkle outdoors, which we actually liked. No one does shimmer sparkle like Chanel, that’s just the fact of the matter. On myself, I love using this as a highlighter and all-over eyeshadow for a pretty, eye-brightening lid effect with a soft black liner. 

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Here are some swatches comparing Mouche de Beaute with the Spring 2013 Poudre Signee de Chanel and Chanel Pearl Glow powder (reviewed here).

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I also enjoyed this video review of the Mouche de Beaute by Seth Barton Roberts. He’s right, highlighters are hard to review and swatch. One needs to apply them so heavily to get them to show on one’s arm, but when worn on the face one wants to go lighter so it looks like part of the skin. We tried our best with this review (we tried several different setups, indoors, outdoors, etc.) I hope you find this helpful.

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  • Leila February 10, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    All the highlighters look gorgeous, but I especially love the swatch of the Poudre Signee. Is that one also the most pigemented?
    I love all the comparison swatches you do, they are so helpful! I’m looking forward to the review of Attrape Couer, it seems like a lovely purple palette.

    • Amy February 10, 2013 at 5:46 pm

      Yes it has a warm white/ gold base.

  • Seth February 10, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Hello ladies! Thank you for the mention in the post, I was honored! I’ve come to really enjoy the Mouche de Beaute despite the errant sparkle… in a way it differentiates it from my current stash of illuminating products :) Very well written and Liz looks gorgeous as usual.

  • LY February 11, 2013 at 12:41 am

    Beautiful effect on Liz, so natural! Anyway I just got poudre signee but my country has yet to bring in mouche. Do u think there is much difference btwn these two? Im asian and quite fair. Im worried the rose gold in mouche wont blend well with my skin color. Advice pls?

    • Amy February 11, 2013 at 5:05 am

      The Mouche de Beaute will be more visible outdoors, yes there is a large difference. The Poudre is a powder, the otger is a gelee.

      • LY February 15, 2013 at 4:20 am

        Thank u so much amy! ^_^

  • Chris El February 11, 2013 at 12:42 am

    I’m still debating between the Poudre Signee de Chanel and the new Hourglass Ambient powders. Throw this is the mix and I still have no clue which to invest in. 😉 Gorgeous!

  • Sunny February 11, 2013 at 2:42 am

    *hyperventilates* I know it is not reasonable to want another Chanel highlighter, but WOW! Now I feel compelled to at least find out when it’s going to be available here :)

  • Yael February 11, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Do you feel the pearl powder is the most subtle? That is my holy grail and I feel at counters that the mouche is a little warm.

  • Jasmine@Themakeupfile February 11, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    That powder is so pretty I wouldn’t want to dip my brush in it!

    • Amy February 12, 2013 at 7:36 am

      Jasmine! It was made to be loved (and used!)

  • debb083 February 12, 2013 at 1:04 am

    I must have!