Feb 102013
 

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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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