Monday, January 16, 2012

Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre Natural Finish Loose Powder in Peche Perlee

Some time ago, I visited the Chanel counter with the intention of getting the Bronze Universelle (was on a bronzer kick) but I tested out the Poudre Universelle Libre in #27 Peche Perlee and immediately fell in love. As I already have another Chanel loose powder in #20 Clair for a while now, I knew the quality of Peche Perlee will be similar and will not disappoint.

The powder comes within a box that is typical of Chanel's black and gold packaging. The jar itself has the iconic Chanel logo printed at the top. Chanel's packaging is very elegant and the jar will look beautiful on anyone's vanity.

Each jar comes with a white, pillowy Chanel puff, which is better than those dinky little unusable brushes that sometimes come with loose powders.

It has a perforated plastic sifter top which helps reduce spillage and wastage. I plan to transfer some product into a mini-sized loose powder jar because it's easier to travel with. It is possible to take the whole full-sized jar out but it would be rather bulky and cumbersome.

The Chanel loose powders are all extremely finely milled and have a gorgeous silky texture. They each have light reflecting properties, which will help minimise the appearance of skin imperfections. Peche Perlee has golden micro-shimmer distributed throughout and has a sparklier finish than Clair but the shimmer is not noticeable unless you are under bright lighting. It is lightly scented but dissipates quickly so it isn't intrusive.

Peche Perlee has a warmer undertone than Clair but it still matches my skin tone well and should be suitable for those ranging from NC20 to NC30. This may be an Asia-release or limited edition shade as I can't seem to find much information on it. I forgot to ask the Chanel sales assistant at the time of purchase.

Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre is sold at Chanel counters nationwide for RM152. Each jar consists of 30g worth of product and it will last a good long while as you'd only need to use very little each time. The price may seem expensive at first but when compared to MAC's Prep and Prime Translucent Finishing Powder, the Chanel powder works out to be cheaper at RM5.07 per gram, whereas the MAC powder is RM11.25 per gram. That's right, beauty geeks, after doing the math, the Chanel powder doesn't seem like such an expensive purchase after all.

I have something very exciting planned tomorrow, so do stay tuned and see you soon!