Chanel Camelia de Plumes Highlighting Powder

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Chanel Camelia de Plumes Highlighting Powder

Chanel Camelia de Plumes Highlighting Powder is the highlight of the Holiday 2014 Collection Plumes Precieuses de Chanel. Camelia de Plumes was not really on my wish list because I’m not much of a highlighter kind of girl, but I just couldn’t resist buying it.

There is only 1 highlighter in my makeup collection, Chanel Perlee Glow which I bought around 2 years ago, and I have only used it for a few times before it was stashed away. Well, I still take it out from time to time, just to swatch it on my arm. I love swatching makeup on my arm even when I’m at home. When I’m stressed, doing this kind of relaxes me and looking at swatches makes me really happy. ๐Ÿ™‚

Today is a Savvy Sunday, but I just couldn’t wait to tell you about Chanel Camelia de Plumes Highlighting Powder which I had bought only yesterday. Chanel in Rustans Makati still didn’t have a tester for it so I couldn’t swatch it on my arm at the counter and just blindly bought it.

Chanel Camelia de Plumes Highlighting Powder

Chanel describes Camelia de Plumes Highlighting Powder:

Illuminate cheekbones, eyelids or dรฉcolletรฉ with a translucent veil of silver and gold. Inspired by Gabrielle Chanelโ€™s original Fine Jewelry creations, this precious, limited-edition accessory is embossed with a feather motif in the shape of a camellia.

Chanel Camelia de Plumes Highlighting Powder

With the beautiful feather design of Chanel Camelia de Plumes, I initially thought that I wouldn’t want to touch it so as not to mess up its look. But swatching it on my arm, I saw how lovely it was! Who cares about messing up the beautiful design when the highlighter itself is this gorgeous? Especially because I noticed that there’s a small crack near the center which I hadn’t seen at the counter probably because of my excitement with my new Chanel haul (more on that next week on my ShopaHAULic Saturdays post). Oh well, it’s still very pretty even with the small crack.

Chanel Camelia de Plumes Highlighting Powder

Chanel Camelia de Plumes looks almost pewter in the pan. In some lightings it looks silver and in some, almost golden. I can’t stop admiring it because it’s just too beautiful.

Chanel Camelia de Plumes Highlighting Powder

I swatched it side by side with my Chanel Perlee Glow and you can really see the difference in their texture. Perlee Glow is chalky and almost milky white. While Camelia de Plumes is almost buttery soft and the color is a cross between silver and gold.

Chanel Camelia de Plumes Highlighting Powder

I used Camelia de Plumes last night, and after partying for a few hours at my favorite Korean hangout place, Club Zzyzx, and having an early breakfast at Go Kizip restaurant, it was still in place! That was a whopping 7 hours on my oily face! I really love Camelia de Plumes. Take note that this is coming from someone who doesn’t like using highlighters! I see myself using Camelia de Plumes a lot, well at least on nights out, because I still don’t think I would use it during the day. ๐Ÿ™‚

Chanel Camelia de Plumes applies really well. I didn’t have to take a lot product for it to show up and it feels very soft, almost creamy and buttery. I had to be careful not to overdo it though, because it has a tendency to accentuate pores. It was not silvery and glittery on my face, but it gives a beautiful sheen that is subtle but still delivers the healthy glow that we all desire.

Chanel Camelia de Plumes Highlighting Powder

I bought it from Chanel in Rustans Makati and at Php3,650, it is pretty expensive for a highlighter. But I can say that Chanel Camelia de Plumes Highlighting Powder is worth every penny and it’s a real must-have for highlighter enthusiasts. If you want to buy it, you should hurry to your nearest Chanel counter because it’s a Limited Edition. Alternatively, you may also buy it from Nordstrom or Neiman Marcus (where it’s still available as of posting) for $72.

Do you use a highlighter for your everyday makeup? Have you bought or will you be buying Chanel Camelia de Plumes Highlighting Powder?

Alyssa Melanie



  1. So beautiful. If, and that is a big IF, I do buy one, I would just probably stare at it. ๐Ÿ™‚
    What are your thoughts on Guerlain cosmetics? I love their Meteorites, liquid foundation, and lippies, but I don’t have any experience on their other cosmetics.

    • That’s also what I initially thought because it’s such a beauty! But it would be a great waste not to use it as it IS the best Chanel highlighter I’ve tried to date. I have tried a lot of highlighters in the past but was always disappointed with their texture and finish. Camelia de Plumes is a different story, though.I really, very much love it!

      Meteorites and their lipsticks are the only stuff from Guerlain that I’ve tried. Meteorites broke me out I believe, and the lipsticks dried out my lips big time especially Kiss Kiss, so I haven’t bought anything from them for the past 2 or 3 years. I also didn’t like the packaging of their Rouge G lipsticks – too heavy for my liking and I don’t even use the mirror. hahaha

      • My first highlighter was from Body Shop and I looked like I was having a pearly oil slick on my face.:)

        I like Guerlain foundation because of its nonsticky texture on the skin. I like Kiss Kiss, but I like the functionality of their Automatique line of lipstick (for my mom who had a stroke and has a paralyzed left arm yet [rightfully] still like her dose of kikayness).

        • Lol! I had also been a victim of The Body Shop’s makeup line years ago. ๐Ÿ™‚

          Sorry to hear about your mom’s stroke.. I hope she’ll still be able to move her arm again with therapy. I haven’t tried the Automatique line nor their foundies… I’ve been wanting to, but everytime I go to Rustans, I always end up buying a lot from Chanel (which is always my first stop since it’s closest to the entrance) that I can never let myself browse another counter. Do you have Lingerie de Peau? How does it compare to Chanel VA?

          • What I have is Parure Aqua, and I don’t have Chanel VA.
            I’ve always been intimidated to check out the Chanel counter…I dunno why. Hahaha! I think I’m held back by the thought that it’s going to be expensive.
            How about Paul & Joe? Have you tried it? May counter pa ba sila sa Rustan’s Ayala? Although admittedly, I’m only attracted to their packaging. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • What? Intimidated ka sa Chanel pero may Guerlain ka? mas mahal kaya ang Guerlain! hahaha
            I haven’t really noticed kung andun pa ang Paul & Joe… parang nakita ko malapit sa Lunasol pero I’m not sure kasi when I pass through that section, nakafocus na lang ako sa floor para di na matukso hahaha

  2. Wow. The color reminds me a lot of one of the two highlighters, I have. ZA cheeks groovy in june bride.

    My other highlighter is kevyn aucoin candlelight. I think I’m ok with just 2 highlighters for now. Because they take forever to finish.

    • I didn’t really like highlighters and hardly used the only one I bought in the past, Chanel Perlee Glow. But I had a change of heart after buying Camelia de Plumes. With this, I think I’ll be able to hit pan! 😁

      • Well, it really helps when the packaging and the overall feel of the product inspires us to use it ๐Ÿ˜› Esp me! I’m the type who likes to see dents on embossings ๐Ÿ˜€

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