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Chanel Energies Et Puretes Makeup Collection – Spring 2017

March 14, 2017

Chanel Energies Et Puretes Collection | The Beauty Look Book

Chanel lovers have probably had the new Chanel Energies Et Puretes Makeup Collection on their radar for months and it has finally arrived in the US. The collection features a mix of colors Chanel calls “the harmony of opposites” – we have a mix of soft and subtle colors combined with some vibrant bright shades. The collection is exclusive to Chanel.com (like previous years Le Blanc collections). I have some pieces I’ve been playing with which include:

Chanel Energies Et Puretes Collection | The Beauty Look Book

Every color above is listed as limited-edition according to the Chanel website with the exception of Energie and Bleu Pastel. There are additional colors and some other products repromoted in the collection as well – so be sure to check the Energies Et Puretes page to see the full list of what’s in the collection.

Up first is the Illuminating Powder in Plisse Lumiere de Chanel. This is absolutely stunning and has a soft finely milled texture. It is shimmery and comes in a soft champagne kind of color. It has a stunning embossed texture and has a metallic sheen that has a luminous effect on the skin. The Camelia de Chanel powder by comparison is a lot more sparkly with more visible sparkles. It’s also the slightest bit more rosy. I prefer the newest Plisse Lumiere de Chanel because it has a little less glitz making it easier to wear. The texture of this new one is smooth, easy to blend, well pigmented and you can layer it for a sheer wash or a more intense kind of sheen. The Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer 001 is a bit warmer in color.

Chanel Plisse Lumiere de Chanel | The Beauty Look Book Chanel Plisse Lumiere de Chanel swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Swatch comparisons:

Chanel Plisse Lumiere de Chanel Comparisons | The Beauty Look Book

Next are the blushes which are the Les Tissages de Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect. These are ultra pigmented and on the bright side so a tiny bit really goes a long way. The intensity is almost too much to swipe your brush into the pan. I found it best to lightly tap the brush into the product and tap off the excess. Tweed Coralline is my favorite. For my complexion color right now (I’m usually around a Chanel 30) Tweed Cherry Blossom can easily give me a sunburned look because it’s so bright. One is a bright orange peach, the other is a deep pink.

Left is Tweed Cherry Blossom, right is Tweed Coralline:

Chanel Les Tissages de Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect in Cherry Blossom and Coralline | The Beauty Look Book

 

Left is Tweed Cherry Blossom, right is Tweed Coralline:

Chanel Tweed Cherry Blossom and Tweed Coralline Swatch | The Beauty Look Book

The lip color options are also extremely bright. The Rouge Coco Shine in Rose Ravissant is a bright sheer hot pink. This one is pretty sheer but still has visible color. The Rouge Allure Gloss in Energie is a bright pigmented coral. It’s too bright for my comfort zone but coverage is smooth and flawless. I really love the formulas of the Rouge Allure Gloss because they stay put and apply beautifully.

Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss Energie and Rouge Coco Shine Rose Ravissant | The Beauty Look Book

Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss Energie and Rouge Coco Shine Rose Ravissant Swatch | The Beauty Look Book

The eyeshadow quads Les 4 Ombres come with excellent texture and pigment. Even though they are the round pans they are not the baked format (at least in the US). I love the look of Jardins Eclatants because it’s more wearable for me – although the colors can probably be duped with other brands. It has a soft pink shimmer, a cream shimmer, a golden sand shimmer and a bronzey color. Jardins de Lumieres has colors I really don’t know how to wear – I just layered all of them as I couldn’t really decide where to place each color or what order to apply them in. This has a soft green, a soft washed faded blue, a bright purple and a pale pink.

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Jardins Elclatants and Jardins de Lumieres | The Beauty Look Book Chanel Les 4 Ombres Jardins Elclatants and Jardins de Lumieres | The Beauty Look Book

Two looks with the blushes, eyeshadow quads and lip products. Also both photos have the Plisse Lumiere de Chanel highlighter on the cheeks layered on top of the blushes.Chanel Energies et Puretes Look | The Beauty Look Book

Last but not least are two of the Le Vernis colors in Bleu Pastel and Resplendissant. Bleu Pastel is a semi sheer baby blue. The pigment on many pastel colors can be tricky to apply and that’s what I found with this one. It took three coats to get smooth coverage but it’s a really pretty baby blue on the fingers so I don’t mind. I think it will be fun on the toes as well for summer. Resplendissant is a bright coral pink. This one has flawless perfect coverage. I still prefer two coats but the pigment is good you can get by with one. Of course this has a similar effect to many other bright coral pinks but I still love it.

Chanel Le Vernis Resplendissant and Bleu Pastel | The Beauty Look Book Chanel Le Vernis Resplendissant Swatch | The Beauty Look Book Chanel Le Vernis Bleu Pastel | The Beauty Look Book

Comparisons below show that Riva is more aqua and warmer while Blue Pastel is more of a baby blue. Pigment-wise you I found there is more coverage with the Bleu Pastel even though I need 3 coats.

Nail Polish Comparisons Chanel Riva vs Bleu Pastel | The Beauty Look Book

Overall a beautiful collection with some lovely additions to update your look for spring. If you’re one who finds Chanel blushes too light or too sheer I think you’ll really like the pigmented Tweed options this round. I suspect I’ll find them more suitable for my skintone when I get a tan. The winners for me in this collection are the nail polishes – both are really pretty. The Plisee Lumiere de Chanel is a beautiful highlighter. Given the large number of highlighters I own I wouldn’t call it a must-have as the color is similar in effect to others. Still it’s very pretty and I don’t mind having similar colors. Jardins Eclantes eyeshadow palette is another gorgeous option that you can easily wear for daily looks – it’s not the most unique but having a palette where I love all the colors is always a plus and it’s one that I think I’ll be traveling with a lot.

You can find the Energies Et Puretes Makeup Collection online at Chanel.com. Have you checked out the collection yet? What did you think?

Press samples include the Plisse Lumiere de Chanel highlighter, Tweed Cherry Blossom Blush, Bleu Pastel Le Vernis, Energie Rouge Allure Gloss, Rose Ravissant Rouge Coco Shine. Other items purchased by me.

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  • These are dreamy! I want them all! I’ve been looking for a pale baby blue nail polish for so long now, and I feel like I’ve finally found it.
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    • Thanks Sarah! Hope the new one works for you, it’s definitely a pretty one!

  • TheCafeMakeup .

    That highlighter!!!!! Love!!!

  • Jardin Eclatants and Tweed Cherry Blossom are amazingly beautiful <3!! Thanks for the review.
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  • Padmavathy Raman

    Hi Sabrina! Love your top.. Could you tell me what brand it is from? Thanks!

    • Thank you! It’s an older style from Banana Republic, I’ve had it for years and it’s held up well. You may want to check J.Crew and Madewell as well – I’ve found a lot of nice stripe tops from there in the past.

  • Eileen

    My son picked this up for me when he was in Tokyo about a month ago and so I’ve had plenty of opportunity to wear it. I’m CdP O10 in winter (O20 in summer) and find that this highlighter adds a hint of springtime warmth that balances out my winter pallor. I highlight in the classic “C” and this looks lovely swept over my brow ones and onto my cheek bones. It produces just enough reflective light to enliven my complexion without being overdone. It’s a great daytime option because it is not overly shimmery. Sometimes I like to “Sparkle, baby!” and sometimes I prefer to “Go for the glow.” This one is a good choice for the glow πŸ™‚

    • Oooh what a nice son!

      • Eileen

        Yes, he’s the greatest. But, so is his brother! I guess I have two of the greatest guys on the planet (she said with mothers pride πŸ˜‰ )

  • That illuminating powder really speaks to me!

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  • That highlight <3

  • Every time I see that Tweed Coralline, I want it even more! I think I’d like the lippies, too.
    And might I say, these photos look so beautifully warm and sunny LOL I cannot WAIT for my Florida vacation next month!!

    • Thanks Lex πŸ™‚ Yes it’s very sunny here! We had our first few cloudy days but now it’s back to sunshine!

  • DB_Boston

    I love the swatches for Jardins Eclatants, but have never owned Chanel eyeshadow. Is there fallout? I thought that I would like the Tweed Coralline appears to be too coral for my skin. I keep hoping that Chanel will come out with a lavender-colored blush. Hope your move went smoothly, and you and hubby are enjoying Florida!

    • Thanks DB_Boston! I didn’t have any fallout with Jardins Eclatants, it’s a great one IMHO. Tweed Coralline is very pigmented but blends out. That would be so amazing if there was a lavender colored blush from Chanel!!

  • TraceyEB

    In my mind, I had passed on the Plisse highlighter but you have me rethinking it. I’m undecided about the eye shadows given the upcoming summer collection for eyes. The palettes here look beautiful. I’ve been simply enamored with Chanel since Rouge No.1 release. Great review. Really appreciate the swatches, comparisons, descriptions and seeing how the products look when applied to the face.