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Nov 24, 2008

Chanel Facettes D'or Highlighter Gold Fever Review

I reviewed Chanel Gold Highlighting Powder last week and maybe you were thinking to yourself "but I don't like loose and shimmery..." That's completely ok maybe you like pressed and sparkly instead! In that case you might want to check out Chanel Facettes D'or Highlighter Gold Fever which is pretty similar but in a press format!

Chanel Facettes D'or Highlighter Gold Fever is the same texture and format as Chanel's popular powder blush. The powder has the look and feel of a baked powder with a beautifully silky texture and a nice sparkle of gold. The gold doesn't have much pigmentation as this is a highlighter not a blush and the results are simply a subtle shimmer to cheeks and face or if you so please, eyes! I noticed that the product applies beautifully on my eyes as a shimmer so you can multitask with this by using it on your face, cheeks, and eyes. For the most part the shimmer is very fine and you aren't left with sparkle overload all over your face but just a simple sweep of gold across cheek bones. I really love the Chanel Gold Highlighting Powder but I have to say I really like the mess free application of the Chanel Facettes D'or Highlighter and I think it's rather a nice item to have for more subtle looks considering the loose powder contains more sparkle and shimmer!

The price is $50 USD which is about $8 USD more than the regular blushes in the line up. You're probably wondering if you need both the loose and the pressed powder and honestly for me it unquestionable about wanting both but you may want to indulge in just one. I guess the best best is ask yourself what type of finish you want, which format you like best (loose or pressed), and what sort of look you're going for. If you're a collector of Chanel cosmetics I'm sure you've already made the choice to just get both.

All in all I really loved this one and I'm Muse Approving it for purchase as I like having the option of creating a simple look using the press powder or a more bolder shimmery look using my loose powder!

For my look below I used the Chanel Facettes D'or Highlighter powder on top of my blush (cheeks) and on my eye as a shadow.

How about you? Love the pressed powder or more of a loose powder fan?

Love all the gold?

Not so much?

Tell the Muse!

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Blogger Laurel said...

Hi Muse,

These are two of the recycled products I mentioned earlier.

This one in particular is an exact dupe of "El Dorado" from a few years back. Exact dupe.

The loose powder is very, very, very close to Chanel's #37 Merveille loose powder from last Holiday's collection.

Don't get me wrong, I love them both!

But as a Chanel-aholic for many, many years (I have just about everything), I simply cannot and will not repurchase these products.

Very disappointing especially in light of the fuss made over their new creative director.

I hope you enjoy your Chanel powders as much as I do!

November 24, 2008 at 4:48 PM  
Anonymous petitez said...

Another gorgeous item from Chanel! Honestly I've never really been into gold. I'm more of a silver person. Think I'll pop by the Chanel counter this weekend to have a look! :)

You look great in it! Just enough gold to give that glow. :)

P.S. u've got mail! :)

November 25, 2008 at 6:00 AM  
Anonymous Nell said...

It looks so tempting!
I just indulged in the Dior Night Diamond Powder today, so I´d better restrain myself.
Btw, you are not missing much with the pink color, the texture is different to the beige one, more gritty, the shimmer is not as fine and it feels kind of crumbly. So I only got the beige one, although I was fully prepared to shell out for both.
If I still find the Chanel Gold Powder in the US, they are MINE!!!

November 25, 2008 at 9:48 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

Hi Laurel!

I don't have El Dorado so luckily it's brand new for me :) but I feel your pain. I really hate dups of items especially when they are highly LE I use the term loosely!

I hadn't heard news of the new creative share :)

Thanks lovie! I'm loving all the gold so far! w00t!

November 25, 2008 at 11:48 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey Serene!

I love silver myself as I associate it with cools and I think I look better in cooler shades than warmer but gold just has that certain something about it that makes it difficult to resist!

Thanks hun :)

Looking forward to hearing your adventures at the stop by and tell us whatcha think :)

Okee dokee will go and check!

November 25, 2008 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

morning nell!

I'm happy you're telling me as I was on the verge of a CP for the pink version! Will avoid now :) Glad I got the beige!

Oh you'll def find this :) it's LE but still around and about :) check macy's :)

Looking forward to your trip!?

November 25, 2008 at 11:51 AM  
Anonymous Nell said...

Oh yes, I can´t wait. I´ll definitely be checking the Chanel counter at Macy´s for the Gold Powder, thanks for the tip! There is a Macy´s right down the street from the hotel we always stay at.
Have you got any other beauty-related tips or must-haves for me?
I´d like to shop New York muse-approved ;)

November 25, 2008 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

yay!!!!! :-) are you staying on 34th or near it!?

if you are plenty of nice shops around the area..sephora, lush, macy's, h&m, etc!!!!!!

If you have time hit up Ricky's :) they have some super items..potted shimmers and shadows that are simply awesome :)

hehe! I wish you were coming a week before the holiday :( so we can meet up!

November 25, 2008 at 3:04 PM  
Anonymous Nell said...

Thanks, Musey!
Yes, we are staying across the street from Penn Station, very convenient.
I´ll try to find Ricky´s.
Maybe it´ll work out for us to meet in May, when I´ll be over again. My husband wants to meet you too now, because he keeps hearing about you, LOL!

November 26, 2008 at 1:38 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

oh you'll have plenty of shopping around Nell!

All within walking distance! Macy's, Lush is right across the street, Herald Square, Sephora, H&M, Manhattan Mall which has Victoria's Secret, Body Shop, it'll be nice to wander around and just walk :) It's all on 34th so you don't have to go far!

LOL hugs to the husband hehe!

I hope you have a blast sweetie..I really wish I was around to have a shopping date!

November 26, 2008 at 12:49 PM  
Blogger Ghoulina said...

Oooh! That is sooo pretty! *wonders if my Chanel counter has any left* hehee ^_^

November 27, 2008 at 12:39 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

I bet they do Ghoulina :) with the economy the way it is not many people snatched this gem up :)

Good luck!

December 1, 2008 at 2:02 PM  
Anonymous Erin said...

I'm so addicted to your blog! I just stumbled on it today :) Anyway, this look of yours is super pretty. Very fresh and youthful. I love it! What blush and lipgloss are you using, if you remember?

December 29, 2008 at 4:00 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi erin!

Sorry for the delayed reply, happy belated holidays!

yay always nice to have a new reader :) Thanks for dropping by and hope you're enjoying your visits with me!

I remember the blush is nars taos but sadly I can't recall the lipgloss...I believe it was an MJ gloss but can't recall the exact number :(

MJ is a Japanese brand. Hope this helps!

Sorry I can't recall the exact number of the color :P

Thanks for leaving a comment and hope we speak again soon!

December 29, 2008 at 3:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi everyone, i love this one but i can not understand what is the difference between gold fever and Eldorado? Thanks very much is someone will explain

January 12, 2009 at 7:16 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi anonymous i believe el dorado is a tiny bit deeper :)

hope this helps!

January 12, 2009 at 4:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Muse, thanks for the answer, i have another question ))), have you tried the
ESTEE LAUDER ALL-OVER SHIMMER POWDER ~ PLATINUM/GOLD . What about this one? Is it nice? And how does it looks?
Regards Sanda

January 13, 2009 at 5:10 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi sanda

sorry for the delayed reply...yes I tried the gold jewel shimmering powder and reviewed it here.

Hope this helps!

January 19, 2009 at 1:18 PM  

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