There's no better time to try out new makeup looks than the holidays. After all 'tis the season to sparkle, shine, and have fun! What better way to do just that than with Chanel's limited edition illuminating highlighter, Le Signe du Lion. I'm so in love with the beautiful, subtle glow these powders give when I sweep them over my cheekbones. It's the perfect je ne se quoi to top off my holiday party makeup.
It's all in the Finishing Touches.
Overall, I tend to keep my makeup pretty natural. Something effortless, sexy, and not too overly made up is typically the direction I like to aim for. For "my party look", it's really all in the finishing touches. My makeup routine pretty much stays the same but when going from day to night or on special occasions, I play up my eyes more and finish with a luminous glow.
It's all about the glow this season! I'm so in love with Chanel's Le Signe du Lion Illuminating Powders. There are two shades to choose from Or Blanc and Or Rose. I've been using Or Blanc more, which is a shimmery pearly white. This shade is perfect for my fairer skin tone especially during the winter months. I can see myself wearing Or Blanc now and using Or Rose, a soft-rose shade during the summer months when I have a tan. Both powders are so soft and fine that they blend into my skin flawlessly. One sweep onto the high points of my cheekbones gives this beautiful candle-lit glow that's nothing short of ultra-flattering. If you prefer a more dramatic highlight, you can always sweep on another layer or two.
For my smokey eye makeup I used Chanel's Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow in Tissé Essentiel. This eye palette is amazing for creating versatile eye makeup looks from natural to glamorous. To really open up my eyes I coated my lashes with Chanel's Beauté Des Cils Nourishing Mascara Base and Le Volume De Chanel Mascara in Noir. To top it all off a bit of Rouge Coco Gloss Moisturizing Glossimer in Bourgeosie on my lips and I'm good to go!
comes in a rare, limited-edition burgundy compact.
The Burgundy compact is so beautiful, not to mention rare, they'd make the perfect gifts! I'm definitely getting a few for my mom and girlfriends. The powder is so universally flattering, I'm sure I can't go wrong with either color!
Le Signe du Lion is exclusive to Chanel.com and is available for a limited time only. Get complimentary samples and signature packaging with every order at CHANEL, plus free shipping on orders of $50 or more!
This post is sponsored by Chanel, but as always all opinions and creative direction are my own.