Feb 15, 2021

Chanel Le Blanc 2021 | Perles et Éclat de Chanel Collection and Duo de Camélias

Chanel Le Blanc 2021 collection swatches

Chanel's Le Blanc collection is typically for the Asian market and the U.S. doesn't always receive everything in the collection. However, this year Perles et Éclat de Chanel collection has arrived in the U.S. earlier than the Asian launch date. I picked up just a few pieces from the collection plus the marvelous Duo de Camélias highlighter duo.

Les 4 Ombres 374 Allure et Éclat ($65, Chanel)

Chanel les 4 ombres Allure et Éclat swatches
This isn't like any Chanel eyeshadow quads that I own, To me, the textures feel like a hybrid of powder and cream. It reminds me of Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill or Charlotte Tilbury Jewel Pots although the Chanel goes on much sheerer. There is no inner cover included in this quad but I think Chanel should have because these eyeshadows feel almost wet.

Chanel les 4 ombres Allure et Éclat swatches
The color payoffs are subtle yet clear and luminous, which I think perfectly suits the theme of the collection. 

Chanel les 4 ombres Allure et Éclat swatches
Pigmentation is definitely on the sheer side except for the deepest burgundy satin shade, so I don't think Allure et Éclat is for everyone although I myself love the ethereal effects.

Rouge Coco 498 Éclat ($40, Chanel)

Chanel Rouge Coco Eclat swatch

There are several lip colors in this collection but Rouge Coco Éclat stood out to me. It's an intense pink with subtle pink/burgundy shimmer.

Chanel Rouge Coco Eclat swatch

I was reminded how much I adored this classic lipstick formulation from Chanel. Rouge Coco is even more hydrating than I remembered and feels so comfortable on the lips. Éclat is brightening yet very sophisticated. I love it.

Duo de Camélias Highlighter Duo ($70, Chanel)

Chanel Duo de Camelias swatches
I decided to skip Perles de Lumiere Illuminating Blush Powder because it looked quite deep and warm for my complexion. Instead, I got Duo de Camélias and I couldn't be happier with my choice!

Chanel duo de camelias swatches
When Duo de Camélias came out as Chanel's Black Friday special in 2019, I didn't pay much attention partly because I don't like that Chanel flaunts limited-edition makeup at full price when everyone else offers steep discounts. (I mean, it's Black Friday!) Plus, the stock photo on the website looks quite blah, to be honest with you. 

Chanel Duo de Camelias swatches
In real life, it is stunning! There are so many details in the gorgeous camellia embossings and the multi-dimensional shimmers are out of this world. The finishes are quite sparkly, so this highlighter wouldn't be ideal if you like your highlighter subtle and fluid. I myself like highlighters with strong effects so I love Duo de Camélias. It is still available on the Chanel website. Run and grab one for yourself before it's gone forever!

Here is the makeup look that I put together using these items:

Chanel Le Blanc 2021 collection review swatches

Chanel Le Blanc 2021 collection review swatches

Makeup items used in this look:

Chanel Le Blanc 2021 review swatches
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation BD01 ($60, Chanel)
Suqqu Oil Rich Glow Powder ($47, Selfridges)
Chanel Les 4 Ombres Allure et Éclat ($65, Chanel)
Chanel Les Tissages de Chanel Tweed Blush ($45, Chanel)
Chanel Duo de Camélias ($70, Chanel)
Chanel Rouge Coco Éclat ($40, Chanel)
Chanel Le Volume de Chanel mascara ($34, Chanel)
Chanel Stylo Yeux Eben ($33, Chanel)

Thanks for being here! What do you think of the collection?

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