It is true, I am a sucker for packaging. A while back Chanel did a mail out on a new very limited edition mini collection called the Las Vegas De Chanel. It seems the eye shadow and powder products are always the ones that draw my eye. They are usually the most eye catching item from most collections, and they tend to be the products I get the most use out of. Well, those and eyeliner and mascara which are pretty much staples to me.
Anyways, let’s focus our attention back to Lucky Stripes, said to be powder for both the eyes and cheeks.
If you’re skilled enough and (more importantly) can be bothered using thin enough brushes (or fingers) to pick up the individual stripes to use on your eyes, then yes, this product can definitely be used as eye shadow.
But realistically I can’t see many people doing that given the enormous array of wonderful eye shadows already in the market that would be much easier to use. So selling this as a palette of eye powders is slightly misleading in my opinion.
However , that said, I actually am using this product as a wash over my eyelid (all stripes mixed together), even though I think this is better as a cheek product. And that’s simply because I don’t feel the tone really suits my skin tone, I think it would work as an amazing highlighter for people with darker yellow based skin tones. I feel like the tone or rather the use is similar to Estee Lauder’s Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelee, but less shimmer and far more subtle.
As with most Chanel face powders, the pigmentation is above average and soft to the touch. And you have to admit that the design on the top (which disappears after a while) is pretty cool The swatch on the far right is with all stripes combined.
Unfortunately you cannot buy this product in Australia, available only from Chanel.com for a hefty $95US.