I've been waiting all day to get home to show this to you! BlushingNoir and I have been exchanging notes on Twitter for some time about the Las Vegas de Chanel collection after seeing the info on La Chanelphile, mainly how badly we want it and speculating when it will be available. Not getting anywhere, I called the Las Vegas boutique last Saturday in hopes that they would have more concrete answers, which was when I found out it was already there. I ordered two pieces on the spot (I don't need a gold lip liner, and I already have a gold lipstick). Now keep in mind, that phone call happened when I was in a stadium waiting for a concert to begin. That's some dedication, y'all.
Anyway, Lucky Stripes and Gold Fingers arrived today and I had to wait an agonizing half a day before I could get to my camera and photograph them. I'll just stop talking now and show you pictures:
Lucky Stripes on eyes and cheeks, Chanel Belgravia layered with LMdB Creme de la Creme on lips
The Lucky Stripes powder is actually intended for eyes and cheeks, which is why I decided to show you how it works both ways. As expected of something that's paying homage to Sin City, it has shimmer galore. But again, as expected of Chanel, it's refined shimmer.
The thing about this powder is I'm not sure if it was supposed to be a bronzer or an illuminator. I expect it could swing both ways depending on the stripes you sweep through/your skin tone. As you can see from the swatch, it looks like an illuminator, but I used it on my cheeks the way I would use a bronzer and it seems to work. Either way, the effect of the powder is this glowy radiance that I like very much.
Gold Fingers is like a yellow gold version of Graphite, but with less dimension. The polish is somewhat sheer, considering that I applied two coats and could still visibly see my nail line. I think this could be overcome with more coats or thicker layers (case in point: pinky and ring finger), but personally I'm disappointed by it. The brush is slightly longer than what I'm used to for Chanel, but that does not present issues with application.