Chanel Notorious Ombre Contrast / Sculpting Veil for Eyes & Cheeks Review, Photos, Swatches

Chanel Notorious Ombre Contrast / Sculpting Veil

Found this draft dated November 2012 before I MIA, a very late post!!! But love the photos in here. 

Chanel Notorious Ombre Contrast is a limited edition sculpting veil for eyes and the cheeks. Its packaging is the same as normal Chanel Joues contraste (JC) with a mirror and a brush. I don’t own any Chanel JC at the moment yet 😦

Chanel Notorious Ombre Contrast

Chanel Notorious Ombre Contrast

Chanel Notorious Ombre Contrast

Chanel Notorious Ombre Contrast

Chanel Notorious Ombre Contrast / Sculpting Veil

Chanel Notorious Ombre Contrast

Chanel Notorious Ombre Contrast

Notorious is a brownish grey colour with cool undertones.It contains quite a fair bit of shimmer when swatched.

Notorious is a brownish grey colour with cool undertones.
It contains quite a fair bit of shimmer when swatched.

Direct sunlight (heavy / medium / light swatch)

Direct sunlight (heavy / medium / light swatch)

Direct sunlight

Direct sunlight

Indoors next to a window

Indoors next to a window

In flash

In flash

This powder is buttery and smooth to apply. It can go intense or light. For contouring the face wise, I find the attached brush tends to pick up too much powder (or maybe I just suck at contouring!!!) and once I swipe onto my face, it is kind of hard to lighten / remove / spread out. I will end up looking like I have a grey line drawn across my face. Truth is, I haven’t really tried contouring for face, haven’t learned the art of contouring 😦 haizzzz. Can some one teach me please?

Notorious is a contouring powder, so it has very greyish undertone, supposed to mimic the shadows on your face. Though the shimmers make it a bit unrealistic before shadows don’t really glisten. But if this is just a matte mauve grey powder, it would have been super boring and flat.

So I guess, this powder is excellent for contouring gurus. But for beginners like myself, we need a lot of practice!! So don’t be too harsh on my face demo photos below (hahhahahas) Thanks!!

When I swatched Chanel Notorious Ombre Contrast, I was reminded of Inglot Eyeshadow DS 502.

Side to side comparison

Side to side comparison

First one on the left is Inglot DS compared to Chanel Notorious

First one on the left is Inglot DS 502 compared to Chanel Notorious

In flash

In flash (DS 502 // Notorious)

In flash

In flash (DS 502 // Notorious)

Wow they really look quite alike! But Inglot DS 502 is more grey than Notorious, Notorious has a tinge of mauve in it, a bit of brownish in it and no obvious glitter particles like DS 502.

Sometimes I use Notorious at an outer V cease colour, still can’t master the face / blush contouring without looking out of place. 

Thank you for dropping by 🙂 

XOXO
zibbie ♔

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