Chanel Reverie Natural Loose Powder Holiday 2012 Review & Swatches

I’ve come across some great finishing powders to love this Holiday season one of which is Chanel’s Natural Loose Powder in Reverie ($52). With great sadness I’ll have to wave goodbye to Reverie once the Holidays are over as this is a limited edition shade that is releasing with the Chanel Holiday 2012 Collection.

I’m considering a back up at this point in my Holiday makeup life.

Reverie is a limited edition shade released with Chanel’s Holiday 2012 Collection. It’s the perfect addition to their Holiday Collection since shimmer is all the rage during the Holiday Season.

This is a universally flattering shade of Rosy Golden Beige that should work on most skin tones. It has gorgeous flecks of gold in the mix that create an ethereal sparkle on skin. The powder itself is a light coverage, matte finish setting and perfecting powder that will even out skin tone, set makeup, and create a glow on skin that will disguise minor imperfections or finer lines. The powder is silky and finely milled and looks smooth and even on my drier skin.

I realize not everyone is a fond fan of shimmer on facial powder but I thought the flecks of gold in the powder a delightful addition to a facial powder that can be used around the Holiday. Who doesn’t love a bit of festive shimmer around the Holidays? Just use it with a lighter hand for the best finish.

Overall, Reverie is truly a gorgeous color with just the right amount of cheerful, gold Holiday sparkle! The setting powder itself carries a luxurious feel and finish even on my drier skin. That added addition of gold shimmer might just be what seals the deal for you!


I’d pick it up if I were you.

Available at Chanel counters shortly or for a limited time.

What sort of sparkling highlighting powders have caught your eye this season?


This review contains a sample
product sent for consideration by PR.
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  • 10/10/12 19:16 Rawr:

    This looks very promising and I think it looks like it’ll be my first Chanel makeup product! Just a question though: is it even a shade too dark for someone who’s around NC15? The one thing I have to have in my face products is something that is the same as my skintone. Thanks Muse!!!!


    • 10/11/12 9:21 the Muse:

      I’m not sure rawr, I don’t use mac foundation and don’e really know there shades very well, it’s transparent for the most part….if that’s any help!?


  • 10/10/12 20:06 Beth:

    Hi Muse!

    Do you like this or Dior’s Holiday 2012 Loose Powder in Gold Dust better? They look similar!


    • 10/11/12 9:15 the Muse:

      if you want more shimmer the chanel is the way to go, subtle glow the dior is better beth. I like both equally and purchased a backup of the Dior one and waiting on my local counter to get reverie in stock so I can grab a back up as well ;-D great powders, both!


    • 11/23/12 1:49 Nawi:

      I did not know which one to get either i finally chose the chanel one is more festive and you get a lot more moneys worth chanel cost less with 30 grams in the pot and dior only has 16 grams and is more expensieve hope this helps!


  • 10/11/12 6:21 Kiss & Make-up:

    Myeah, the shimmer in it is definitely not for me.


  • 10/11/12 11:58 Sweta:

    Hi Muse

    This is freaking gorgeous..I am too confused in this or the dior one..though I think I am liking this a lil better..can you tell me if this would work on brown skin as well?


    • 10/11/12 12:00 the Muse:

      depends sweta, they are transparent but they might be a little pasty on darker skin. You might want to swatch on counter just to be safe as I’ve known some transparent finishing powders to go terribly wrong sometimes :-/


  • 10/11/12 12:09 Sweta:

    oh thanks muse..any idea where is this available at the moment as I cannot see it on Macy’s or Nordstorm website? Also do you have any idea how the finish of this powder is different than the Guerlain meteorites perles du dragon finish? Are you planning to review that?


    • 10/11/12 12:14 the Muse:

      sweta, I noticed nordstrom had it up briefly last week and it disappeared, I believe if you head in store it’s available but just call your local counter to double check. I haven’t seen it online yet either other than that brief second at nordstrom :) I’m unsure, I prob won’t be reviewing those this year :( Sorry! I’m kinda meteorites out at the moment feel like I have too many to indulge :(


  • 10/11/12 12:30 Sweta:

    thanks a lot Muse..will have to do some hunting nw ;)thnx for your help..i really appreciate your prompt responses..and I also would like to mention here that this is one of the best beauty blog I have come across..:)you do a gr8 job!!


    • 10/11/12 12:54 the Muse:

      aw thanks sweta, I’m not really much help sometimes b/c seems like we have different skin tones chica but I sure do try as best I can <3!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank YOU!


      • 10/11/12 13:09 Sweta:

        Yes that’s there..but still you have always been of great help..I make sure to check your blog each day for your wonderful make me buy more than i need..;)..thnx for all that..:)


        • 10/11/12 13:15 the Muse:

          aw sweta my pleasure’s always hard to recommend things to people with a different tone or skin type, like I’m dry and sometimes people ask for recs for oily skin, that’s so hard because I really don’t have the issue ;-D I def try to help anyway I can but you know how it is, results will vary and all that yada yada ;-D aw thank you so much. I always have SUCH a great time talking to all of you and consider you my extended family :) I really appreciate all your comments as well, they really feed my inspiration for the site ;D!


  • 10/11/12 13:22 Sweta:

    Awww thats so sweet of you Muse..I dont have my family here in your comment was really touching for pleasure always :) Completely understand your point..but its your willingness to help all of us makes it very special indeed..:) facts dont matter as much..:) Thank you for your kind words..appreciate it dear :)


    • 10/11/12 13:23 the Muse:

      aw that must be hard, where are you from originally Sweta? You might have mentioned before so I apologize for re-asking, I’m a scatterbrain sometimes. AWWWWW! My pleasure I meant every single word ;-D


      • 10/11/12 13:36 Sweta:

        I am from India originally all my family n friends r back to this just getting a hang of it..but nevertheless I am enjoying the new place..but still family is family..:( Miss them all..awww thanks again very kind of you…:D


        • 10/11/12 13:38 the Muse:

          OOO where in India?! I’m a fond Bollywood fangirl! hehe! Are you staying with family here? What do you think of the US? Where in the US are you? awww I know. I’m close to my family/friends too so I can just imagine being so far from them :( But you have internet and skype so you can call them and such ;-D :)


  • 10/11/12 13:47 Sweta:

    I am from Mumbai..where bollywood lives..haha.. well that’s such a you like anyone in particular from bollywood? or you watch bollywood movies? ..I am from CA..and its beautiful..truly! yes technology does make a is so helpful..:)


    • 10/11/12 13:59 the Muse:

      OOOO wow! very exciting! 😀 I’ve always wanted to visit India but never have! ALL the biggest names of course like shahrukh khan, Amitabh Bachchan (and his son!), Hrithik Roshan, Ajay Devgn, katrina kaif, ugh there are SO many ;-D love love love all the movies, I have a vast dvd collection of bollywood films ;-D CA is great! Just as wonderful a place to be as Mumbai ;-D!


  • 10/11/12 14:03 Sweta:

    oh God you surprise me…really you know quite a few…these are all big names of Bollywood…whom do you like the most?? you should visit Mumbai …you would love it..:)


    • 10/11/12 16:50 the Muse:

      gotta admit shahrukh khan has always been a fav of mine! as he gets older he gets better ;-D although some of his recent projects aren’t so great :( but I love his older films! I bet!!!!!!!! maybe someday ;-D


  • 10/11/12 15:07 Lisa:

    My heart actually flutters over Chanel powders. Is this one like Feerie? That was really too glittery for me. I also think there is a pink cast loose powder coming out. Do you know about that one?


    • 10/11/12 15:17 the Muse:

      haven’t tried either one sorry Lisa :(


  • 10/17/12 19:37 christina:

    is this Chanel powder anything like Chanel loose powder that came out of few years ago called Peche (#40)?


    • 10/18/12 9:42 the Muse:

      not sure christina I don’t own that one :(


  • 10/24/12 14:08 Lauren:

    Would this be good for highlighting? Not allover, but maybe just cheekbones, brow bones, etc? I bet it would last forever that way.


    • 10/24/12 14:09 the Muse:

      mmm yes on darker skin tone but if you’re fairer might not show up great as highlighter


      • 10/24/12 14:34 Lauren:

        I’m very fair, so maybe not so much, eh? I just got into Chanel (I’m kind of cheating on Bobbi) and I want to buy f-ing everything! It’s a sickness. :-)


        • 10/24/12 14:42 the Muse:

          lol noooo don’t cheat on Bobbi! ;D


  • 10/24/12 15:03 Lauren:

    I know, right? Seriously, I duck into the chair with my head down at the Chanel counter so that Laura at Bobbi doesn’t see me. But I’ll tell you what: those Chanel products are like magic. I’m still looking for a Chanel highlighter though… Oh, also: that vampy Holiday L’Impatiente lipstick (in another post) looks GORGEOUS on you. Like, maybe the prettiest lipstick ever. You should use it to get over your matte aversion. :-)


    • 10/26/12 15:28 the Muse:

      lol lauren I hear ya ;-D aw thank you! really a GREAT shade do check our the dior lippies too, so lovely!!!!!!!!!!!! lol I wish, no matte has yet to sway me that fully girl! <3!


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