What’s old is new again as Chanel Poudre Levres Lip Balm and Powder Duo ($37) takes center stage for Spring 2018. Ah yes, remember lip powder? Help a sister out here! Someone managed to track down the drugstore lip powder duo that I always refer back to but I can’t remember who it was or what the name of the palette was again. Damn. I’m raking my mind but I haven’t had my morning tea and I’m slow going. I think it was Revlon or Covergirl who did a lip powder and a setting wax that went over it. It’s funny because any time I see lip powder anything my mind immediately goes to the palette because it was some of the first real makeup I owned.
I worked in CVS when I was a wee one dontcha know! It was one Summer, I was 14 and about to start high school that year. I remember hating it and loving it. Hating it because I’d laze around the pool all day with friends but I’d have to leave early and head to work in the evening from like 5 to 9. But loving it because that was the year I developed a crush on the stock boy at CVS, the year I started reading Harlequin Romance novels because they used to stock them by the magazines in store and I’d sneak a chapter in when I was supposed to be “facing” the store, and of course, when I experienced the joys of Revlon’s wine lipstick! I can’t recall the name but that shade was ridiculously vampy and gorgeous but I likely looked like a fool every time I wore it. I only worked there a few short months prior to discovering the joys of babysitting and how much more money I could make doing it but I have so many fond makeup memories I made there.
Well, Chanel isn’t exactly Revlon or Covergirl. But the concept is the same! This duo contains a matte lip powder pigment along with a clear moisturizing balm to set the color. What’s interesting about their palette is you can use it on your lips obviously but they also promote for use on cheeks. You can apply mix the balm and pigment to create a dewy blush color. I thought that was rather interesting.
Tom Ford tried to bring paint lip paint last year with the Shade & Illuminate Lips Collection but they were a horrible fail. Hopefully Chanel’s version turns out better.
Chanel Poudre Levres Lip Balm and Powder Duo is available now at nordstrom.com.