Sunday, October 3, 2010

Chanel Holiday 2010: An Overview

Here is a quick look at Chanel's Holiday collection. All the products were lovely but I tend to go for warmer colors for lips most of the time, so the Patchouli Rouge Coco and Pleasing Glossimer were love at first sight. I really like the look on the model in the display image. The smoky bronze eye combined with the hot pink lips, cheeks, and nails is so pretty and unexpected for a winter/holiday collection!

(Note: the browns in the quad do not look quite as bronzey as on the model in the photo below. There is a mink brown with micro-sparkles; a pale cream/champagne with pink tones; a slightly darker and more iridescent soft pink with micro-sparkles; and a deep, almost black-based, mahogany brown with very subtle shimmer.)



I was surprised to see that the quad is of the round-pan design and because of this I was kind of worried about the texture because they always seem to be a little more dry and powdery than the other square type. I swatched them today and the payoff of these colors is dependent on how you apply them. When applied dry the finish was a bit disappointing, but when applied with a wet brush, the colors and shimmer really come to life! The darkest shade is nicely pigmented, and if you use base or primer you shouldn't have any problems with these.

Below is a list of the products featured in this post. On display, but not pictured here, were a deep purple mascara and eyeliner: Cassis (repromote), a few other Glossimers, Rouge Coco in Magnolia, and Mica Rose nail polish (repromote).

Eyes:
Ombre D'Eau Fluid Iridescent Eyeshadow 757 Splash
Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow Tentation Cuivree
Lips:
Rouge Coco 107 Patchouli
Rouge Allure Extrait De Gloss 54 Liberte (currently exclusive to Saks)
Glossimer: 227 Pleasing
Cheeks:
Blush Duo Tweed Effect 17 Tweed Fuchsia
Nails:
Le Vernis Nail Colour 547 Pulsion

LES 4 OMBRES Tentation Cuivree




Swatched dry using a brush:


Swatched wet (what a difference!):



OMBRE D'EAU 757 Splash

I think this will look amazing as a base for powder shadows, but also looks great on its own.

Splash vs. Sand

ROUGE COCO 107 Patchouli


GLOSSIMER 227 Pleasing





ROUGE ALLURE EXTRAIT DE GLOSS 54 Liberte



BLUSH DUO TWEED EFFECT-17 Tweed Fuchsia



Tweed Fuchsia compared with Tweed Pink


LE VERNIS NAIL COLOUR 547 Pulsion
in the shade

in bright sunlight


Pulsion vs. Riviera

 Pulsion is a lot darker than Riviera and more of a cerise/cherry pink. It's gorgeous! 

(I am sorry there are no swatches here for the blush, some of the lip items, and the polish, but will try to get some up soon.)
Enjoy the rest of the weekend everyone!


4 comments:

  1. Great post and lovely pictures, the more I see the more I want ;) do you think the lipsticks would work on someone cool toned ?

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  2. Hi Replica, Yes, I think it should also work for cooler-tones because it is somewhat warm but still on the neutral side. You might also like the Magnolia shade -- it's a very pretty mid-toned pink. Sorry I don't have pics of that one! I didn't get it because I have a lot of pinks.

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  3. hey girl..

    Just stumbled upon your blog. The photos are nice. Love the blush comparison.

    Good Luck with blogging..:)

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