This year’s offering from Chanel is more of a look than any particular statement pieces – other than the Ombre Matelasses Palette (HERE) which has previously been in limited distribution. I don’t have the full collection to show, but my key recommendation is the Illusion D’Ombre in Fatal.

Chanel Christmas 2013 Illusion D'Ombre Fatal
Chanel Christmas 2013 Illusion D’Ombre Fatal

I love these cushiony, wet feel shadows that go onto the skin instantly dry. Fatal has a gentle sparkle to it and they’re very long-lasting, I find, even without a primer.

Chanel Christmas 2013 Illusion D'Ombre Fatal Swatch
Chanel Christmas 2013 Illusion D’Ombre Fatal Swatch

The camera isn’t really picking up the shimmer which becomes far more apparent in a warm light. A second shade, Initiation is a platinum bronze. They’re both £24.

Chanel Christmas 2013: Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel Christmas 2013: Rouge Allure Velvet

The two shades here are La Precieuse (red) and Radieuse – La Precieuse is a velvet (matte) formula, while Radieuse is a sheen. There is a third shade, La Desiree in Velvet which is a deep burgundy shade.

Chanel Christmas Lips 2013
Chanel Christmas Lips 2013

As you can see, La Precieuse has a heavy hit of pink to it. They’re £25 each.

Chanel Christmas 2103: Accent Powder Blush
Chanel Christmas 2103: Accent Powder Blush

The blush is pretty unremarkable, really – I couldn’t get excited about this at all, although it does give good sheen. It’s £31.

Chanel Christmas 2013: Le Vernis Rouge Rubis
Chanel Christmas 2013: Le Vernis Rouge Rubis

So, this is what got my Chanel-loving heart racing – Rouge Rubis! It’s a pink infused red shade that is such a classic, wearable colour that I can’t wait to get it onto my nails. It’s £18.

The collection launches on November 15th, but overall I feel a little disappointed with this offering – it’s not as creative as past collections but maybe we’ve been spoilt in the past with incredible, intricate palettes and knock out shades… I’m not sure. I’d like the old Chanel back please.

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