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.
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.
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.
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.
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As you can see, La Precieuse has a heavy hit of pink to it. They’re £25 each.
The blush is pretty unremarkable, really – I couldn’t get excited about this at all, although it does give good sheen. It’s £31.
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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