The Chanel Superstition collection focusses on Coco Chanel’s love of superstition – when I went to her apartment earlier in the year, it was blatantly obvious that she followed certain symbolic rituals such as keeping everything in pairs (maybe the most obvious nod to superstition was keeping ears of wheat – a sign of plenty – in the apartment). So, this collection is dark and intriguing.
With a khaki theme, the four shades in the Chanel Les 4 Ombres palette in Mystere are a mix of sheen and shimmer.
Golden highlights glint on the darkest and lightest shades, while the bottom two are more pared back without shimmer.
Chanel Hasard is one of those neutrals-with-a-twist – a greige with mauve undertones and completely wearable. Another, Gri-Gri, is a similar shade but with extra sheen.
Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules
I’d be prepared to put money down to bet that you won’t have experienced a skin care texture like this before...
The two shades for nails that I have here are again led with khaki – the more metallic Alchimie (like Peridot without the twist) and gorgeously dense Mysterious. I’ll swatch these as soon as I can get to them.
In the top picture there is also a khaki mascara (not working for me because it’s not quite bright enough to be a colour-pop and not quite dark enough to make lashes defined and frame the eyes well) and a couple of lip shades that didn’t grab me either, although I can see that apricot-hue’d Mystique is a perfect counter to the deep, green tones. There are four Rouge Coco Shines in the pinky-peach spectrum, again, good with the darkness for eyes and a khaki waterproof eye-liner that I can’t wait to get on my lids!
I don’t have info on UK launch dates but obviously, I’ll flag up dates and prices as soon as I have them.
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