The Chanel Eyes Collection 2016 seems to be a small sub-collection made up limited edition and going-permanent products. There are three new Les 4 Ombres palettes (Tisse Dimension shown above) each with two co-ordinating Stylo Eyeshadows. I’m very fond of the Stylo Eyeshadows – colour crayons that cool the lids and feel so light you barely remember they’re there.
The shades in Tisse Dimension are rather beautiful, if challenging at first glance. One of these colours is billed as lavender on the information I have.. um.. really?! The first is a rosy gold shade, the second a yellow toned neutral shade, the third, a blackcurrant and the final shade, a silver khaki that’s quite mesmerising. As soon as I opened the palette, it was the shade I wanted straight on my lids! It’s £40.
Chanel just does this type of eye crayon better than anyone else. These are true gliders – you’ll hardly know they’re there after the initial cooling feeling wears off and their last is excellent.
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The shades I have to show you are Beige Dore (a yellow gold), Rose Petale (a sheeny pastel pink) and Vert Gris (a sheen of grey green).
I know that if you’ve started to develop lid creases, creme formulas, especially with lots of sheen, can be harder to wear, but even though I am absolutely sure they’re exacerbating those on my lids, I couldn’t care less – these are just a joy to use and I won’t let a little thing like a crease get in the way! I think it’s helpful, always, to use a primer before any creme formula (Urban Decay is usually my go-to) and that can help to smooth. I will warn you that because they’re so soft, if you over rotate the product it will break, so keep it as low as possible. They’re £25 each.
Also joining the Chanel Eyes Collection 2016 is a new mascara – Dimensions de Chanel. I haven’t put this into use yet but I have put the brush side by side with Chanel Volume Mascara and it looks exactly the same, so I can’t really pin down what’s different about this one. I am not at all complaining at a new Chanel Mascara – it’s become a favourite since I stopped having lash extensions. If there is anything markedly different to report, I’ll do a separate post. It’s £25 and also comes in brown and cobalt.
Chanel already does a brow kit so I guess that the two new brow palettes are a more refined version. Call me all the frivolous names, but the tools!
La Palette Sourcils de Chanel comes in two shades – Naturel and Brun (Brun above) – and consists of two powders. I never use brow powders and don’t have any plans to start, but if you’re proficient at brow powdering, this is definitely an upgrade! This is a kind of ‘treat to self’ product – there are a million and one brow products all doing pretty much the same thing, but none with Chanel on the teeny weeny tools. Definiely a case for doing your brows on the commute! It’s £37.
The new eye collection launches on 11th March.
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