Another day, another pretty Chanel collection...
The lovely ladies at the Chanel boutique actually caught me unaware with this collection. I had seen promotional images on Instagram but didn't realise it was being released in Australia so soon. I got to be the first person to play with the testers and spent a good twenty minutes oohing and aahing over everything.
Again, apologies for my less than stellar photography, I need some lessons - stat!
PLISSE LUMIERE DE CHANEL ILLUMINATING POWDER
I am seriously powerless to resist a highlight at the moment. In the past they were something I could easily leave behind. Not anymore!
The pleated pattern of this highlighter is inspired by Japanese 'washi' paper and is very pretty to look at. In the photo above it looks almost blurry but this is actually just the pattern. The Plisse Lumiere de Chanel is a light, slightly pinky gold shade with fine shimmer. It is nicely pigmented for a highlighter and easy to blend out. I adore! Look at it! How could you not?!
LES 4 OMBRES MULTI EFFECT QUADRA EYESHADOW - 292 JARDINS ECLATANTS
Did I need another neutral eyeshadow palette? No. Did that matter? No. The shades in this palette are gorgeous and you can create a whole eye look using the one palette. I especially love the shade in the bottom left corner - it is sooo pretty! Impressed with the quality of this palette too. All the shades are perfectly pigmented and buttery soft. This palette is actually very similar to Codes Subtils from the Coco Code collection. No wonder I was drawn to it!
LES TISSAGES DE CHANEL BLUSH DUO TWEED EFFECT - 100 TWEED CORALLINE & 110 TWEED CHERRY BLOSSOM
The blush fiend in me was super excited to see these blushes. Years ago Chanel had these Tweed Effect blushes and I have one from then (which I used to use ALL the time). Whilst they have a sparkly overlay, they actually have a satin finish with no sparkles. Once you have used them for a while you end up with the two shades divided down the pan (hence the 'blush duo').
Tweed Coralline is a soft coral with a golden sheen and Tweed Cherry Blossom is a slightly cool pink-red. Both are highly pigmented which is actually a little bit of a pain. A very light hand is needed when applying, if you want a soft, diffused blush (like I do). They can be a little difficult to blend out on the cheeks, I sometimes have to go back in with some powder on a fluffy brush to blend.
ROUGE ALLURE GLOSS - 27 VIBRATION
I got caught up in the moment when I decided to purchase this lip gloss. Not because there is anything wrong with it. I just don't wear lip gloss very often and the shade is a little more coral than I like. Vibration is a bright pink-coral with slightly warm undertones. It pulls quite orange against my cool skin.
The Rouge Coco Shine formula is one of my favourites. Rouge Lumiere is a sheer, cool red with very fine shimmer. This shade looks gorgeous on, a sheer take on the classic red lip. I love.
LE VERNIS - 552 RESPLENDISSANT & 584 BLEU PASTEL
Funny story - my Mum recently found out how much a bottle of Chanel nail polish retails for. She was shocked and then told me off for spending that much on nail polish. I also got a slap on the hand (haha!) and she is now plotting if I will notice if she sells them off (yes, I will notice).
Resplendissant is a cream red shade with a slight coral tinge to it. Bleu Pastel is a pastel baby blue shade. Neither shade have shimmer (though the photo above makes it appear that they do). I haven't tried either of these shades yet, I've been lazy and haven't painted my nails in weeks if not months.
There you have my picks from the latest Chanel collection. I highly recommend all the powder products I have featured and the Rouge Lumiere lipstick. The collection has been out for a few weeks now. So if there is something you like the look of, don't wait too long!
Have you picked up anything from the Chanel Energies et Puretes de Chanel Collection?