Wednesday 10 October 2012

Life's Little Luxuries

There are three things in life I always indulge on:
1. Good skincare
2. Shu Uemura Lashes, and
3. Chanel's Holiday Collections (!)

Chanel's Eclats du Soir Collection is simply breathtaking. I've just gotten a few select items based on 10 minutes of in store swatching. When I have played with the items more, I will give you a proper review ;)

The star of the collection, a limited edition quad, is called Harmonie du Soir and it contains shades of taupe, gold, pink, and aubergine. The quilted pans are reminiscent of Byzantine Collection's Topkapi quad, and the quality of the shades are nearly as good (miles better than the quality of the permanent baked quads we get here in Australia).

The accompanying blush is called Star Dust, and its a very light baby pink blush with more than a handful of sparkles (don't say I didn't warn you!).

I purchased the darkest lipgloss in the collection, called Intrigue. Out of all the shades available, this was the one I liked the most. Chanel's glosses are my favourite in terms of texture and wear. However, they are so sheer! Having quite pigmented lips, I always go for the darker colours in the range...

The Illusion d'Ombre that has been released with this collection is called Apparence. Its a sheer muted gold with the same quality as the permanent range of IdO's.

To complete my "Chanel Holiday Look", I wanted an eyeliner that would pull all the colours together. I didn't fancy the eyeliner in Rouge Noir (black red - really?), so instead I turned to a previously released Grenat. Its a beautiful plum-violet that I think will go really well with this look.

Other items in the collection include:
- Nail Vernis in Malice
- Rouge Allure Velvet in L'Impatiente and La Caline
- Eyeshadow Duo in Nuit-Claire
- Eyeliner in Rouge Noir
- Natural Finish Loose Powder in Reverie
- Lipglosses in Allegorie and Mystery
- Multi-dimensionnel Sophistique Mascara in Noir

The current collection available at Chanel counters include new Joues Contraste Blushes in Ultra Rose, Rouge (similar or identical to the one previously released with Byzantine), Tumulte, and Malice (have this, love it!) and a nail vernis in Beige. I've been told that this polish is amazeballs!

The collection will be released in Perth on the 24th of November in Myer (Murray St).

xx Cindy

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