Chanel Fall 2008 Makeup: Gold, and Lots of It

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We’re gettin’ close, ya’ll. The July release of Chanel’s Fall 2008 makeup collection is almost here, and I can smell the Chanel-ness from here. Back in April Chanel distributed some preliminary details about the collection, i.e. some teaser info. They told us to expect lots of gold, and I mean LOTS.



The collection marks the first for new Chanel Creative Director of Makeup Peter Philips, who took the position in January. Judging by these promotional pics and my weaknesses for gold and Chanel, Philips has a winner on his hands. I’m going to be falling in love.


Here’s a marketing rundown of the complete lineup… Keep tissue handy to wipe that drool off ya chin!


Rouge Hydrabase Lipsticks ($26) contain a moisturizing, long-lasting formula designed to provide medium coverage with a semi-matte finish.

  • Simply Pink – coral pink
  • Fantastic Plum – deep purple
  • Great Copper – bronze

Rouge Allure Luminous Satin Lip Color ($30) lipsticks promise to deliver a light, satin finish. I love the Chanel logo etched into the tube. So chic!

  • Enthusiast – rich coral red

Aqualumiere Sheer Colour Lipshine SPF 15 ($26) lipglosses should drench lips in a sheer wash of super-shiny color.

  • Formentera – beige rose
  • Papeete – sheer cranberry

Levres Scintillantes Glossimer ($26) lipglosses pack rich, glossy color and shimmer.

  • Amberlight – glossy bronze
  • Delight – sheer lilac
  • Gold Light – shimmery gold

Le Crayon Levres Precision Lip Definer ($28) lip liners have a creamy texture and line lips without tugging or pulling. They come with a built-in brush designed for blending and a double-bladed sharpener, too.

  • Pretty Pink – pink


Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadows ($55) are the latest limited edition Chanel quads. Every season I look forward to Chanel’s new quads.

  • Reflets d’Ombre – coffee, ivory, dark green and gold shadows

Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow ($27.50) singles should deliver creamy color that lasts for hours. They come in matte, satin and shimmer shades.

  • Le Bronze – metallic brown
  • Bois Blue – dark teal

Irreelle Duo Silky Eyeshadow Duos ($38.50) will contain two coordinating colors.

  • Cristal-Dusk – white and brown

Les Crayon Yeux Precision Eye Definer ($28) promise to deliver long lasting, precise lines around.

  • Denim – grey blue


Facettes D’Or Highlighter ($56) is a finely milled, radiant highlighting powder that can be applied to the curve of the cheek or over the entire face.

  • Gold Fever – golden shimmer

Joues Contraste Powder Blush ($40) promises soft, radiant color.

  • Rose Dust – rose plum

Poudre Douce ($50) pressed powder contains light-reflective pigments to enhance skin’s natural radiance.

  • Almond – radiant beige


Facettes D’Or Nail Color ($30) in a soft, gold color.

  • Gold Fiction – shimmery honey gold

Les Vernis Nail Color ($19) promises a sophisticated, shiny finish for nails.

  • Kaleidoscope – shiny green-gold
  • Fantastic – deep wine

I’m really looking forward to the nail polishes, the Facettes D’Or Highlighter powder and the Glossimers. πŸ˜‰

Look for the Chanel Fall 2008 collection to be available this July. I promise to keep you posted!

I’m sorry today’s first post is so late; I got home from the midnight showing of the Sex and the City movie last night at 3 o’clock in the morning, and right now I’m really out of it. Staying up late was so worth it, though. The movie was great! The crowd was fun, too (I wasn’t the only one in heels and full-on fabulous makeup at midnight!). Yes, the movie made me shed a tear or two.

I won’t give away details (no spoilers here), but I have to share one thing that I know only fellow makeup junkies might appreciate. There’s a scene where Carrie and Miranda go to a drugstore. At one point Carrie studies a mascara in the makeup aisle, and just by seeing the side of the tube I knew that it was L’oreal Voluminous Mascara.



I was *this close* to shouting up at the movie screen, “Girlfriend! You better get the Carbon Black!”, but my mouth was stuffed with popcorn. πŸ™‚

Hope you’re having a fantastic Friday. Let the weekend begin!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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  1. TUPRNUT says:

    Holy Smokes. I’m going to be in big trouble come July!!!

    This whole collection looks great… I’m excited about the quad eyeshadow (it’s mine) and I can’t wait to see the glosses in person – the all sound gorgeous. The Gold Fever highlighter sounds like fun, but for $56 it better be awesome!

    I have never seen an episode of Sex and the City, but after all the promotion these last few months, I broke down and rented some from Blockbuster to check it out for myself. I can’t wait to pop some popcorn! I wish you could join me and fill me in!

  2. Karen says:

    Hi Tuprnut,

    Yah, you and me both. I already can tell when I get to the counter in July I’m gonna go down in beautiful, golden, Chanel Glossimer-fueled FLAMES! I am very excited about Delight, the sheer lilac.

    Oh, what a fun evening! I wish I could come and watch with you. πŸ™‚ We’d have to have the boys watch Grace, though, cause there are some scenes not suitable for young eyes (“Mom, what are they doing?”). It’s nothing too scandalous, though, and it’s almost always something tied to humor. If you pop the popcorn I’ll bring over some ice cream. πŸ™‚

  3. kris says:

    Hi Karen. Do you know if this is a different collection than Chanel Gold Digger?

    Thanks for the pictures!

  4. Holly says:

    Hi Karen,
    Ive seen the collection in the flesh and you better start saving now because its soooo pretty especially the eyeshadow quad!!

    Also im not sure if you are getting them in the u.s. but we are getting a coco mademoiselle eau de parfum twist and spray, a brand new mascara, new age fighting concealer and foundation and an amazing new eye shadow quad which is all blacks and greys and a new professional eyeliner duo! sooo excited πŸ™‚

  5. Karen says:

    Hi Kris,

    Hmm, the only recent collection I know by the name of Gold Digger is Laura Mercier’s. I know that this collection is referred to as the “Gold Fever” collection. Wow, that’s a lot of gold, LOL!

  6. retail_therapy says:

    I am lemming the nail color already. Chanel always has the most fab colours!

  7. Karen says:

    Hi Holly,

    I wish I could go tag along with you to work so I could see these things in the flesh, too!

    Girl, I need some of that age fighting concealer, ASAP!

    Oh – are you done with your exams?

  8. Megan M says:

    I have been reading your blog for so long but haven’t posted. It makes me so happy and you are so funny! I would have wanted to shout the same too…although that mascara does not work well for me.

    Speaking of golds (and yes that quad sounds fab) I just bought the most stunning gold eyeshadow at the Shu counter today……. I am in heaven.

    **unfortunately the lipstick in the picture does not look like the lipstick color on natalia vodianova in that picture πŸ™ it almost looks like a gift with purchase color??

  9. Karen says:

    Hi Retail Therapy,

    I know, right? I want ’em all… so not fair! Have you seen the Robertson Boulevard colors yet?

  10. Karen says:

    Hi Megan M!

    It’s so nice to meet you. πŸ™‚ When did you catch the movie? Didja go to a midnight screening, too?

    Speaking of mascaras that don’t work, I’m that way about Maybelline Great Lash. Does nothing for me except smudge!

    Oh, which gold did you see? I wish Shu used catchy names… it would make things so much easier to keep track of!

  11. Glosslizard says:

    Mmmmmmmmmmm, Chanel! I’m really looking forward to seeing that gold gloss!

  12. Chess says:

    Thanks for not spoiling SATC! I really appreciate it. It doesn’t come out here in New Zealand ’til next Thursday! πŸ™

  13. Stephanie says:

    I’ve been looking forward to this collection very much!! I can’t wait!

  14. Karen B says:

    *wipes drool*
    This is very bad news for my bank account…

    Hehe, you should’ve screamed πŸ˜‰ Then again, maybe el hub would be not as easy to convice to come with you next time…

    Karen Bs last blog post..Art journal

  15. Rowena says:

    Noooo! I love golds! I was hoping to skip buying any more make up untill Novemeber (yeah, right). I wonder when we will get this collection in the UK? We are always so much slower over here!

    Rowenas last blog post..I hate Amanda Holden more than I hate Kim Jong Ill

  16. Marisol says:

    I am glad that Chanel is releasing info on the Fall collection so early. it gives me time to save up for it.

    I am glad that you enjoyed the movie. I saw it yesterday and I laughed and cried with those fabulous ladies. I really, really enjoyed it and may go see it again next weekend.

    Marisols last blog post..SATC!

  17. Annie says:

    I love chanel. I need that nail polish. 30 dollars is a lot though. And that eye shadow quad. hah. my mom isn’t going to be happy when she hears how i’m spending my money.

  18. Holly says:

    Hi Karen,
    I know it is a good perk of the job! speaking of which we have a sales insentive on at the moment and guess what i am in with a chance of winning………a chanel handbag!!!! I am determined to win it!!
    The age fighting concealer sounds very good but i have only seen the promotional material at the moment so have not had the opportunity to try it out!
    Nope not finished my exams yet, have one on monday and another on tuesday and then i am freeeeeeeeeeeee πŸ™‚

  19. carla says:

    wow Karen that’s great news girl. I’m gonna take the poudre douce in Almond for sure (:
    sooooooooo much love Karen

  20. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    I hear that girl! Imagine all of the layering possibilities. I can’t wait!

  21. Karen says:

    Hi Chess,

    No worries! I think you’ll enjoy it. You don’t have wait that much longer. πŸ™‚ Are you going with friends to watch the film?

  22. Karen says:

    Hi Stephanie,

    Me too! I think it’s going to be really wearable. I can’t wait to see that quad.

  23. Karen says:

    Hi Karen B.,

    You and me both, girlfriend. I’m going to roll all the change in my piggy bank!

    Yah, I dunno if chocolate is going to work again. He may initiate payback my forcing me to watch a midnight showing of a slasher or sci-fi flick in the future, LOL.

  24. Karen says:

    Hi Rowena,

    Hmmm, let’s ask Holly! She’s a Chanel artist on your side of the pond. πŸ™‚

    This collection is gonna break my piggy bank. Yowza!

  25. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,

    I’m glad to know I wasn’t the only one who got teary! I’m going to watch it again, too, with my friend Cindy. πŸ™‚ I’m looking forward to seeing it again.

  26. Karen says:

    Hi Annie,

    Me too! Yeah, the 30 bucks for that one shade is kinda hefty. That quad, though, looks to die for! I won’t tell your mom if you won’t tell El Hub, LOL. πŸ™‚

  27. Karen says:

    Hi Holly,

    Girl, if I lived near you I’d so help you get that handbag. I have yet to own one, but aspire to someday (le sigh).

    So, another friend who comments on here, Rowena, was wondering when this comes out in the UK. Do you know the release date?

    Good luck on your last two exams. Study hard this weekend and think of all the makeup treats you’ll get when you’re done!

  28. Karen says:

    Hi Carla,

    I’m looking forward to that powder, too. I hope it’ll be as pretty in person!

  29. Miss QQ says:

    Wow. Thanks Karen, for the scope on Chanel Fall 2008 Makeup! I’m looking forward to the glossimers, eye quad, all the face powder, and Gold Fiction and Kaleidoscope. I can’t wait for July. Hopefully it will be released here in July too, otherwise I’ll have to wait till August…

    This picture of Natalia Vodianova has half of her face in shadow, which is a little weird because I can’t see her other eye LOL. But she looks very beautiful, just like the one for Spring 2008.

  30. Megan says:

    Girl…the chanel fall collection is calling my name…it’s gorgeous!!! Damn house…>:-( LOL not true not true…I know once I finally have my own place I won’t feel like that… but I mean really…Chanel is too expensive for budget time. πŸ™

  31. Holly says:

    Hi Karen and Rowena,
    I actually can’t remember the exact launch date for this collection, im pretty sure it is the beginning of August but will check in our planner when I am next in work on thursday!
    Im more excited about our Aqualumiere glosses which we are hoping to get in store on monday along with the new nail colours πŸ™‚

  32. Karen says:

    Hi Miss QQ,

    You’re welcome. I hope you get it in July, too. Usually I can’t even think of fall in the middle of summer, but I am so excited to see this!

    It is kind of odd that they hid half of her eye, but seriously… that woman can’t take a bad picture! πŸ™‚

  33. Karen says:

    Hi Megan,

    I know, I know! Maybe we can roll pennies and nickels together (sigh).

    It’s definitely not budget friendly makeup. Maybe just one lil’ bit will be enough to tide you over… πŸ˜‰

  34. Karen says:

    Hi Holly,

    Thanks girl! GOOD LUCK on your tests tomorrow!

  35. Clueless Cat says:

    I LOVE gold!! this collection is definitely for me…heehee πŸ˜‰

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  36. Parveen says:

    I visted my chanel counter the other day in selfridges (uk) and the collection for us is coming out August 25th, I know the lady there and she showed me thier makeup book. That had all this info for other upcoming collections hehehe… I was so excited about this collection I didn’t pay much attention to the rest…

    i cannnot wait thanks for the pics

  37. Karen says:

    Hi Clueless Cat,

    I love gold, too! I can’t wait to see this in person. πŸ™‚

  38. Karen says:

    Hi Parveen,

    How exciting. πŸ™‚ I would’ve done the same exact thing. Thanks for finding out the exact date!

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