Yo, all you hotties who love gray eyeshadows, you’re in luck! Start rolling your pennies, ’cause gray is turning out to be *the* color for eyes this fall.
Not all grays were created equally, and instead of Dior Jazz Club’s slate grays, Chanel’s Venice focuses on grays infused with deep shades of green.
The grays are joined by a mix of products for eyes, lips, cheeks and nails in shades of peach, pink, gold, white and reddish-plum.
Some of the things that caught my eye…
- Eye Gloss Luminous Cream Quadra Eye Shadow: These four shimmery cream shadows feel thin and dry to the touch, applying with intense color and shine. I think they’ll create interesting effects when paired with powder shadows.
- Glossimers in Arlequin and Courtisane: Arlequin (a shimmery, lemony gold) and Courtisane (a shimmery coral pink) could easily pass for spring or summer shades. Don’t both colors seem girly and fun?
- Poudre Douce Soft Pressed Powder in Peche Caresse: Okay, this powder totally fooled me. The texture feels uber-creamy to the touch, so I assumed it was a cream product, but alas, I was wrong, but it’s probably one of the most finely milled powders I’ve ever encountered.
- Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow in Murano: I was hoping the Murano eyeshadow quad from the collection would look like a more intense version of Chanelâ€™s Garden Party quad from 2007, but no soup for me! Instead of rich mints and forest greens, the Murano shades apply as cool grays with hints of greenish-blue.
Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow in Murano, $56
Eye Gloss Luminous Cream Quadra Eye Shadow, $65
Irreellee Duo in Acqua Alta, $40
Joues Contrate Powder Blush in Fresque, $42
Poudre Douce Soft Pressed Powder in Peche Caresse, $50
Les Tissages De Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect in Tweed Sienna, $45
Glossimers in Arelquin, Courtisane, $27 each
From left to right: Rouge Allure Luminous Sating Lip Colour in Clandestine (73), Comedia (74) and Amusing (75), $30 each
From left to right: Rouge Allure Luminous Sating Lip Colour in Captive (76), Intuitive (77) and Instinctive (78), $30 each
Les Vernis Nail Colour in Intermezzo, Gondola, $23 each
In addition to the items pictured above, the Chanel Venice collection also includes the following: Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner in Espresso and Celadon ($28 each), Exceptionnel De Chanel Mascara in Smoky Noir ($30), Precision Lip Definer in Praline D’Or ($28) and Le Crayon Sourcils Precision Brow Definer in Blond Clair and Cendre Noir ($28).
From left to right: Clandestine lipstick, Comedia lipstick, Amusing lipstick, Captive lipstick, Intuitive lipstick, Instinctive lipstick, Arelquin Glossimer, Courtisane Glossimer
Instinctive lipstick, Arelquin Glossimer, Courtisane Glossimer
Fresque blush, Peche Caresse powder, Tweed Sienna blush
Brow Definer in Blond Clair, Cendre Noir
Les Vernis Nail Colour in Intermezzo and Gondola
I kinda spaced out at the counter and forget to get swatches of the Irreellee Duo in Acqua Alta, oops! When I go back later this week, I’ll update this post.
Like the Venice in Italy, I see the Venice collection taking some time to get to know. The overall color palette seems kinda odd and quirky to me, and so far I don’t understand how the shades will work together, but I’m intrigued and can’t wait to know more.
What’s your take on the color palette? Are you feeling the grays?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,