Gaga for Gold with Chanel Fall 2008

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Would ya’ll like to meet the newest members of Chanel’s family? This here’s little Delight (she’s a sweetheart), and that over there is Gold Light. They’re both shining stars in Chanel’s fall 2008 makeup collection.


Fall may be months away, but the collection just arrived at Chanel counters nationwide. I fell in love with five of the products in this release — two of the Glossimers (Delight and Gold Light), Facettes D’Or Highlighter in Gold Fever and two of the lipsticks (Pepeete and Formentera).

Facettes D’Or Highlighter in Gold Fever

Pepeete (on top) and Formentera, Aqualumiere Sheer Colour Lipshines

In the Chanel fall 2008 sneak peak a couple weeks ago I talked about a few of the fall items — Rouge Hydrabase Lipstick in Great Copper, Jouse Contraste Powder Blush in Rose Dust and Pretty Pink Lip Definer. Here are swatches of the remaining products, all now available for purchase at Nordstrom and online through

From left to right: Denim Eye Definer, Simply Pink lipstick and Fantastic Plum lipstick

From left to right: Fantastic Plum, Enthusiast, Formentera and Papeete lipsticks

From left to right: Delight, Amberlight and Gold Light Glossimers

From top to bottom: Gold Fever Facettes D’Or, Almond Poudre Douce

Top row: Cristal-Dusk Irreelle Eyeshadow Duo
Bottom row: Bois Blue Soft Touch Eyeshadow, Le Bronze Soft Touch Eyeshadow


Reflets d’Ombre Eyeshadow Quad

Kaleidioscope nail polish

Even More Chanel Fall 2008

Fantastic nail polish

Gold Fiction nail polish

I also really dig the Enthusiast lipstick, the Bois Blue and Le Bronze Soft Touch Eyeshadow singles, and the Kaleidioscope nail polish.

Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately for my wallet), the quad didn’t move me like I’d hoped it would. I like the dark green shade, but I think the other three colors fall a little flat.


My local Chanel counter sales rep told me the Facettes D’Or Highlighter is goin’ fast, and there were only six of them left after barely a week on sale! That one has bestseller written all over it.

What’s the verdict, friends? How do you feel about Chanel’s fall 2008 collection?

Enough about makeup (j/k!), how was your day? I’m back from the mall now, waiting for tonight’s Real World to start. πŸ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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  1. Dao says:

    I like Kaleidoscope nail polish, it reminds me of the silver nail polish from Heatherette collection but with bling. Fall collection already? We’re still enjoying summer! I’ve gotta go to sleep, you’re so hyper today, 3 posts a day is your first, isn’t it?

    Daos last blog post..Wimbledon and how not to melt under the sun

  2. Glosslizard says:

    I, for one, am lovin’ on this collection! I think it’s an amazing debut from Peter Philips and I’m really looking forward to seeing more from him! As I mentioned previously, I already caved on Gold Light and the Denim eyeliner! I also love Delight, probability rating (that’s the probability that I’ll go back for it within the next few months πŸ™‚ ) is at a high 80%! The Rose Dust blush has me drooling, and I haven’t even really looked at the lippies yet! Not to mention that I still need the Rodeo Drive polish! Speaking of which, I heard an unsubstantiated rumor that our SF Chanel boutique will be carrying the Robertson Blvd. polishes!

    Ooh, Chanel, you just get me all worked up! πŸ˜€

  3. Karen says:

    Hi Dao,

    I really liked Kaleidoscope too. It is a bit more green than it looks it a pic… like moolah for your nails.

    I am in the midst of writing so much about fall now, but in my heart it’ll always be an endless summer.

    G’night, sweet dreams. πŸ™‚

  4. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    The lipsticks are really super pretty. I have a few Papeete Lip Looks in the hopper that I think you will like.

    Have you worn your gold Glossimer yet? I actually took mine out in the car and put it on in the Nordie’s parking lot, LOL!

  5. Glosslizard says:

    Oh yeah, I got home, whipped out the tube and lacquered up! It cannot be denied!

  6. Karen says:

    HA! I knew it. Takes one makeup fiend to know one, LOL!

  7. Glosslizard says:

    Yeah, you got me fair and square! Aren’t the little pink sparkles with the gold to die for?

  8. Marisol says:

    Facettes DÒ€ℒOr Highlighter in Gold Fever shall be mine! I am going to the mall tomorrow and they better have it.

    Marisols last blog post..Picture time!

  9. Marisol says:

    I got so excited that I forgot to ask… is the highlighter similar to MAC MSF in Shimpagne? It does have a nice shimmeriness (not sure if that is word) to it.

    Marisols last blog post..Picture time!

  10. Miss QQ says:

    Hi Karen, thanks for the swatches and thoughts.

    I love all three Glossimers, the gold highlighter, Simply pink and Enthusiast lipsticks. Wonder if I can pull Enthusiast off though. I also like the all three nail varnishes. Surprisingly, I am not impressed by the eye colors. I will have to wait till August for this collection, and I suspect the entire collection may not be available here.

  11. Eru says:

    Hey K!
    I’m a little deceived with this collection. πŸ™ Too much gold for my taste, and the shades in general are not really my kind. πŸ™ Maybe when I see it in person I’ll change my mind, but right now I would skip everything. Uhm, maybe I’m ill or something? (LoL) πŸ˜€
    Thanks for the swatches hun! I loved your Nars EOTD. πŸ™‚
    Eru :3

  12. triska says:

    i am sooo loving the Facettes DÒ€ℒOr Highlighter in Gold Fever! I’m going shopping this weekend and will try for myself the Pepeete πŸ™‚

  13. smoovvie says:

    Papeete is gorge!

  14. melissa says:

    Ok these are PRETTY! but I wish Chanel wasn’t so expensive. πŸ™

  15. Amanda says:

    Fantastic plum and papeete are gorgeous!

  16. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    Yah they are! I am currently wearing Papeete and Gold Light. They go quite well with my jammies and unbrushed hair!

  17. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,

    I hope it’s there and that you get it. Lemme know what you think of it…

  18. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,

    I don’t own Shimpagne, so I can’t really tell you how the color compares, but the texture does remind me of the MSF a LOT!

  19. Karen says:

    Hi Miss QQ,

    Enthusiast is a really beautiful red. Seriously hot if one looks good in corals. I wanted to get it but figured I wouldn’t use it as much as the other lippies. If I’m still lusting after it in a few weeks I just might give in though, LOL.

  20. Karen says:

    Hi Eru!

    Thank you, girlie. πŸ™‚ Do you usually wear orange?

    So, I was bummed about the quad in this release. I really wanted to love it. While I was at the counter I actually fell in love with an eyeshadow set that’s in the permanent collection — Emerald Coast Irreelle Duo. Have you tried it? It’s really pretty!

  21. Karen says:

    Hi Triska,

    Pepeete is super gorgeous! If you try it, pop either the Delight or the Gold Light Glossimer on top. That’s how the MA sold me on it, LOL!

  22. Karen says:

    Hi Melissa,

    Yeah, it’s kind of a habit that can put a dent in one’s wallet. I feel though, that the colors aren’t too trendy, so the products at least will last a long time.

    If you are totally in love with a particular shade maybe I can help to find a budget-friendly alternative. πŸ™‚

  23. Karen says:

    Hi Amanda,

    Papeete is one hot mama of a lipstick. I just put some on (even though I’m still in my PJs). I will do a lip look with it soon once I can figure out this new flash I got for my camera. πŸ™‚

    Fantastic Plum looks really gothy!

  24. Glosslizard says:

    I’ve gotta compare Papeete with Splendeur! I’m seriously loving Papeete, but if it’s a similar enough pink I’ll save the $$$… maybe for Rose Dust! πŸ˜‰

  25. Tiffany says:

    Oooh, that gold highligher looks to die for!!! Too bad I can’t afford it, LOL.

  26. Daya says:

    The Amberlight lipstick is really pretty!

  27. TUPRNUT says:

    I’m heading to the mall later today for dinner and a stroll. If the wee-one behaves, I may swing my Macy’s for a peak. Although it’s been my experiences, that those peaks turn into major $$. I’m really excited about those pink lipsticks… I don’t have any Chanel lipsticks in my collection πŸ™‚

  28. TUPRNUT says:

    ….and by “peak”, I mean peek.

  29. Jennifer says:


  30. Louise Gray says:

    Hi there, Gorgeous,
    What is it with Chanel that I swear hypnotizes me and causes me to spend all of my money on its products. I get mesmerized when I go to the counter and all of my reason seems to depart. I am liking that glossimer called Delight. Although its purplish violet shade might not do a thing for me. The silvery nail polish is more striking than the gold. But I am afraid to ask its price. Perhaps it is time to visit the Chanel counter. . . . . .

  31. Rae says:

    Omg!! I’m so in love with the Delight gloss. (Total purple fanatic here!) Thank you for posting these ^^

    Do you mind if I snag the photo and repost on my blog with credit to you? (I’ve saved it on my computer, so it’s not using any of your bandwidth)

    Raes last blog post..Toothy Godsend

  32. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    Oh! So, I think I had bad allergies and a stuffed up nose when I first used Rose Dust, because I didn’t realize until recently that it actually has a scent. It smells just like a bouquet of roses! Not to tempt you even further (heh!), but the scent really takes the blush to the next level. πŸ™‚

  33. Karen says:

    Hi Tiffany,

    It’s pretty highlighter; you can totally get the same sort of look with MAC Mineralize powders, though. Are you familiar with those? They cost ’bout half as much than the Chanel one.

  34. Karen says:

    Hi Daya,

    It is! I didn’t get it, though, because it looked very similar to Gazelle, which I picked up a few months ago.

    If you pick it up lemme know what you think. πŸ™‚ I want to hear what you pair it with!

  35. Karen says:

    Hi Tuprnut,

    Hey girlfriend! How did the mall stroll go? Did you come back with some haul?

  36. Karen says:

    Hi Jennifer,

    Thanks, hon! Glad you liked the swatches. πŸ™‚

  37. Karen says:

    Hi Louse Gray,

    I totally know the Chanel trance — it kicks in when I hit the counter, too. Delight is actually really pretty when paired beneath a pink shade like Papeete. You’ve gotta try it!

    When you visit the counter spray some No. 5 for me. πŸ™‚

  38. Karen says:

    Hi Rae,

    No worries, girl! If ya do then a link back would be nice. πŸ™‚

    Hope you had a fabulous weekend. Did you end up getting Delight?

  39. Steph says:

    Hi Karen,
    I just paid a visit to my local Chanel counter to get some swatches and my oh my! My haul is pretty similar to yours – Gold Fever, Gold Light, Delight, Papeete. I also picked up Kaleidoscope a week ago online (sold out online in 2 days, eeek). Delight – I wasn’t hooked on this until I topped it over Chanel’s lipstick, omg WOW! Papeete, couldn’t resist the hot pink shimmer in this lipstick, isn’t she so pretty? Enthusaist is also very pretty topped with gold light. The shadows all were blah and didn’t seem to have good color pay-off. I’m really trying to resist getting more lipsticks but it’s so dang hard because it’s not even fall!

    Stephs last blog post..Essie Summer Neon Collection: Swatches

  40. lexi says:

    hi karen!!
    okay so i went to my nearest Nordstrom counter to check these glosses out – I’ve never had any luck with Chanel glosses but you’re encouraging me to give them another shot. SO what did I do? I bought 2 lip glace glosses from Laura Mercier instead ha ha ha! I will give Chanel another shot – I promise!

  41. Rachel says:

    Hi Karen
    Do you know if Fantastic Plum is a LE? I love it and I’m wondering if I should stock up!!

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