Flashy it ain’t, but if you love neutrals like Lady Gaga loves cards, Chanel’s latest collection deserves a closer peek.
The 10-piece Les Naturels De Chanel contains goodies for eyes, lips and cheeks ($27-40) and features cream, brown, gray, pink and peach shades in finishes ranging from soft shimmer to matte.
I popped by the Chanel counter this afternoon to do my due diligence.
Like most neutrals, these didn’t scream “LOOK HERE!” from across the room, and they may be too quiet for some, but their elegance still captured my attention. They remind me of something Bobbi Brown (aka Queen of the Neutral Look) would create.
Orchid Rose Joues Contraste Powder Blush, $42
Lily and Slate Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadows, $29 each
Lotus and Mahogany Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadows, $29 each
From top to bottom: Bel Air, Unity and Waterlily Lesvres Scintillantes Glossimers, $27 each
The release also includes two lipsticks, both of which are repromotes from the summer 2008 collection, but I spaced out at the counter and forgot to take pictures, oops! The two shades are called Naive (a creamy pink) and Curious (a creamy brown) and will go for $30 each.
From left to right: Lily, Lotus, Mahogany and Slate Ombre Essentielle Eyeshadows
Orchid Rose Joues Contraste Powder Blush, Curious Rouge Allure Lip Colour, Naive Rouge Allure Lip Colour
Bel Air, Unity and Waterlily Glossimers
The entire Les Naturels de Chanel collection
Orchid Rose Blush (a cool, shimmery pink) is calling my name, as are Waterlily Glossimer (a shimmery pink with golden pearl) and Unity Glossimer (a shimmery, bronzey brown), but I’m going to take some time to ruminate on the eyeshadows. They didn’t captivate me like Chanel shadows often do.
I bet they’ll be great for subtle, no-nonsense looks…
What’s your take on Les Naturels De Chanel? Does it move you or bore ya to tears?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,