Chanel Goes for the Glitter on Lashes and Lids in the New Collection Nuit Infinie de Chanel for Holiday 2013

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Chanel Collection Nuit Infine de Chanel Collection for Holiday 2013

Wearing makeup from the new Chanel Collection Nuit Infinie de Chanel Collection, new for holiday 2013

Assuming Tabs the naughty ninja kitty doesn’t knock the tree over again, my Christmas is going to have some major competition — and not from the glittering, diamond-encrusted Beyonce-themed ornaments (I WISH). Chanel’s holiday collection is officially in the house, and it’s ready to glimmer and glisten, big time, on lids and lashes.

Chanel Collection Nuit Infinie De Chanelfor Holiday 2013

9 of the 14 pieces from the new Collection Nuit Infinie De Chanel

From what I’ve seen of the collection so far, it’s a full-on glitter parade, especially on eyes. I mean, it’s so glittery that I’m pretty sure that if holiday tinsel could talk, it would yell “BISH STOLE MY LOOK!” at the top of its lungs.



Hey, I’m not complaining! I love me some glitter. I just wish it showed up more readily in these pics. In all of the shots I took today, the glitter appears much more subdued than it does in real life.

I tried, le sigh.

It’s too bad that it’s so hard to get security clearance here at Tabs the Cat Industries, LLC, because I would love to see your eyes twinkle when you saw how these eyeshadows, mascara and liner radiate in person.

I guess we’ll have to just settle for the next best thing, which is you and me hanging out on opposite ends of the keyboard. :)

Ready to get to it? Glitter in three, two, one…

Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Initiation ($36)

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Initiation

Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Initiation

  • A sheer, glittery platinum bronze
  • One of two Illusion D’Ombre cream eyeshadows in the collection
  • Can wear alone or as a base for other shadows
  • Soft, bouncy texture
  • Apply with fingers or a brush
  • I apply with a flat eyeshadow brush (easier for me to control the product).
  • Non-creasing, long wearing
  • This particular pot might be old since it seems to have dried up (the shadow should touch the edges of the jar)
  • Experienced some fallout because of the glitter, but it’s not crazy.
  • Camera has a hard time picking up the sparkle; appears much more glittery in real life
  • Prefer this one over the second shade, Fatal, because it’s easier to wear on warm skin
  • Love the color, love the sparkle, wish it didn’t exhibit fallout (shouldn’t for the price)

MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Initiation on my eyes

Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Initiation on my lids


Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Initiation

Lil’ pots o’ joy

Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Fatal ($36)

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Fatal

Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Fatal

  • A shimmery, silvery purple with red undertones
  • Second cream shadow from the collection
  • Reddish purples make me look like I’ve been crying, so I have a hard time pulling this off
  • Not as glittery as Initiation, but still very shimmery (borders on a frost)
  • Texture’s slightly smoother, more bouncy
  • Easier to apply and blend
  • No fallout
  • Loved the texture and application, not so crazy about the color
  • Better for cool-toned gals/guys who can carry purplish reds well

MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Fatal

Wearing Fatal on my lids


Chanel Fatal on the left and Initiation on the right

Swatches of Fatal (left) and Initiation (right)

Mascara Gel Irise Sparkling Mascara Topcoat in Bronze Platine ($30)

Chanel Mascara Gel Irise Sparkling Mascara Topcoat in Bronze Platine

Mascara Gel Irise Sparkling Mascara Topcoat in Bronze Platine

  • A glittery platinum bronze mascara
  • Wear it on bare lashes or atop black mascara
  • Can actually see the glitter, YAY!
  • Glitter more obvious when worn on bare lashes (go figure!)
  • Really easy to over apply, so dilute excess from brush first, otherwise lashes get heavy
  • Straightens curled lashes after application
  • If you wear it with a black mascara, you might want to use one that holds the curl well
  • Easy to remove
  • Doesn’t irritate my eyes
  • Haven’t really seen anything like this before; it’s neat
  • A super fun extra

MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A-

Chanel Mascara Gel Irise Sparkling Mascara Topcoat in Bronze Platine

Mascara Gel Irise Sparkling Mascara Topcoat in Bronze Platine on my upper lashes

Ligne Graphique de Chanel Liquid Eyeliner in Bronze ($34)

Chanel Ligne Graphique de Chanel Liquid Eyeliner in Bronze

Ligne Graphique de Chanel Liquid Eyeliner in Bronze

  • A liquid khaki bronze liner with a shimmery finish
  • Takes several layers to build up, and then starts to look bumpy
  • Not easy to do a sharp line edges with the brush
  • Very similar to Urban Decay’s Smog
  • Love me some Chanel, but in this case I prefer Smog; it’s cheaper, waterproof, and draws crisper lines

MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: C

Chanel Bronze Platine Mascara on the left and Bronze Liquid Eyeliner on the right

Swatches of Bronze Platine Mascara (left) and Bronze Liquid Eyeliner (right)

Chanel Ligne Graphique de Chanel Liquid Eyeliner in Bronze

Ligne Graphique de Chanel Liquid Eyeliner in Bronze along my upper lash line

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Charisma says:

    I purchased and just received today, Fatal, la Desiree and Accent blush. I can’t wait to wear these 3 tomorrow. Yay! Fatal looks good on you, you pull off reddish purple eyes gorgeously.
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  2. hanna says:

    The shimmer in these is so pretty.
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  3. Natalie says:

    This looks like a fun holiday collection, I wish more of the products performed well. I hope the blush and lipsticks are better overall. The mascara looks amazing!!

  4. Aida says:

    So far I only bought Fatal, it showed up today and I’m in love! I wore it today and in the evening I had a hard time convincing myself that it was time to take my makeup off, that’s how much I love it :). I’m looking forward to the eyeshadow palette, which no one seems to have yet… I think Fatal looks beautiful on you.

  5. Glittery mascara.. thats oemthing new to me.. but yes it is definitely gonna make ur lashes talkk..!!
    the eye shadow pots look lovellyy .. the khaki bronzee color fav.. looks pretty on u!!
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  6. Ritu R says:

    oh, that sparkling mascara looks lovely… I guess this is the first time I’m seeing a sparkling mascara.. interesting!
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  7. Sarah says:

    I havent seen anything prettier than Mascara Gel Irise Sparkling Mascara Topcoat in Bronze Platine in 2013 – period.
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  8. Those cream shadows looked so promising in the pot and then they’re just kind of “eh” on. :( The liners look a little better, but not by much. I still think the lipsticks in this collection take the cake. The mascara topcoat seems promising, but I’d like the formula a lot better if it worked well over black because my lashes need that punch of black to make them pop.

  9. OMG I love that Mascara! It’s subtle but has SPARKLES!!!!

  10. Lisa H. says:

    My Illusion D’Ombres arrived yesterday and I was disappointed to find that Initiation looks exactly the same as yours. It’s going back to Nordstrom today. For $36, I want the full amount of product.

  11. Shannon says:

    ho man do I want that mascara!! Looks fab.

  12. Danielle says:

    Wow – those shadows are amazing. I love the shades!
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  13. sirilovise says:

    Simple. Understated. Gorgeous!

  14. Shari says:

    You got me eyeing on FATAL – it actually looks great on your color and ON YOU! I would go as far as saying it suits you more than Initiation :) Lovely post and I really love the you do FACE shots, vv helpful!
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  15. Jennifer B says:

    I sort of love the idea of using the mascara just at the very ends or tips of the lashes and keeping the roots and base area very BLACK. Hmmm…. I just might need to have this mascara…

  16. Chelsea says:

    The liner is gorgeous – shame about the quality!

  17. irini says:

    The gold mascara :o So impractical, so pretty1
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  18. Marie says:

    I had the same problem with Initiation. Chanel must be having production problems.

  19. I’m pretty sure Initiation was made for you! I love! Accent JC was one of my fave pieces from this collection, it’s got such a lilac tone on my skin, but somehow it works!
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