In case you didn’t get the memo, Holiday is the new Spring. Well, at least it is according to Chanel. To the traditionalists out there, the new Les Tentations de Chanel Holiday 2010 Collection isn’t your typical holiday fare — you know, reds, golds and plums — but this isn’t the first time Chanel’s decided to mix it up.
Last year they celebrated summer for Christmas with blues, greens, golds and corals over the holidays. With a mix of pinks, fuchsias, browns and beige, this year they’re all about spring.
Like last year, lips are again light and carefree, shimmering and sheer. Rouge Coco in Magnolia ($30) looked like a pigmented shimmery pink in her tube but applies surprisingly sheer; even the Glossimers get in on the act, with the exception of Pleasing ($27), which does look opaque.
Cheeks are bright this time around (they were more golden last year) with the release of the super pigmented Les Tissages de Chanel in Tweed Fuchsia ($45), which, I’m happy to report, packs enough pigment and shine to show up on light AND brown-skinned babes (unlike the Too Faced powders we looked at yesterday), but lighter lovelies will only have to apply a little.
The eye products are kinda blowing my mind, particularly Ombres de’Eau in Splash ($32), a liquid shadow. It’s a shimmery pewter — a perfect combination of brown, gray and taupe. I’m also moved by the pink, beige, medium brown and dark brown shades in the Tentation Cuivree eyeshadow quad ($56). The colors lean toward the warmer end of the spectrum, and if you get a chance to check it out in person, take a close look at the medium brown (LOVE!). It’s got the cutest little bits of gold and pink glitter!
Chanel may have rewritten the traditional holiday color story again, but they certainly aren’t repeating themselves. Les Tentations de Chanel feels quite different from last year’s holiday release. It’s still Chanel, but where last year they took us to a fancy five-star resort, this year it’s a black-tie benefit all the way downtown.
Here’s are pics of 10 of the 16 items in the collection. Take a look, and let me know what you think.
Les Tissages de Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect in Tweed Fuchsia, $45
Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow in Tentation Cuivree, $56
Levres Scintillantes Glossimer in Pink Pulsion (top), Pleasing (middle) and Charming (bottom), each $27
Levres Scintillantes Glossimer from left: Pink Pulsion, Pleasing and Charming
Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour in Patchouli (left) and Magnolia (right), each $30
Ombres D’Eau Fluid Iridescent Eyeshadow in Splash, $32
Swatches of Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow in Tentation Cuivre on NC35 skin
Ombres D’Eau Fluid Iridescent Eyeshadow in Splash (left) and Les Tissages de Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect in Tweed Fuchsia (right)
Lip products from left to right: Rouge Coco in Magnolia, Rouge Coco in Patchouli, Glossimer in Charming, Glossimer in Pleasing, Glossimer in Pink Pulsion
Rouge Coco in Magnolia
Rouge Coco in Patchouli
Glossimer in Charming
Glossimer in Pleasing
Glossimer in Pink Pulsion
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,