Hey, buddy! Another beautiful fall morning here in the Bay Area. I went to take the trash out this morning, and when I exhaled I actually saw my breath in the air. It’s only a matter of time before it gets really cold again (well, cold for this part of California, which I know is not really that cold compared to other parts of the country, but we’re weather wusses here).
Hopefully the new Chanel Harmonie Du Soir quad will keep me warm… Not so much physically warm, but its four colors (taupe, gold, pink and plum) have been firing me up. Lately they’re all I’ve been wanting to wear.
Harmonie’s formal name reads like a champion race horse: “Regard Signe De Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow in Harmonie Du Soir,” and at $65, it’s priced like a thoroughbred, too.
There’s really no way around the fact that this is one expensive piece of makeup, but as hard core Chanel-o-philes already know, the price premium is nothing new from the line. This palette does include a special quilted design on the pan, though, which makes it seem a little more exclusive.
Oh, and it would make such a wonderful gift! Imagine opening it up on Christmas morning… [SWOON!] I’d need a fainting couch.
The Chanel Harmonie du Soir Quad 60-second overview…
- Finish: One of my favorite things about this quad! It’s shimmery without being frosty. Wearing it, I feel all delicate and glowing, like I’m being illuminated by candlelight and photographed using a soft focus lens. It plays nicely with my fine lines, even as the day wears on, just as the formula itself never appear heavy or thick.
- Pigment: I’d characterize each of the colors as “just shy of full coverage.” Guys/gals who love saturated pigments may want to build them up in layers, but I kinda love how Chanel dialed back the opacity. I think it makes these extremely easy to blend and gives me more control over how much color I apply on my eyes.
- Blending: Another big plus for this quad. Easy, seamless color transitions — no elbow grease required. And no shadow fallout!
- Wear time: How about damn good? Maybe even epic. The other day I wore the colors in the quad for 12 hours. In that time they hardly creased at all, and the colors had faded only a teeny, tiny bit by the end of the day.
So, yeah. Love this! It’s my favorite piece from the Eclats du Soir de Chanel holiday collection so far, and a home run for Chanel.
A really, really expensive home run. Price is the only thing that keeps it from being a grand slam.
AVAILABILITY: Coming next month to Chanel stores and chanel.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
MAC Marilyn Monroe is up!
Morning and happy Thursday! Just a quick note about the new MAC Marilyn Monroe collection — it’s online now at maccosmetics.com, and not surprisingly, many of the pieces are already sold out! I should have more pics, thoughts and swatches to share in the coming days.
In other news, I’m staring at a cup of coffee that I know I shouldn’t have (because I’ve already had enough).
Yeah…when has that ever stopped me before?
Have a good one today. We’re almost to Friday.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,