Before my hair appointment yesterday (I’ll post pics soon. But here’s a hint: Vanessa Hudgens!), I swung by the Chanel counter to check out the Chanel Collection Essentielle De Chanel Paris-L.A. Palette ($85) in person.
I saw it the other day on The Non-Blonde and haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since.
With the limited edition holiday palette for eyes, cheeks and lips, Chanel says they were shooting for something hip like LA yet elegant like Paris. It comes with two lip glosses, one a shimmery plum and the other a shimmery reddish plum; one shimmery plum lipstick; three powder eyeshadows in matte beige, matte taupe and matte plum; a shimmery, peachy pink cream blush with a hint of gold; and two creamy yellow-based concealers. That’s nine bits ‘o Chanel for $85…which is just about as close to a fire sale on Chanel as we’re ever likely to see.
From left: cream blush, beige eyeshadow, taupe eyeshadow and plum eyeshadow
Shimmery plum gloss, shimmery reddish plum gloss, shimmery plum lipstick, light concealer, dark concealer
Chanel says the palette plays nicely with all skin tones, but I dunno. The colors look pretty sheer, especially the shadows, swatched on the back of my hand, which is probably somewhere around an NC35. It might take some time to really build up these shades if you’re a very tanned gal. Lighter lasses, upon which the pigments would POP!, should have better luck with these.
AVAILABILITY: Available at Chanel boutiques, select department stores and chanel.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,