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Chanel Fall/Christmas 2015.

30 November 2015 6 comments


I'm always excited for Chanel's seasonal collections, particularly Christmas, where I usually treat myself to something. There's almost always something beautiful and limited edition to pick up, (apart from their terrible Les Jeans line!) so here are a couple of bits from this year. Enjoy!



The Illusion D'Ombre shadows have the most delightful texture. A little challenging to find the right brush for it, something synthetic and dense/flat works best (Chanel do include a little brush-mini) but fingers are definitely best, the spongy, gel-cushion consistency is brilliant for a super-quick, effortless  yet perfect eye.



With flash


The colours and formulas are just exquisite. New Moon (a re-promote) is described as an 'iridescent copper' but this is really underselling it. It's the most sophisticated shadow, a midtoned brown base with coppery/rose gold/mauve-y-taupe/reddened shifts and the finest, fiery glitter that's not at all gritty, it's nigh on impossible to convey it's beauty in a photograph! You can sheer it out, either on it's own or as a 'topcoat' to another shadow, or build it up to an opaque metallic. 


From the 2015 Holiday collection, I picked up the Joues Contraste Lumiere in Coup de Minuit. 


With flash

A highlighter in the same creamy, silky, baked formula as the Joues blushes, Coup de Minuit is a peachy-rose-come-beige powder that Chanel suggest can be used over their blushes but it's a gorgeous highlighter in it's own right. Finely milled, it creates a soft, undetectable sheen on the skin without shimmer or glitter. It's subtle so you can build on it pretty heavy-handedly without it looking frosty or garish. I'd say it's akin to Kevyn Aucoin's Candlelight cream highlight, but a powder version and slightly more pinkish in hue. And it's limited edition! So if you want it, snap it up quick before it's gone.  


I'm a huge fan of Chanel and they haven't disappointed in my latest purchases, both of which I'll be featuring in an upcoming look so keep your eyes peeled for that!

Joues Contraste Lumiere in Coup de Minuit 

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  1. That eyeshadow is to die for!! So great for the festive season

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

  2. Beautiful pigmentation!

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  3. Wow your blog is amazing! Loved the picture,and that eyeshado omg <3

  4. How gorgeous! What a great review, and I'm really loving those shadows and pigmentation. Definitely going on my wishlist x

    Margarita Chi | MARGARITACHI.CO


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