Chanel is a top tier luxury brand. It comes after Hermes and before Louis Vuitton. It was to my absolute delight to find out they had their own makeup brand a few years ago. I have over the past three years developed a small collection of their pricy products.
As it is a luxury brand… the makeup is quite expensive. I have paid $45 for a lip balm and I am not afraid to say it. But I tell you that the lip balm is moisture heaven in a bottle. It was well worth the money and I am sad to say that I am running out of the balm. A tear will be shed for my bank account when I hand the consultant at the Chanel counter my card to repurchase it.
The “Collection Libre, Synthetic De Chanel” is the 2016 Holiday Makeup Collection. The Beauty Lookbook did a in depth review on five pieces from the collection, and was only happy with four. I thought that I would take a look.
It is described on the Chanel website as, “Inspired by the material urban world, Chanel Global Creative Makeup and Colour Designer Lucia Pica translates glass, metal and rubber into a palette of industrial shades contrasted with bright tones. The result: A vibrant, modern Holiday 2016 collection with a hypnotic edge.”
The Architectonic eyeshade palette $80
It features five different limited edition neutral winter eyeshadows that are perfect everyday looks and even a holiday smokey eye.
The Calligraphie De Chanel long wear intense cream eyeliner $35
The Joues Contraste Powder Blush $45
This blush is a bright bubble gum pink that will add to the natural flush winter first gives off.
Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Colour in Curious Orange $35
Who doesn’t love a red lip for the holidays, this color looks like it will compliment all shades, as do the lipsticks below.
Rouge Allure Gloss in supernude and supercoral $37
The supernude is the one item that intrigues me the most. It looks like it is the perfect nude color and it would be a great for winter. This is a color that can be dressed up or down and can be worn year long. This item is on my makeup buy list and I hope to purchase it soon to replace another nude gloss that I have from Chanel. It seems to be the perfect gloss to keep in the car or purse.
This year I have really been feeling nude colors and again the Velvet nail colour looks to be another purchase that I might have to make. The grey color is intriguing as well and looks to be the perfect color to wear to family holiday meals at Thanksgiving and Christmas. The name is liquid mirror a beautiful match for the beautiful color. It looks to be an opaque and rich grey that would catch the light, and be a conversation starter. It will have you looking better than your family members at the table.
Out of the collection what intrigues you the most?
Were you disappointed by this holiday collection?
Let me know your thoughts below.