Last week I’ve been bored so I’ve decided to do some swatches and some at-the-counter testing of Chanel Holiday 2011 Collection. I haven’t managed to check all, but this post encompasses all the eyeshadows and the lip products.
I’ve taken the liberty to write the reviews based on my first impression because I believe that if I wasn’t impressed with the product at the counter, I probably won’t change my opinion later.
The products on the top picture are placed in this order. Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Triomphal, Rouge Allure Laque in Empire, Rouge Allure in Famous and Enviree, Glossimers in Sweet Beige and Sparkle d’Or.
Levres Scintillantes Glossimer ($28.50) comes in two shades.
The shade Sparkle d’Or is basically a golden glitter suspended in an almost transparent yellowish green gloss. It is definitely not worth the money – on the lips it only leaves just a tiny amount of glitter.
The shade Sweet Beige is a pinkish beige shade with tiny, barely perceptible shimmer. It is very pigmented (which surprised me, as people always claim that glossimers have no pigmentation). It is a good choice if you like nude lips.
Rouge Allure Laque lip colour ($32.00) offers only one new shade.
The shade Empire is a medium dark warm pink with lots of gold shimmer. It looks like a slightly darker and warmer cousin of Aqualumiere Gloss in Candy Glow. It is definitely warmer than the shade Ming, from the same range.
I don’t have to mention the quality of Rouge Allure Laque – it is a perfect blend of lipstick pigmentation and lipgloss glossiness. I really don’t understand why Chanel decided to discontinue their best range of lipstick.
Rouge Allure lipstick ($32.00) comes in two shades. While I’m not the fan of the formula (I find it too drying – my mother, on the other hand says that this is the most moisturizing formula of lipstick ever), the shades are gorgeous.
The shade Enivree is a shimmering pink which could work on a whole range of skintones. It is very pigmented and it didn’t seem as drying as most Rouges Allures are for me. If you like Rouge Allure formula, this might be the perfect nude-pink for you.
The shade Famous is a red with pink shimmer. It looks exactly like Le Vernis de Chanel in Rouge Carat and the lipgloss in the shade Triomphal (if you like to pair your nailpolish with you lipstick, you might like to know this). Even though the lipstick has a pink shimmer, it is an universally flattering neutral red.
Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss lip gloss ($32.00) comes in two shades, but I have managed to swatch only one.
The shade Discretion is a beige shade – almost similar to the Glossimer in Sweet Beige.
The shade Triomphal is a red with pink shimmer – similar to the lipstick and the lipgloss from the line. It is very pigmented and very versatile shade which could work on all skin-tones.
The products are swatched in this order (you can click on the picture to enlarge it):
Glossimers in Sweet Beige and Sparkle d’Or, Rouge Allure Laque in Empire, Rouge Allure in Enviree and Famous, Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Triomphal.
The top product picture source: herblog