Friday, December 18, 2015

Chanel Holiday 2015-my picks

Chanel Holiday 2015 collection
Chanel Holiday 2015 collection

If there is ever a time Chanel is a perfect gift, it's Christmas.  Today I share what I picked up from the 2015 Holiday collection and my thoughts.

My favourite thing is the highlighting blush in Coups de Minuit.  It's a subtle daytime highlight and can be used as a slightly shimmery blush topper as well.  It's subtle but beautiful, a beige-y champagne tone with zero glitter.  When I think of other highlighters I have bought this year it's comparable to the Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson Dreamy Glow Highlighter I reviewed here, but with a little more impact.  It definitely shows on my pale skin more than the Charlotte Tilbury but it's totally daytime appropriate.  I have been using this a lot.  But, it's nowhere even in the same league as the Christmas highlighter from last year which I own and is utterly stunning.

Chanel Holiday 2015 collection

I got suckered in to buying another Chanel nail polish even though they chip on me in approximately 34 seconds.  Rose Fusion is a complex shade which has zero rose undertone to it at all.  It's metallic and without microshimmer but the shade is slightly duochrome.  In some lights it looks bronze/gold and in others it looks more lilac toned.  It's a good alternative to reds at this time of the year and pretty unique to my collection.  And it did last a couple of days on me.

Chanel Holiday 2015 collection
Chanel Holiday 2015 rose fusion

I was basically bullied into buying the eyeshadow quad in Signe Particulier by Sarah, and I have to say it is very aesthetically pleasing with its classic quilted patterns on the pan.  But I don't love the shades if I am honest and have a problem with this quad that I have found a few times with Chanel eyeshadows.  Firstly the taupe shade top right is the type of shade I live for but it pulls pretty grey and dark on me.  The aubergine shade bottom left again swatches beautifully but on my eyes is very indistinguishable from the taupe shade which is really disappointing.  They both look really grey toned on me.  And I found the same with the Tisse Gabrielle.

The gold shade is surprisingly wearable-it's a teeny bit more yellow than Urban Decay Half Baked but it's not too yellow.  But I have to say when I wear yellow I always want to dye my hair darker because I think yellow looks stunning on brunettes.

The formula overall is good-smooth with little fall out, decent pigmentation and easy to blend.  The top left shade is really a highlight shade, I use it on my inner corner and brow bone.

Chanel Holiday 2015 collection

I know that my face looks really washed out below (the light was a bit bright when I was taking this first thing in the morning) but you can see how I struggled to get the taupe/aubergine shade to differentiate on the lid.  You may also just be able to see the gold shade on my lower lash line.

Chanel Holiday 2015
Chanel Holiday 2015 collection

All of these products are limited edition and my pick would be the highlighting blush-but I have seen swatches of the Illusion D'Ombre in the shade Rouge Noir and it looks stunning.

Have you picked up anything Chanel recently?

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