Chanel Holiday 08 Collection: Review, Swatches
Can you hear those sleigh bells ringing yet?! It's not even fall and the Holidays are hitting most counters. Actually, Chanel is always the first to release their collection super duper early and the rest seem to follow. That's Chanel for ya!
Chanel's new holiday collection continues the "gold-theme" carried out through their fall collection as it is with most holiday releases. Two colors that we continually to see is Red and Gold shades that never get old.
You may see a couple of familiar items silimiar to their Fall collection but, I assure you they are quite different. Foremost, the gold highlighting podwer's. Gold Fever, released back in fall, is a gold beauty powder compared to holiday release. The Pourde Precieuse Or is absolutely stunning as you'll see in the swatches below. What's different - it's actually a pigment verses a powder and it's filled with gold and silver glitter - it's breath taking, you guys!
Check out all the swatches below.
The only lipstick that was a stand-out was Audace - a vibrant holiday red. It's pretty but, not so unique.
Looking at Gold Shine - your probably thinking it's exactly the same as Gold Light. But, it's not. What's so unique about Gold Shine is you'll notice a peachy-pink base color which is stunning verses a clearish base. Red Shine - a pretty red gloss perfect for the holiday.
Chanel Holiday 08 Quad.
The Quad was prettier than I expected and the color pay-off was good on my NC-30 skin. The gold highlighting powder looked gorgeous topped over the eye shadow quad.
How many times can I say WOW in a sentence?! Don't worry, I'll spare you guys from the torture. The gold highlighter is absolutely amazing and the picture doesn't even justify it. When I was at the Chanel counter I grabbed the last one of these babies and the makeup artist was showing how multi purpose this stuff is. You can add this to your lip glosses, eye shadow, nail polishes and even moisturizer. If you can only get one product - do purchase this because it's truely amazing and beautiful!
Three nail polishes were released with this collection and Haute Chocolat was the only worthy one. A gorgeous hot chocolate brown filled with gold pearl and very subtle red shimmer. Check out more photos for Haute Chocolate.
Ashley said on Oct 7th, 2008 4:43 am
thanks for the swatches. The gold highlight power looks so yummie!