Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Chanel Collection Superstition

Ok so don’t shout at me but it’s time to start writing about autumn collections. I know here in the UK summer has only just begun but in the world of all thing beauty time moves pretty quick.
But our first autumn collection post is about a very beautiful one so I hope you will forgive us!

Chanel Collection Superstition

I read the inspiration behind this collection and it seems Gabrielle Chanel was quite the superstitious type.
Filling her Paris home with lucky talisman and good luck charms.
 I’m not sure what colour superstition would be but at least the imagery for this collection represents the idea.

For this collection the eye shadow colours are quite dark and sultry and all have a soft metallic finish to subtly catch the light.
 The classic Chanel quad called Mystere is a mix of block colours of khaki and gold to highlight and contour the eye. 
Probably more of an evening look can be created with these colours and it would compliment all eye colours. This is one of the nicest eye quads I have seen for Chanel in a while. I love that it's not black but a more sludgy grey/green and the colour in the top left of the palette has a fine gold sparkle which looks stunning.

You can see Sam using this palette in one of her recent tutorials below.

Single eye shadows are also available and are more silvery taupe colours with the same soft metallic finish.

There is also a limited edition Khaki/Bronze Mascara in this collection. The brush is a plastic comb style and great for separating the lashes.

 This collection seems to center around the creme blush. In a collection that seems to be dark and mysterious it's nice to see a contrasting colour pop of blush on the cheeks.
 Colours are still reminiscent of summer in pinks, corals and soft brown and although they are cream they dry to a matte finish and don't feel tacky at all. Good colour pigment to them so use sparingly and pat onto the apples of the cheeks for a natural flush.

Image of Presage (L) Affinite (R)

Cream Blush

 Lips match the cheeks for this collection and are mix of textures of Rouge Coco and Rouge Coco Shine. The latter is the sheerer more shiney option. 

A Chanel collection wouldn't be complete without complimenting nails. There are two khaki colours in Alchimie and Mysterious.
 Mysterious is a deep black/green with a natural shine and Alchimie is a lighter moss green with a gold metallic finish.

To match the pink of the cheeks there is also a rose pink called Elixir although I didn't have one of this shade to sample.

Mysterious (L) Alchimie (R)

 Typical glamourous, chic collection that gives a depth of colour that offers an alternative to the smokey eye with a grey/green undertone with colours that would suit in any season.

Prices are as follows:
Cream Blush-£27.00
Eyeshadow Quad in Mystere-£38.00
Single Eyeshadows-£23.00
Rouge Coco Shine-£24.00
Rouge Coco-£24.00
Nail Colour-£18.00

This collection is available from August 2013



  1. Ooh a pretty collection, I love khaki :)

    Sophierosehearts x

  2. Loving the greeny tones, perfect for olive skin like mine :)

  3. The cream blush looks lovely! and we love sam's tutorial!! x


  4. Wow! This collection is beautiful! I love the metallics and the cream blushes :)
    The think the shadows are my fave! :) X

  5. I really like the look of the eyeshadows from this collection, usually i'm much more taken by Chanel's collections though.

  6. Oh if only I was a millionaire! Chanel <3

  7. I really like the eye quad!

  8. These are all gorgeous! I want it all.

    Fashion and Happy Things

  9. I love the look of the Mystere palette!

  10. wow the collection is stunning!!!


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