Chanel Les Khakis de Chanel Nail Collection
In celebration of Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out, Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup, has created LES KHAKIS DE CHANEL, a collection of three Le Vernis Nail Colours. Ultra sophisticated shades Khaki Rose, Khaki Brun and Khaki Vert can be worn alone or combined for an urban chic camouflage effect. Each shade will retail for $25.00 and be available on September 10th.
Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara
In 2006, CHANEL launched INIMITABLE Mascara Multi-Dimensionnel, revolutionizing the market with the first multi-tasking mascara to deliver volume, length, curl and separation in a single stroke. It also redefined the conventional mascara brush with an innovative applicator comprised of elastomer ‘bristles’ that allowed for a remarkably precise application.
New INIMITABLE INTENSE Mascara Multi-Dimensionnel Sophistiqué builds on the success of the original mascara with a new, technologically advanced formula, delivered with the unique brush. The result is a more intense lash look, with the same easy application. Lashes appear longer, thicker and more curled, yet each lash, even the finest, is still precisely separated — without clumping, spiking or flaking.
Now there are two choices for INIMITABLE lashes: the original formula for a subtle 3D effect, with volume, length and curl — and the new formula for a more intense 3D effect, with greater volume, length and curl.
Inimitable Intense Mascara ($30.00)
- Brun Brown
- Rouge Noir Black red
- Purple Deep violet
- Noir Black
Availability: September 2010
Chanel Ombres Contraste Duo / Eyeshadow Duo
New OMBRES CONTRASTE DUO Eyeshadow Duo takes the guesswork out of harmonizing and applying eyeshadow. This foolproof pairing of complementary shades — in two unique textures — is housed in one convenient compact. The softly shimmering light shade is a creamy powder, which can be worn alone for a luminous effect, or as a base to extend the wear of the accompanying deep-toned shadow. The dark shade has intense micronized pigments for true colour application, and a matte finish to create depth and contour. Two applicators are included: a foam tip to apply the shadows and a brush to blend. Available in six essential shade harmonies.
Chanel Ombres Contraste Duo / Eyeshadow Duo ($42.00)
- Khaki-Clair Hunter green / Ivory
- Taupe-Delicat Brown taupe / Soft peach
- Berry-Rose Plum rose / Soft pink
- Misty-Soft Plum brown / Lavender grey
- Bleu-Tendre Navy / Silver blue
- Gris-Subtil Grey / Silver
Availability: September 2010
Chanel Imperial (73) Rouge Allure Lacque
The Sultry Season: Chanel Imperial (73) Rouge Allure Laque
Chanel Imperial (73) Rouge Allure Laque ($32.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a rich shade of rusted red with just a touch of berry. Rusted berry sounds weird, but perhaps that’s a more apt description than rusted red! It has subtle pink and gold micro-shimmer. It’s completely opaque, and it makes lips look lush — it has the color payoff of a lipstick with the shine of a gloss. Rouge Allure Laques are one of my favorite products, and I’m reminded of that every time I put one on. I get around four to five hours of wear with shade in particular–plus a residual stain.
Is this the right berry for you? Would you wear it?
The Sultry Season is a series of posts featuring deep, rich shades of brown, berry, plum, and wine lipsticks and lipglosses — just right for autumn — that runs through October 2010.
Chanel Libertine Rouge Allure Lipstick
The Summer Season: Chanel Libertine Lipstick
Chanel Libertine Rouge Allure Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a softened shade of coral-pink with a white shimmer and subtle sheen. This is a very wearable shade of coral, because it gives semi-opaque color coverage, so it’s never overwhelming, bright, or bold. It’s soft and pretty and doesn’t lean too orange, so it’s one of the better shades for those with stronger cool undertones.
Is this the right coral for you? Would you wear it?
The Summer Season is a series of posts featuring bright, vibrant shades of coral, orange, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for a summer of fun — that runs through July 2010.
Chanel Cassis Eyeliner
Just a Hint of Plum
Chanel Cassis Eyeliner ($28.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a smoked plum with subtle red undertones in Chanel’s long-wearing, waterproof liner formula. It really is a lovely color, and it applies evenly with good pigmentation. There’s also a built-in sharpener, and I love that you can twist the eyeliner up and down (sometimes it only goes up!).
I’m continually surprised at how little product is included in twist-up eyeliners–it’s typically 0.02 oz. or so–while pencil eyeliners run around 0.04 oz. I’ve only finished one eyeliner in my life (MAC Graphblack, which is also a twist-up eyeliner); and going off memory, I know that, despite daily usage, I didn’t run through it in a matter of days–probably around two or three months. I am curious as to why they’re only designed to fit that much, though. I don’t feel like I use any less/more between twist-up/pencil liners! Anyway, this is to point out that you’re only getting 0.01 oz., which is below average, so if you’re looking for a daily eyeliner, you might want to prepare yourself for frequent repurchasing.
The formula of this eyeliner is excellent, and if you’ve had trouble with eyeliner staying in place, you may want to test drive Chanel sometime (they also have several other lovely shades). It is, indeed, waterproof. It wears all day without smudging, budging, or fading. It doesn’t stick well on my waterline (just an hour or two), but it stays put on my lower lash line. I wore it across my crease (rather than my upper lash line to avoid irritation), and it didn’t crease there either.
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- Product: 28/30
- Value: 7/10
- Ease of Use: 4/5
- Packaging: 5/5
RECOMMENDATION: For a nice, long-wearing plummy shade, Chanel’s Cassis makes a nice choice–if you don’t mind the price tag.