Chanel Fall 2011 Makeup Collection

Chanel Fall 2011 Makeup Collection

Inspired by the heritage and savoir faire of the artisanal craftsmanship of the House of Chanel, Peter Philips, Creative Director of Chanel Makeup, introduces new textures and makeup effects in a radiant Fall 2011 Collection, ILLUSIONS D’OMBRES DE CHANEL. At the heart of this captivating colour story: Shimmering bronze, gold and platinum are the perfect complements to plum, khaki and copper shades on eyes and lips. Unique reflections of metallic green, silver and beige on nails provide the ideal counterpoint.

Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow ($36.00)

A revolutionary silicone gel formula sets a new standard in eyeshadow with the advent of ILLUSION D’OMBRE Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow. A unique mix of silicone and a patented Silicone Elastomer Gel creates a texture that is soft and cushiony, and glides on easily. With an intense shimmer effect, eyes reveal a modern drama. A mix of pigments in varied sizes provides this enhanced light reflection. The versatility of ILLUSION D’OMBRE — it can be worn as eyeshadow or eyeliner — makes it this season’s true makeup must. A specially designed shadow/liner brush, developed specifically for this unique formula, is included to provide an elevated level of artistry that every woman can master. ILLUSION D’OMBRE is available in six long-wearing, luminous shades, ranging from intense black to delicate peach.

  • Fantasme White
  • Epatant Khaki
  • Emerveille Peach
  • Ebloui Red brown
  • Illusoire Purple
  • Mirifique Black

Rouge Coco ($32.00)

  • Plumetis Peach beige
  • Etole Rose brown

Le Vernis Nail Colour ($25.00)

  • Graphite Metallic silver (Limited Edition)
  • Quartz Silver beige
  • Peridot Green gold(Limited Edition)

Levres Scintillantes Glossimer ($28.50)

  • Pampille Sheer pink
  • Braise Reddish brown

Rouge Double Intensite ($34.00)

  • Rose Morganite Rose brown

Le Crayon Levres ($29.00)

  • Coraline Coral
  • Rose Cuivre Rose brown

Joues Contraste ($43.00)

  • Rose Ecrin Soft rose

Les 4 Ombres ($57.00)

  • Prelude Taupe, beige, taupe rose, plum charcoal

Le Crayon Yeux ($29.00)

  • Khaki Platine Silver khaki(Limited Edition)

availability: Now @ Chanel

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Brie Avatar

Oh. My. Goodness. This is going to break the bank even more so than MAC’s Semi-Precious collection! If these Longwear Eyeshadows are ANYTHING like the cream shadows Chanel had in their limited edition Ombres Perlees palette from the spring collection, all six shades will be in my possession before you can say “Coco!” I’m going to try the Khaki Platine eyeliner on the lower lashline to see if it’s a good enough substitute for my favorite Rose Platine from summer (And if so, I’ll be sure to purchase at least a few back-ups). I’ll also be really tempted by both the Peridot and Graphite nail colors and the Braise glossimer. The Prelude quad looks lovely but probably a tad cool for my skintone. Can’t wait to get my hands on these products. I’ll have to stalk my Nordstrom counter after work today!

Gabby T Avatar

I have been looking forward to this for so long and then I was reading up another blog about how the Illusion D’Ombre shadows are similar to the Spring Ombres Perleés de Chanel palette (Think it was Beauty Look Book?). Anyway I’m looking forward to hearing your take on the formula. Also trying to see if I have a dupe for Khaki Platine anywhere in my Urban Decay stash….it’s gorgeous!

Brie Avatar

Oh good, I hope that’s the case. The cream shadows in that palette apply like heaven on the eyelid. I’ve been using it sparingly though because I wasn’t sure if and when Chanel would release something similar!

Evelyn Avatar

They look similar to the Perles but these new ones are very super shimmery compared to the Perles which really have a pearl-like, much softer effect to them. The colors aren’t quite the same. I have to say Epatant is the most amazing shade, you have to see it!

Christine Avatar

I think I just saw my first Chanel Quad! It looks amazing, as well as the new eyeshadows and nail polish! I look forward to seeing swatches of these colors. Thanks Christine!

shontay Avatar

I just got my order of Epatant shadow and the coral lip liner. The shadow is too awesome. I am going to buy more. The liner isn’t that pigmented on it’s own, but it’ll be ok under a lipstick.

Violet Avatar

Oh my, those eyeshadows are gorgeous. Will you be reviewing any of these? I’d like to know whether they’re worth that outragous price or not!

Chris25 Avatar

Peridot may make me lose my Chanel virginity. 🙂

Btw, I am still smarting from not being able to buy Jealousy Wakes yesterday. I can’t believe it sold out so quickly!

Chrissy Avatar

Oh no! I see something that I like. That Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Khaki and Purple!!! Plus the Quad has a Taupe color? Nooo!! Ahh!!! I have to buy those Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Eye Shadows, the new MAC collection coming up, and now this?! What am I going to do??

MP Avatar

Oh… my… Goddess… I need everything in that top picture. They all need to be part of my life immediately, particularly that eyeshadow and nail polish!

tawny Avatar

hmm, the eyeshadows remind me of armani eyes to kill.. will be interesting to see how they compare. I NEED that green-gold nail polish.

maura Avatar

Gorgeous! I so covet this collection, especially the khaki and and the plums. Never have splurged on Chanel. Do Chanel counters or website ever offer promo codes or good gwp?

Tabitha Avatar

No but sometimes they give good samples. Depends on the sales associate or what is being promoted etc.

If your store is selling it they may have an event for it where they’ll do your makeup for free (but you are expected to buy something), you can call and check and make an appointment. That at least makes spending so much seem not as bad lol.

Nicole Avatar

Peter Phillips has been consistently impressing me with beautiful collection after beautiful collection! I’m going to be so very broke after this one.

Abby Avatar

Aaauguuhhh noooo. I resisted Graphite AND Quartz despite seeing gorgeous swatches for both, but now Peridot just might push me over the edge. x-x

Helen Avatar

I’ll probably get that Peridot nail polish! Not that I need it, as I could paint a car w/all the nail polish I have. No, a house!

meme Avatar

When I saw these polishes in a much closer up bottle shot, I KNEW that Peridot would be the one many would be after – like the new Black Pearl. It’s got a tish of duochrome several are saying. All your green polish folks should be happy with this one. I am meh on graphite. There are plenty of puter metallics out there. This one shade is supposed to have a mix of gold shimmer in with the silver to add to it’s patina. It still looked a bit too glaring to me and certainly we have similar shades previously for way less $

AnGeLwInGz Avatar

I saw this collection on the Chanel site today and thought to myself, I can’t wait for Christine’s info because her pictures and descriptions are so much easier to read! Thanks!

k7perez Avatar

I can’t wait to see the lipstick and lipgloss swatches… okay and everything else. Was trying to be good and not buy anything after my mac purchase yesterday, BUT i’m a sucker for shimmery stuff.

meme Avatar

Very pretty – soft for fall. Nice not to see a ton of rich jewel tones but a continuation of the more natural, neutral look that has been showing and popular for summer 2011. I am lemming Quartz polish. Looks in another shot I have of it kind of like a shimmery shade of You Don’t Know Jacques – maybe Quartz is a bit lighter – hard to tell as this point.

Marsha Avatar

The Peridot and Graphite nail laquer arrived in the mail today and Wow! Peridot is off the charts! A duochrome from Chanel made this duochrome-loving girl extremely happy. It turns about four to five different colors on the nail in different types of light.

Layla Avatar

Christine I really cant wait for you to compare those eyeshadows to Eyes to kill intense… Please do!!!
if they are as good then my wallet will b in deep trouble

Gabriella Avatar

I’m definitely getting the Peridot nail laquer- the color’s beautiful, and Peridot’s my birth stone 🙂 . And the long wear shadow in Epatant is wonderful too!
Without a doubt, I need to get Peridot- the name and the color (I saw the color first and was really stunned) just totally sold me. And I’m usually not a sucker for stuff like this.

Maribeth Avatar

I am running to Nordstrom to get the Khaki Platine eyeliner. I’m loving that khaki eyeshadow as well. Gosh, Fall already? I have learned, however, these collections go fast. I missed Ombres de Pearls this spring and will not miss this collection!

Jennifer F Avatar

I’m loving the look of this collection! I’d like at least 3 of the cream eyeshadows if they are good, 2 of the nail polishes, maybe the peach rouge coco, eye palete (depending on swatches) and eye pencil. I will see about the rest if anything else draws me in.

Laura Avatar

Wow, everything looks gorgeous, my budget will only allow for one though so I’m probably gonna have to check out that peridot polish it looks beautiful!

Summer Avatar

This collection is so pretty! I’ll probably get the Epatant eyeshadow, Graphite Nail polish and the Rouge Coco Plumetis. I wish I could get more but my bank is already broken for fall.
For those of you who the are asking, the model is wearing the Epatant and Illusoire eyeshadows. The look is at
Christine, are you going to post any swatches for us? 🙂

Mimi Avatar

The gel eyeshadows in the pots are to die for! Unique, gel-like silky smooth application. I used the green one as eyeliner yesterday. It stayed on all day perfectly without smudging or fading. Super pretty sparkle but didn’t make my eyes itch like other sparkly shadows. Had to send away for the purple one! The blush is really pretty, a neutral beige slightly cool pink. Soft, not obvious color will make this a staple for lots of women who like muted blush. Great for wearing with bright, bold or dark lipstick as it won’t scream “Look at me!” and compete with the lipstick. Also beautiful with soft light lipstick for a classy, not overdone look.

hisa Avatar

I really try to control myself whenever Chanel releases a new makeup collection. It’s so hard though! I definitely want to pick up Graphite. Mirifique looks gorgeous too. Sigh… this addiction!

beautygirl24 Avatar

Do you know when this will hit Chanel counters? I know it’s available now at but I want to see everything in store! Thanks Christine =) I’m very excited about this collection!

ScarlettC Avatar

If you want any of these, better hurry. Especially the nail polishes; the will go quickly. Got all 3 today; very excited to wear them. Also got the Illusion D’Ombre in Epatant (khaki). The most beautiful eyeshadow in the world-ever! Goes on very smoothly and evenly, unusual in a cream eyeshadow. Hope it’s not LE.

EsteeDarla Avatar

This looks like a collection that would work for every skin tone and age groups especially for mature skin in applied correctly.I am going by the Chanmelk counter so I will surely start looking at this.

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