Sneak Peek: Chanel Collection Libre Synthetic de Chanel Photos & Swatches

Chanel Architectonic Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Architectonic Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Collection Libre Synthetic de Chanel recently launched online, and I picked up four of the lip colors along with the eyeshadow palette. (I also planned to get the blush, but it wasn’t in stock yet when placed my order.)

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kjh Avatar

The mattes are a bit weak, but it sure is nice to see a cooler palette. Shimmers look great. And if I had the dough to start lipstick over, Chanel has had some A ones recently.

Mariella Avatar

Not really anything amazing looking here. The 5 pan palette – no great highlight/all over the lid shade for me and the swatches sort of put me in mind of Entrelacs (not in terms of colour but more in terms of quality). I love how Ultraberry looks on your lips, Christine, but the actual arm swatch looks a bit sheer and disappointing.

Rachael Avatar

Wow, I’m really impressed with those eyeshadow swatches! I feel like matte blue and gray usually turn out splotchy at best, so these look like a B+ to A category. Looking forward to your review.

Deborah S. Avatar

Honestly, I am not sure why I am not loving this. Normally I would love a good mostly cool toned palette but just not feeling this one. Maybe I will change my mind after reviews are in and I can see it in person. For now, this is a no for me.

Savannah Avatar

I’m always on the look out for a good, smokey eye palette but those shades are way too similar to one another. The rouge allure gloss is probably the best lip formula I’ve ever tried (I have affriolant and I always get complimented when I wear it) but I was hoping the nude would’ve been a bit darker. Oh well.

Katherine T. Avatar

Wow, finally a cool toned shadow palette! The darker shades look a tad dry, but look very fixable with primer. That’s probably the best matte navy I’ve seen in a long time, a very hard color to get right. I’m a bit worried the blues/blacks will amplify dark shadows under my eyes, and the 2 silvers look almost the same. Think I will need to swatch this one in person to see.

Susan Dowman Nevling Avatar

I am actually surprised at how much I like all these lippies here. I do like the shadows two but have plenty so really don’t need these.

Tracey E. Avatar

I didn’t know what to think of this as a holiday collection until I saw all the pieces together in an article. The greys are paired with what looks like a vibrant red/pinkish blush (called Hyperfresh) and the lip products above and could look quite nouveau if you can pull it off. I’d have to be convinced that greys and blues would work well on me but I’m intrigued about the direction Chanel is going under Lucia Pica. If the blush swatch is lovely, I’ll buy that and a lippy.

Lulle Avatar

The palette is interesting, and the shadow intensity looks pretty good for Chanel. I was at the Chanel counter of my local Nordstrom yesterday, and the SA told me that Libre Synthetic was Chanel’s Holiday 2016 collection. Is that what you heard too Christine? I’m a bit confused!

Christine Avatar

Sorry, I don’t have any info from Chanel on this launch – just what they have on their site. 🙁 Based on their site itself, it doesn’t call out “holiday.” Like for fall, they put “Fall 2016,” but on the other hand, this is starting to oget later in the season, so Chanel would be late if they launched holiday. It’s possible they are staggering it out with more mini collections (they seem to have more of them now).

Kristin ann Avatar

I have Super Nude gloss; love it & the not-pictured Calllgraphie de Chanel black cream liner. Perf Bardot! I want ultra rose & I also think I could make a dupe of this palette w UD Naked Smoky. I also own illusion d’ombre in Mysterio which is a silver-grey. I could wear ultra rose w navy eyeliner. I’m not really fond of dark grey shadows so i won’t buy the palette but may add ultra rose lipstick to my collex.

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