Friday, October 14, 2011

Chanel Holiday 2011 Collection - Collection Les Scintillances de Chanel

Chanel is always ahead of the curve when it comes to the new seasonal collections, their holiday collection was one of the first to come out this season and I fell in love the moment that I saw the promotional pictures for the collection, lots of red for the nails and lips and golds for the eyes.  This collection simply screams "Holiday!" to me and I am sure that it will sell out quickly at the counters.  I am really looking forward to seeing some great lip shades this holiday season, fall was all about eyes and while it had some great choices, I really miss seeing some great new choices for lips.  I am really looking forward to changing it up a bit and trying a few new red lipstick shades.
Holiday from Chanel will be a showstopper for sure!

Lumiere Sculptee De Chanel - This illuminating powder gently highlights skin with a sheer blend of tender pink and pearlescence.  Shades of ivory and pink dusted with tone-on-tone mother-of-pearls makes this palette the height of glamour and sophistication.

Rouge Allure - An instant icon, this luxurious lipstick formula combines lustrous colour, sensational  comfort and fabulous wear.  Purely Chanel: the subtly etched, world-renowned logo, and an elegant click-open case that provides a most glamorous effect when applying colour.
- Famous - deep red brick cream
- Enivree - pale blue pink cream

Ligne Extreme - This exclusive, water-resistant liquid eyeliner allows for precise lining and defining in one fluid stroke.  The richly pigmented formula delivers intense colour, while a fine, soft-bristled brush offers controlled flow for accurate, mistake-proof application.  Draw a smooth, perfectly precise line with ease for subtle or dramatic definition.
- Or - true metallic gold

Le Vernis - Classic and trend-defining shades from the runways of Paris.  State-of-the-art formula strengthens and moisturizes nails as it delivers long-wearing, high shine, chip-resistant colour.  Applies evenly without streaking.
- Rouge - medium cool pink red
- Black Satin - deep true black

Rouge Allure Laque - Discover the indulgence of liquid lip lacquer,  a colour innovation that could only come from Chanel.  Intensely rich colour and shine last for hours - and the temptingly creamy formula conditions as it hydrates lips.  All this, with full coverage, in eight shades.
- Empire - medium blue pink cream
- Dragon - deep cool brick red cream

Poudre Universelle Libre - Ultra-soft loose powder provides sheer, light coverage with a soft matte finish, setting and perfecting makeup as it evens skin tone.  Photo-reflective pigments help disguise imperfections without emphasizing lines.  Available in four shades to suit all skintones.

Ombres Contraste Duo - 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 colour.  Two applicators are included: a foam-tip to apply the shadow and a brush to blend.  Available in six essential shade harmonies designed to take the guesswork out of harmonizing and applying eye shadow.
- Noir-Ivoire - deep black matte/pale gray shimmer
Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss - Chanel reveals a next generation lip gloss - with colour so rich and shine so intense, it could only be inspired by the iconic lipstick, Rouge Allure.  Bold colour combines with the smoothest, silkiest gel texture for luxurious wear and deeply dramatic effect.  Lips feel comfortable - never sticky or tacky - and look luminous, full, and sensuous for hours.  The double-sided, flocked applicator is beveled to deliver ultra-precise definition.
- Triomphal - deep brick red cream
- Insouciance - neutral pink beige cream

Les Tissages de Chanel - Inspired by the iconic Chanel tweed fabric, two contrasting shades of sheer cheek colour are delicately 'woven' with a subtle shimmering powder for a natural luminous glow.  Ultra-soft texture is airy and light.
- Tweed Brun Rose - deep warm rose and neutral beige

Ombre Essentielle - An instant Chanel classic, this ultra-fine powder eye shadow is sensuous in feel, foolproof in its application, and fabulous in it's range of matte, satin, and shimmer finishes.  The versatile formula can be applied dry for subtle shading, or dampened for more intense colour - and the complementary shades can be blended with one another to lighten or deepen tone.
- Blazing Gold - bright true yellow gold satin
- Beige Lame - medium neutral beige shimmer

Levres Scintillates - Gorgeous shimmer and a high-shine glow is delivered effortlessly to lips with just one stroke of this best-selling lip gloss.  A wide range of shades, from sheer and natural to sparkling and rich, look beautiful on their own, or over your favorite Chanel lipstick.  Equally beautiful: the conditioning formula's comfort and long wear.
- Sparkle D'Or - sheer nude with gold shimmer
- Sweet Beige - light neutral pink beige shimmer

Le Crayon Kohl - Perfect for a smoky eye, this soft pencil quickly achieves a dramatic look.  A special blend of colour and pearl pigments provides a rich, intense line with a semi-matte finish.  Specially formulated to glide gently over the eyelid, this liner is safe for use in the rim of the eye.  A companion sharpener ensures the pencil is alreadys ready for lining.
- Noir - deep intense black

Inimitable Intense - This technologically advanced formula builds on the success of the original mascara, delivering dramatic effects with a 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.
- Black - true black

Perfection Lumiere - Effortless to apply, with seamless blendability for a naturally flawless effect, this breakthrough foundation is the ideal all-day, everyday formula - suitable for all skin types in a diverse range of 20 shades.

I love the red lip shades in this collection and therefore they would the first pieces that I will be checking out at the counter.  I haven't tried either of the two lipstick products in this collection and I know that I have to change that very soon.  My top pick would be the Rouge Allure lipstick in the Famous shade, this one looks as though it will be closest in formulation to the products that I already own from Lipstick Queen and MAC.  I am also excited to try the Rouge Allure Laque since I al always on the lookout for red lispticks that won't budge and most liquid formulas stay in place all day and then well into the night.

I love both the gold eye shadow and the liquid eyeliner, I would get tons of wear from both of these products.  The other eye product that I want is the Kohl pencil,  I have really been into using liner instead of shadows the past few weeks.  This is a pretty traditional holiday collection but I still love it and hope that this is a foreshadowing of what we will be seeing for the next two months!

photo courtesy of Chanel

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