Saturday, December 19, 2009

Chanel Spring 2010-Highlighting Powder, Polish and Fluid Eyeshadow

After seeing The Beauty Look Book's awesome pics of Chanel's spring collection. I was hoping my Bloomingdale's counter would have this line-up available. To my wallet's chagrin, it was available. I decided to pass on the Eye shadow quad in kaska beige even though it was a gorgeous palette, I do own similar colors. I ended up being wooed by the Empreinte de Chanel highlighting powder, Particuliere nail polish and Torrent Ombre d'eau.

Particuliere polish and Torrent Ombre d'eau (fluid eyeshadow)

Empreinte de Chanel power without and with flash. An angle brush is included with this compact but in a separate pouch. I can't decide if I really like the pattern. It reminds me of slides the eye doctor shows you to test for color blindness.

Swatches without and with flash:

I swatched the highlighter powder with the included brush. I was afraid that the powder would be too shimmery but when the associate showed me how subtle it can be when she brushed it on my cheeks. She also layered blush over it afterward and it was a nice combination-gave a nice subtle definition. So it's a bit similar to the Paul and Joe highlighting powder from the holiday collection in that you can use it as a highlighter or you can just it sparingly all over.

The Particuliere polish is a nice milk chocolate brown creme color. Click here to see more swatches and comparisons.

I loved the Ombre d'eau in Torrent. It's a really pretty gold olive bronze-y color which blends so easily and can be applied more sheer or opaque, depending on your look. The tube contains a pigment portion and a base that naturally separates so before you use the shadow you need to shake the 2 elements together. It has a sponge applicator and dries to a shimmery powder finish. There is also a matching eyeliner called Khaki dore which has a brighter green color to it.

Yikes, it's not even Christmas and I'm being tempted by Spring make-up!


Anonymous said...

I can't wait this collection to be launched here in Austria! But as always, Austria is always super behind everything! :(

Definitely WANT the nail polishes, maybe also the face color.

Marce said...

Thanks for the review and swatches! They brought water to my mouth, they're so beautiful!

Tracy said...

Wow!!! Gorgeous! Love the swatch

L said...

She said "slides to test for color blindness"! XD You don't even wanna know what it looks like to me! It's real pretty tho!


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