Chanel released a mini collection recently, it showcases the new Le Volume de Chanel mascara and also features two Les 4 Ombres eyeshadow quads (Fascination and Séduction) two Illusion d’Ombre eyeshadows (Apparition and Convoitise) and 6 Stylo Yeux Waterproofs (Gris, Bleu Exquis, Taupe, Espresso, Santal,Grenat). Some of the liners we have seen before but I think the other products are new (or at least new to me).
Here are photos from the little product booklet.
I was very tempted by
Fascination as it seemed more pigmented that the normal baked Chanel
shadows and featured wearable blues and also the warm, sandy vibe of
Séduction looked really nice for a daytime look.
Here is what I picked up,
I was previously not a
fan of the formula of Illusion d’Ombres as found them prone to creasing
and colour fade (even with a base), I took a chance on Convoitise (£24)
and am extremely glad I did as I find this lasts far better than my
previous ones. Its a sheer shimmery gold, great for a wash of golden
shimmer but even better used as a topper on powder or cream shadows.
Swatched below Tom Ford cream shadow in Pink Haze and Benefit powder
shadow in thanks a latte on their own and then with a layer of Convoitise.
I've had a lot of Stylo Yeux Waterproofs in my time,some are very
pigmented and apply smooth, others can be a bit lacking in pigment and
on the dry side. I can't say that Taupe (£19) is one of the best, I
don't think the colour payoff is that good and do have to run this over
several times, and whilst it looks smooth on, it doesn't glide on as
easily as I would like, nor does it adhere to the water line. A shame as
the colour, a slightly shimmered mauve taupe, is gorgeous.
Convoitise and Taupe swatched below followed by all the items applied.
brush of the Le Volume de Chanel mascara, I expected clumps so got a
I do find it clumpy and it does require a lot of wiping of
product from the brush to make this wearable, once on it gives thickness
and length, though not much in the way of lift, I'm not overly impressed
to be honest, as find it looks rather messy on.
Overall I highly
recommend Convoitise, its a dream to apply and I find that it can really
enliven other shades.
I bought these from Boots, the mascara was just a
little sample they give out.