Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Chanel Spring 2017 Coco Codes de Chanel Collection: Review and Swatches

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Chanel Spring 2017 Coco Codes de Chanel Collection Swatches Review
For Spring 2017, Chanel's Coco Codes de Chanel Collection is all about the five iconic colors of Chanel beauty (aka the Chanel color codes): red, black, gold, white, and beige. Full of fresh and wearable neutrals, this collection aims to reinterpret and reinvent the Coco Code. To see some swatches and my review of a few key pieces, click......
Chanel Les 4 Ombres in "278 Codes Subtils"
Chanel Les 4 Ombres in "278 Codes Subtils"
Chanel Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Palette in "278 Codes Subtiles" ($68 CAD):
Hands down my favorite item from this collection, the "278 Codes Subtiles" quad features four very soft and elegant spring-ready eyeshadow shades. You get a soft pink, a champagne gold, a medium warm brown, and a medium taupe khaki. The shadows have a subtle shimmery satin finish and the pigmentation for all four is superb! Additionally, the combination of the four colors is really nice, I can see myself incorporating all four shades into a neutral everyday look.
Chanel Les 4 Ombres in "278 Codes Subtils"
Chanel Les 4 Ombres in "278 Codes Subtils"
Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in "370 Élégance"
Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in "370 Élégance"
Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in "370 Élégance" ($53 CAD):
A soft tan beige peach blush sprinkled with a dash of fine golden shimmers, "370 Élégance" has a very finely-milled and silky texture. The blush is nicely pigmented and applies very evenly on the cheeks. This particular shade, however, doesn't quite wear like a blush. I find the shade a bit too bronzer-like, lacking any pink or red undertones that provide the cheeks with a youthful flush. If you have pale skin, this may actually work as a shimmery bronzer but if you are looking for a more traditional blush, you may be disappointed.
Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in "370 Élégance"
Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in "370 Élégance"
Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof in "932 Mat Taupe"
Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof in "932 Mat Taupe"
Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in "932 Mat Taupe" ($35 CAD):
A medium caramel brown eyeliner, "932 Mat Taupe" is packaged in a convenient twist-up and retractable pencil. The formulation is super slick (almost gel-like) and smooth upon application and the pigmentation is impressive. Unfortunately, the eyeliner never completely sets. Sure the formulation is waterproof, it is not at all smudge-proof, which is a big no-no for any eyeliner.
Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof in "932 Mat Taupe"
Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof in "932 Mat Taupe"
Chanel Rouge Allure in "176 Indépendante"
Chanel Rouge Allure in "176 Indépendante"
Chanel Rouge Allure in "176 Indépendante" ($43 CAD):
A bright semi-sheer red with a lightweight and moisturizing coverage, "176 Indépendante" applies very smoothly with an alluring sheen. The shade actually reminds me a lot of the Holiday 2016 "257 Ultrarose", with "176 Indépendante" being a bit deeper and more pigmented. I had some issues attaining a smooth and opaque line on my upper lip so I would recommend pairing this with a soft red lip liner.
Chanel Rouge Allure in "176 Indépendante"
Chanel Rouge Allure in "176 Indépendante"
Chanel Rouge Allure in "176 Indépendante"
Chanel Rouge Allure in "176 Indépendante"
Chanel Le Vernis in "556 Beige Beige" ($32 CAD):
This is a simple beige cream with a very pigmented formulation. I was able to get an even and opaque coverage with just two coats but the polish was not very self-leveling. Therefore, a top coat is a must for a completely smooth finish.
Chanel Le Vernis in "556 Beige Beige"
Chanel Le Vernis in "556 Beige Beige"
Availability:
The Chanel Spring 2017 Coco Codes Collection is available on January 6th at all Chanel beauty counters and www.chanel.ca.
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