Saturday, November 4, 2017

Chanel Holiday 2017 | Collection Libre Numéros Rouges: Review and Swatches

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Chanel Holiday 2017 | Collection Libre Numéros Rouges: Review and Swatches
Well, it's about time! The Chanel holiday collection is finally here! Available starting this month, the Chanel Holiday 2017 Collection Libre Numéros Rouges is all about the perfect red lipstick. Because everyone has their own preference when it comes to this iconic makeup item, Chanel's Global Creative Beauty Director Lucia Pica has reinterpreted the classic red lipstick and created four new red Rouge Allure shades housed in a special red-lacquered packaging. Today I have the shade "N°4" to share with you, along with the Trait de Caractère Eyeshadow Palette from the collection. So to see some swatches and read my reviews, click.......
Chanel Holiday 2017 | Collection Libre Numéros Rouges: Review and Swatches
Chanel Collection Libre Numéros Rouges | Trait de Caractère Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Collection Libre Numéros Rouges | Trait de Caractère Eyeshadow Palette ($80 CAD):
This is a limited edition five-shade eyeshadow palette housed in a sleek lacquered black compact. The palette features a neutral brown and green color scheme and each shade weighs 1.8g. You get a taupe champagne shimmer, a beige champagne shimmer, a matte rich brown, a matte moss brown, and a deep emerald green sprinkled with a soft hint of shimmers.
Chanel Holiday 2017 | Les 5 Ombres Eyeshadow Palette Trait de Caractere: Review and Swatches
Chanel Collection Libre Numéros Rouges | Trait de Caractère Eyeshadow Palette
Both the taupe and beige champagne shimmers are very smooth and nicely-pigmented while the matte browns are slightly patchy but buildable. The emerald shimmer, however, has a very thin and sheer formulation. It is very uneven and fallout-prone when I swatched it with my finger but when worn on the lids and blended with the taupe champagne, the color looked much better. Overall, I don't think this is Chanel's best holiday palette. Last year's Architectonic Eyeshadow Palette was so much better both in terms of texture and pigmentation.
Chanel Holiday 2017 | Les 5 Ombres Eyeshadow Palette Trait de Caractere: Review and Swatches
Chanel Collection Libre Numéros Rouges | Trait de Caractère Eyeshadow Palette
Below is a look I created using the Trait de Caractère palette. Although the green does not look half as stunning as it does in the pan, I am still pretty happy with the finished result. Paired with the Rouge Allure Lipstick in "N°4" (see below), it actually makes for a very unique and festive holiday look.
Chanel Holiday 2017 | Les 5 Ombres Eyeshadow Palette Trait de Caractere: Review and Swatches
Chanel Collection Libre Numéros Rouges | Trait de Caractère Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Holiday 2017 | Rouge Allure Lipstick in "N°4": Review and Swatches
Chanel Collection Libre Numéros Rouges | Rouge Allure Lipstick in "N°4"
Chanel Collection Libre Numéros Rouges | Rouge Allure Lipstick in "N°4" ($43 CAD):
Packaged in a special edition Rouge Allure tube lacquered in a shiny red finish, the Rouge Allure in "N°4" is a semi-sheer red lipstick with a bright orange undertone. The formulation is very slick and hydrating. Although sheer, the application is non-patchy and highly buildable. I'm generally not a fan of orange-based reds but this shade is surprisingly wearable and flattering with its fine balance between the red and orange. Lastly, the lipstick wears just okay. It's certainly not transfer-proof but it fades away nicely and leaves behind just a tiny tint of color. As mentioned, this collection features three other red Rouge Allure shades so if this orange-red isn't quite your cup of tea, definitely check out the others!
Chanel Holiday 2017 | Rouge Allure Lipstick in "N°4": Review and Swatches
Chanel Collection Libre Numéros Rouges | Rouge Allure Lipstick in "N°4"
Availability:
The limited edition Chanel Holiday 2017 Collection is available starting November 2nd at all Chanel Beauty counters. For more information, check out www.chanel.ca.
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