At last the cold weather has rolled on in – and sadly the rain has come with it – the leaves have started to fall and autumn is well and truly upon us. So in celebration of this long-awaited seasonal shift, I whipped out some new additions to my make up stash in the form of the Chanel AW14 collection.
Now I’ll admit, despite being a mega fan of the brand, I don’t actually have many Chanel beauty products in my stash. I have a couple of nail polishes which I’m not overly keen on (CHIP. CITY.) and one of the cream eyeshadows which I love. But that’s about it – until recently when I decided to invest, shall we say, in a couple of the products from the latest seasonal line up.
Say hello ladies and gents to the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Full Colour Lipstick in Aura (£25) and the Chanel Les Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow in Poésie (£40), two of the priciest, swankiest, most luxurious beauty products in my collection. Hold me while I swoon. So the price tags are really rather high – but believe me when I say they are seriously worth it because both of these products are so lovely to use and wear and honestly make me feel oh-so fancy every time I whip ’em out.
I was slightly worried that the lipstick would be too dark for my wimpy tastes but I’m happy to report that it applies really nicely and is so balmy that it can be used either as a sheer wash – blended out with your finger to really blot it down – or built up to create a much bolder berry-stained look. Perfect for these cold weather days.
And when it comes to the eyeshadow quad, I don’t think I have a single negative thing to say. The pinky-toned shades are all incredibly wearable day-to-day but can be built up to create a more mauve-inclined smokey evening eye if that should take your fancy. The shadows apply beautifully, last brilliantly throughout the day – particularly when paired with a primer – and generally just look and feel wonderful.
Can you tell I’m a bit obsessed?! As with all of these sorts of swanky collections, these products are limited edition BUT there are still some available so if you’re keen… GO GO GO.