If I could only wear one cosmetics brand for the rest of my life, it would be Chanel. Very few things I’ve tried have done me wrong and that trend continues with their new Fall collection.
I picked up two items from the collection during a special event at the Queen St. location of The Hudson’s Bay (pssst if you live in Toronto, go to that counter! The employees are super nice!). The collection launches on August 31st everywhere.
First up, I caved for another Chanel nail polish. I actually collect these polishes and couldn’t turn down this limited edition shade – Vert Obscur (#679). Like Rouge Noir and Blue Satin, Vert Obscur is an almost black shade with a hint of colour. With one coat you get this amazing jellied dark turquoise shade but the formula is super tricky to create an even single coat. I will definitely be experimenting with how to get the best looking one coat for this polish in the coming weeks. When you add on a second coat, you get an almost black dark green. In natural light more of the green comes out but under artificial lighting it does look black, just a little less harsh against the skin.
The second item I picked up was more of an “of the moment” purchase when I was swatching the collection. The Rouge Coco Shine lipstick in Téméraire (#112) is a stunning berry red with a touch of rust once on the lips. The pigmentation for a lipstick formulation that is typically very sheer is fantastic! When you apply it onto the lips it does have a lot of shine which can accentuate any dryness on the lips. However, after a little bit of wear that overdose of shine fades away and you are left with a semi-matte berry red with that subtle undertone of rust/brick. The colour stays on the lips for a couple of hours and lightly stains the lips as well. It feels great on the lips and this colour will be a go-to for me during the fall and winter.
What do you think of these products? Are you going to pick up anything from the Chanel Fall 2015 collection?
til next time…
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