I want to make this a short one, because I’m typing this at the very last minute and yet, I want to show you. If you didn’t know already, I’m not a big fan of Chanel eye palettes because we get the baked ones here. However, this palette I’m going to show you is not baked and also, it’s a neutral palette. I can never have enough neutrals (somebody please stop me!) and I got sucked into this one because it just looked too good to pass. Look at that cult Chanel quilt motif on the eye shadows!
Doesn’t it look gorgeous? The eye shadows are of satin texture. The only shade that blings a little, just a little, is the middle bronze gold shade. The palette is very versatile. The shades are quite complete too, because there is a highlight shade (light beige), a crease shade (warmer beige), an iridescent golden bronze, a satin dark brown if you prefer a smokier look and a sooty violety plum (which looks grey to me) that’s great for lining the eyes. The colours can be built up in pigmentation and there is minimal fallout. The violety plum is a little drier, but it still blends well with a brush. I also tried using the dark brown on my brows and it works great. Not too warm for me, and just the right amount of pigment. I have a very warm skin tone, but these colours are quite neutral and it suits nearly everyone.
The swatch above is done with my fingers, one swipe only. So you can see, the pigmentation isn’t bad at all. It also lasts on my lids for about 4 hours before creasing but if worn with a primer, I can get longer wear. I used this palette for a night out on Saturday, and it works for a great smokey eye too. This palette retails for RM210 ($80 in the USA) and for 5 nearly full sized shades, it’s definitely worth your dough. Are you gonna get this, or are you neutral-ed out? I think it’s a great Christmas present for anyone just starting out on makeup or even seasoned makeup enthusiasts.