I’m late in posting these. I just received them last week, and there isn’t a Chanel counter in my hometown so I haven’t been able to check out most of Chanel’s things. That said, I tried to take photos and use them as quickly as I could. Furthermore, if you follow a few blogs, you would have seen these already. I’m not sure of their availability now, maybe most palettes are sold out, but if you bought any of these, I created a look which you can wear for Valentine’s Day tomorrow.
Ever since Chanel reformulated their eye quads, I’m in love again. Their baked quads used to be so bad, I’d walk the other way as soon as I saw them. These are sublime. The Codes Elegants is very warm. It has a pale gold beige, pale gold, antique gold and a brown. All of them have a beautiful finish and none of them powdery. I would say the most pigmented one is the antique gold (bottom left) and the dark brown is beautiful on its own as a simple day time smokey look.
It’s the first time I tried the Chanel Long Lasting Eyeliner. I know. What kind of blogger am I? I find it very soft and pigmented. It might be difficult to create a sharp line without the help of a tiny brush but I just love how easy it is to glide on the lash line. It is also waterproof and it doesn’t smudge on me. Noir Petrole is a shade I would describe as blackened brown with hints of khaki with flecks of gold. It is not shimmery by any means, just a little more complex than your regular black brown liner.
Rouge Coco Shine in 128 Noir Moderne is a very sheer berry which is closer to plum, I would say. It goes on like a lip balm, very slippery and due to the shade and texture combination, I find I need a little more effort to get an even application. It’s not too difficult though. Just smack the lips together, blot with tissue and apply again.
Finally, the Coco Codes. Truth be told, I wasn’t too taken by this blush when I first saw it online. I think it’s pretty and different, but I have so many blushes I can’t bring myself to buy it. It’s different when I swatched it though. There are so many possibilities! With a smaller highlight brush, I could pick and choose which shade I want to use, which shade combo I want. Alternatively, with a larger brush, I can just swirl and pick up all the shades and create a really warm blush.
Here’s a look I created. I used the dark brown close to my lash line, antique gold to blend, pale gold at the centre and the pale gold beige as highlight at the inner corner. Noir Petrole to line and create a wing by using an angled brush for a sharper flick and Noir Moderne on the lips. As blush, I picked up the 2 shades on the left of Coco Codes and left out the warmer shades. Here’s the results.
I hope you like this look I created. If I were to pick one thing, I’d go for the eye liner! And the nail colour in Beige Beige. I wore it just for 3 days and got so many compliments!! I’ll show you another day. Happy Valentine’s Day for tomorrow. My husband and I don’t celebrate by going to restaurants or him buying me overpriced flowers. We just wish each other, tell each other I love you and seal it with a kiss. That’s good enough for me.
Did you pick out anything from this Chanel Spring 2017 Collection? I still have the Le Blanc collection to show you. I need a few more days to test out all the products.