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Here is an overview of the items from Chanel’s recent collections, followed by a list of my personal favorites:

First, the Sophisticated Eye Collection:

Recourbe Cils de Chanel Precision Eyelash Curler ($36) is reviewed here.  Overall, it is a very good curler with logo appeal.  If Le Metier de Beaute’s is workable for you, it is a better value at $19.

Chanel Eyeshadow Quad in Lagons ($57) is reviewed here.  It is a beautiful palette of shimmery blues.

Chanel Eyeshadow Quad in Vanites ($57) is reviewed here.   This shimmery palette swatches with a strong purple/violet tone.  It is pigmented, pretty and can be very flattering.

Stylo Yeux Waterproof in Taupe is reviewed here ($29). This eyeliner is a softly pigmented cool plum Ebene has been previously released and it is reviewed here.  

Chanel Crayon Sourcils Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil in Blond Clair ($29) is reviewed here.  It’s a convenient, easy to use pencil that works well for light-toned brows.

Chanel released several new eyeshadow singles ($28.50 each).  Twilight is reviewed here.  Fauve is reviewed here.  Magic Night is reviewed here.

Chanel Inimintable Intense Mascara ($30), Lily single eyeshadow ($28.50) and Beaute de Cils Mascara Base ($30) are not reviewed.

Second, Les Aquarelles:

Ombres Tissees in Beiges ($75) is reviewed here.  This is a large, shimmery palette designed for eyes but can be used as a highlight for the rest of the face.

Joues Contraste Blush in Pink Cloud ($43) is reviewed here.  This is a very subtle, light color.

Ombre Essentielle Eyeshadow in Gris Exquis is reviewed here.  It is a beautifully pigmented matte neutral.

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Royallieu ($32) is re-promoted with this collection. It is a sheer light shimmery pink previously reviewed here.

Joues Contraste in Rose Petale ($43) is re-promoted with this collection.  It is reviewed here.


Stylo Yeux Eyeliner in Ebene is re-promoted with this collection ($29).  It was previously reviewed here.

Chanel Vernis in Tendresse is part of this collection, but is not reviewed.
My favorites from the two collections:

  • Gris Exquis single eyeshadow is an excellent basic that I will reach for again and again
  • I liked both eyeshadow quads, Lagons and Vanites
  • Ebene eyeliner is an excellent pencil, although you may already own this from the previous collection
  • For the real Chanel fans, Ombres Tissees and the Precision Eyelash Curler are musts.  These are both limited edition, signature products.
Which are your favorites?

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  9 Responses to “Recommendations and Overview: Chanel Sophisticated Eye and Les Aquarelles”

  1. I bought Fauve and Vanites as soon as the Neiman Marcus website had them up. I still have my eye on Magic Night and Twilight. I had wanted the Ombres Tisses but can’t really justify it because I just don’t see myself reaching it for it that much. Even though it’s so, so pretty. Lagons looks beautiful, but I’m just not a blue eye kinda girl.

  2. After looking at your review on Lagons I had to pick it up! It’s beautiful!

    • I am in love with the Ombres Tissees! It gives such a beautiful open bright eye! Very elegant! I would loooove a second one! I do not have a Fauve yet! It is on my wish list!

      • Amy, how do you think the ombree tissees compares (on the eye) with the peach shade in ombree perlees, or even the new shadow in emerville (?)? I am not big on powder highlighters; love the Burberry fresh glow….but I keep hearing how great this is on eyes!

  3. quick question – do you prefer the new rose ecrin or rose petale more and why? they seem really similar. the lighting was so bad when i swatched both in person i couldnt even tell the difference

    • I have another question, sorry! Would you happen to know if the repromote of rose petale is the US version or the baked euro version? How do you tell the difference? I’ve read some blogs and people just seem to comment that the euro version is not as good but since I never owned any Chanel blushes I cant tell the difference. I picked up rose petale and on the back it says made in France. Does that automatically mean its the euro version?

  4. Amy, I purchased Vanites (couldn’t resist the color). However, when I attempt to apply them, I get a black eye effect. I do use primer, but still not quite happy with the result. I was hoping you could give some recommendations, if you have a moment. Thank you in advance!

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