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.
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 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.