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CHANEL | 254 Tissé d’Automne, 914 Feuilles & 918 Ardent – Fall 2015

CHANEL Tissé d'Automne, Ardent & Feulles opener

 

The love affair I’ve been having with CHANEL’s Fall 2015 Les Automnales Collection continues (already reviewed: Entrelacs Eyehsadow Palette, Pensive & Téméraire). My first thought upon laying eyes on the Tissé d’Automne eyeshadow quad, was that I was holding the colours of Fall in the palm of my hand: rich brown, mossy green, and the filtered rays of sunlight that you can see/smell/feel when hiking through a forest. All that’s missing, is sound. Accompanying the gorgeous eyeshadows of this collection, CHANEL has also released 4 new eyeliner shades in the brand’s coveted Stylo Yeux Waterproof range: Feuilles, Ardent (limited edition), Érable, and Pomme de Pin (the last two shades are not shown in this post), all four simply gorgeous and totally Fall-appropriate colours, but which will also transition easily throughout the rest of the year.

 

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CHANEL Fall 2015 Collection Les Automnales campaign (love everything about this)

CHANEL Tissé d'Automne

Les 4 Ombres 254 Tissé d’Automne | Revolving around a khaki theme, the four shades of the Tissé d’Automne eyeshadow quad are nothing less than SPECTACULAR. All four hues display a high pigmentation level (with the exception of the lightest colour, although it still shows excellent colour saturation despite being pale) – even when applied dry. Using a dampened brush will obviously deepen each shade, as well as bring out the complexities of their shimmer (note that the darkest, while bearing no shimmer, is not a flat matte either – but more of a soft/luminous matte instead). Each shade feels buttery soft to the touch (using my finger) as well as when applied, without any excessive powdery kickback upon swirling my brushes through them, blending effortlessly and seamlessly one into the other. Staying power is impressive as well, looking as fresh at the end of the day as when first applied* – without any creasing or fading.

(*When applied over primer)

Note in the swatches below, how differently the four shades appear when seen in both direct sunlight and indirect (deeper) light – truly mimicking the effect of dappled sunlight in a forest.

INSPIRATION: moss, eucalyptus flower, eucalyptus leaves, pine cone

  • top left – golden khaki/olive green with ultra fine gold/bronze shimmer, iridescent
  • top right – peach beige, satin finish
  • bottom left – copper brown, satin metallic finish
  • bottom right – deep brown with khaki undertones, soft matte finish

 

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CHANEL Fall 2015 | Les 4 Ombres 254 Tissé d’Automne

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CHANEL Fall 2015 | Les 4 Ombres 254 Tissé d’Automne

 

CHANEL Tissé d'Automne macro

CHANEL Fall 2015 | Les 4 Ombres 254 Tissé d’Automne (detail)

 

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CHANEL Fall 2015 | Les 4 Ombres 254 Tissé d’Automne

 

CHANEL Tissé d'Automne swatches 1

CHANEL Fall 2015 | Les 4 Ombres 254 Tissé d’Automne swatches (in sunlight)

CHANEL Tissé d'Automne swatches 2

CHANEL Fall 2015 | Les 4 Ombres 254 Tissé d’Automne swatches (indirect light)

 

CHANEL Ardent & Feuilles

Stylo Yeux 914 Feuilles & 918 Ardent | Of the four eyeliner shades released, only one is limited edition: 918 Ardent, a drop-dead beautiful shade in lustrous copper with a rose/gold undertone. 914 Feuilles is described as ‘an intense khaki’, although it appears as more of a deep slate to me, until seen in direct sunlight, and then I got it: what a truly gorgeous colour as well as being such a fabulous alternative to traditional black liners. Both eyeliners come in a retractible pencil format (my absolute favourite) which helps not only preserve the integrity of the product, but adds a layer of protection as well (raise your hand if you’ve ever had the cap of a liner come off in either your makeup bag or purse — then swore like a sailor when you saw the mess that created). The formula is incredibly long-wearing and waterproof, although I find it more ‘water-resistant’ than ‘actually waterproof’, with Ardent needing to be retouched when applied to the waterline (much longer lasting when worn along either the upper or lower lash line), but that, only after several hours’ worth of wearing — very impressive for a metallic eyeliner shade.

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CHANEL Fall 2015 | Stylo Yeux 914 Feuilles & 918 Ardent

CHANEL Ardent & Feuilles macro

CHANEL Fall 2015 | Stylo Yeux 914 Feuilles & 918 Ardent (detail)

 

CHANEL Ardent & Feuilles swatches 1

CHANEL Fall 2015 | Stylo Yeux 914 Feuilles & 918 Ardent swatches (in sunlight)

CHANEL Ardent & Feuilles swatches 2

CHANEL Fall 2015 | Stylo Yeux 914 Feuilles & 918 Ardent swatches (indirect light)

 

At the risk of sounding repetitive, I can’t help but state what a perfectly executed beauty collection CHANEL has released for Fall 2015; as opposed to the Entrelacs Eyeshadow Palette which displayed the more muted side of the season, Tissé d’Automne is all about the glory of nature’s Autumnal tapestry: rich, verdant, lush, and intensely saturated. As to the eyeliners, I would say that 918 Ardent is a must-have, and not because of its limited edition status (don’t even get me started on that rant), but because it has to be hands down the most amazing copper eyeliner shade I’ve come across yet – and I’ve been looking, believe me. That being said, 914 Feuilles is unique (although not groundbreaking), and I’ve already earmarked Érable to come join the family as well.

The CHANEL Collection Les Automnales 2015 should be available now at all counters nationwide. Find more detailed information on the collection via www.chanel.comCHANEL Tissé d'Automne, Ardent & Feuilles closer

Press samples kindly provided for my unbiased consideration

CHANEL | Rouge Allure Pensive & Rouge Coco Shine Téméraire, Fall 2015

CHANEL Pensive & Téméraire opener

 

There are four lip formulations released as part of CHANEL’s Fall 2015 Les Automnales Collection; a creamy Rouge Allure shade (Pensive), an intense matte Rouge Allure Velvet shade (La Boulversante), two shiny Rouge Coco Shine shades (Mélancolie & Téméraire), and one shimmering Lèvres Scintillantes gloss (Chêne Rouge), all in the season’s beautiful colour palette: a rich tapestry of light and shadows.

INSPIRATION: eucalyptus leaves, andromeda polifolia leaf

CHANEL Pensive & Téméraire closed

CHANEL | 112 Téméraire Rouge Coco Shine & 162 Pensive Rouge Allure, Fall 2015

 

CHANEL Pensive

162 Pensive Rouge Allure | a pink based nude shade that has leans both cool and warm, making it easily wearable by a wide array of skin tones. As part of CHANEL’s revamped Rouge Allure formula, Pensive literally glides up the lips and feels so moisturizing throughout the wearing. Wear time is about average 2.5 – 3 hours (less with eating and drinking) which is to be expected for a shade this light, but one of the perks is a totally hydrated lip feel long after the colour has faded. Bonus: there is enough tint to keep lips from appearing washed out, but the shade itself still stays well in line within neutral territory. Lightly scented with CHANEL’s signature rose fragrance (worth noting for those with sensitivities).

 

CHANEL Pensive macro

CHANEL | 162 Pensive Rouge Allure

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CHANEL | 162 Pensive Rouge Allure

 

CHANEL Pensive swatch

CHANEL | 162 Pensive Rouge Allure swatch

CHANEL Téméraire

112 Téméraire Rouge Coco Shine | A deep garnet shade with slight brick undertones and an ultra-fine shimmer, in a lightweight and shinier formula than that of the Rouge Allure range, bearing the brand’s signature rose fragrance. Of the two Rouge Coco Shines released with this collection, Téméraire has the strongest colour saturation and can be either applied lightly then blotted for a ‘stained’ effect, or layered for more depth and intensity. As my lips are naturally pigmented, this shade seems to pull more warm against my skin tone, but swatched on my arm shows it to be slightly cooler-leaning; all of which means that Téméraire should work easily on most complexions across the board. Wear time is excellent, lasting easily 6 hours before any fading (minimal), no bleeding into surrounding lip lines either, and with a light stain left behind for continued light colour as well as a nourished lip feel.

CHANEL Téméraire macro

CHANEL | 112 Téméraire Rouge Coco Shine

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CHANEL | 112 Téméraire Rouge Coco Shine

CHANEL Téméraire 3

CHANEL | 112 Téméraire Rouge Coco Shine

 

CHANEL Téméraire swatch

CHANEL | 112 Téméraire Rouge Coco Shine swatch

 

CHANEL Pensive and Temeraire swatches 1

CHANEL | 162 Pensive Rouge Allure & 112 Téméraire Rouge Coco Shine swatches (in sunlight)

CHANEL Pensive and Temeraire swatches 2

CHANEL | 162 Pensive Rouge Allure & 112 Téméraire Rouge Coco Shine swatches (indirect light)

 

I don’t have the other three lip products of this collection mentioned at the top of my post, but they’re so totally on my wish list. Somehow, CHANEL has managed to completely capture the essence of the season and released shades that may not be groundbreaking in terms of colour (who doesn’t have at least a bajillion nude and/or red lipticks/glosses?), but there’s that je ne sais quois factor found here that elevates them to a new modern, yet still classic level. And no, it’s not just my love of CHANEL talking … these are both destined to become staples in my makeup bag. Happily, both Pensive and Téméraire will be permanent (no need to hoard = huge sigh of relief).

The CHANEL Collection Les Automnales 2015 should be available now at all counters nationwide. Find more detailed information on the collection via www.chanel.comCHANEL Pensive & Téméraire closer

 

Press samples kindly provided for my unbiased consideration

CHANEL | Entrelacs Eyeshadow Palette Fall 2015

CHANEL Entrelacs opener

 

Inspired by nature’s lush autumnal palette of colours which seems to bring out the luminosity of colours like no other season, CHANEL introduces the Collection Les Automnales – a tribute to ‘all of these natural shades that indulge in one last dance before settling down to sleep‘ (seriously though, how poetic is the imagery of that quote?). One of the quiet stars of this collection is undoubtedly the Entrelacs Eyeshadow Palette (Limited Edition, CAN $72.00) a grouping of 5 timeless earthen hues, that can take you effortlessly from day to evening looks … all fitting in the palm of your hand.

The intricate raised pattern on the surface of each shade is stamped with a graphic motif influenced by Cistercian stained glass, such as that found at the Aubazine Abbey (Auvergnes, France) in whose orphanage Gabrielle Coco was placed as a young child, and which pattern was later said to be the inspiration behind the brand’s iconic interlocking C’s.

 

Aubazine chapel

Aubazine Abbey – Auvergnes, France (credit)

Aubazine Abbey stained glass

Cistercian stained glass window, Aubazine Abbey

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The iconic CHANEL interlocking c’s, inspired from the Cistercian stained glass windows at Aubazine Abbey

 

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CHANEL | Entrelacs Eyeshadow Palette

CHANEL Entrelacs 3

 

Entrelacs Eyeshadow Palette (Limited Edition) | A warm leaning palette of neutral shades in a mix of matte and softly shimmering hues. Each shade has been created to blend beautifully with the others, although your choices are only limited to your imagination & preferences. The surface pattern will eventually wear down with use, although this is no way affects how the colours perform.

INSPIRATION: lunaria, planetree leaf, acorn, chestnut peel, helleborus flower

  • Entrelacs 1 – soft white with gold reflects, ultra fine shimmer
  • Entrelacs 2 – soft milk chocolate, matte
  • Entrelacs 3 – brown bronze, fine shimmer
  • Entrelacs 4 – blackened brown, satin
  • Entrelacs 5 – champagne/peach, fine shimmer

What surprised me the most with this palette, is how lightly the shades initially applied, and even though the pigmentation seems to become slightly more intensified with use, do not expect any serious drama (unless you apply them with a dampened brush; then, we’re talking impact). The formula is a interesting combination of velvety smoothness but which also has enough hardness as to eliminate any powdery kickback when swirling brushes through the colours — with zero fallout as a result. As stated before, these are soft shades which can be built up for more depth (the blackened brown is the most saturated of the five), making this a perfect palette to create a diffused smokey eye (also a great alternative to a more traditional blacked-out smokey look).

CHANEL Entrelacs 5

 

CHANEL | Entrelacs Eyeshadow Palette

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CHANEL | Entrelacs Eyeshadow Palette

 

CHANEL Entrelacs macro

CHANEL | Entrelacs Eyeshadow Palette

 

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CHANEL | Entrelacs Eyeshadow Palette

 

CHANEL Entrelacs swatches

CHANEL | Entrelacs Eyeshadow Palette swatches

 

Neutral hues are my weakness [and comfort zone] and when you combine that with the beautiful inspiration behind this palette, it becomes a foregone conclusion that I will be all over something this gorgeous. That being said, the plethora of nude palettes available today makes me think that there is no reason to think you might not already own similar shades and even though I pulled out several contenders to compare Entrelacs with, I couldn’t find one palette that included all five of these hues in a single compact. For those who prefer more subtle smokey/neutral looks, then you’ll want to grab this beauty ASAP. My final verdict: while I was initially thrown with the softness of this palette, the more I use it, the more I’m loving it – and just how wearable it truly is. Like I said in my opening paragraph: a quiet star.

The CHANEL Collection Les Automnales 2015 should be available now at all counters nationwide. Find more detailed information on the collection via www.chanel.com

CHANEL Entrelacs closer

Press sample kindly provided for my unbiased consideration