Friday, 13 December 2013

Blogmas Day 13: Chanel Xmas Eye Palette in Charming

The ultimate luxury eye palette for daily neutral eyes has to be Chanel’s Xmas Collection Eye Palette in Charming this year.


The basic colours are beige and brown with a violety plum shade and a bronze shimmer as accent colour.

From left to right:

Satin Light beige - for inner corner & brow bone highlights, all over the lid base colour
Matte Medium Brown - perfect for the crease
Shimmery Bronze - to add sparkle
Satin Dark Brown - to intensify the outer corner, I even use it as brow powder!
Matte Violety Plum - for grey tone smokey eye

The combination is most versatile – they can be used light-handed for everyday look, or building up more intensely for brown or grey smokey eye. Just dab a bit of bronze shimmer at the centre of the lid for an instant party look!

As expected from Chanel, the texture of the shadow is super creamy and pigmented. It is like touching silk.
Note the size
The packaging is exquisitely beautiful. It comes in a velvet pouch (which I don’t normally use, to be honest). The size of the palette is the same size as my palm, compact enough for handbag but decent size of mirror.

Some may think the colour combination is not particularly exciting with the high price tag. This was my first thought too! It is not until I saw it, swatched it at the counter and even asked for a tryout on my eyes that I realised how easy & sophisticated this palette is!!! It is not cheap, but I am SO happy that I got it, and it will stay with me forever!