Friday, 21 October 2011

Chanel Christmas Collection 2011 (+Swatches!)

You may have already seen the stunning promo image for this years Christmas Collection from Chanel? As soon as I layed eyes on the collection I knew it was a special one. 
I'm not usually taken in by Christmas collections too much but this year Chanel have really hit the nail on the head in my opinion, and I think any beauty (or Chanel!) addict would be thrilled to find any of the 13 products in their Christmas Stocking!

The entire collection:


The lovely ladies at Chanel were kind enough to give me a couple of my favourite products from the collection to show you all, so without further ado... The stand out product from the line that everyone's talking (and blogging about!) is the Lumiere Sculptee highlighting powder (£46).
The powder comes in the classic Chanel compact with a tapered brush (on a side note, this is genuinely the best quality brush I've ever seen in a compact and a vast improvement from the Chanel compact brushes I've had in the past).
The intricate design carved into the powder was apparently inspired by a belt buckle worn my Coco Chanel in the 1930's. It reminds me of Aztec design and it's simply stunning in the pan.
I'm a sucker for almost any beautiful or gimmicky product like this, so I am pleased to say that the powder itself is actually a lovely product. It's quite chalky (Which you can see in the picture above), and because it's such a pale shade, I wouldn't recommend it to those with a medium or dark skintone. If you are pale however, it looks simply gorgeous on the skin, leaving a subtle, golden sheen.
Above: Upon application, Below: After Blending

I'm very hard to please with highlighters. I hate glitter on the cheeks, and am very wary of shimmer in general but this is very subtle and gives your complexion a very natural looking glow.
My second pick from the collection has got to be the Rouge Allure Lipstick in Famous (£24). I'm normally terrified of red lipsticks and tend to go for pinks so this is the perfect red for me. It's a bright and vibrant cherry hue with subtle fuschia shimmer, giving it an almost-pink look on the lips. 
For me this actually outshines the Lumiere Sculptee. It is the clear gem of the collection and is simply perfect for the Christmas party season.

Wearing both products... (excuse the crazy hair! Just on the way to the hairdressers!)
The Chanel Christmas Collection will be on counters 4th November. Anything from this collection going on your Christmas list? 
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38 comments

  1. Ahh that lipstick looks so gorgeous! I think i might end up getting it!
    The nail polish is a gorgeous shade too!
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  2. oh wow the collection looks fab and that lipstick is gorg! xx
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  3. I am looking for a new lipstick, may have to try this one out :) such a beautiful colour! really suits you aswell!
    x

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  4. Fleur, did you use the highlighter to define your cupid's bow or was it just the way the light was hitting it? The lipstick is absolutely lush. x

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  5. That lipstick seriously looks fantastic on you!! May need to pick that one up...

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  6. the collection looks amazing! thanks for sharing!

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  7. Lovely!!! You look amazing with red lippy!

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  8. The colour of lipstick is miraculous!

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  9. The lipstick looks gorgeous on you!

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  10. That lipstick is amazing! :)

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  11. the lipstick looks amazing! x

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  12. The highlighter looks amazing!
    x

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  13. The Chanel nail polish is definitely on my xmas wishlist! Love the red lipstick on you Fleur! xx Veronica

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  14. Chanel does test on animals... And since I hate this, I force myself not to buy anything from this brand... :|

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  15. OMG... I'm a sucker for Chanel... any time of the year!! I want everything!!! :D

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  16. the whole collection looks gorgeous. I'm afraid if i go to a Chanel counter for a better look, the whole lot might end up on my xmas list.
    the lipstick is a gorgeous shade.
    xo

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  17. that lippy looks great on you! :)

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  18. I love this look on you!! You look great with red lips :)

    The design on the highlighter is gorgeous! I'm soooo tempted to go check it out when it's available in canada!

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  19. Wow, lucky you, great products!
    I wish Chanel sent me this powder as well ^_^
    I'm just interested, could this powder replace meteorites? I'm searching for thing like that.

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  20. WOW i really like the red lipistick and i think it suits you good!!! :)

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  21. Yay! Such a beautiful collection :) and you look like such a Christmas belle in the last picture! Pretty lady xx

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  22. The design on the highlighter palette is gorgeous!
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  23. That lipstick seriously suits you! And the design on the highlighter was so intricate and pretty! xx

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  24. those products look gorgeous xx

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  25. I like the look of the lipstick & the nail varnish! Might have to add them to my Christmas list :P The lipstick looks lovely on you! x

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  26. I wish Chanel will also give me something to try,haha..

    I'm also usually terrified of red lipsticks, but this one looks very cute and "not too red red"...

    I like the highlight powder, such a nice quality,,,,oh,,it's Chanel,,,>'<

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  27. omygosh! the lipstick looks amazing on you!
    Bellesme

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  28. Absolutely gorgeous!

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  29. That lipstick looks great on you! :)

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    Lucy x

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  30. amazing lipstick! :) Stunning!
    Love your blog tooo!

    Bethanie xoxo

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  31. You look amazing with these two products....glad you got over your fear of red...!

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  32. i love the look of the two lipsticks and eye shadows :D

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  33. Oh It all looks so beautiful I love detailed compact powders! :D

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    xxxx

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  34. I love the design on the highlighter. Oddly enough, this is out in the US and the UK, but not yet available in France.
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  35. That lipstick looks gorgeous on you! I want it so bad!
    xxx

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  36. I love this lipstick :) looks great on you
    I reeaaally really want to buy it for me, as well. But I can't find it in Germany.. Is it possible that it is called different in germany? does anyone know? Help please, i'm in love ;D

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