Inspired by the heritage and savoir faire of the artisanal craftsmanship of the House of Chanel, Peter Philips, Creative Director of Chanel Makeup, introduces new textures and makeup effects in the radiant CHANEL Fall 2011 Collection, ILLUSIONS D’OMBRES DE CHANEL.  Read on for my thoughts….

Shimmering bronze, gold and platinum are the perfect complements to plum, khaki and copper shades on eyes and lips. Unique reflections of metallic green, silver and beige on nails provide the ideal counterpoint.  I always look forward to a new CHANEL Collection and Fall Colour is always a favorite.


The ILLUSIONS D’OMBRES DE CHANEL Collection for Fall 2011 includes:


ILLUSION D’OMBRE Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow  $36

A mix of pigments in varied sizes provide exceptional light reflection and sparkle. ILLUSION D’OMBRE Eyeshadow comes in six shades — Fantasme (white), Epatante (khaki), Emerveille (peach), Ebloui (red brown), Illusoire (purple) and Mirifique (black).  ILLUSION D’OMBRE can be worn as eyeshadow or eyeliner.  The texture of ILLUSION D’OMBRE  is almost spongy; even though a brush is included, you may find that using a finger actually yields better results.  If you like an intense sparkle effect, ILLUSION D’OMBRE is for you!  My favorite shades are Illusoire and Mirifique–both are gorgeous.


LES 4 OMBRES Eyeshadow Quadra $57

The season’s new Prelude Quadra in shades of Taupe, Beige, Taupe Rose and Plum Charcoal.   The Prelude Eyeshadow Quadra is scheduled to become part of the permanent collection.  It’s very pretty, although I felt like I had variations of these colors in other CHANEL eyeshadow quads.



JOUES CONTRASTE Powder Blush in Rose Ecrin  $43

LE CRAYON YEUX Precision Eye Definer in Khaki Platine  $29

ROUGE COCO HYDRATING CREME LIP COLOUR in new shades of  Etole (Rose Brown) and Plumetis (Peach Beige).  $32


LE VERNIS NAIL COLOUR: Three new shades take their inspiration from molten metal:  Peridot (green gold), Quartz (silver beige) and Graphite (metallic silver).  I haven’t bought Graphite yet, but I know I’ll cave; I always do!  $25

The CHANEL Fall 2011 Collection, ILLUSIONS D’OMBRES DE CHANEL is available now in department and specialty stores and on  Like this?  Share it with your friends–Tweet it, Like it or Google Plus it!

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