The Fall 2014Chanel États Poétiques beauty collection has been out for awhile now, I swatched the nail polish here, but I'm just now getting around to doing up a look/swatches of the collection. This collection launched in July and as much as I love Fall makeup sometimes it's hard to get into it this early. A bleary, dreary day has come upon us giving me the push I needed to get at these beautiful shades of plums and pinks.
First I need to talk about this blush, because it's gotten a bad rap and mixed reviews. Innocence Joues Contraste ($45.00) is amazing. Was there a bad batch out there? I don't know. I didn't purchase my items right off the bat, so maybe mine is a second run. I thought the pigment in this blush was fantastic and the powder so soft. It applied easily and showed up well on one pass (I'm MAC NW20-25 neutral). This lasted all day on my cheeks. I'm so happy with it and this is definitely one I'll reach for very frequently.
Rather than launching a brand new limited edition quad (note they did display Mystic Eyes with this, but it's been perm) with États Poétiques Chanel launched six Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadows ($29.50 each). I purchased four of them in Sensation(ivory pink), Hesitation(pink plum), Palpitation(soft rose) and Pulsion(deep plum). While I loved each of these shades the only one that I recommend up and down, sideways and backwards is Hesitation. It's just in a class all it's own and performed the best out of all four. Plusion was a little dry as was Sensation. It you can only get one, definitely get your hands on Hesitation.
A surprising happy moment was when I tried the Ecriture de Chanel Automatic Liquid Eyeliner in Brun ($30.00). It's such a saturated brown that it almost appears black. The tip is that thin, tapered marker tip that I loveeee and I only needed one swipe to get perfectly opaque color on my upper lid that lasted all day. This one is no bueno for the lower lash line area, waterlining or otherwise. Sometimes I can make it work with other brands, which makes me very happy. This is not one of those times. It's okay, it's not meant for waterlining, but a girls gotta dream try. Make sure you shake it well before applying!
The lips were a pass for me... at first. When swatches and looks with Chanel Aura Rouge Coco Shine($35.00) started to pop up I knew I needed it for Fall. Especially paired with Songe Levres Scintillantes Glossimer($29.50) as shown in the full FOTD pics at the bottom... I mean it's just droolworthy! The Rouge Coco Shines usually border on sheer, but this one has a lovely pigment to it, it's just enough. The Levres Scintillantes Glossimer can be sticky, but this one isn't too bad, and it's perfect for emphasizing any shade of lip color and also adding shine and the effect of a fuller lip.
(Chanel Aura Rouge Coco Shine)
Below are swatches of the liner and shadows as well as a few shots of the eye look I created with these shades. For this eye looks place Hesitation all over the lid, Palpitation in the crease, Pulsion at the outer V & smudge under the lower lash line. Sensation was used at the inner corners and to highlight. The liner is Chanel Brun Eyeliner Pen and the mascara is Urban Decay Perversion.
In the look below I'm wearing Chanel Les Beiges All-In-One Healthy Glow Fluid No 20 with IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation. The blush is Chanel Innocence Joues Contraste. The lip is Chanel Aura Rouge Coco Shine with Chanel Songe Glossimer placed in the center of the lip and dabbed outward lightly with my finger. The eye look is broken down above.
Let me know what you've picked up or what you'd like to grab from Chanel États Poétiques!