I have started exploring États Poétiques Collection of Chanel for Fall 2014 a few weeks ago. I swatched and compared the three new nail polishes here and dark plum eye shadow single #112 Pulsion here. Popular make-up shades of Fall 2014 are burgundy and rosewood so for today I would like to show you an almost monochromatic selection of a blush, an eye shadow and a lipstick from the collection.
|Chanel Joues Contraste #160 Innocence, Ombre Essentielle #106 Hesitation, Rouge Coco Shine #93 Intime|
Chanel Ombre Essentielle #106 Hesitation is one of the satin shades of six new singles. There are three matte and three satin shade. The matte one I tried before, Pulsion, was a little dry to touch and as a result I found it a little patchy to apply all over the lid but it worked good on the socket. I am happy to report that Hesitation has a great quality. It is buttery and smooth, applies and blends beautifully once applied all over the lid.
|Chanel Ombre Essentielle #106 Hesitation|
Hesitation is very pretty, I can see why it is right now on backorder at chanel.com. I love its light catching sparse shimmer which gives it a beautiful dimension. The shade is very flattering since it is not too pink nor too brown. It must be one of the easiest shades to wear for this fall's burgundy trend.
|Swatch: Chanel Ombre Essentielle #106 Hesitation|
Below I am wearing Hesitation all over the lid and along the lower lash line. I defined the outer lid very slightly with Pulsion from the same collection. I coupled this look with black liner since the red and berry shades may make you look tired or bruised. I used Marc Jacobs' Magic Marc'er as a liner but once the collection comes to Germany, I would like to check out their new liner too. I really love Hesitation and can see myself wearing it over and over this fall.
|In-action: Swatch: Chanel Ombre Essentielle #106 Hesitation|
Another pretty piece from Chanel États Poétiques is the mauve/pink powder blush Joues Contraste #160 in Innocence. If Chanel would offer me to create a blush for me, I would exactly ask for this shade. The texture is matte, which I love from my blushes. It is a rather light one so I am enjoying how it is easy to build up but hard to overdo. That said, if you enjoy stronger blushes or have darker than medium complexion, this one might not be for you.
|Chanel Joues Contraste #160 Innocence|
I would like to also show a comparison of Innocence but after going through my Joues Contraste stash, I couldn't find anything similar. #87 Emotion has similar undertones but it is darker. Rose Initiale is warmer and brighter. To me #160 Innocence is a true stunner and is one of my picks from Chanel États Poétiques together with Hesitation.
|Swatch: Chanel Joues Contraste #160 Innocence|
The last product I would like to introduce today is Rouge Coco Shine in #93 Intime. On my pigmented lips, it does nicely show up and complement the rosewood concept. I believe though it is close to the sheerer formula, like Chanel Boy. It is glossy but it is not frosty. I really like Intime for an everyday nude eye, which goes well with Joues Contraste in Innocence.
|Chanel Rouge Coco Shine #93 Intime|
Here is the resulting look wearing Joues Contraste #160 Innocence, Ombre Essentielle #106 Hesitation and #112 Pulsion, Rouge Coco Shine #93 Intime. I really like how the shades work together. I can also see myself trying this look with a stronger lip, maybe Rouge Coco Shine Aura or Viva from the same collection?
|FOTD with Chanel Joues Contraste #160 Innocence, Ombre Essentielle #106 Hesitation, Rouge Coco Shine #93 Intime|
Final thoughts: Chanel made Burgundy trend made easy by using more flattering mauve/rosewood tones. Hesitation and Innocence are both must-haves for me, Rouge Coco Shine in Intime is probably not very unique but compliments Innocence nicely. Hesitation and Innocence are both right now on back order at Chanel.com but no worries since they are permanent.
Have you picked up any of those? Do you like wearing rosewood on the eyes as much as I do?