I hope you had a wonderful week. Mine was very hectic because of the first week of lectures but hoping it will get better next week. Good news is that I started wearing make-up daily so FOTDs are already piling up and waiting to complete the swatches I had been taking during the break. To be able to catch up, today I will be presenting all my recent Chanel hauls at once.
As I mentioned earlier, in Germany now we have chanel.de which is great news but there is some problems with the delivery company they are working with. I ordered Coco Codes Collection earlier than its release in Germany but it took more than 2 weeks to reach me. More about this and my feelings about the products I had been using are all after the jump.
|Chanel Coco Codes Collection My Picks|
Here is the story. Chanel is working with the courier company called TNT. The package comes from France so it takes a few days until it reaches, to be precise around a week. Friday I came home and found a notice on my mail box that they were there and couldn't deliver the package because I wasn't there. Fair enough, I am working so I called and asked if they could come on weekend. Nope, they don't work on weekends, I told them to come on Friday because it was a day off for me. The man on the phone asked if I'd like it in the morning or afternoon, explicitly stating "between 12:00 and 18:00" so I went for that option hoping that I could maybe sleep a little longer.
On Monday I wait until 18:00, no one comes. By the way, mind you I have to go and buy a few things but I can't because package might come any moment. After it was later, I called them to find out what happened. It turns out they brought the package at 8 am! I tell them my heart's content, which happens to be more of a complaint, they apologize and ask when can they come again. My next day off was Friday so we decide on afternoon.
On Wednesday, someone calls me on my cell phone and tells me he is bringing the package now. I am like "Hey wasn't it Friday?" what a luck though there is someone at home so I arrange the delivery and take a deep breath.
During the time I was at home, I ordered a few more packages and it was all fine with the delivery. It seems Chanel aims for woman who aren't working. *sighs* What a shame. I am meaning to call them on this issue and tell them to reconsider the courier service they selected. Maybe they take into account.
|Chanel Joues Contraste #370 Élégance, Rouge Allure Velvet #62 Libre|
Rant is finished, let me go back to the pretties I picked. The most pretty of them all must be the Highlighting Powder from Énergies Et Puretés Collection. I think that collection was much better than their Spring Collection in terms of nails (nail polishes reviewed here) and face. I was very happy to see that the item were all available online although during last years I had to order them from other countries, mostly Asia and North America.
Plissé Lumière de Chanel Illuminating Powder is a very beautiful pale neutral champagne highlighter with lovely design and top consistency. The shade and consistency are both very close to Armani's limited edition Belladonna highlighter (reviewed here). Back then it was said to be having an innovative "gel/creme" hybrid formula. Plissé Lumière feels exactly like that, it is not powdery, more like a gel, seriously beautiful and if you are a collector, something you shouldn't be missing.
|Swatch: Plissé Lumière de Chanel Illuminating Powder|
I haven't purchased any Chanel palettes since Tissé Dimensions (reviewed here) which was an absolute fail for me although I love the ones that are permanently offered. For Chanel Les 4 Ombres #278 Codes Subtils I have mixed feelings. It is fine when switched but on the eyes it turns out to be rather subtle. I got it sight unseen so the shades are also not very flattering for me but the end look is not so bad, probably due to the subtleness of the colors, hence the name.
|Swatch: Chanel Les 4 Ombres #278 Codes Subtiles|
Here is an eye look using Chanel Les 4 Ombres #278 Codes Subtils. You can see that it is good natural quad with everyday shades that doesn't look as intense as the finger swatches above. Below I applied the pale pink on the inner corner and blended it towards the mid of the lid. I then added the copper on the lid and accentuated the eye with the deep black shade.
|Eye look: Chanel Les 4 Ombres #278 Codes Subtiles|
But my favorite of Chanel Coco Codes Collection is the combination of Joues Contraste Blush #370 in Élégance and Rouge Allure Velvet #62 Libre. These are both rather unique and they go so well. I am a lover of Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet and #62 Libre is one of the most beautiful shades I own in this formula.
|Swatch: Chanel Joues Contraste #370 Élégance, Rouge Allure Velvet #62 Libre|
Below I sm wearing Chanel Les 4 Ombres #278 Codes Subtils on the eyes, Chanel Joues Contraste #370 Élégance and Plissé Lumière de Chanel Illuminating Powder on the cheeks, Rouge Allure Velvet #62 Libre on lips.
#370 Élégance is such a delight, I can't get enough of it. Look how neutral, yet unique it looks. Big love.
|FOTD with Chanel Les 4 Ombres #278 Codes Subtiles, Joues Contraste #370 Élégance, Rouge Allure Velvet #62 Libre|
Chanel Blush Harmony Coco Code is a lovely blush I purchased more for looking that really using. I think the formula and the shade of Élégance is more beautiful but I can understand the demand for this one too. It looks beautiful. Mixed together it is a lovely shade for Spring as well as Fall.
|Swatch: Chanel Blush Harmony Coco Code|
Here is the full face with Chanel Les 4 Ombres #278 Codes Subtils on the eyes, Chanel Joues Contraste #370 Élégance and Plissé Lumière de Chanel Illuminating Powder on the cheeks, Rouge Allure Velvet #62 Libre on lips. I seriously have a crush on this lippie and blush combi. If your coloring is close to mine, you might love them as much as I do. Also loving this blazer I am wearing from Giorgio Armani. I learned to buy less make up and more clothes from the Maestro because recently none of the Armani Collections excited me. Have you picked anything?
|FOTD with Chanel Les 4 Ombres #278 Codes Subtiles,|
Joues Contraste #370 Élégance, Rouge Allure Velvet #62 Libre
Final thoughts: My favorites pieces I picked up are the beautiful combination of Chanel Joues Contraste #370 Élégance and Rouge Allure Velvet #62 Libre. Plissé Lumière de Chanel Illuminating Powder is one of the best highlighters release recently and comes in a beautiful design, make sure to check it out.
Have you picked up any of these as well? Loving something else from Chanel's seasonal collections? I'd love to hear that.
Disclaimer: The products in this post were purchased by me. I am not paid for this review.
All opinions are honest and my own.