Get ready for the CHANEL EYES Collection 2016, a range of gorgeous makeup designed to reveal every dimension of the eyes! It hits South African shores on the 16th of May and includes the new and amazing multi-dimensional mascara, a gorgeous eyebrow defining kit, as well as beautiful powder and cream eye shadows to compliment your eyes…
Before we dive into the collection, besides all the drool worthy makeup, how gorgeous does Kristen Stewart look? I’ve always thought she has the most amazing, deep and mysterious eyes! She’s such a perfect match for the new CHANEL EYES 2016 COLLECTION.
Captured in a series of portraits by Mario Testino, Kristen embodies various facets of the contemporary CHANEL woman. A tomboy or star, mischievous or playful, her eyes steal the show!
Let’s start with one of my faves; the new DIMENSIONS DE CHANEL MASCARA (R575). A perfect, all in one mascara for the woman who wants to have it all and all in one! While I still love my Le Volume De Chanel mascara, the new DIMENSIONS mascara is great for every day wear. It gives my lashes a naturally thickened look, while separating each lash, curling and extending them. Plus it protects and nourishes the lashes with a peptide-rich lupin extract, oligoelements and vitamins.
The formula contains a paraffin wax, which provides an elastic texture and beeswax to help the mascara cling to the lashes. YASSS! All round it applies clump-free and dries nicely without making your lashes feel stuck together.
I don’t need to sing CHANEL’s praises about how their mascara’s last all day – but it’s always been one of my main attractions about CHANEL mascaras. Once applied, that’s the last time I worry about my mascara for the day. This one contains hydrophobic agents, which enable the mascara to resist humidity too! Can’t wait to test it out when I visit my old home town of Durbs again.
Available in Noir, Brun and Cobalt.
Another new launch, part of the collection is LA PALETTE SOURCILS DE CHANEL (R810). It’s basically the best eyebrow kit ever! I still have my older Chanel Le Sourcil De Chanel Perfect Brows Kit which I raved about here and here and now I’m raving about this new one even more.
The previous version came in a palette of three shades, and the new LA PALETTE SOURCILS comes with two. I don’t know if I miss the third shade or not, since I mostly used the two darker shades on my brows anyway. What I love about this kit is that it contains everything you need for perfectly groomed brows, including mini tweezers (which are friggin awesome), a brow brush and brow applicator.
Whenever I use this on my brows, they look very natural and well kept. There’s no harsh lines and no powder fall out it which is great.
Available in Naturel and Brun
And then, some beautiful eyeshadow palettes and cream eye shadow colours to help you achieve different looks.
The look above is CHANEL’s Bold Look with the Tissé Particulier palette and the gorgeous Chanel STYLO EYESHADOW cream shadows in Bleu Nuit and Beige Dore.
I didn’t try out any of these palettes, but I can tell you gals from past CHANEL LES 4 OMBRES palette (R920) experiences, that they are worth every penny. You need only the smallest amount of product on your brush and the colours always blend beautifully. There is literally no fall out on the powders, so every bit of product is usable and doesn’t go to waste.
The CHANEL STYLO EYESHADOW (R520), or STYLO anything really, are some of my favourtie products for travel and to keep in my on the go beauty bag. They are super compact and just plain beautiful whether you want subtle or dramatic looks. It’s all about layering!
I got to try out Bleu Nuit STYLO EYES and love it! It’s a deep navy that looks amazing on my green eyes. Navy should be a staple colour in every gals makeup bag. It just adds such beautiful dimension and depth to the eyes, no matter your eye colour. For a night out and for really striking lids, I love to apply Bleu Nuit to my lid and blend it out just below the crease with a soft fluffy brush. Then I like to apply a dusty pink colour to my crease and blend them together. Then finally, dab a little matte black shadow to the outer corners and blend again… the result is amazing!
For a Vibrant Eyes, check out the CHANEL Tisse Dimension palette and Vert Grise as well as Rose Petale Stylo Eyeshadows. Tisse Dimension reminds me ever so slightly of Tisse Fantaisie from CHANEL’s 2015 Reverie Parisienne Collection, simply because they both offer those beautiful pinky colours which I love!
If you missed out on the limited edition Fantaisie then you’ll love Tisse Dimension. I especially love the more blackcurrant shade and the soft ivory tones of Tisse Dimension and drooling over both of those STYLO EYES!
For Timeless Nude Smoky Eyes beckoned with softness and sophistication, CHANEL Tisse Essentiel palette is all you really need. If you’re a fan of creamy shadows, then check out Bronze Platine and Brun Chatain.
So many pretty things! Make sure you check out your faves at CHANEL counters nationwide and do it before it’s too late! Chanel collections usually sell like hot cakes, so if something catches your eye you need to be quick!
Happy Friday lovely people