Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Chanel Fall 2016 Candeur et Experience Eye Shadow Quad & Rouge Tentation Rouge Allure Lipstick Le Rouge Collection No.1



Add this to the list of FotDs I must create in the coming days (what are you doing this weekend?), because my brushes and fingers are itching to see what I can with the stunning Le Rouge Collection No.1 Chanel has launched for Fall 2016. Funny enough, I only picked three items, and none of them appears to be a limited edition (the counters sell out but restock rather quickly).  I wasn't even going to buy the Candeur et Experience Eye Shadow Quad, but this is just not something a Chanel fan can pass (and I am, all kvetching aside). An all-matte, silky smooth eye shadow palette with colors that definitely veer fro the champagne, peach, hunter green stuff I end up buying every fall. The lipstick was a no-brainer, like the blush I've shown you last week. A Rouge Allure in a berry-based red? Why, of course. It did take me some digging and searching to verify that I do not currently own not have I ever had a Chanel lipstick called "Tentation(s)". I finally decided that I was thinking of the 1996 Paloma Picasso perfume, Tentations, which I'm pretty sure I never liked. Order restored.

I have a nice little collection of Chanel Les 4 Ombres eye shadow quads in various formulas and finishes, but none resembles Candeur. The fairy wing matte of all four colors is spectacular. I find that I need a good creamy primer, not so much to bring the pigment forward, but to make sure that the gentle blending I unleash does not take away from the sophisticated gradient. The colors are three must-have classics: camel, milk chocolate, and bittersweet chocolate, and one trendy burst of awesomeness, an ancient red brick (think of those old old masonry wonders in England).




You know me. I am not prone to go antiquing in a red eye shadow all over my lid, nor would I venture on an outing with various nieces and nephews sporting a red wing. I layer and I blend, and I've found that the infuriating dark skin of my lids (blood vessel galore) is not just forgiving, but also encouraging experimenting with colors. The red can go in the crease with a brown chaperone, used with a lighter color on the middle of the lid, or just go anywhere I see fit. Worst case scenario I break out the Bi-Facil.




The beautiful rich and easy to wear formula of Chanel's Rouge Allure lipstick needs no introduction. I don't buy the Velvet versions, because  I have a nightmare of being buried alive under barely used matte lipsticks. But the regular Rouge Allure as an elegant and moderate satin finish, enough pigment to leave a stain behind, and is is among my favorite treats. Rouge Tentation appears significantly warmer and redder in the tube than on my skin and lips, and will depend on  your own natural lip pigment. When I wear it I get the perfect fall berry, with just enough true red to complement the other items I picked from this collection.

Bottom Line: It's Chanel and it's red. What do you think?

Chanel Fall 2016 Candeur et Experience Eye Shadow Quad ($61, made in Italy)  and Rouge Tentation Rouge Allure Lipstick ($37, made in France) are available at the counters and from
chanel.com.

Book used as a background is Chanel Collections and Creations by Daniele Bott, published by Thames & Hudson.

13 comments:

  1. The lipstick looks promising, will check it out soon. I also don't buy matte formulas, since am allergic to all matte lipsticks, no matte of which brand. The quad is absolutely gorgeous, but unfortunately is way too warm for me.

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  2. I am looking for a substitution of my beloved Bel Respiro lipstick from Chanel, discontinued... this might be it!

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  3. "It's Chanel and it's red. What do you think?". Well said :)

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  4. It's all so beautiful. I covet the RA Velvet called "Vie," but hate matte formulations...we'll see if I give in. For now, I can't wait to see your FoTD with this Chanel gorgeousness.

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  5. Nice! The lipstick is gorgeous, and on you, the colors aren't as intense as they look pre-swatch. Also, the quad would make a handy stand-in for the Anastasia Beverly Modern Renaissance palette all the cool kids won't shut up about. ;-)

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  6. I too am coveting Vie and think the eyeshadow is beyond gorgeous. Red just cheers me up no end.
    Frances

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  7. It's interesting how skin undertones and lip pigmentation change change a color from wearer to wearer. I fell hard for Tentation. On me it is a classic neutral red. No berry, no orange, just straight down the middle, perfect red. I bought the eye liner in Agape, which is somewhat bronzey on me. I skipped the Chanel quad in favor of the Dior quints (one for me and one for my dear daughter) this fall. Only so much money for cosmetics, so choices needed to be made.

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  8. If I didn't know better, I'd think Candeur et Expérience had been custom created just for me ;-) LOL Those warm browns and that gorgeous russet-red make the deep, warm, mossy green of my eyes sing! CetE has quickly become my favorite of the season. As for the formula, it is divine. Yes, it is matte, but it is not flat. It has a subtle satin glow to it and so it is very flattering on those of us who are "seniors". The colors blend beautifully and can be used to create a variety of gradient effects. And that red! Oh, that red! It is so eminently wearable and flattering. it adds a smoldering warmth that is beyond gorgeous. For evening I'll add a sheer glaze of the Illusion d'Ombre in Rouge Brûlé to the moveable eyelid. Talk abut an ember glow! Lucia Pica really shook things up with this elegant yet edgy collection.

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  9. Coincidentally just bought the quad last night. Couldn't resist these chocolate-y, cafe latte taupes but it was the fact that I've never had a truly red eyeshadow that sealed it. Sure, it's a little heroin-chic, but it looks gorgeous against my fair (but not milky) skin and my grey-blue eyes. And such a lush matte finish!

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  10. I'm a fair-skinned, blue-eyed, dark strawberry blonde, and I can't fathom how to wear reds or oranges around my eyes without looking like an accident victim. But I'm very much looking forward to seeing your FotD -- you'll pull it off, naturally!

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  11. This looks gorgeous! Love warm reds and eye colors. Must head to the Chanel counter soon!

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  12. Do you know if this quad is limited edition in Canada?

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  13. I have an inglot shadow that seems very similar to that red. Need to dig it out and play with it this very weekend.

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