For most of 2012 and 2013, neutrals invaded the makeup market to almost a point of saturation. We almost asked ourselves how many brown eyeshadows we really need. Neutrals have almost a double standard, for one they are timeless and neutral, on the other hand if you have them, you really don’t need many more.
Then there’s Chanel. For this year’s Holiday Collection they offer a sort of nude blush, some polishes, lipsticks and a bronzy top coat for your mascara (similar to what Guerlain did a couple of years ago). If you’ve managed to escape all the other neutral palettes, THIS is the one to get.
Nothing surpasses Chanel packaging, that elegant glossy black lacquered-like finish and one of the most timeless logos in beauty history, we immediately know what it is.
Chanel’s eyeshadow reformulation has changed for the better. The product is heavily pigmented and blends effortlessly in a balanced choice of colors to suit everyday needs with matte, satin and shimmery finishes for a multitude of looks: from nude, to classical, smoky and sultry. This is one of the beauty products that Santa Claus will put under your Christmas tree.
What is also very appreciated in this palette are shader and blender brushes (instead of those slightly outdated sponge applicators) that will permit you to apply your eyeshadow with a greater deal of perfection. Of course these aren’t professional products, they lack the balance of a long handle but they are perfect for traveling and make-up on the go.
So, Happy Early Holidays and get yourself a perfect versatile eyeshadow that, like Chanel, will remain timeless for years to come. Or until you finish it.