Chanel Holiday 2010 Collection Swatches and Review

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

This year, Chanel's Holiday 2010 Collection is a mixture of browns, taupes, and fuchsia.  It's somewhat reminiscent of last year's canary theme but much brighter in color.  You can now find the collection on the Chanel website or at Nordstrom, Nieman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue counters.

Also, Nordstrom has an Exclusive Beauty Gift right now with any $120 purchase and Chanel counters have a gift with $100.  If you end up spending $120USD at Nordstrom, you end up with 2 GWP.  Spend an extra $30USD, you get 3 GWP.


As you all know, I am a huge Chanel fan because their colors are versatile and flattering on all skin tones.  I feel that this collection has very festive, bright colors and not so much emphasis on red for the holidays.  Brown and fuchsia looks like the main theme with lots of glitter/shimmer added.

Swatches directly under the sun:


Swatches indoor lighting:




Glossimers ($27USD)
    Futile goes on clear with lots of glitter.  This is best layered on top of a lipstick to add some glossy glitter effect.
    Charming is a light pink with multi-color shimmer glitter.  When layered on top of Magnolia, it gives an addition glittery effect. By itself, it's too sheer to see the color.
    Pleasing is a gorgeous brownish pink with multi-color glitter. This is the most opaque and unique color out of the 4 and is very pretty.  The fuchsia glitter in it makes the lips look full and glossy.  This color was already sold out at the counter, but they are getting in more shipment.
    Pink Pulsion is a bright fuchsia with glitter.  This gives a nice natural fuchsia color on the lips.

Rouge Coco ($30USD)
    Patchouli is a brown with shimmer. This paired with Pleasing would make a beautiful combination.
    Magnolia is a light fuchsia pink with no shimmer. It instantly brightened up my face when I had it on.  It's a beautiful color.  I wouldn't say this is the same as rose dilemma, which is darker and has a peach undertone, whereas this is simply light barbie fuchsia pink.
  
Tweed ($45USD)
   Tweed Fuchsia is a bright fuchsia that quite frankly terrified me when I first saw it.  It is very bright in the pan and in the swatch.  However, when I applied this on the cheeks with a blush brush, it gave the most beautiful natural pink flush.  Think of the look you get after a light workout in the gym.  Don't be afraid of it and I highly suggest trying it out on yourself if you can.  This is not at all difficult to work with compared to MAC's Bite of An Apple, which has a strong red undertone.

There are also 2 Stylo Yeux Waterproof eyeliners in Espresso and Cassis that I didn't swatch.  These are re-promotes from previous collections.  

Without flash:


With flash:


Ombres d’Eau Fluid Eyeshadow ($32USD)
    Splash is a gorgeous taupe with shimmer.  This would be an awesome color to pair with the quad or by itself. You can apply it using the doe-foot applicator and once set, this does not budge. 

Quad ($56USD)
    Tentation Cuivree Quad contains 4 shimmery colors in the baked formula.  There is a dark brown with shimmer, light brown, medium pink, and light beige shade in the quad.  The quad is nicely pigmented as you see in the swatches that's applied dry with 2 swipes.  I can definitely see a nice smokey brown eye combination out of this quad.

Next to Splash is the darkest brown color in the quad.  Look at the bottom of its swatch to see the shimmer and the top is when it's blended out.  This is accidental because I rubbed off some color while taking the picture.  The color is actually very pigmented, not sheer.


Overall, I think it's a nice collection with a couple of standout items.  I personally think I look terrible with glittery lipsticks or lipglosses, but if you're a MAC Dazzleglass or glitter lover, you will love the Glossimers, especially Pleasing.  Both of the Rouge Cocos are wearable colors that are limited edition.  If you don't have many pinks from Chanel, I would recommend picking up Magnolia.  The quad has very nice pigmentation but if you don't like shimmer, it may not be for you.  Tweed Fuchsia is an outstanding blush that I think is the star of this collection.  Don't cross it off your list before trying it out, because it does give a super gorgeous flush on the cheeks.
Top Picks: Tweed Fuchsia, Pleasing Glossimer, Magnolia, Splash, Tentation Cuivree Quad.
If you're on a budget and can only purchase one item: Tweed Fuchsia

What are your top picks from this collection? 

For nail polish swatches, check out these awesome swatches here by Sabrina from TheBeautyLookBook.

32 comments:

coffretgorge said...

Kristie! OMG beautiful swatches as always, how do you manage to get beautiful swatches lady?! haha. :P i love tweed fuschia, i'm definitely trying it once it arrives in our shores :D

Keirasluckycharm said...

I love Chanel thanks for swatching! <3

pinkribbons said...

Thanks Kristie for the swatches! I still want everything I originally had on my list. I agree the Tweed blush for me is the must have item.

Jenny said...

love chanel too! i must go by the counter and swatch a few items now :) whats your favourite chanel glossimer?

The Girlie Blog said...

The fushia is pretty.

Edwina said...

Wow all the colours look sooo nice!! I don't own any chanel products :( They're too expensive for me right now...

Kristie said...

Jenny - my favorite Glossimer is Waterlilly!

Rinz said...

hmmm Glossimer!! The only one i like so far is Jaipur LOL

Tammy said...

These are such great swatches! I'm really eying the TC quad! Ahhhh I'm such a sucker for really good neutrals, and this one seems to really hit it right on the nail! *drool* wish it wasn't so expensive though! T_T

kali said...

The glosses look gorgeous.. I've never even owned one. =\

MissA* said...

Tweed Fuchsia and Magnolia are so pretty.

♥ Pixie D ♥ said...

the lipglosses are soooo pretty!!! charming charming!!

the Honey B said...

okay so I pretty much listed at least 6 things i need from this post! =]

Diane said...

I wasn't too impressed with this collection (only seen pics online), but now that I see your swatches I'm getting excited. I want the tweed blush and Patchouli lipstick- soo pretty.

I have tried the Meteorites at the counter and loved them. I even bought them as gifts for 2 different people who loved them but have yet to get one for myself. So for sure I'm getting the Meteorites for myself when it comes out. I think you should try it too. =)

Andrea. said...

The quad is so pretty but I dont want to spend so much for 4 shadows.

Sabrina said...

Gorg! Thanks for the swatches....I'm thinking about getting the quad but I have a lot of browns already...dilemmas dilemmas.

ShoppingAddict said...

I love these quads- I have about 8 already! xx

fieran said...

I caved and got the Enigma quad. Now this quad is calling out to me - it would make a very nice plum-brownish look. So tempted.

Dina (XYYan) said...

Thanks for the beautiful swatches! The quads look great :D

Replica said...

Great swatches and descriptions, although you have made me want so much more of it and its not even out here till November :)

Ahleessa said...

The eyeshadow swatches are gorgeous!

..R May A.. said...

The eyeshadows look stunning!
Can't wait to get my hands on them :)
Great post x

Thu Hien Nguyen said...

I love Chanel make-up products. The lipstick colours are gorgeous, especially Pink Pulsion

Pinch said...

Thanks a bunch for the swatches! :) I love the look of that blush and the quad - amazing! I may have to show this to my husband and put it on my Christmas wishlist :)

Nadine Natalin said...

i love chanel make-up products :)
thanks for the swatches

resham said...

Nice swatches...Love the lip products more than the quad...Did you get a chance to see the DIOR collection?

Dizzy said...

it's a very pretty collection.

Semona said...

Magnolia looks very pretty.

Becky said...

This collection is great!

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Serena said...

Chanel... oOoOoo... I've been glancing at this collection every time I walk by a Chanel counter but never got around to take a good look at the items. Everything is so rosy. I see why Chanel is one of your favs. I've recently became addicted to Chanel polish. Sadly I wasn't able to get the khaki vert I was eyeing before it was even released. I didn't know it was a Chanel Boutique and Chanel,com exclusive release. {*GRR} at myself.


<3s Serena,

Cosmetics and Beauty Stop said...

I am very glad kristie you posted the light swatches. I never trust department store lighting at all esp. for foundation.
Thank you. What a contrast lighting makes. Chanel collection is GREAT! I don't own it, but I have used it in the past.
The pink and brown are a great contrast. The pink is the right pop of color

PinkOrchids said...

Your swatches are amazing!! And so helpful! xX

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