Premiere Regard is an eyeshadow quad retailing at $58USD. From the pan alone, one can tell that 2 out of the 4 shades are more on the matte side. The shimmery brown taupe shade is pretty while the other 3 are rather disappointing. There is a dark matte black, chalky light pink, and chalky gold shade. Overall this quad is a let down compared to other outstanding quads from Chanel.
Rose Initiale is a shimmery pink powder blush that looks rather bright in the pan. However, this is a gorgeous subtle pink that is soft and glowy on the cheeks.
Chic is a Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick ($32.50 USD). This is a sheer beige with very fine gold shimmers.
Troublant is a Rouge Allure Extrait De Gloss ($32 USD). It is a beautiful plum with gold shimmers. I was also quite fond of this shade.
Lumiere D'Artifices Beiges is a limited edition highlighter/bronzer ($65 USD). At first glance, it looks quite similar to Sable Beige Bronzer but this has a hint of coral and gold shimmers. The bronzer provides a natural, light beige glow. I was surprised at how much I like this product.
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There are also 3 new nail polish shades in Frenzy, Vertigo, and Suspicious ($26 USD). Frenzy is a light cement grey with no shimmers. Vertigo is a deep brown with shimmers and Suspicious is a fuchsia. I was not blown away by any of the new shades. Vertigo's shimmers did not show up on the nail while both Frenzy and Suspicious are not particularly unique.
Overall, I find this year's Fall Collection nice but is missing the "wow" factor compared to past seasons. I think the dark lip shades are particularly outstanding as well as the face products. For me, the only limited edition item worth picking up is Lumiere D'Artifices Beiges. It's quite nice not all of the items are LE so check them out in person before taking the plunge.
My top picks: Rose Initiale JC, Troublant Rouge Allure Extrait De Gloss, and Lumiere D'Artifices Beiges.
What have you picked up from the collection?