This Holiday 2016, I find myself becoming extremely singular in my tastes, and at the risk of turning rather exclusively Chanel, I would still like to show you this wondrous creation before it sells out completely.
It has become somewhat of a tradition for Chanel to release an intricately designed piece for Christmas every year, and this year is no exception. The Ombres Lamees de Chanel is a limited edition collectors’ item that is sold exclusively at Chanel boutiques and select counters. Ombres Lamees is an ultra-luxe eyeshadow palette featuring gradated bands of browns and golds, woven together with intricate designs insired by silk ribbons, tweed, and other beautiful materials that are dear to the House of Chanel.
For the very first time, a Chanel eyeshadow palette comes packaged in an exclusive case and accompanied by 2 miniature brushes. I am so happy to see the brushes in contrast to the usual sponge-tipped applicators, and though these feel synthetic to me, their sizes and shapes are perfect for picking up the individual strips of eyeshadow and blending them out on the lids.
If you are able to look past the gorgeous design, you will notice that the palette is divided roughly into 6 strips of colors. Some of these have a golden overspray which wears off at first sweep of the brush to reveal the actual colours beneath… as you can see from the swatches below.
The shades, as they are presented from top to bottom of the palette are:
The texture of all the shades is meltingly soft, and easy to blend. Pigmentation is top notch, not as intense as the Architectonic Palette [reviewed here], but pretty much as good as it gets. Here is an eye look to give you an idea of how wearable this palette is:
I started by dusting the top pale golden taupe all over my lid as a base, followed by the medium-dark brown on the outer half of my lid. Next, I blended some the dark plummy brown to my outer corner and lined my lower lash line. Finished by adding a dash of gold to the inner corner, and also lightly pressed some gold to the center of my lid.
As I said at the beginning of this post, I know I have been advocating quite a bit of Chanel this year, and whilst there may have been some hits and misses, I have always tried to understand why a product was created and to what purpose it as designed for, and to give as fair a review as I possibly can. And so to that end, I’d like to extend the opportunity for 1 of my followers to personally experience and hopefully share in my love for the brand. I’ve actually been thinking long and hard about holding a giveaway to thank you for your friendship and constant support. It has been somewhat of a tumultuous year for me, and I also wanted to celebrate my 20k milestone on my Instagram. Instead of spending money on some other Christmas palette that I don’t really feel very strongly about, just for the sake of owning and adding to my already overwhelming blog pipeline; I decided to spend the money on a more worthwhile purpose and buy an extra Ombres Lamees de Chanel for YOU!
Enter in the Rafflecopter widget above, do as much or as little as you’d like. This giveaway is open internationally, but only my blog subscribers are eligible and I really would like to hear how the year has been for you so please leave me a comment below. I will pick a winner on 1 December and drop an email to the lucky person, and hopefully the gift will arrive just in time for Christmas! Good luck!!