Despite being late to the party yet again, since the Chanel Holiday 2019 Les Ornements de Chanel makeup collection is still currently available on the UK website I decided to go ahead anyway and share my reviews and swatches of the items I picked up.
The beautiful Chanel button embossing on the powder products was what initially grabbed my attention with this collection, but as I was trying to persuade myself not to purchase the products solely based on how pretty they look, I realised that the combination of colours were all right up my alley. The beautiful deep berry lipsticks, a seemingly perfect tone of highlighter and a very wearable eyeshadow quad of shimmery autumnal colours; I think this may be my favourite collection released during the 2019 holiday season.
The full collection contains the following, all of which are limited edition:
- Six new shades of the Rouge Allure lipsticks in black and gold cases (£35 each)
- Éclat Magnétique de Chanel illuminating powder in the shade Metal Peach (£52)
- Les 4 Ombres eyeshadow quad in 342 – Lumiere et Opulence (£47)
- Two Ombre Première eyeshadows in shades 56 – Grandeur and 58 – Pourpre Brun (£31 each)
- Stylo Yeux Waterproof long-lasting eyeliner in the shade 951 – Khaki Intense (£22)
- Two of the Rouge Coco Gloss in the shades 824 – Rouge Carmin and 826 – Rouge Grenat (£28 each)
- Two of the Le Vernis longwear nail colour in the shades 715 – Deepness and 719 – Richness (£22 each)
I picked up two of the lipsticks, the illuminating powder, the eyeshadow quad, and the nail colour in the shade Richness.
Éclat Magnétique de Chanel
At the heart of the collection is the Éclat Magnétique de Chanel illuminating powder in the shade Metal Peach. This gorgeous satiny peach highlighter will complement a wide range of skin tones. I almost skipped over this as I thought it may be slightly too dark for my very fair skin, but as long as I don’t go OTT with my application this works beautifully. As you would expect from a Chanel highlighter, it gives a lovely soft glow to the skin without any chunky glitters. I have also been using it on the eyes in conjunction with the eye quad in this collection to add more glow to the centre and inner corners.
Les 4 Ombres 342 – Lumiere et Opulence
My favourite part of this collection is probably the eye quad. It suits my aesthetics perfectly and is as far as I’m willing to go with colours on an average day. The shades are perfectly autumnal but still very neutral, unlike the usual orange and red tones we see. Starting from the top left and going in a clockwise motion we have a deep muted green, a pale peachy pink, a purple brown, and an antique gold shade.
All four shades have some shimmer to them and they translate to a very soft sheen on the eyes. There is no intense sparkle or interesting texture, but I prefer this type of eyeshadow – just a matter of preference! I think these shimmers are perfectly wearable on their own, but I understand some people require mattes to make a complete eye look. They are softly pigmented, but can definitely be built up.
Top Right (pale pink) on inner and centre + Bottom Right (deep purple-brown) in outer corner, blended slightly into the crease
Bottom Left (antique gold) over centre/inner corner + Top Left (deep muted green) in outer-v
I tried to take a couple of photos of me wearing these but I don’t think my camera really did them much justice in terms of the colour and shine, and the crease definitely looked deeper in person. But hopefully you can at least see how wearable they are even if it isn’t too obvious how beautiful they make your eyes look in real life.
Limited Edition Rouge Allure Lipsticks
This collection also contains some limited edition shades of the rouge allure lipsticks in a stunning gold edged packaging. These have the same full-coverage, light texture and luminous satin finish as the regular rouge allure lipsticks in their permanent line. They are described as long-lasting, although I don’t find them to last longer than any other satin lipsticks in my collection, and certainly not quite as long lasting as Tom Ford’s satin lipsticks. Still, they are very comfortable to wear and don’t dry out my lips. I picked up the following two colours:
- 847 Rouge Majestueux – a bold raspberry red
- 857 Rouge Noble – a deep burgundy red
I swatched these below next to rouge allure in 99 – Pirate. I almost skipped number 847 as I thought it would be very similar to Pirate, however I’m glad I picked it up as Pirate is a more blue-toned red as opposed to this raspberry shade.
And finally some lip swatches:
My lips were particularly dry at the time of these swatches, so with that in mind I don’t think the deepest shade was that bad at emphasising dry patches.
The only product I do not have swatches of due to the current state of my nails is the nail colour in 719 – Richness. This is quite a brown-toned red, which isn’t really my preference so in hindsight I probably should have skipped this. The nail varnish does apply evenly and is quite opaque – for those who are interested in the colour, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!
Hopefully you can still find most of these products either on the Chanel site or at another retailer! Now that I’m off for Christmas for a couple of weeks I am going to try and catch up on my backlog of blog posts – wish me luck!
This is not a sponsored post. All products mentioned in this post have been purchased by me.