18 August 2014

Chanel Fall/Autumn 2014 États Poétiques Makeup Collection: Out Now! (Review, Swatches)

Chanel Autumn Fall 2014 Makeup Etats Poetiques


This lunchtime, you'll find me swatching and swooning at my nearest Chanel counter: the Autumn collection, États Poétiques, has just landed...and I've been counting down the days.

I've been lucky enough to have had a play with some pieces in advance; we've looked at the nail colours and taken an in-depth look at Orage, so today's post is all about the eyes.

Chanel Poesie eyeshadow; Autumn Fall 2014 Makeup Etats Poetiques


This beauty is the limited edition Les 4 Ombres palette in Poesie, €50, which I'm entirely smitten with (and, if you read my interview with Pixiwoo, you'll know I'm not alone!). The new formula of these quads is divine: buttery, pigmented, and incredibly soft and smooth; so much so, that they almost perform like a cream.

Chanel Poesie Swatches


The shades work beautifully together but are also lovely alone or with other products - there's a peachy bronze, golden ivory, delicate pink and a really gorgeous, slightly plummy-toned brown.

The resulting look demands a flick, and Chanel have obliged with a brand new felt-tip liner, Ecritire de Chanel, which comes in black or brown for  €33.50.

The black is rich and glossy, and the nib has just enough flexibility to achieve a straight and saturated line.  For sheer ease of use, this is my favourite type of eyeliner - and this one has waltzed right in to the #1 slot.

Ecritire de Chanel Eyeliner


Along with the palette,  the collection includes six shades of Ombre Essentielle  single shadows, three mattes and three satins  - some of which are in rather unexpected colours.  Think buttercup yellow (114 Admiration) and raspberry pink (108 Exaltation), which Lisa Eldridge combines for a surprisingly wearable result in this tutorial.

Chanel Autumn Fall 2014 Makeup Etats Poetiques

We can also get our hands on four new shades of Rouge Coco Shine lipstick, €31  - the one above is Aura, a glossy blackcurrant, which I haven't worn yet but you can see on Lisa here.  Lightweight and lovely, I'm a fan of this formula and am very interested in the nude shade, Intime, or the limited bright pink, Viva.

There are also two glosses (€27): Rose Rêvé, which will be permanent, and the limited edition Songe; with its ethereal iridescent prettiness, this latter is the lipgloss equivalent of Le Vernis in Atmosphere. A blusher in Innocence, €38, rounds out the collection.

I'm snapping up the nail colours: will you be treating yourself too?

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