The Chanel Superstition de Chanel Collection for Fall 2013 includes the Chanel Les 4 Ombres ($59 USD / $62 CAD) in 43 Mystère, a beautiful quad with khaki, taupe and shimmering ivory shades. This limited-edition collection mixes sumptuous tones of bronze, taupe and khaki with the magic of a golden beige, intense pink or burgundy palette. Available online now and on counters August 2013.
This beautiful quad is a limited-edition piece in this collection and it comes in the standard Les 4 Ombres packaging with a black lacquered compact, interior mirror and two sponge-tip applicators. While the shades are the same, the formula varies slightly from the compacts available in the USA (you can tell the difference by the shape of the eyeshadows- the US palettes have square eyeshadows). I actually prefer this formula as I find it applies better when used slightly damp.
The shades include a deep khaki green with gold shimmer, a pale golden ivory shimmer, a satin taupe and a deep matte khaki. It’s a very cool-toned palette, and I didn’t have very high hopes for it when I first opened it up… but after trying it out, that all changed.
This palette is absolutely incredible. All of the shades are beautifully pigmented, smooth and blendable (the ivory shade is slightly less pigmented than the other shades, and has more of a sparkle finish). They still have quite an intense finish when applied dry, yet it’s still a softer look. When applied wet, they all become nearly opaque and even then matte shade works beautifully (usually I find matte shades to get a little clumpy when damp). The taupe shade actually looks very different when used wet- it almost takes on a silver-y metallic look to it.
Of course, I wish Chanel would ditch the sponge tip applicators because I find it cheapens such a luxurious piece- I’d rather have no applicators than these sponge-tip ones. I feel like this palette can create some awesome, smoky looks… but it isn’t very versatile beyond that. Perhaps a softened smoky eye for daytime, but it really is more of a striking palette than a wearable one because the deep shades are extremely deep.
I cannot wait to do a look with this palette- I’m a huge fan of khaki, especially for fall and I have great plans for this palette! I’m sure it’s going to be well-loved this fall.
[tab id=1]$59 USD / $62 CAD
- Amount: 0.04oz / 1.2g
- Value: $1475 USD per oz / $1550 CAD per oz
[tab id=2]Limited Edition. Available now online and on counters August 19, 2013 at: