It's hard to believe that beauty brands are already starting to introduce (and release) their Fall 2013 collections when it's only the middle of July. It's sad to see Summer go by, but what keeps me excited is that Fall is one of my favorite seasons when it comes to fashion and beauty. And when it comes to this Fall, Chanel did well with playing up the taupes and purples while adding that hint of glimmery, mossy green.
Chanel's 'Superstition de Chanel' Fall 2013 Collection definitely caught my eye, and I found myself picking up a few products from the collection while catching up with my favorite make up artist at my local Nordstroms. I can always count on her to tell me the scoop about the new products, and of course a demo and mini makeover always goes along with it.
I was initially drawn to and immediately knew that I wanted to pick up the Rouge Coco lipstick in the shade 57 Mystique. Chanel lip formulas are my absolutely favorite (there's always one floating around in my handbag), and they really work well at keeping my lips looking and feeling moisturized. Like the Rouge Coco Shines, the Rouge Coco lip colors are extremely hydrating. Keep in mind though, because the lip color is so moisturizing, you won't get as long of a wear with these lipsticks. The formula glides on effortlessly, and the coral color works perfectly as a transition lip color into the Fall season. It's definitely one of my favorite color colors in my lipstick collection and I love how I can apply it on the go without a mirror. You can tell by the swatch how lovely the finish is (it leaves your lips with a beautiful sheen), which allows me to skip the gloss.
Now the last two purchases I definitely went back and forth on whether I really wanted it or not. But after swatching the products on my hands and playing around with the colors on my eyes I thought that they just looked too beautiful to resist.
101 Gri-Gri is a taupe brown with a bit of fine shimmer and a beautiful satin finish. This is an absolute beauty all over the lid or just packed on in the outer v of the crease. It's texture is velvety smooth, and the slight shimmer is so fine.
99 Hasard is like the fraternal twin sister to 101 Gri-Gri, with Hasard being a matte finish. It's definitely a taupe with more of a purple tone to it when compared to Gri-Gri. This makes an absolute perfect blending crease color for me. I love shades like these in my crease because it just gives my lids enough depth while looking so natural and effortless. Initially, when I saw Hasard I was reminded of Urban Decay's Tease (in their Naked 2 palette). I use Tease every time I have that palette out, however I feel like Hasard is one step up from Tease when it comes to pigmentation and texture.
Now it all really came down to this question: Do you need both eye shadows from the collection? I thought about picking up only 99 Hasard, but while I was playing around with the shadows at the counter I just loved how beautifully they complimented each other on the lids. Gri-Gri and Hasard are really the perfect Fall shades and, in my opinion, Chanel really knocked it out of the park with these two shadows. If I had to choose only one to recommend it would be 99 Hasard because I know I would get the most use out of it.
And that wraps up my few picks from the Chanel 'Superstition de Chanel' Fall 2013 Collection. One more stand out, and newer product from the Fall collection are the Chanel le Blush Creme blushers. I am still on the fence about making that purchase. The reviews on the blushes are amazing and I really loved the texture and finish of the product while I was playing around with the shades at the counter. However, I don't find myself reaching for blush all too often lately. And because of that I think I might hold off on that purchase until I know I will use it enough to justify that purchase.