I have already started buying some products from the high end holiday collections.
TBH; i’m not over-awed by many of the holiday collections this year. I usually cannot wait until November to see what’s on offer; however, this year just hasn’t really excited me.
I did buy what i consider to be the best from both Dior and Chanel this year. I also have some goodies bought for me; however, Santa say’s i can’t have them until Christmas Day.
The Chanel Holiday Collection for 2014 is called Plumes de Preciseues and the star of the show is the illuminating face powder Camélia De Plumes, it is beautiful and so is the waterproof stylo eyeliner 987, Or Blanc.
With regards to the rest of the collection, i thought some of the products lacked pigmentation and imagination. Chanel could have used this opportunity to release more unique shades for the holiday season being that it is always limited edition anyway. On the plus side though, here are the products i did purchase from the collection.
Chanel Camélia De Plumes Highlighting Face Powder.
This is a stunning highlighter with both gold and silver ultra fine shimmers. Gorgeous on top of the cheekbones and stays put once applied. It is a really unique shade and is limited edition so don’t miss out. I also don’t need to say that this is very buttery and creamy in texutre too. Star of the whole collection; this is going to make a great Christmas gift.
Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner, 987 Or Blanc.
I am never disappointed with these pencils and this is no exception. It is a beautiful creamy white gold, ideal for the lower waterline and tight line of the eye. It brightens up the eye in a natural way as only Chanel does, rather than the harsher pale shades that look very unnatural from other brands.
Chanel has made these pencils softer to apply which is great; however, the down side to that is that it does take a few seconds longer to dry down. Once it is dry though, it stays put all day. I have bought two of these as they are LE. (Swatches below right are of the stylo and highlighting powder).
I really do like the Dior holiday collection, ‘Golden Shock’ for 2014.
The highlighting face powders are nice in their golden collectible compacts; the pink one is nicer than the gold. The gold leaf effect nail top coat is stunning and i have had the 5 coleur eye palette; Golden Reflections, bought for Christmas for me. I can’t wait to try that out.
I also do really like the Diorific lipsticks and the Dior elfs have had a little bit of fun this year and brought out a dual sided day to night lipstick. Yes, it’s gimmicky but Dior understand that its the fun party season and their holiday collections are also limited edition too.
Dior Fusion Mono Eyeshadow, 621 Mirror.
As soon as i saw this, i had to have it. It is gorgeous. A pale golden shade with micro glitter. It just twinkles all over the place. It makes an ideal base for other colours, can be used all over the eyelid for a simple makeup look. I have worn this for my Dior FOTD coming soon. It can be used as a highlighter for the cheekbones, brow bone and top of lip too. Very versatile in fact.
I bought it because my Chanel one is starting to dry out now. I’m not too sure if this is LE or not.
Diorific Golden Shock Matte and Metalic Lipstick, 005 Daring Shock.
As i just mentioned, these are a great addition to the Christmas collection. Fun and playful. These lipsticks have received mixed reviews but i think they are the nicest ones released from all the holiday collections this year. Diorific lipsticks do have real staying power too.
There is a number of ways to wear this lipstick and it comes in 6 shades. 2 quite neutral, 2 mid-toned and 2 more evening wear. Something for everyone.
I opted for 005 Daring Shock. A lovely raspberry pink/red with frosted paler pink. Simply gorgeous and the matte side stays put for hours. It still had a great deal of longevity with the frosted side over the top and i do prefer some sheen to the lip.
There you have it. What if anything have you bought from the holiday collections this year?
Take care and i will see you all soon. ;-)