Chanel Rouge Noir Absolument Holiday Makeup Collection 2015…………Vive La France!
I just wanted to say that i had a nightmare trying to find the Chanel Signe Particulier and both the eye pencils because Boots let me down with their ordering system; however, in light of everything that has happened over the past week in Paris, it really is so insignificant.
A real sobering thought that people can lose their lives, enjoying themselves on a night out. Stay strong France; we’re all with you!
I did end up getting the quad in Harvey Nichols and the SA even gift wrapped that and the gold eye pencil for me and i bought the Rouge Noir pencil in Debenhams. (They do have some eyeshadow quads left if you’re still looking). I got the Rouge Noir mascara on my points at Boots.
I have a FOTD post coming soon using all of these products.
Signe Particulier Quad Eyeshadow, Holiday Collection 2015.
A few people have been comparing this to the quad released in 2012, Harmonie Du Soir. It is slightly similar in the fact that Chanel use the same wonderful super buttery highly milled eyeshadows. The lightest shade, a highlighting pink is pretty much the same but the other three are quite different.
There is a dark purple shade unlike the red in the previous quad. The lilac taupe is not as brown as the previous one and the saffron gold is a much warmer, deeper shade. The previous quad had all satin/shimmer finishes, Signe Particulier is largely matte and the gold has a shimmer finish, giving a very different look to the eyes.
I thought that this one would never compete with Harmonie du Soir, a palette i love very much. Well! Signe Particulier is so much more beautiful and suits my eyes even better. So happy i got this one. The overall finish on my eyes is very different in comparison to HdS and i’m so glad i didn’t take on board what others have said.
Picture above left in ambient lighting and right is LED lighting.
Le Volume de Chanel Mascara, 27 Rouge Noir.
I do really like this mascara. The wand gives long spidery eye lashes. I bought the shade prune last year, which is quite similar. Rouge Noir has a more purple base. It gives a much deeper finish on the eyes. Going to be great on deep brown eyes.
The product lasts really well and has never clumped on my lashes and it doesn’t smudge either. It does breakdown a touch after 12 hours wear. Usually, this is when i am removing my makeup anyway. Very nice indeed.
Le Crayon Khôl Intense Eye Pencil, 17 Rouge Noir.
This is a beautiful shade. A proper pencil which comes with a sharpener too.
It has a formula that can be smudged out and it is a lovely deep raisin shade. It appears quite matte but on close up with my camera, it has ultra micro blue shimmer. I can get this pencil very close to my lash line and it frames my blue eyes really well without producing the harshness black pencils give. Very flattering and not to be missed for any ones eyes.
Le Crayon Yeux, Precision Eye Definer, 57 Or Safari.
A stunning warm deep Saffron gold with slight shimmer. This pencil comes with a sharpener and a smudger at the base of the pencil.
This works brilliantly with the Rouge Noir pencil because it is a complete contrast and i am looking forward to playing with these two pencils together. It also matches the gold within the Signe Particulier quad eyeshadows perfectly.
It doesn’t give a garish finish either even though it looks like it would in the pencil. I always trust Chanel to keep it low key and classy.
I never bought the top coat with gold pieces because it isn’t really a unique product and can be bought anywhere.
The highlighting blush was ok but was no where near the stand out, ‘star dust’ i bought in 2012, in the Harmonie Du Soir Holiday collection 2012. This one was pale pink with multi micro shimmer whereas Coupe de Nuit, is a pale peachy beige with a satin finish that will suit darker toned skins. It just didn’t show up very well on mine.
Lastly, the Rose Fusion nail colour was lovely but not unlike, 525 Quartz, which i own. Quartz is more of a taupe with green micro shimmer which looks beautiful caught in direct sunlight. Rose fusion has a rosier edge to it. I bought 675 Troublante instead; Chanel’s 2015 stand out polish of the year in my opinion.
There you have it. I hope you didn’t lose out if you wanted any of the collection. It is a very nice one and the eyeshadow quad has the best quality powders Chanel use. The whole collection is LE.
Vive La France and i mean it when i say, take care and i will see you all soon. 🙂