Here are the swatches for my favorites, from the Chanel Autumn 2011 collection:
I finally got a chance to play in the new standard Autumn 2011 collection from Chanel. My impression is about 50/50. There are some real standouts in the collection, and there are some things that are skip-worthy.
As I stated, I’m in love with the quad. The colors are highly pigmented and silky, and blend together so seamlessly… I’m really impressed. The nail polishes are a no brainer, considering their multi-dimensional shimmer and unusual color interpretation. Peridot is noteworthy because it goes from gold, to green to both depending on the light. Graphite goes on a metallic silver, but picks up gold in sunlight. And Quartz is not quite grey, not quite rose, not quite taupe… and all three at once. Lovely lovely polishes. I highly recommend those if you’re in love with unusual colors that do more than just sit on your nails.
The jury is still out on the Khaki Platine pencil. I really liked Rose Platine more I think.. this one is leaving me kind of flat. It may not survive the journey into my kit… I may end up taking it back. We’ll see.
Those are my favorites from Chanel Autumn 2011. Swatches to come… Ciao for now!