The last installment of my Chanel Holiday 2010 Collection posts spotlights the Ombres Contraste Duo ($42) in Misty - Soft (#40). When I first looked at this eye shadow duo, it appeared to have too much lavender in it for my tastes. Rather than dismissing it as lavender, I swatched it on my arm. That was all it took for the duo to jump into my bag!
I'm pretty sure the model in Chanel's holiday look photo is wearing Tentation Cuivrée on her eyes, although Misty - Soft is consistent with Chanel's chocolate and fuchsia theme for holiday. Check out the photo of the compact and then look at how the shades translate on the skin!
The lighter shade is a lavender-tinged pink. The darker shade, rather than being a lavender-taupe as it appears in the pan, is a pure taupe. I think there are many women who will think these shades are perfect on their eyelids! I love them, and I love the pairing.
My photos were taken in full sun. You should be able to see that the lighter shade provides the highlights, while the darker shade provides the depth. This is a pairing that we can wear every day.
One last time, I'll let you know that this is a great time to look for the Chanel Holiday 2010 Collection in the stores. It just arrived, and you will want access to all of the items before they start to sell out. It's Beauty Week at Saks too. A pretty python-print tote (with a few samples inside) will be yours with any $100 purchase in the beauty department. Some counters have gifts with purchase. If you prefer to buy online from Chanel, you will have to wait for the company to post the collection on its Web site. Last time I checked, the collection was not available online.
What do you think of the collection? Love it? Yawning? Let me know when you get to see it in person. It's one of my favorite Chanel collections this year.
Top Chanel look photo courtesy of Chic Profile
Other photos by BTiB