Look what just arrived from the Chanel Boutique at Bellagio Las Vegas! The 51, Montaigne Eyeshadow Palette celebrates Chanel's new boutique at 51 avenue Montaigne. We can help Chanel celebrate here in the United States by wearing this fabulous new palette, 51, Montaigne Eyeshadow Palette (Ombres Matelassées Palette Yeux) ($80).
I zoomed outside to get some quick photos in this afternoon's bright sunlight. The presentation of the palette inside the Chanel bag was gorgeous. It's really too bad I had to open it!
The shades in the palette are all complementary. I'll have many options for creating looks, with three golds (white gold, yellow gold, and antique gold), one khaki, and one midnight violet-blue.
I applied all five shades heavily with a sponge-tipped applicator. I'm reminded of respectful events on television, when commentators realize it's best to let the photos speak for themselves, and they remark that we'll be allowed to watch in silence. That's what I'll do here, allow you to check out the photos, without excess commentary.
The texture of these eye shadows is divine. They are not powdery, and there's no fall-out. The shadows adhere to my skin beautifully.
I'll be back as soon as I can get more close-ups (and darker photos). For now, what do you think? Do you need 51, Montaigne? You can purchase this golden collection now by calling Las Vegas. The gals (Rochelle and Giselle) at the Chanel Boutique at Bellagio Las Vegas are delightful - and so responsive. You can reach them at (702) 765-5505.
Update 3/16: Sabrina at The Beauty Look Book has posted swatch photos. Make sure to check them out.
Photos by Best Things in Beauty; Chanel boutique photo courtesy of avenuemontaigneguide.com