The limited-edition Versailles Compact, called Mouche de Beauté Illuminating Powder, is the superstar of the collection. The embossed relief of an architectural detail from the famous Château de Versailles is worth the price of admission. Incidentally, the collection consists of two new pieces. All of the other pieces, such as Rouge Coco Shine in Boy, are re-promotes.
Isn't it gorgeous? Granted, that design will not stay with it forever, but it's certainly pretty to look at when new!
I took swatch photos in full, mid-afternoon sun. I swatched heavily at the top of my arm using a sponge-tipped applicator. Then I used a kabuki brush to apply a light touch below. Interestingly, the compact comes in a lovely velveteen pouch with its own applicator - a large flat sponge like the one that comes with Estée Lauder's Pure Color llluminating Powder Gelée Blush in Tease. The sponge is a fabulously effective applicator. The powder is not powdery. It seems to be a new formula from Chanel.
There is one other new piece in the collection: a vibrant pink eye shadow. If I can get photos, I will show it to you tomorrow.
Photo at top courtesy of Chanel; other photos by Best Things in Beauty