Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Quick Swatch: Chanel Les Twin-Sets de Chanel Collection

Last week Chanel released a limited edition trio of twin-set lip and nail colours in celebration of Vogue's Fashion Night Out. I instagram-ed a picture of the collection immediately after seeing it as I thought the shades (especially the darker set!) were perfect for A/W.
I tried to drop in to Chanel Bond Street on VFNO last Thursday to get a glimpse of the collection in person (and to have a good old swatch!) but there was a ridiculous queue to get in so I abandoned the cause!

I did however, manage to get a quick look at the collection yesterday in Chanel's Covent Garden pop-up store (which, on a side note, is fabulous!)
The photos aren't great as I was in a bit of a hurry and only had my iPhone on me, but have to say, the collection wasn't as lovely in person as I had hoped. (also part of the reason I didn't take more in-depth pictures!)
The lip shades just weren't quite there for me (to spend £25 on at least) Although the formulation of the Rouge Allure Velvet lipsticks is beautiful!

The darker shade I had my eye on for both the lips and nails (Provocation) was actually a lot more purple than the plum I was hoping for, The medium pink (Infidele) wasn't quite 'special' enough, and the nude nail polish (Delicatesse) was a little too orange-toned for me. Surprisingly, I liked the nude lipstick the most (which I expected to like least!) 

So all in all, a little disappointing... I didn't end up buying anything from this collection. Fingers crossed, the new Rouge Allure shades don't disappoint when they arrive on counter tomorrow! 

What do you think of the Twin-Sets collection? Do you like any of the shades? 

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