Did you have any doubts that this fall is unusually vampy? Let Chanel allay them for you, with a small collection called Noirs Obscurs.
It seems to me to be a bit of black humor (pun not actually intended) to name the eyeshadow quad Les Folies Noires (“folly” is a mistake, a lack of good sense). The quad just seems a bit outside of Chanel’s normal comfort zone — and maybe I’m letting my imagination run away with me, but is that why this time we got round pans, instead of the normal rounded-square? To separate this quad from Chanel’s normal offerings? Did the U.S. get a European quad this time? “Quatuor Boutons de Chanel” is $60.
There are two mascaras in the “Noir” mix: Inimitable Noir Obscur ($30) and Exceptionnel de Chanel Noir Obscur ($30). I haven’t tried either, but the website explains that both these shades are “extremely black.”
There is also an eyeliner pencil (Le Crayon Yeux, $28): Demoniac, which is a black red-purple. There are three Rouge Allure lipsticks ($30): Obscure (brown), Maniac (red-purple), and Hysteria (black blue-purple). And finally, there’s a new Aqualumiere Gloss ($27): Furious, which is clear with a faint brown tint, and brown sparkles that reflect gold and pink.
The collection also includes three nailpolishes (I believe it repromotes both Imperial and Django), but I regret I did not swatch them before the rain started.