The eyeshadow quad (19 Enigma, $56) features a peony pink with gold shimmer, a shimmery grey-brown, a shimmery purple-charcoal, and a purple-black with blue sparkles.
If you’re not ready to take the plunge with the quad, the two new eyeshadow singles ($28.50) are in the same theme: 87 Taupe Gris is a softly shimmery grey purple. 88 Vert Khaki is a shimmery, browned “dirty” olive.
Chanel also released two new pencils: Crayon Kohl in Clair is a beige/flesh-toned pencil meant for use on the waterline (to brighten the eyes) or around the lips (for a perfectly defined pout). It’s $27. There’s also a new Stylo Yeux Waterproof, a twist-up mechanical (waterproof) eyeliner, in Cassis.
Paradoxal — the nail polish — is fascinating. As you approach the display, it looks like a dusty grey-purple creme. Then you pick up the bottle and BAM, you see the red-purple flash of shimmery duochrome. My swatch looked more or less like a grey-purple creme, but this color changes with lighting and angle. The polish is $23.
There are three new Rouge Cocos for fall, and I was surprised by how similar Chintz and Rose Dentelle were. Chalys is also a surprisingly bright red-coral for fall (reminiscent of Rouge Allure Genial, but at a slightly lower volume?). Rouge Cocos are $30.
There are also four new Glossimers ($27). Petite Peche is very little peach indeed, a pale warm pink with silver sparkles. Coral Love is peachy pink with pink and orange sparkles. Rose Dilemma is a pale, cool, borderline mauvey pink with blue and purple sparkles. Pink Teaser is bright hot pink with orange and pink sparkles.
The Joues Contraste blushes ($42) are all of the baked (European) variety; open a new compact and you’ll see a subtle “swirl” in the powder. Baked blushes are also baked right onto a flat pan, so the pans don’t have a visible rim.