Chanel recently created a very limited edition collection to commemorate the grand reopening of their boutique in Soho (and, at the time, that collection was available only in that boutique and through Chanel’s website).
Now, miraculously, it has appeared in both my Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus, so I can only assume they’ve decided to re-release Â in wide distribution.
These swatches are really an appendix to Estelle’sÂ fabulous swatches and very insightful review. (You may remember she guest swatched the collection when it first came out.) She’s cooler toned (more pink) than I am, and she’s actually worn the collection, so it’s definitely worth reading her take on it before pulling the trigger.
The Stupendous quad ($56) contains a satin ballet pink, a satin grey-purple, a nearly matte (but slightly chalky) cool brown, and a shimmery, cool silver.
Of the three lip products, my clear favorite is Stunning Rouge Coco lipstick ($30). It’s a warm, very peachy, slightly browned rose. There’s also mauvey, plummy Rouge Allure Laque in Stunt ($32) and sheer lilac-pink (with blue and silver sparkles) Star Glossimer ($27).
Steel and Strong nail polishes ($23) did not swatch on tape as well as I’d like. They’re so darkly sparkly, I really think they benefit from nail swatch. Check out photos from Soaper1 and Estelle for a better look.
The Soho de Chanel powder ($65) is a really pretty, warm, slightly bronzey rose-pink blush/highlight. The swatch you see here is as heavy/dark as I could make it — definitely a blush/highlight.
If you see something you love, but you don’t have a Nordstrom counter near you (or you don’t have one you’re loyal to), you could always call my fabulous people (Tim and Elena) at 214-231-3900. I’m sure they would be happy to help.