Chanel Nordstrom Anniversary

Chanel, Nordstrom Anniversary, Fleur de Lotus, displayI don’t think Chanel ever goes on sale, but every year, during Nordstrom’s anniversary event, the brand offers a small collection of exclusive products (if you’re feeling nostalgic, here are the collections from 2011 and 2010).

Of course, jetsetters among us may have seen these products already — Nordstrom’s anniverary releases are the limited American distribution of collections from Asia.

This year’s offering is quite lovely, a collection called Fleur de Lotus.

Rives eyeshadow quad (#35) is the round-pan, baked, European/Asian style. I always feel these shadows are a little softer, sheerer and a little more powdery than the usual American quads. Rives is a stunning neutral palette: a dusty terracotta rose satin, a sheer white satin, a dark, cool brown, satin, and a soft, warm cocoa satin. The palette is $58.

I adore warm pink Fleur de Lotus blush (Joues Contraste #69). I was a little surprised by the swatch — I thought it would be more coral, from the way the pan looks in store lighting. But I think this is a color pink-lovers and coral-lovers could agree on. It’s $43.

There’s one new Illusions d’Ombre shimmery cream shadow: Riviere (#87). Riviere is an icy, shimmery green-blue (and my swatch photographed surprisingly silver-green). I wonder if this is one of those colors that turns more blue or more green on different skintones. Illusions d’Ombre are $36.
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There’s one Stylo Yeux waterproof eyeliner: Beige Clair, a matte peach intended for use on the waterline. Using a light color on your waterline (peach, nude, baby pink) is supposed to brighten your eyes and make you look more awake (I don’t see it on myself). Beige Clair is $30.

Finally, there are two Aqualumiere glosses ($27). Roselin is a light, warm pink with gentle gold shimmer. Alize is a barely shimmery nude light peach.

All items are available at your local Nordstrom Chanel counter and at Nordstrom.comicon (free shipping at any price). The anniversary event ends Sunday, August 5th (at midnight, Pacific Time).

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4 Responses to “Chanel Nordstrom Anniversary”

  • Fleur de Lotus so lovely:)

  • Valerie says:

    I do regret not getting the “buttons” quad of 2010. I had no idea at the time how unique an offering it was! That same year, I did load up on the Coco Mademoiselle frangrance sets though- those were great. I was surprised, and disappointed, Chanel did not do a fragrance feature this year. The color cosmetics this year are very pretty- the quad and blush especially.

  • wendy lieberman says:

    i went to nordie’s last saturday to the chanel counter. i left it up to the artist to use either anniversary or fall collection. she chose anniversary. i’ve heard nothing but wonderful reviews so i was really excited!! i don’t know if it was me, the artist application but, it was very blah on me. i left with nothing. i was so dissappointed! this is the first year i have not been excited for a chanel collection and purchased lots. i’m waiting for guerlain’s to come out. xo.

  • Angela says:

    The Fleur de Lotus is fantastic!! I purchased the Asia FDL when it was first released & picked up the Nordstrom anniversary release this week. This should be a permanent Joues Contraste, IMHO. It’s definitely the stand-out piece in this collection. I’m fair w/light eyes & the Riviere looks icy silver on me w/a little hint of green & no blue at all, very similar to your swatch.

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