Chanel Holiday Collection 2009: Chanel Bird of Paradise Eye Shadow Quad and Swatches
Mark the date peeps. The Chanel Holiday Collection 2009 releases this November, hells I’d say it’s already up and around at your local counter. This one is inspired by the brilliant plumage of exotic birds, as for this Muse it inspires her to sing some Duran, Duran.
Wow! Moving on the floor now babe you’re a bird of paradise! Cherry ice cream smile I suppose it’s very nice! With a step to your left and a flick to the right you catch that mirror way out west You know you’re something special and you look like you’re the best.
God…I miss the 80’s. Best Brit invasion of all time.
Anyway ya…so was thinking Duran, Duran when I heard the name of the new Chanel Eye Shadow Quad.
Jump ahead to hear this Muse’s thoughts on the Chanel Bird of Paradise Eye Shadow Quad.
Chanel kinda breaks off from the typical gold and silver array that dominates the Holiday season and goes with an interesting shade selection with this new collection. The quad alone gives off a vibe of Spring or even Summer with a golden shade of lemon, a shimmering orange, an olive green, and a bright turquoise. The quad is absolutely stunning but I wasn’t getting much of a festive feel from it in all honesty and thought it held more of a certain warmth which was quite fitting in with my current Fall looks, love combing shades of orange and yellow in Autumn.
This morning I was playing around with the quad and created a simple look using the green, orange, and yellow. I simply applied the yellow as an all over color wash, contrasted with the orange, and used the green on my lower lash line. For Chanel’s promo image they went for a more dramatic look using the turquoise in the outer V with a swept up look, quite lovely.
The colors are all silky smooth and blend flawlessly. One thing I absolutely love about the set is the fact that the shades manage to remain soft but can still be used to create a dramatic or played down look. It’s probably one of the most unique selection of colors I’ve seen to date from Chanel.
All in all I wasn’t getting a Holiday-feel from it but I definitely pictured myself on a Mediterranean Island some where. The colors give off that warm, take me away to paradise vibe. It’s unique color selection makes it worthy of a pick up in my humblest. Definitely a beautiful, elegant piece of makeup.
Anyone have the Chanel Bird of Paradise Shadow Quad on their wish list?
Picked it up already?
Tell the Muse!
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