Chanel 2012 Holiday Makeup Collection – Eclats du Soir de Chanel Initial Review and Swatches

October 15, 2012

The highly anticipated Chanel 2012 Holiday Makeup Collection – Eclats du Soir de Chanel has hit our shore today. The collection is not on display yet but they are available upon request. I picked up two products on the way home and here is a sneak preview of what I bought and my first initial thoughts.

chanel-2012-holiday-makeup-collection-Eclats-du-Soir-de-swatchesChanel Le Vernis MALICE (retails for AUD$39) – If I could only get one product from this collection, it would be this one! Check out The Beauty Look Book’s review here.


Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow HARMONIE DU SOIR (retails for AUD$98) – Both the design and the texture of HARMONIE DU SOIR are successfully inherited from the Topkapi Quadra Eye shadow from the Byzance de Chanel collection. Each eye shadow feels noticeably more buttery soft and smoother than the regular line, and all are highly pigmented. I haven’t had a chance to wear them yet, and I’m curious to see how the darkest reddish mulberry shade paired with the pale pink will look on me. Check out Makeup Magpie’s review here.


REGARD-signe-de-Chanel-Quadra-Eye-Shadow-HARMONIE-DU-SOIR-topkapi-comparison-swatches The entire collection is sold on-line here with international shipping available.


{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

SYT October 16, 2012 at 12:21 am

The pink palette looks gorgeous!

by the way, can i ask what do you use to tightline your eyes daily ? you look gorgeous !


Reika October 16, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Thank you 🙂
Do you mean the upper line or the lower line? I normally just use a liquid liner (my current favorite is the Kate Sharp liquid eyeliner) for the upper line, and smudge any dark eye shadow I can find for the lower line – nothing fancy..:-P


SYT October 17, 2012 at 12:18 am

heehee i was wondering about both upper and lower line. do you also use liq liner for upper waterline too? i am currently using those jap liq liners too. but was asking if you happen to be using a good pencil for upper waterline instead that i can , which by far tend to smudge on me always.


Elaine October 16, 2012 at 4:44 am

HARMONIE DU SOIR! very pretty palette. 😀


Reika October 16, 2012 at 2:02 pm

This palette is SO you Elaine!!


Elaine October 17, 2012 at 7:14 am

I hope they launch soon here! :p


Cindy October 16, 2012 at 7:02 am

Ahhh this collection is amazeballs!!

I got the quad, the blush, the illusion d’ombre, and glossimer in intrigue =) i was so happy when the Chanel SA pre-saled those items to me last week!!! EEEP


Reika October 16, 2012 at 2:03 pm are fast!! I know, how good it is to get things from pre-sale!
Do you like the blush? I gave it a pass as it looked very sheer and glittery…


Cindy October 16, 2012 at 2:12 pm

The blush is very sparkly indeed! I don’t have anything quite this “festive” in my collection so I’m happy to own it 😀 I think it goes superbly with a vampy lip too


Reika October 16, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Yep I agree! Can’t wait to see reviews and swatches on your blog 🙂


productdoctor October 16, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Great picks! I was going to resist this collection but I may get these as well!


Reika October 16, 2012 at 2:04 pm

You should! The e/s palette is to die for – they feel so creamy and the color palette is very on trend and goes well with a vampy/plummy lip color 🙂


Petrina October 17, 2012 at 8:40 am

I was going to pick up the palette as well but not sure of the pinky tones on eyes – generally my eyes do not take well to pinky n reddish tones. Can’t wait to see a eotd with this palette!


Memoiselle October 20, 2012 at 1:57 am

The eye palette is a must have I think! I can’t wait to get my hands on them. I missed Chanel Topkapi before and I would not want to miss this one again. The color pigmentation looks amazing 😀


Shannon November 2, 2012 at 12:34 am

Beautiful photos and swatches! Malice really is a beautiful and sophisticated shade, isn’t it? Love it! Thanks so much for the link 🙂


Lilian January 21, 2014 at 12:09 am

I love the eyeshadow palettes as well as that colour of nail polish. Do you think there is any chance of getting these shades now? and by the wayI think your blog is just so wonderful!


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