L-R: Rouge Allure Velvet in La Desiree, Rouge Allure in Radieuse, and Rouge Allure Velvet in La Precieuse

There’s not long to wait for Chanel’s Christmas edit, which will be on counter from November 15th. Collection Nuit Infinie’s an easy one to get to grips with: no yellow mascara here, peeps, just lots of wearable neutrals and burnished metallics for eyes along with classic lip and nail shades.

I think we should take a look, eh?

Chanel eyeshadow palette in OMBRES MATELASSÉES DE CHANEL in Charming

Ombres Matelassees de Chanel in Charming, €55, is the star of this show. Like previous festive palettes, it has five shadow shades, but this year’s aren’t pearlised-frosted as previous offerings have been.

These tend towards matte and shimmer and while I don’t have any product from the collection to test or swatch, from having a play at the range launch this did strike me as quite powdery. There’s a mix of warm and cool tones as well, so one for the high-end neutrals fan, I’m thinking.

Chanel ILLUSION D’OMBRE in Initiation, Fatal

Two of the excellent Illusion d’Ombre cream-gel shadows are landing too in Initiation and Fatal, €29.50. Along with these are a very lovely metallic bronze liner, Ligne Graphique, €32, and matching mascara topcoat in Bronze Platine, €30.

Chanel JOUES CONTRASTE in accent

For complexion there’s a blush in Accent, €37.50.


Plus one of the always intriguing skin finishers. Poudre Universelle Libre in Moon Light, €43.50, is a shimmery peachy-beige powder to use on the high-points of the face and decolletage.

Lipsticks come in three shades across two formulas and can be seen at the top of the post. Emma’s already given us a look at one; Rouge Allure Velvet lipstick in La Precieuse. Check that out, and then have a look at this yummy fella below.

Chanel nail polish in rouge roubis

I think this might be my favourite piece: Le Vernis in the excellently-named Rouge Rubis, €22.50, is a really cheery festive red. A great raspberry with a good dose of pink, it’s bright, fun and I would like it on my nails now.

What’s calling your name?