There are some definite winners here for me, starting with the Healthy Glow Multi-Colour Les Beiges compact in Duo No 2. This blush/highlighter combination comes in a stunning ivory and black compact with possibly the softest portable brush ever (usually the brushes provided in these types of compact products are scratchy and flimsy, but not this one!).
Another success for the collection was the Empreinte Du Desert shadow quad, which has some of the silkiest feeling powder shadows I’ve felt. Now, the colour scheme isn’t overly exciting to me given I’m not a green shadow fan, and the rest of the compact is neutrals, but they are beautifully pigmented and smooth on the lid. If you don’t already own a zillion neutral eyeshadow palettes, then this would certainly be a nice addition to the makeup bag!
In accompaniment to the shadows were the Stylo Yeux Waterproof, in shades 827 Sable and 817 Oasis. I received the green shade (Oasis), and while I found the formula glided on smoothly with no tugging, the colour was a bit uneven and lacked pigment. I’ve heard amazing things about these liners, so I am keen to try another shade and see if it was just the green shade that performed this way.
Also launched with the collection were six shades of the Levres Scintillantes Gossimer lip glosses. These have been raved about for ages, and the last I’d tried one was years ago, so I was thrilled to see the formula was still impressive. I got the shade 604 Sirocco, a stunning tomato shade that applies with a hint of coral and micro reflect, and looks unbelievably juicy and plump on the lips. I’ve already got my eye on a few other shades…
Addition to this there were five Le Vernis Long Wear Nail Colours launched (in Chanel’s newly revamped formula) and while I tried out three shades, the orange-red “Espadrilles” was by far the winner. Not only did the formula of that shade apply the best, but the colour is so eye-catching and classic all at the same time. I can easily see this being the hot seller of the launch.