Sunday, October 11, 2009

Chanel Noirs Obscurs Fashion Week Collection by Sarah Tattoo

It's no secret that I wait with baited breath the Chanel makeup palettes and looks created by the house specifically for their runway collections, but for the last few months I've been like a little girl before Christmas morning. When I saw the previews for the new limited edition fashion week Noirs Obscurs collection, I couldn't believe my luck!

Not only is it a luxe, ultra high quality (of course!) array of products, but it's a limited capsule collection that suits both the current fashion climes and my tastes all at the very same (fashionable) moment!
Noirs Obscurs was created to accompany the Fall/Winter Haute Couture collection, and once again, Chanel absolutely killed it on the runway. The pairing of Fall and Winter tones in rich, multi-faceted fabrics and textures are mirrored perfectly by the makeup. The Quadra Eyeshadow features deep mahogany, intense green, dark violet, and midnight blue, all in a lustrous, highly pigmented form. Chanel introduces Noirs Obscur as "Ultra-modern makeup shades – edgy, yet elegant iterations of the colour black – for eyes, lips and fingertips.", and, true to form, it seems they've managed to re-invent the color black.

Included in the colorway is a red-tinged black eye defining kohl pencil in a shade named Demoniac. The collection also offers two mascara options: Multi Dimensional Mascara, promising volume, length, curl and lash separation in a shade called Extreme Black, and an Intense Volume and Curling Mascara, also in the Extreme Black.

Perhaps the most exciting pieces of the collection are 3 limited shades of both lipsticks and nail polish. The lipstick is, of course, the traditional Rouge Allure Luminous Satin Lip Colour we know and love in Chanel; long wearing, smooth, with a lovely lustrous finish. Maniac is a deep, vampy red, Hysteria is a rich, blue based plum (just on point and in tune with the blackberry lip trends flooding all the runway shows-think Givenchy and Anna Sui), and Obscure is a darker, much earthier red with a lusty quality. (For the lip-gloss types, we are adoring the Furious lip gloss - a shade of luminescent brassy reddish brown.)

The impeccable trio of nail color matches up with the lips beautifully, in Diabolic-deep, rich, red, Forbidden-a mahogany, and Vendetta-that dark violet shade I'm loving so much this season. Ladies, this is a super Limited collection. Expect to be disappointed if you wait too long. Edgy, risky, yet altogether feminine and classic. Chanel absolutely stuns us again. Enjoy!

You can also check out the collection on the models at the A-MAY-zing Chanel Cruise 2009/10 show.


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