Thursday, 13 September 2012

Quick Swatch: Chanel Les Twin-Sets de Chanel Collection

Last week Chanel released a limited edition trio of twin-set lip and nail colours in celebration of Vogue's Fashion Night Out. I instagram-ed a picture of the collection immediately after seeing it as I thought the shades (especially the darker set!) were perfect for A/W.
I tried to drop in to Chanel Bond Street on VFNO last Thursday to get a glimpse of the collection in person (and to have a good old swatch!) but there was a ridiculous queue to get in so I abandoned the cause!

I did however, manage to get a quick look at the collection yesterday in Chanel's Covent Garden pop-up store (which, on a side note, is fabulous!)
The photos aren't great as I was in a bit of a hurry and only had my iPhone on me, but have to say, the collection wasn't as lovely in person as I had hoped. (also part of the reason I didn't take more in-depth pictures!)
The lip shades just weren't quite there for me (to spend £25 on at least) Although the formulation of the Rouge Allure Velvet lipsticks is beautiful!

The darker shade I had my eye on for both the lips and nails (Provocation) was actually a lot more purple than the plum I was hoping for, The medium pink (Infidele) wasn't quite 'special' enough, and the nude nail polish (Delicatesse) was a little too orange-toned for me. Surprisingly, I liked the nude lipstick the most (which I expected to like least!) 

So all in all, a little disappointing... I didn't end up buying anything from this collection. Fingers crossed, the new Rouge Allure shades don't disappoint when they arrive on counter tomorrow! 

What do you think of the Twin-Sets collection? Do you like any of the shades? 
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37 comments

  1. I think the dark shade is more beautiful swatched than in the photo. I love vampy purple shades.

    Thanks for the sneak peek!

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  2. Thanks for the swatches! :)

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  3. I'm a sucker for dark purples, both in nail polish and on the lips! Unfortunately for me, it's coming up to spring/summer in Australia, so not the perfect time for the dark colours. Lovely post though! <3 Hope you can get some sleep!

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  4. i like the dark purple so much! x

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  5. I would definitely go for the lighter shade so am glad you say it's orange-toned :) Thanks for this. Not sure they'll have this in NZ as we're coming into Spring now. But something I have noticed since I arrived here, is that international companies do not care, so we might get the darker tones after all!

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  6. Too bad purple isn't really my thing, but the swatches look beautiful though! Can't wait for the new Rouge Allure shades (:

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  7. The dark purple looks gorgeous but I think it's gonna be a hard one to pull of on the lips. :)

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  8. lovely colour!

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  9. Provocation looks lovely although it doesn't really look wearable.

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  10. These are gorgeous colours, really love the dark purple!

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  11. I also love the nude lipstick:) but the colors are great in general but too dark for me

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  12. Colors look great but I don't know if I wold wear the really deep plumy one.

    Adela
    afashionistascorner.blogspot.com

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  13. Wow they do look different in real life, thats a shame!

    Sophierosehearts x

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  14. I don't really like the lip colours, but I love the nail polishes, especially infidele
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. I live in the north and hardly go to London but I went the other week with my Dad and I really wanted to go into the Covent Garden store but I didn't want to bore my dad, wish I had gone in now :P I love the lighter shade of lipstick :) x

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  16. Have not come across any Chanel makeup worth the money for me i'm afraid..x

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  17. They all are so pretty!

    =)


    Brooke

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  18. I like the idea, it's all very lady-like, matching lips & nails x

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  19. i love purple color so much

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  20. omg all the colours are amazing! i dont know who could pull off that dark purple (apart from like rihanna or something haha) but it looks incredible! i might just have to stick with the nail varnish!
    :)
    xxx
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  21. That's so disappointing!! I thought the dark purple would be more plum, less pink-y but obviously not. Thanks for posting the swatches :) x

    Holly's Beauty Review

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  22. The deep purple colour is beautiful!!

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  23. I love the dark purple set, beautiful! but I don't think I will buy them, I think I can find something similar for a fraction of the price.
    I agree with you, all 3 sets are a bit disappointing!
    xx-B
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  24. I really like the deep purple color, but I don't know how wearable it would be and I wouldn't want to spend that much money on something I wasn't sure about. Thanks for the swatches! xx
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  25. I really like the look of that deep purple, but to me that looks so unwearable and terrifying! These swatches are really helpful though, I think they give a much more accurate representation of the shades xxxx

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  26. I adore the deep purple, whereas I would probably wear the hell out of the nail polish I would most likely be too much of a chicken to wear the lipstick :) x

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  27. Call me boring, but I love the rose pink/red pair!

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  28. I wish i was brave enough to wear purple shades as these look lovely x

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  29. They look amazing! At least they have quality and last.

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    bjs

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  30. I loved these colors. I'm not sure I would wear the lipstick, but they would all look great on nails.

    Deana
    www.tesoribelle.com

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  31. I'm hoping to get my hands on some of these, i love the colours even for lips, i think that they would look lovely in the winter with a cosy jumper and relaxed hair, makes you look like you have made an effort when you haven't!

    Georga xx
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  32. the pink one is a little disappointing. it doesn't look half as good in person. but i love provocation. i'm happy that it's a little more purple than plum as i've been looking for a shade just like it for ages. can't wait to get my hands on it! :) x

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  33. I like the look of the nude lipstick and nail polish. I wouldn't dish out the money for them I don't think, though.

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  35. the darker lipstick are very trendy for winter!
    x

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  36. I quite like the pinky shade :) xxx

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