For Fall, Chanel launched the Venise de Chanel collection and the one item that caught my eye was the Limited Edition Eye Gloss Quad:
They say: This quartet of gel-cream shades – pearl, gold, black and red black – delivers a subtle luminous sheen that blends beautifully, from sheer to intense
The weird colour in this quad is the red – I can see why it reflects the Venice theme, I just wish it was a shimmery blue or green instead:
This was pretty steep price wise, at £38.50…I had been considering buying the Dior Jazz Club compact (which is £44 and comes with eyeshadow, brow powder, cream liner) but chose the Chanel instead…was this a good choice?
The texture of these eye glosses are as described – not quite a cream, not quite a gel. Quite firm for an eyegloss, easy to apply and a tad sticky. No problems spreading it into the skin though.
For eye glosses, I think they are very pigmented, and can be layered (especially the black) to really build up colour.
The effect is a rock chick type glossy look with lots of shine:
This is an eye gloss, and no eye gloss was meant to stay creaseless – beware if you can’t cope with this. Within a few minutes of application I had this:
It’s going to happen with an eyegloss, primer or not.
The black is perfect and the white and gold are also nice shades – the red is more wearable than I thought it would be, its almost a very dark plummy burgundy. Still not an everyday shade of course, but then eye gloss isn’t an everyday thing. I would have still preferred something from the blue or green or brown family tree instead.
This is expensive – I thought it would be more about £30 as opposed to £38.50. Its limited edition, its pretty unusual so I guess its a collectors item for Chanel fans like me.
I got some of this in my eye and boy did it sting – its a bit sticky too remember so it was painful and sticky. Bloodshot eyes all around!
Buy if you like eye glosses (I do), don’t mind a high maintenance look, or just collect Chanel. It’s not for everyone and not the wisest make up purchase you can make….luckily, I’m not wise.