Chanel Christmas Collection 2012

The images of Chanel’s gorgeous Christmas collection ‘Eclats du Soir’ have been circulating for a while, but I got the chance to have a peek at the collection in person this week, ahead of it’s official launch on the 9th November and wanted to share a few of my own pictures with you all.

As usual with their Christmas offerings, Chanel have stuck to more traditionally festive hues, opting for deep plum reds on the lips and nails and plenty of shimmering tones for the eyes.

The one nail shade from the collection (Malice) is absolutely stunning, and perfect for the festive period. I can expect this one will be a quick sell-out.

The eyeshadow quad in Harmonie du Soir is another product I think will sell-out quickly. It has the gorgeous multi-faceted eyeshadows with the signature CC’s embossed into them, and while the deep plum shade is quite unusual, the golden, bronze and pale pink that accompany it are perfect for every day wear.

My personal two favourites from the line up have to be the Rouge Allure Velvet lipstick in L’Impatiente.

The texture of the Rouge Allure Velvets is gorgeous. This shade looks seriously dark and scary in the bullet, but it’s actually a lot more wearable than you would think, and looks super glamorous on the lips.

My other pick of the bunch would be their Illusion D’Ombre eye shadow in Apparence.

A beautiful antique gold shimmer creme that is another perfect choice for Christmas. It applies very sheerly on to the lids.

While this might be a disappointment to many, I actually really like it as it makes the colour so much more subtle than a lot of glitter or shimmer shadows.

The wear time is really good and (unlike the black shade from this range!) I didn’t experience any issues with fallout when I tried it.

Chanel’s Christmas collection will be on counters from November 9th, prices start at £18. Does anything catch your eye from this collection?