Chanel Holiday 2014 Makeup: Collection Plumes Precieuses de Chanel

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Chanel Holiday 2014_Collection Plumes Precieuses de Chanel

Augtober, Augvember... bah. A little holiday makeup cheer isn't so out of place, then is it? So let's have a peek at the Chanel holiday 2014 Collection Plumes Precieuses de Chanel, due at the beginning of November via thebay.com and nordstrom.com as well as Murale.

chanel holiday 2014: collection plumes precieuses de chanel

Chanel Holiday 2014_Camelia de Plumes illuminating powder compact

Feathers and diamonds inspired the Chanel holiday 2014 Collection Plumes Precieuses de Chanel. The palette: silvery white, white gold and cool greys with a soft peach for subtle warmth and an aren't-we-fabulous killer red for glamourous lips and nails.

Chanel holiday 2014_Camelia de Plumes illuminating powder

The star item in the Chanel holiday 2014 collection is the shimmering Chanel Camelia de Plumes Highlighting Powder ($76). Aptly named Platine, the compact's surface features a feather motif shaped like a camelia, Coco Chanel's signature flower. Looks a bit more like an art-deco representation of giant palm fronds, perhaps, but lovely. A sheer platinum with a trace of gold, the illuminator is designed for use in the usual places: cheekbones, decollete -- a dusting on bare shoulders is always pretty too.

Chanel Holiday 2014_eyeshadow palette Les 5 Ombres de Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit

The Chanel holiday eyeshadow palette -- Les 5 Ombres de Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit ($70) -- features five pretty shades: icy white, pale lavender grey, deep purple grey, black and antique gold.

Chanel Holiday 2014_Illusion d'Ombre in ENVOL_limited edition

Also part of the collection, Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in Envol ($38), a soft peach shimmer for eyes.

Chanel Holiday 2014_Les 5 Ombres de Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit eyeshadow palette

As well as the Chanel Oiseau de Nuit eyeshadow palette and Envol eyeshadow, the Chanel holiday 2014 collection includes a waterproof eye pencil in Or Blanc, a white gold ideal for lining the lower waterline for an instant bright-eyes effect.

Chanel Holiday 2014_Or Blanc waterproof eye pencil

Oh, here it is: the Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof in Or Blanc ($30).

Chanel Holiday 2014_Chanel Joues Contraste in Caresse_limited edition

For cheeks, the Chanel holiday 2014 Collection Plumes Precieuses de Chanel includes one powder blush, Chanel Joues Contraste in Caresse ($48), a pretty peach with a soft pearlized silver shimmer.

Chanel Holiday 2014_Rouge Allure Lipstick in Volage limited edition

There are two lipsticks in the Chanel holiday 2014 Collection Plumes Pecisieuses de Chanel lineup. This is Chanel Rouge Allure in Volage ($40), a satin fresh peach for nights you want your eyes to be the focus.

Chanel Holiday 2014_Rouge Allure Velvet La Flamboyante lipstick

And this is Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Flamboyante ($40) is a glamorous, knock0ut-red matte.

Chanel Phenix 687 Le Vernis_Chanel Holiday 2014

Also part of the collection is red nail colour as fiery as the La Flamboyante lipstick. This Chanel Le Vernis in Phenix ($29) is "poppy-red beautifulness," says Karen Mani-Geek.

UPDATE: Here's how Chanel Phenix nail colour measure up to two similar polish shades:

Chanel Phenix Comparison Swatch

Our manigeek, Karen, compared Chanel Phenix to OPI Coca-Cola Red and OPI Race Red from the OPI Mustang collection, and shot it in three different exposures to show differences. Of the three, Chanel Phenix and OPI Coca-Cola red are closest. Not identical, but "98.5% kind of close," says Karen.

The entire Chanel holiday 2014 collection is limited-edition and scheduled to hit counter November 2nd at thebay.com, nordstrom.com and Murale. In the meantime, is there anything from the Chanel Etats Poetiques Fall 2014 collection that calls to you?

Whaddya think? Do you use highlighting powder? The eyeshadow palette will enhance blue eyes, green eyes, hazel eyes and brown -- does it interest you? Oh, and do you line your lower waterline with shimmery pale pencil already? (I do! Wakey-wakey!)