First Look at the Chanel Holiday 2009 Gift Sets: Trio Exclusif de Vernis

September 25, 2009

I was surprised to see three different holiday sets out at my local Chanel counter at Nordstrom yesterday when the Noirs Obscurs collection hadn’t even arrived yet.

I saw three different sets, although I am not sure if these are the only sets coming out:
* Mini Brush Set $125 for 6 brushes, large face, small blush, eyeshadow, angled brow and a few others
* Lips Set $50 with Praline & Spark Glossimers and a mini Nude Lipliner
* Nail Colour Trio $65 with Allegoria, Tulip Noire (repromote) and Trapeze

I immediately snagged the Nail Set which contains my holy grail plummy-gold nail polish Tulip Noire and the new Trapeze nail polish that is coming out this holiday individually.

Antilope (from Spring 2008) versus Trapeze (holiday 2009): they are very similar, the only difference is Antilope is more frosty and has a slight gold base where Trapeze is a bit darker and more pewter/taupe/silver-cool

Golden Sand, Antilope, Trapeze:

Trapeze Nail Polish, as seen in the October 2009 Issue of Elle, page 275 “Face Time by April Long” – Philips says of Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Trapeze “it’s an accessory you can wear with everything.”

For some more tidbits of information on the upcoming holiday collections from Chanel, check out these awesome resources:

Makeup4All – Golden Cage Makeup Collection by Chanel, Holiday 2009
TalkingMakeup.com – Chanel Holiday Beauty Guide 2009
A Blogger that falls in love with Makeup – Holiday ’09 – ’10, Chanel Birds of Paradise

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  • Pretty colours, I'm really into those metallic shades right now. Tulipe Noire is a favourite too β™₯

  • I have to pick up that liner and lip gloss set – surprisingly, those are two Glossimers I don't own!

  • Anonymous

    So how is Allegoria? Tulip Noire and Trapeze look fab, but I am curious if the other shade is good and if it justifies buying the set. I don't own any Chanel polishes yet, so this could be a nice splurge.

  • Hi girls! Trapeze will be released individually so if you like that color, no need to get the set. Tulip Noire is a favorite of mine and I've been dying for a back up.

    I have yet to try Allegoria, but it's pretty basic, nothing special – I've heard mixed things about it. Check out All Lacquered Up's review:


    Or nailgal.com for more swatches.