Chanel Holiday 2009: Cage Doree de Chanel

November 11, 2009

The Chanel Holiday Collection finally arrived at Saks last week so of course I rushed over to check everything out.

I featured 2 of the Holiday Sets that came out in September, check out these posts for details and photos: First Look at the Chanel Holiday 2009 Gift Sets and Chanel Holiday 2009 Glossimer Duo.

For the collection, the standouts to me were the aqualumiere lipglosses and lipsticks, although they seemed to be more of a spring resort theme rather than a holiday theme. The lipsticks are unique enough that I couldn’t find dupes or similar colors in my Chanel collection.

Pictured left to right:
Aqualumiere Glosses: Canari, Hirondelle, Colbri
Aqualumiere Lipsticks: Grenada, Tasmania, Galapagos, Maldives
Nail polish: Trapeze

Here are the comparisons to some other Chanel Aqualumiere Glosses and Glossimers within the same color families + swatches:

Left to right – Canari Aqualumiere, Candy Glow Aqualumiere, Coral Reef Glossimer, Hirondelle Aqualumiere, Courtisane Glossimer, Diamond Rose Aqualumiere, Colibri Aqualumiere, Wonderland Glossimer (LE), Whisper Glossimer (d/c)

* Canari Aqualmiere gloss has more pinky-coral in it compared to Candy Glow and Coral Reef
* Hirondelle Aqualumiere is not as frosty/sparkley and more natural than Courtisane and Diamond Rose
* Colibri Aqualumiere is more white than Wonderland (more sparkley) and Whisper (more beige)

Here’s a repeat picture of the Trapeze Nail Polish compared to Golden Sand and Antilope:

For the actual holiday collection, there have already been some great posts and pictures published on various blogs, so I didn’t want to do a rehash of everything. For more great photos/swatches/reviews, check out Makeup and Beauty Blog, Karlasugar, My Makeup Reviews and Beauty Moogle Zone (all linked to the actual Chanel Holiday articles for your convenience!).

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  • Sarita

    It is pretty. I do agree about this looking more spring or resort. I've seen pictures of the Spring on some blogs and it looks more Summer to me. I guess the new artistic director see's things differently than I do.

  • Nice collection, but I agree, it does look quite summery! xxx

  • I love that collection I just ordered Candy glow and maldives !!! can't wait to try them !!!!


  • Candy Glow is my fav Aqualumiere! I love it so much.
    I am not a big fan of Holiday collection and I am not getting anything. But I can't wait for Spring 2010!;)

  • em

    it looks like a holiday collection that would be here for our summer, not yuour winter! love the corals especially xo

  • Oh how pretty! I don't have any glossimers yet, but from Karen at MBB, it seemed these wouldn't show up very well on my pigmented lips. You have a beautiful collection though!

  • Gorgeous colours, very summery looking! I really need to get some more Aqualumiere glosses – I adore the two I have β™₯

  • Canari & Hirondelle are gorgeous! They are really spring like but I still want them. πŸ™‚

  • how ironic that we posted the same stuff at the same time. and we have had this earlier than you? wow… anyway, i was right about the NP. it is soooo pretty on you.

    i am not sure about the lipsticks and glosses as they are sheer and look rather similar. they are spring like colours only because they aren't the main products but to be as supporting parts. eye products are the stars of the collection.

  • Do you happen to know if these colors are Limited Edition?

  • An e/s in the color of GoldenSand would be incredible!

  • Wow, you have a grand and gorgeous collection! I'm a big fan of both the Glossimers and the nail polishes too! πŸ˜‰