Chanel Fall 2010 National Artist Event

July 10, 2010
The Nordstrom near me recently had a National Artist Event for Chanel and they used a mix of the new fall 2010 shades with a couple other items from the regular line. There were two different artists who worked with me. Typically with the National Artist events one makeup artist from the Chanel team will cleanse and prep the skin with moisturizers, primers, foundation, concealer and powder. Once the face is prepped, then the National Artist will come by to apply the makeup and work their magic. I would say about 1/2 the events I’ve been to, the National Artist has been able to do my makeup. The other 1/2 were so busy the artist never made it to my chair (in that case one of the regular artists will do your makeup).

I brought in a photo of one of the latest Burberry Beauty ads and asked them to recreate the look using Chanel products. The final result didn’t really resemble the look but I was still pleased with the look and the items they picked out.

Teint Innocence Compact in Shell 30
Poudre Universelle Libre in Naturel 30
Pink Explosion 64 Blush

Cristal-Dusk 77 Irreelle Duo
Cassis 83 Stylo Yeux Waterproof
Smoky Violine Exceptionnel Mascara

Nude Lipliner
Rose Dentelle 37 Rouge Coco
Rose Dilemma 144 Glossimer

Products are linked to the Chanel & Nordstrom websites for your convenience in case you want to read more about the products through their descriptions, check prices, see other color options etc.

Cristal-Dusk Duo + Cassis Eyeliner

L to R: Nude Lipliner, Rose Dentelle Rouge Coco,
Rose Dilemma Glossimer, Pink Explosion Blush

  • Skin: Skin was cleansed and then prepped with the Ultra Correction Lift line. For the skin the focus was on preventing the effects of aging. Looking at my skin, they said they thought I would have the type of skin that would sag instead of wrinkle as I aged. I’m not sure which one is better, lol. They used the Sculpting Firming Concentrate, Lifing Firming Day Fluid, and the Total Eye Life Eye Cream. I’ve never really liked Chanel skincare (except their Age Delay line which has long been discontinued) but they gave me samples to try.
  • Face: The artist who prepped my skin had done my makeup before on numerous occasions, so she used my regular foundation in Teint Innocence in Shell 30. I asked to try the loose powder, and she applied the Poudre Universelle Libre in Naturel 30. I was surprised no concealer was used since they almost always push their concealers during these events. However, the Teint Innocence Compact Foundation is a heavier coverage foundation on my skin, so perhaps that is why they skipped it (much to my delight).
  • Cheeks: This is where the National Artist stepped in and picked out Pink Explosion 64 Joues Contraste (previously reviewed here). Much to his surprise, I mentioned that I noticed the formulas for the fall collection were different and came in the baked formula like the European and Asian releases. His face just lit up as he said, “I’m so proud you know that, half of these ladies (waved his hand at the team) don’t even know that and they should.” I asked if he by chance knew if they were going to change the formula going forward. He wasn’t sure but thought it would be for certain collections only, not all, but couldn’t confirm.

Close up of the lips, but this is a few hours after the event so it’s a bit faded. Also within a few hours, my skin felt extremely greasy despite the cloudy-cool and slightly windy weather we’ve been having here in Southern California. I think the skincare items I tried will be a no-go. I hate to admit this, but for the eyes, I took the makeup off as soon as I got home. I liked the colors they used, they just applied way too much. Even my husband asked, “why do you have so much makeup on today?”

There wasn’t a gift with purchase offered. I feel this is sometimes better because then there is less pressure to spend a lot of money. They did however give out samples to everyone who attended: A mini look-card, mini perfume sample, eyemakeup remover, Rouge Coco sample card.

Those new to my blog, you can click the “Makeover” tag below to see other products used at past events I’ve attended (including Chanel, MAC and NARS). My last one from Chanel was back in March (click here).

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  • Kristie @ naturalNchicmakeup.blogspot.com July 10, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    I love this year's fall collection and am thinking about picking up Pink Explosion. There's definitely a difference between the 2 formulas but I'm still tempted. It's a beautiful color.

  • pinkribbons July 10, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    I love the shades of the rouge coco and glossimer. They do remind me of roses. How does the rouge coco you picked up compare to the other pink in the fall release?

  • Lori July 10, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Hi Sabrina!

    Of course you're interested in the Burberry line! Was going to ask! Me too, of course! Have you seen any of it in person, yet? I have not, but I would love to know what you think if you have!

    I think I heard that they were going to be selling it at South Coast Plaza. Might have to make the trip…

  • Eileen July 10, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Don't you just love the combination of Rose Dentelle with Rose Dilemma glossimer? On me, it's almost my natural lip color, so my lips just look smoother and more polished. Another beautiful combination is Chintz with Petit Peche glossimer. And the Cassis eye pencil is really pretty. My eyes are a dark moss green so anything plummy really makes their color pop.

    And, as beautiful as the cloudy Fall Collection has been, I think the smoldering Holiday Collection will easily fall into the same league. Anyone who hasn't seen the sneak peak yet, should take a look at Karla's Next Best Thing to Going Shopping.

  • Sabrina July 10, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Kristie – Pink Explosion is pretty. I'm just not so keen on the new formula. The artist applied it on me with an eyeshadow brush (I though odd).

    Pink Ribbons – I think Rose Dentelle is more wearable on me. Chintz is also pretty, just a bit brighter on the lips.

    Lori – YES! I am interested in Burberry. It is being released at SCP, I heard it was out yesterday, but didn't call the SCP Nordstrom to confirm.

    Eileen – Yes the lip combo is beautiful. I always get a kick out of how they use Nude Lipliner on every single makeover (almost). I can almost bet on it. Yes, the upcoming releases for Chanel look very enticing. I <3 Karla for being able to release those to us.

  • DivaEsquire14 July 10, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Sabrina, I just subscribed to your blog and I must say I have enjoyed reading your reviews, etc. all day. I've gone all the way back to the beginning. I'm glad I found your site through Karla Sugar. You are amazing! Keep up the good work.

  • Carlene July 11, 2010 at 12:56 am

    I'm new to your blog, too, and am also working my way through your archives; so much fun!

    I was wondering which Burberry photo you were using as a reference. I love that first eye look on the card.

  • Martha July 11, 2010 at 2:00 am

    The lip looks really pretty! I am tempted my the new Rouge Coco colors since I am a pink and neutral kind of girl.

  • Black is the New Black July 11, 2010 at 3:56 am

    love the cassis eyeliner!

  • Stefanie July 11, 2010 at 4:58 am

    Gorgeous shades!! I love the soft plums, browns and pinks – that gloss is just stunning as well

  • Rachel July 11, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    I love the shades of lip products used, so pretty! And the eyeshadows are lovely too! Thanks for sharing =)

  • Diane July 12, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    How did you like the loose powder they used on you? I have tried their other loose powder the translucent powder one but I wasn't crazy about it.

  • lovelyandroid July 12, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    I like that eyeshadow duo, too bad it is being discontinued.

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