Sneak Peek: Chanel Holiday 2010 Makeup Collection

October 2, 2010

I have been insanely busy with work and with DH having been out of town I’ve been working later than usual. I will get to the comments and questions in the next few days, so please be patient – my time and energy levels have been at an all time low (although work is going extremely well). I spotted Chanel’s Holiday 2010 Collection this evening and went nuts. Thanks to KarlaSugar, we got a preview from the information sheets back in July (see her sneak peek here) so I credit her for satisfying my curiosity for the past few months. You all know I am not the biggest fan of the Euro/Asia-made formula for Chanel powder products – but those who feel the same as me, not to worry, the pigment and quality of the holiday eyeshadow quad is amazing. You will not be disappointed with the formula. The whole collection is stunning.

More details, reviews and swooning to come very soon. At this point my house is a mess and I feel like I’ve been hit by a tornado – I need a day to recoup. Thank goodness DH is coming home tomorrow night. Hope you all have an amazing Friday!

Tentation Cuivré Quadra Eyeshadow

Tweed Fuschia Blush and Pulsion Le Vernis

Top to bottom: Glossimers Pleasing 227, Charming 237, Pink Pulsion 247, Rouge Cocos Patchouli 107, Magnolia 117

I found these at my local Neimans. I am thrilled to have gotten my hands on these so early, however found their customer service extremely lacking. I will most likely not be shopping the Chanel counter at Neimans again in the near future unless they tone down their snooty attitude. I’ve experienced poor customer service from them in the past but thought I’d give them a second chance. Never again. Although I will say my regular SAs with other brands at that location are fabulous. Just not their Chanel counter. I called my Nordstrom Chanel counter to inquire when they will be receiving the collection, they said any day now.

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  • Catherine October 2, 2010 at 4:13 am

    Oh man, that blush and bright pink glossimer are just screaming my name! The entire collection looks beautiful too though. Hope you get a chance to recoup over the weekend – glad to hear that work is going well for you though. =)

  • DSK Steph! October 2, 2010 at 4:13 am

    The blush looks gorgeous!

  • Kimberly October 2, 2010 at 4:17 am

    So gorgeous! I love the blush and the glosses.

  • Amy October 2, 2010 at 4:22 am

    Beautiful!!! I can't wait to see more about the eyeshadow quad!

  • honor October 2, 2010 at 10:02 am

    glad to hear that your new job is going fine , good for you. love the two rouge cocos, patchouli looks specially nice, hope you will be doing some lip swatches. is patchouli very shimmery?
    enjoy your week end,

  • Charlestongirl October 2, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Hey there, Sabrina! Happy weekend.

    There are Neiman Marcus stores, and there are Neiman Marcus stores. Some are beyond hope. Some, like the one at Mazza Gallerie in DC, are fabulous!

    I have a friend who just went to work at one that's known for horrible service in the beauty department. There are a few gems in there, gals who remember what customer service means, but in general, the SAs are AWFUL. They don't know anything, and they don't bother to learn.

    In just a few weeks, my friend has had many customers remark to her, "You are fabulous – so unlike the rest of these women." I think she will do well. 🙂

  • bella-shmella October 2, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Can I republish your photo in my blog?

  • Egon October 2, 2010 at 11:08 am

    The quad and Pleasing are mine =) you have amazing pictures as always

  • Tali October 2, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Oh god the glosses are stunning!!!

  • Sabrina October 2, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Catherine, DSK Steph, Kimberly – the blush and glossimer are gorgeous!

    Amy – the quad is amazing

    Honor – patience my dear! reviews will be coming soon!

    Cbarlestongirl – thank you!

    Bella-shmella – You have ALREADY republished my photos on your blog without my permission and you have spammed your blog on my comments. Both are unacceptable and rude. Remove my photos from your website immediately, that is copyright infringement and stealing.

    Egon – thanks, glad they helped.

    Tali – the glosses are INDEED stunning.

  • faye lu October 2, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    i think i'm in love. the blush is gorgeous. what's the quality of the brush like?
    i've never purchased a chanel blush set before and while i'd usually use a sepearate blush brush, it would be handy to use the brush that comes with it when traveling.

  • Martha October 2, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    I believe I can credit you with inspiring my first Chanel purchase last year. I can't wait for your swatches and reviews 🙂 Hope you have a relaxing weekend!

  • Sooshi October 2, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    i saw it on pixiwoo's site! I think I need that e/s quad and that pink lipstick…

  • resham October 2, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Fantastic colors. The quad looks pretty pigmented. Waitin for a detailed review and swatches…
    enjoy your weekend…

  • Pinayfrench October 2, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    This collection is gorgeous. I will be looking forward to your swatches. I think this will be my christmas gift. Have a nice week-end.

  • Eileen October 2, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Tentation Cuivrée is, indeed, a rich and smoldering "copper temptation" that I imagine few of us will be able to resist. With the Enigma collection, Chanel hinted at autumn's gray skies and blustery days with it's range of deep and smokey plums. Now, with Tentation Cuivrée, Chanel brings us indoors for a bit of fireside seduction with this burnished quad. Add to that the flush of fuchia on lips and cheeks to accompany the smoldering eye shades, and this collection is guaranteed to be a holiday hit.

    After reading Charlestongirl's review yesterday, I promptly called my favorite Chanel SA, to see if the collection had arrived yet. She said it had and that there was a gorgeous quad calling my name 🙂 After seeing your pictures, I think there is a lipstick and a gloss or two that are also demanding some love. Oh! And is that the blush whispering, "Eileen . . ." ?

    Have a restful weekend, Sabrina. It sounds like you had quite a week!

  • DeeDee October 2, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Wow! I can't get enough of this collection. I just saw it on Pixiwoo's blog now your's. Love it! I need need need Pink Pulsion in my life.

  • Anonymous October 2, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    The quad is gorgeous. I just purchased mystic eyes because of your photos and was considering winter nights next. Should I get winter nights or this new one? Thanks as always for your wonderful advice. It's always a pleasure corresponding with you!


  • Lakshmi October 2, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Hey Sabrina! Gorgeous pictures! I saw this quad and the new holiday items last week when my Bergdorf sales associate showed me, its stunning indeed. I was a bit apprehensive about the Euro/Asia formula as I didn't get to swatch it, but now that you have given your approval, I've placed my order for the quad and the Ombre d'eau!! Yay! Hope you get a chance to unwind and relax this weekend, glad to know work is going well though! Take care 🙂

  • Replica October 2, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    I thought I wasn't going to be interested in this collection, but you have now changed my mind 🙂
    Thats a shame about the service, seems foolish of them really as due to the availability of Chanel you would think counters would try to get customer loyalty.

  • LuckyRedLisa October 2, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Hey there! Thanks so much for sharing these!! My Nordies got part of the collection this week. The blush and the quad are indeed glorious (albeit VERY sparkly), but the gorgeous Splash liquid e/s is IMO the sleeper hit of the collection. So far, no lippies at my counter. I'm dying to try those out, and of course, curious to see which ones you love, as that will probably help me decide!
    I am so glad to hear your new job is going well! I missed you this week, though, I was home sick most of the week (me and DD), compulsively checking all my fave blogs. 🙂
    Can't wait for your full review of the collection!

  • Connie October 3, 2010 at 12:28 am

    I totally agree that Neiman's SAs provide pitiful customer service and what I find hilarious is that on some days, they seem to jump all over other SAs to be the one to provide that! lol

    I can't wait to hear your review of these items. I've been waiting for this holiday collection for a while now and just got word that my local Nordstroms finally got them!

    I'm glad to hear work is going extremely well. When you enjoy what you do, it makes the longer hours worth it.

  • swatchcat October 3, 2010 at 12:40 am

    Great pictures of the collection, Sabrina. I'm looking forward to receiving my order to see for myself.

  • Agmini October 3, 2010 at 1:39 am

    Chanel is really into hot pink nails lately! Riviera and Rose Insolent, and now Pulsion…and all the new lip products (extrait de gloss, cocos, etc.) seem very pink to me as well…How many pinks does a person need?
    Well, I suppose now I'll HAVE to dive in find one that works for me in all of this!

  • Stefanie October 3, 2010 at 6:20 am

    Oh my there are some lovely colours there!! Tweed Fuschia is stunning

  • Jellytea October 3, 2010 at 6:54 am

    Not sure which Neiman's is close to you, but I have only shopped with Denise at Chanel, Neiman's Fashion Island, and I have been with her since she worked at Saks South Coast, many years ago. You shouldn't have to pick one person to assist you, (they should all offer great customer service,) but I know that she is helpful, always takes her time with me, and kinda protects me from what I call, the Neiman vultures. I even buy my cloths at her counter. I love the store, but many people there have "if I can't tell what's in your wallet, I don't want to help you" disease.

  • Sandy October 3, 2010 at 8:33 am

    I am so getting that eyeshadow quad. I'm not so sure about the blush. Is the brush soft?

  • pinkribbons October 3, 2010 at 10:56 am

    It'll be difficult to resist this collection. I love everything I see. I passed on the pink nail polishes from their previous collections this year but I think I'll have to give into Pulsion. Can't wait to see your review and swatches.

  • Lara October 3, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    I love the eyeshadow quad and the blush … I'm not a fan of lipgloss, I much rather prefer lipstick, to be honest, but those look fabulous! And even though I'm pretty sure I have a number of verrry similar colours of the nail polish I know I'll have to pick it up, just for the collector's soul!

    I easily know what you mean with the poor customer service and snooty attitude. I used to be scrutinised from head to toe whenever I entered a local high-end beauty store, for being so young and so obviously not part of their usual clientele – they used to follow me around the whole store watching me! I felt so embarrassed and angry at their sceptic looks, just to see how they became my best friends when I bought a bunch of makeup! At times I just bought something to show them I hadn't come to steal their time or even goods – now I just leave when I'm mistreated and go to the stores where I'm welcomed.

  • lexi920 October 3, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Yay, I was wondering when you were going to review this collection. I saw this at my local Nordstrom counter (SF) and was lucky to swatch these products. I felt that the quad was a bit frosty but not in a bad way. I am thinking about revisiting it because it's something I don't have in my collection. Then again I might just be making excuses to buy my very first Chanel quad! I like the nail polish but I do have something like it in OPI – not an exact dupe per se but it's the same idea. I didn't get to swatch the blush but I have been a fan of the tweeds. Again, another item I have yet to purchase. If anything, I am really lusting after the holiday gift sets!

    Hope you are having a great weekend. Yes, I cannot believe it's October already too – ugh that means I am getting older at a much faster pace!!

  • Lindsey October 3, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Gorgeous pics, especially the lip products! Sorry to hear you had a bad time at the Chanel counter. It's always amazed me how some SA's are friendly and helpful and others seem more interested in making me feel small than in making a sale. Their loss, I guess, but it's still a crummy way to end a shopping trip.

  • PinkSparkle84 October 4, 2010 at 1:14 am

    I absolutely need that polish, can't wait for it to be released in the UK.

  • N October 4, 2010 at 4:40 am

    Gorgeous haul! I'm intrigued by Patchouli and Pleasing…they'd probably look gorgeous layered together!

  • N October 4, 2010 at 4:42 am

    ps-are you wearing Khaki Rose in your photos?

  • resham October 13, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Tweed Pink looks very pretty. I read on Temptalia today that it is pretty close to Pink Explosion from Chanel Fall 2010. Can you share your opinion on both of them? Which one has better texture and will work on yellow undertoned skin color.
    Thank you

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