Last year I missed out on the Chanel's Holiday Collection as a whole and specifcally I regret not picking up the Topkapi quad. This year I was determined not to miss out on the Harmonie Du Soir quad. It has the same round button look imprint on it and the colors were completely mesmerizing. All 4 colors in the quad are ones I would buy on their own and completely drool-worthy.
I love that all of the Chanel products come in the cute duster bag-like protecters. All of my Chanel packaging looks great because it doesn't get scratched up from being tossed around in a makeup organizer.
I love the sleek black packaging of Chanel products. Very simple and chic with nothing but the Chanel symbol on the center of the top.
And for the big reveal. LOOK AT THOSE SHADES! Gorgeous. I would also like to mention that the top of the quad comes with a nice large mirror. You can easily use this large mirror to do your eyes with if you are travelling.
With a closer look at the eyeshadows you can see the gorgeous imprinting. I love that these look like buttons you would find on a Chanel blazer. :)
In this quad there is a lovely silvery pink shade, a mauve-cranberry, a taupe, and a true gold. The texture of these eyeshadows are much softer than their regular quads and super pigmented.
The non-flash swatches look sort of dull, but they are quite gorgeous.
This quad has 4 shimmer shades of eyeshadow, so if you don't like a lot of shimmer these may not be for you. I find that when applied to the eye it is a touch more subtle. I would also like to mention that I have been using these eyeshadows everyday since I purchased it and only adding a matter skintone shade for my browbone. The colors, even though they look very different, actually work together very well. I have used all 4 shades in the same look the majority of the time I have used the quad and they blend effortlessly.
Again, the non-flash swatches look dull. You can tell that the pigmentation is great though because these are just one swipe.
Overall, Chanel Harmonie Du Soir is a beautiful quad and I would rush to your counter or website to purchase it immediately. It does retail for $65, but it is completely worth the price point. I have used mine so much already that the pretty imprint is wearing off. That is saying a lot coming from a makeup junkie like myself. I have so many quads/palettes/single eyeshadows that I rarely wear the same thing repeatedly but wow... this quad is amazing.
Which Holiday 2012 collection are you most excited about this year? What is it that is top on your wishlist?