Gabrielle Chanel made her mark in fashion by cutting feminine silhouettes out of fabrics traditionally reserved for menswear-think yards of tweed, gabardine, wool and woven knits, which she spun into everything from supersmart coats to those forever-cool ladylike suits. Fast forward to now and borrowed-from-the-boys fabrics still dominate the house’s best creations, including their new Ombres Lamées de Chanel eyeshadow palette. Inside there’s a quartet of four flattering neutral tones, all of which have been embossed with a textured, gold-flecked finish to appear like actual fabrics (insanely chic!).
In fact, the limited-edition shades riff on those seen in Chanel’s fall ready-to-wear collection (shout out to look #68!) and cast a glittery glow on your skin. While the palette officially launches in the brand’s boutiques and online on November 28, makeup artists are already obsessed-both Matin and Benjamin Puckey have already taken to their Instagram accounts to wax poetically about the pretty compact. Try layering the dark chocolate-y shade along the lash line and into the crease for definition, or tapping the brighter lamé on the inner corners and center of the lid for a metallic pop. To up the intensity even further-for say, that holiday party or any “festive” occasion in the coming weeks-dampen your makeup brush first and apply the colors wet so they pack more punch. We imagine it’s a move Madame Chanel would approve of. As she once said, “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” Check, and check.
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