This eyeshadow palette by Chanel was a limited edition from the Spring 2011 collection. I missed on getting the palette initially but then Vicky from Vanity-Fashionista found it available again from Boots.com. Vicky and I happily worked out a trade (both for Chanel items) and I received the palette a few weeks ago.
I have a really sad tale to tell with horrifying pictures. I took the palette home and had it on the dresser along with a couple of other cosmetic items. I was getting ready to take pictures of the palette when the unthinkable happened. My cat was up on the window ledge above the dresser when she lost her footing. To try to regain her balance, she stepped on the lampshade of a big lamp thinking that it was sturdy enough. Unfortunately it wasn't and the whole thing came crashing down with her on top. The lamp fell on top of all of the cosmetic items that were on the dresser. Sadly, the Chanel palette got crushed along with my Canmake Blush container and another drugstore eyeshadow palette. The lamp also shattered.
Here is the end result of Ombres Perlees de Chanel and Canmake Blush:
As you can see, even the mirror of the palette cracked. The cover of the blush container is also cracked. Fortunately, it is a loose powder blush so it didn't make any difference to the contents. Surprisingly, the eyeshadows didn't crumble into a powdery mess. It's cracked but is staying intact so it's quite usable as it is, despite it's ugly appearance.
I've been using the palette and love all of the colors in it. I finally was able to take pictures for an EOTD.
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin
Ombres Perlees de Chanel Palette, all 5 colors
K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner
For my EOTD, I basically used the colors working my way from left to right. The cream color is applied over entire eyelid. The pink color is applied to outer brow bone area. The middle shade is applied from lash line to crease line and blended upward. The 4th color is applied to middle 1/3 of the eyelid from lashline to crease line and blended upward. The last color is applied to outer corner of eyelid as well as outer "V" and blended inward. I also used the pink color on the lower lashline and the 5th color on the outer 1/4 of lower lashlline. Lined my upper lashline and outer 1/4 of lower lashline with K-Palette.
I really love the colors of this palette. The shadows themselves are really smooth and glide on nicely. Although they look quite dark in the palette, they apply as a more muted shade, which is really nice for Spring, which is the season it was released for. I personally usually go for a darker eye look but a more muted look is nice for a change.
My friends who follow me on Twitter know that there was a bit of an emergency a week or so ago. As a result, I've had to give up my room where I normally take my blog pictures and do other things. This is the reason there hasn't been consistent blog posts from me. You may have also noticed that in my previous post, the picture style has gone back to before I started using my DIY light box. Hopefully I can get my room back from my son soon.
Also, next week I will not be online because I'll be off in Sin City! Yes, I'm going to Las Vegas and will only have my iPhone with me. I may have a scheduled post or two but not too sure.