This week I got to preview the new eye shadow palette from Chanel at the Holt Renfrew Bloor Street. Chanel Les 4 Ombres takes inspiration from the classic Chanel tweed fabric. The colours for each eye shadow palette are literally based on thread colours from previous Chanel tweed combinations. There are six combinations available:
TissÃ© VÃ©nitien â€“ A tweed that reveals the mysteries of Venice
TissÃ© Mademoiselle â€“ A tweed in the colours of dawn
TissÃ© Cambon â€“ A very feminine tweed that accentuates the style of Chanel
TissÃ© Gabrielle â€“ A tweed that borrows its grays from a stormy sky
TissÃ© VendÃ´me â€“ A sparkling tweed that reflects the City of Lights
TissÃ© Riviera â€“ A tweed with hints of Southern France
All the colour combinations are beautiful but I love TissÃ© Cambon, TissÃ© Riviera, TissÃ© VÃ©nitien and TissÃ© Gabrielle. Chanel had one of their amazing makeup artists on hand to test drive TissÃ© VÃ©nitien on me. Great makeup artists have a way of making you feel amazing and excited about a product and this woman had that in spades. She transformed my eyes in a matter of minutes and took the time to show me each step. She made it look so easy to apply. Easy enough that she convinced me that I really need to get with the eye shadow program. “Miss geekigirlâ€, she said, “don’t worry about perfection, you’re blending it anyways.â€ These words stuck with me. I love eye makeup but I’m pretty much scared to try it out. My hands aren’t steady and I have no artistic abilities.
After my session with the Chanel makeup artist, I feel like I could recreate the look. I’m going to be practicing with the TissÃ© VÃ©nitien gift I received.
Holt Renfrew Bloor Street is having a Les 4 Ombres discovery event this week. Chanel specialists are available to answer all your questions about the collection. Also, the Chanel mascara vending machine is back until the end of next week. It’s super fun to play with; all you need to do is buy one of the Le Volume mascaras. Don’t worry; you won’t be disappointed as Chanel gets my mascara thumbs up.