A wee while ago I wrote about the Chanel Spring Makeup collection for 2011 – Les Perles de Chanel, well today I was in Bloomindales in San Francisco and I came across the collection in real life. The eyeshadows in the Chanel Ombrés Perlées de Chanel eyeshadow compact are so fabulously gorgeous in real life (so much better than the already gorgeous promo pics) that I had to swatch the eyeshadows!

Chanel Les Perles de Chanel makeup swatches - eyeshadow

Chanel Les Perles de Chanel makeup swatches - eyeshadow

Now I didn’t actually end up buying these (I’m waiting for duty-free on the flight out!) so I can’t show you a made up eye, but just look at those swatches… beautiful.

These eyeshadows from the Les Perles de Chanel makeup collection have the most beautiful texture, the are silky smooth and really soft and they are nicely highly pigmented as well. The eyeshadows are more shimmery when you swatch them compared to impression I got from the picture (you can see the picture – and the rest of the collection in my post: Chanel Spring Makeup collection 2011 Les Perles de Chanel makeup)

Chanel have changed the shape of their classic black eyeshadow compact to a rectangular shape for the Chanel Ombrés Perlées de Chanel eyeshadow compact to hold 5 beautiful iridescent eyeshadows for the Spring Les Perles de Chanel makeup collection.

The five eyeshadow shades are:

  • Blanc perlé
  • Rose porcelaine
  • Violine clair
  • Gris vert
  • Gris noir scintillant

The Spring Collection Ombres Perlées de Chanel eyeshadow compact costs £39 and will be available from the 28th January 2011, so it’s not the cheapest, but it is Chanel, the packaging is beautiful and the eyeshadows in the compact are just stunning!

I think I am also going to buy the Chanel Black Pearl nail polish from the Les Perles de Chanel collection as well – even though Chanel polish chips so absolutely disasterously, I just love the look of the colour!

You can buy Chanel makeup online at boots.com