Back in June I brought you an eyeshadow from Chanel that wasn't released in the US until late July. That was Fauve. It was from the Sophisticated Eye Collection. Well today I bring you a second stunner from the collection called Magic Night.
Magic Night is a deep red based plum with color changing abilities like a chameleon. It can look deep purple and smokey when placed against a lighter shade like Fauve and it can look plummy and warm when used alone on the lid. This versatile shadow from Chanel is one of my new favorites.
This shadow is not taupe. I understand that. But for some reason I hold it in the same high regard as I do my other Chanel taupe shadows. I'm not sure why. Maybe because it pairs so well with taupe that I feel it almost a 2nd cousin to taupe. Perhaps it is the deep plum that ranges from brown to red as a base that I might consider it a sister in law to the Chanel Taupes I have. Either way. She's on the Christmas list and you will have to get her more than bath salts for this year's holiday gift.
The shadow itself is smooth and soft and not powdery. When used with a primer this shadow lasted over 10 hours and looked as picture perfect as when I first applied it. I experienced no fall out from application, no creasing or fading. The color stayed true all day and didn't oxidize. While this shadow is on the expensive side, $28.50, it is worth every penny! Believe it or not this is only my 4th Chanel Ombre Essentielle eyeshadow. I must correct this egregious oversight and start amassing a fortune of these shadows as soon as possible.
Do you NEED this? Well honestly.....YES! It is so pretty and so versatile that I think depending on what shadow you pair it with as a crease color you can get a lot of different looks from this beauty. Sure it's on the pricey side, but it's Chanel and it's so worth it.
Coco Chanel's birthday was August 19th. She passed away in January 1971 (before I was born) but I like to think that wearing her cosmetics, fragrance, and oh some day, clothing I pay homage to a woman that had more style and class in her little finger than most of us do in our whole body. One of my favorite quotes from her is:
"I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little - if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny."
|Chanel Ombre Essentielle Eyeshadow on Fauve as a base with Chanel Ombre Essentielle Eyeshadow in Magic Night in the crease. Kat Von D Autograph Eyeliner in Turbo Lover, Josie Maran GOGO Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara|