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 its new Ombres Lamées de Chanel eye-shadow palette. Inside there’s a quartet of flattering neutral tones, all of which have been embossed with a gold-flecked finish to look like actual fabrics (insanely chic!).
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In fact, the limited-edition shades riff on those seen in Chanel’s fall ready-to-wear collection (shout out to look number 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 poetic about the pretty compact. Try layering the dark chocolaty shade along the lash line and into the crease for definition, or tapping the brighter lamé on the inner corner and the 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 Mademoiselle Chanel would approve of. As she once said, “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” Check and check.
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Think this palette’s pretty? Just look at Chanel’s spa in Paris—its first ever:
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