Chanel Collection Superstition pictures, info & prices

It’s time! Chanel Collection Superstition for Autumn 2013 (European Autumn, that is) – is launching in South Africa in a couple of weeks’ time on August 16th. I can’t remember the last time I met a Chanel makeup collection I didn’t like and what do you know; I’m already obsessing over this one too.

Chanel Collection Superstition gives a nod to Gabrielle Chanel’s superstitious habits, and the tokens and charms she surrounded herself with. In her Paris apartment the number 5 was often repeated, and hidden in the glass charms of chandeliers. Talismans and charms were symmetrically displayed in pairs as she believed in luck; and ears of wheat (a symbol of good fortune) were repeatedly displayed too.

These gestures and habits are reinterpreted in a fun, light hearted way in this collection. Because the pairing of object is my favourite Madame Chanel fun fact,  the part I love most is that the 6 lipsticks in the collection were each given a matching crème blush to form pairs. If that’s not perfection, I don’t know what is!

The collection consists of the following:

Le Blush Crème De Chanel, R440

New product, available in 6 shades: 61 Destiny, 62 Prèsage, 63 Révélation, 64 Inspiration, 65 Affinité, 66 Fantastic. Fantastic is the only shade that’s a limited edition.

Collection Superstition Le Blush Creme de Chanel
Collection Superstition Le Blush Creme de Chanel in Presage and Fantastic

Rouge Coco Lipstick, R390

55 Icone, 57 Mystique

Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick, R390

85 Secret, 86 Instinct (limited edition), 87 Rendez-vous, 88 Esprit

Chanel Collection Superstition Creme Blush & Rouge Coco Shine
Chanel Collection Superstition Creme Blush & Rouge Coco Shine

Les 4 Ombres, R615

Eyeshadow Quad in 43 Mystère – sadly it’s a limited edition

Chanel Collection Superstition Les 4 Ombres and Waterproof Stylo Yeux
Chanel Collection Superstition Les 4 Ombres and Waterproof Stylo Yeux

Ombre Essentielle, R355

Two limited edition eyeshadow singles – 99 Hasard and 101 Gri-Gri

Chanel Collection Superstition Ombre Essentiele in Gri-Gri (with shimmer) and Hasard.
Chanel Collection Superstition Ombre Essentiele in Gri-Gri (top) and Hasard.

Stylo Yeux Waterproof, R295

Eyeliner in 104 Khaki Précieux

Le Volume de Chanel, R385

Mascara in 104 Khaki Précieux

Le Vernis, R290

3 Nail polish shades in 589 Elixir, 591 Alchimie (limited edition) and 601 Mysterious.

Chanel Collection Superstition Le Vernis, clockwise from left is Alchimie, Elixer, Mysterious
Chanel Collection Superstition Le Vernis, clockwise from left is Alchimie, Elixer, Mysterious

I’m glad to see that the majority of the products are permanent additions, but I am sad about the eyeshadows being available for a limited time only – I saw them up close; and both the quad and Gri-Gri are gorgeous. I have a couple of products to play with and I honestly can’t wait – I’m ridiculously excited to try those blushers. I’ll do another post in a week or so when I’ve had chance to give them a go.

C xx

 

 

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  1. Jul 26, 2013 / 10:20 AM

    I’ve never owned a Chanel product (to be honest, I’ve been hesitant to go to a Chanel counter as I’ve often imagined the sales ladies giving me the stink eye!) but I REALLY want to try one of the Creme Blushes so I still have about 3 weeks to pluck up the courage lol!

    I felt the same way about MAC a couple of years ago but now I walk in there like I own the place! 😉

    • Jul 26, 2013 / 10:35 AM

      How weird, I feel more comfortable at Chanel counters, I’ve only encountered friendly assistants. MAC’s vibe is almost too trendy and their range is so huge! It depends from store to store I suppose, I was once on my way to check out some MAC things but did a 180 because the assistants all had scary makeup on, they were dressed in high fashion weirdness and the music was REALLY loud. Ended up getting my MAC foundation matched in a different store from a normal looking person & had a great experience. That said, now it wouldn’t bother me anymore (older, wiser, more confident etc).

      BTW – started testing the Chanel creme blushes yesterday. I think I’m in love.

      • maryanne young
        Jul 26, 2013 / 12:10 PM

        Just wanted to say thanks for the gorgeous article. I just voted for you in Fairlady’s Blogger competition! Holding thumbs u win xx

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