Sunday, October 10, 2010

Chanel Ombre Contraste: Turquoise/Arctic

This is another great duo unearthed from the trove of 1980's makeup.  As you can probably tell by the condition of the case and its contents, I used this a LOT in college, both as a shadows and as liner.  The case holds a single pan of shadow split into two shades on two sides.  The shadows have a baked texture, which means that they go on sheer when dry but more intense wet.  They also build well.

The tiny brush and sponge-tip applicators are the original ones that came with the compact.  The sponge tip is very delicate and started to fall apart when I attempted to clean it, but the brush is still in good shape.  The large divot in the right side of the pan is from where I used the brush wet to pick up the blue shadow to use as a liner.  This is really a striking combination when worn in the '80's style, but I don't know how well it would do today.  Maybe combined with a charcoal gray?

Swatched above on umprimered skin in full sun.

Swatched in shade.


Amber said...

I see you and Chanel have a serious history. :)

I'm impressed by how good all the Chanel shadows still look, and how contemporary the colors still are.

Liz said...

LOL, I worked extra hours in college to support my habit! I wish more of the lipsticks survived - the colors were just gorgeous - but the rancidness was too much and I threw them out when I unearthed this stash. However, I found one survivor the other day & will blog it prior to disposal. :-)