Chanel Holiday 2017: 822 SILVER SCREEN/SATINÉ Cream Eyeshadow From the LIBRE 2017 NUMÉROS ROUGES Holiday Collection

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Lids: Chanel OMBRE PREMIÈRE
Longwear Cream Eyeshadow in 822 SILVER SCREEN/SATINÉ from the LIBRE 2017 NUMÉROS ROUGES holiday collection

I’m not surprised anymore to see red and gold in a holiday makeup collection, because it’s typical, or, as the cool kids like to say these days, “#basic.”

I mean, how many times have we seen red and gold holiday makeup collections!? I’ve been doing this for 10 years, and I lost count. So I think it was pretty unusual, in a welcome way, to see Chanel go with red and platinum for the new LIBRE 2017 NUMÉROS ROUGES collection.

And we’re not talking about a basic platinum either.

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822 Silver Screen

It’s called 822 Silver Screen, and it’s a warm-toned platinum OMBRE PREMIÈRE, one of Chanel’s Longwear Cream Eyeshadows.

If you look closely, you should see a hint of khaki…

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Swatch: 822 SILVER SCREEN/SATINÉ

The khaki took me a little while to see. I had to stare at the swatch on my skin, but as I meditated on it (wait — doesn’t everybody do that with their eyeshadow??), I spotted an essence of khaki green.

Then the mental makeup gears started turning… “Ooh! I’ll do green liner with this eyeshadow. It’ll be magical.”

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I’m also wearing Chanel Malice Blush on my cheeks and Hourglass Day Dream on my lips

My hunch was correct. I applied two layers of Silver Screen on top of a dark forest green liner, which emphasized the khaki even more and turned my brown eyes into rich discs of the most delectable dark chocolate…

Mmm…

That’s such a common combo in nature — green and brown — but Mother Nature got it hella right. It’s also a great makeup combo, and it’s nothing short of EVERYTHING for brown eyes.

As a side, you do have to be diligent with Silver Screen, because it sets and dries quickly, so blend any edges right after you pat each layer. In other words, don’t dilly-dally, missy.

Also, because Silver Screen is a flashy metallic, you’ll want to refrain from applying too many layers. More than three, and it starts to look heavy.

Silver Screen is $36, limited edition, and you’ll find it luxuriating on counters now, along with the rest of the Chanel holiday collection.

Your friendly neighborhood Chanel addict,

Karen

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