CHANEL’s Autumn Drop: My Top Picks

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CHANEL always bring it with their limited edition collections and their Autumn 2014 drop – États Poétiques – is no exception to the rule. They’re offering up a beauty smorgasbord of muted neutrals with a flash of pink throughout that gives the whole thing a freshness and adds a guaranteed sell-out vibe. I’ve seen, swatched and tested the lot and with everything now having made its way to counter I thought I’d round up the best of the bunch and spotlight the launches that it’s completely justified to save the pennies for – hello Boots Advantage Card points

CHANEL Écriture de Chanel in 10 Noir – A long-lasting eyeliner that takes eye makeup remover and some to remove. The nib floats over the lash line leaving a black black line behind and is sturdy enough to create a flick without too much mess. It’s on the thicker side of things so perhaps one for ladies that aren’t scared of a seriously feline flick. 

CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine Full Colour Lipstick in Viva and Aura – Fancy the much-loved Rouge Coco Shine formula with an added kick of colour? Then here you go. Still with the shine and non-lipstickness of the originals, these pack a bit more punch with Viva giving a hit of fuchsia pink and Aura does that whole ‘just eaten a bowl of berries’ slightly vampy deep plum lip thing. Pick up Viva now for the summer to autumn transition, but I’m benching Aura till winter when I think it’s going to be the perfect makeup accompaniment to the cooler weather.

CHANEL Le Vernis Nail Polish in Secret and Orage – CHANEL’s limited edition polish drops are always my favourites and these are no different. There are three in total, but these two are my top picks of the pack. Secret is beige nude that successfully steers clear of mannequin hand territory and Orage is a deep navy that looks a bit grey in the bottle but black on the nails. It’s like the blue version of Rouge Noir. My only sticking point with these is the formula; patience is key and you’ve got to schedule in enough time for three coats but if time is on your side then paint away.

CHANEL Les Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow in Poésie – I’ve saved the best till last here. You know when I mentioned that I’d been wearing the Lorac Pro Palettealmost daily’? Well this is what I was donning in between. Four shades, all laced with a mauve-y pink undertone that I struggle to pick a favourite from. I have to pick one? Well, then it’s the top left Ombre Shade, a lilac taupe that I’ve been dusting on with lashings of mascara. A great everyday palette that can be beefed up for nighttime thanks to the rich chocolate brown. It’s limited edition, so grab your shoes, keys and purse and run.


  • That lipstick looks gorgeous but I fell for the gloss in Songe, it’s so moisturizing and lovely.. Do you like it? And is the eyeliner really worth the splurge? I’m thinking about it.. *okay okay, I’m running already*

  • Some fantastic shades there! I’m hanging on to summer as best I can, but I do love autumn, and there’s some fantastic releases this season 🙂

    Aimee Belle

  • Anna Blush

    Chanel’s eye palettes are always so tempting, the look you’ve gone for is gorgeous! I also love the look of the Secret polish, shame about the formula though

  • Love them on you; gorgeous! Eyeing the lippies and eyeshadow palette. Not a massive fan of Chanel nail polishes. They chip really easily on me.

  • Avanti

    Love the look you are wearing. This collection looks really great. Particularly like the lipstick.


  • Lauren Parker

    love the chanel packaging!


  • Chanel’s products never fail to excite me, even if it’s just the packaging. I love the shades in the quad, though – so, so pretty.

  • Love that fuschia pink lip colour – beautiful! Eye shadows look lovely too.

  • I love the look of those lipsticks! They look so pretty! x


  • That blue/grey nail varnish is so nice & so is that palette! Chanel always seems to bring out pretty amazing collections!

  • Holly Cooke

    That eye shadow quad just looks absolutely stunning! x

  • Love the Viva lipstick! And where did you buy this lovely ring??

  • Hope Richardson

    Love Chanel’s Autumn launches this year! That eyeshadow palette looks beautiful as a mini nude compact, perfect!

  • The slow pace

    I love those lipsticks! You got me with the I’ve just eaten a bowl of berries effect. That’s exactly the color I love in Autumn. (In Summer it is the I’ve just eaten a bowl of strawberries effect… you, know, lighter pink-ish 😉
    But I just hate Chanel nailpolish… The formula is just impossible for me. I think they have the best shades, though. So I’m always torn…. great colours but bad formula…

  • I love that blueish grey nail polish! It reminds me of Essies Bobbing for Baubles, one of my absolute favourite winter polishes! Sadly it’s gone all gloopy and clumpy as it has gotten quite old; I’ll have to repurchase it!

  • I am in love with the nail polish! I’m intrigued by the fact that is looks grey in the bottle but black on the nails! Aha!

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  • Natalie

    This nail polish is amazing!

    Btw, please, please, please review the BB cream Lingerie de Peau for us!

  • Chantal

    That lipstick is such a stunning shade and it really suits you Anna. I would love to buy a Chanel lipstick one day. x

  • I’m into pen eyeliners, so I just have to give this one a go. And maybe I’ll just add Le Vernis in Secret in my shopping cart as well, it’s so pretty!

  • I’m loving that nail polish! x

  • EvaBBlogt

    That nailpolish is beautiful, but Chanel nailpolishes and I just don’t get along. .. I’ll just stick to the lipsticks, eyeshadows, powders,… which I adore.

  • karen

    That eyeshadow quad! Can I justify another palette?

  • That eyeshadow quad is gorgeous! Fingers crossed there’ll be one left for me when I make it to the Chanel counter! That lipstick looks gorgeous on you by the way, a perfect pink for you xx

    Megan /

  • Ylenia

    So you didn’t liked the loose powder foundation?

  • Chanel nail polishes are always so pretty but the formulation is so chippy it’s disappointing. =(

    But I’m probably not going to resist the rouge coco shine …

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  • I love that lipstick! The color is so nice for fall.

  • Julia

    To me, the CHANEL-Lipstick in “Aura” looks like the ‘more adult sister’ of the shade “Deauville” (67) /// a very nice colour, too ! And perfect for autumn as well : ) Lot’s of L O V E from Munich, Germany and – you are a GREAT inspiration to me, dear Anna ! J*

  • that eye quad looks gorgeous! and i just got a rouge cocoa shine in boy so these look tempting!

  • Oh my gosh Anna, there goes my next paycheck lol! Needing the lipsticks and polishes ASAP. You’re so right though, the seasonal/limited collections are the best!


  • I love the eye palette. I need to save money to move next month but now I am thinking something else lols 🙂

  • Joycelyn Steib

    I am obsessed with palettes of any kind these days and this one is no exception!! Love it!!! Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Such a goregous look! I really like the nail polish colour 😀

    Nicole♥ | Just a bit of Nicole

  • Girl! I love this collection not like I need anymore lipsticks but maybe that eyeshadow quad! and a lipstick or two. haha


  • Jane Lam

    Where’s the disclaimer?

  • So much pretty especially those eyeshadows x

  • oh mate… this is one beaut collecsh + I’m not usually into LE collections. (can we just lol that I said ‘mate’ plz)

    annie |

  • Chanel nail polishes are aways so pretty even though the formulas are terrible 🙁 Maybe this is the year I finally splurge on a chanel lipstick

    Tilly Enn // A Beauty and Fashion Blog

  • Minty

    I so need that eye pallete. Stunning

  • Kendall

    Which rouge coco shine are you wearing in the photo? I’m assuming Viva? I love it!

  • Aura sounds and looks awesome – deep vampy shades are my AW go to

    Lauren x

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  • Oooh, I’m kinda liking that nail polish shade! :O

    xx Alyson
    The Beauty Vanity

  • I like both nail polish shades and the eyeshadow! So pretty. 🙂

    xx Sierra

  • Gabriel Nemro

    Lipstick looks very wearable, I’m thinking about adding it to my autumn collection:)

  • I can’t wait to try the nail polishes; I think Chanel make the best ones.

  • Alba

    I love your ring!

  • All those products are looking amazing… Maybe I’ll add some on my birthday/christmas bucket list :))x

    Love from France, Victoria

  • Mandy Bajwa

    All these products look amazing!

  • Anna Noooo!! you’ve literally made me put on my shoes grab my purse and leave the house..why? jk but seriously thanks!

  • Ella Min

    That eyeliner sounds incredible! I think if any brand is going to do a perfect black liner, of course it’d be Chanel!


  • The eyeshadow quad looks beautiful!

    Sophia //

  • I love the pale pink and cream shades in this collection. Gorgeous as usual Anna!

  • love the eyeliner, Anna I’ve been following you on youtube and your blog for quite sometime and you just keep getting better and better your weekly vlogs are my favorite <3

  • Love, love, love!!! You have amazing picks….I want it all. I’m going to get my makeup done with all the new products on Thursday, can’t wait to try these out!

  • I desperately want to try something from Channel other than their waterproof mascara, (which is amazing). I may just bit the bullet and get the eyeshadow, so pretty!

  • I’ve never tried Chanel eyeshadow, but am really fascinated by this quad. I absolutely do not need any more eyeshadow to add to my collection, but I love those colors!! Too pretty.

  • I love the name of the chanel eyeliner! Did you have it on in the photo though?

  • I’ve got the CHANEL Le Vernis Nail Polish in Mirage!

  • Elif Karamehmetoglu

    Absolutely love the quad and the lipstick “Aura”!They’re definitely on my bucket list now.

  • Emma and Emily

    All of these products sound dreamy. I love the look of the eye shadow quad too.

  • alittlebitofjenn

    The eye shadow quad looks great 🙂

  • This really is a gorgeous collection and you wear it so well, Anna! Orage nail polish is amazing 🙂

  • Zahra Mushtaq

    This is such a gorgeous collection, and I have to now get my hands on those eyeshadows


  • Hi Anna! I am aaalllll over that eyeshadow quad!! I’m pretty sure you are my biggest enabler Anna, I love it 🙂 x x
    You get a mention & link in my first ever blog post! x

  • The eyeshadow quad and nail polishes are right up my street!

  • Lovely blog post once again, Vivianna! I really love your style of blogging. And oh God, I really have to get my hands on that eyeshadow palette. I love it! Perfect autumnal shades…

  • Anna, Anna, what are you doing to my wallet! You made me buy this Chanel palette literally on the same day I read this post. Seriously. The day before it I already got another palette from Chanel from the same collection only because this one was sold out, but then I read your post and went to the other part of my city to check if the other store still had it and I bought it. Uh, I didn’t need another Chanel palette and my wallet hates you :). But I loooooooove it! :). It’s beautiful.

  • Geena

    Whoever designs the packaging for Chanel needs a pat on the back, they are stunning products. I’ve heard mixed things about the quality of Chanel polishes, so maybe I’ll go for a YSL instead!

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  • Orage reminds me of Vertigo! 🙂 I love Poesie!

  • You will be pleased to know that Sephora’s The System Formula X worked really well with one Chanel polish (2012 limited edition – Graphite) and lasted a full five days! Almost a shortcut to the necessary three coats…

  • you are really pushing me to buy the eyeshadow palette…Anna what are you doing to my bank account :/ hehehehhehee

  • Jennifer

    I didn’t want the Lorac Palette for the longest time but I’m suddenly going through a period of desperately need!

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  • yasmin

    Anna where is that lovely ring from?

  • Pink Hornet

    I love Chanel’s makeup, such beautiful wearable colours.

  • Defo my fave for Fall!Love Chanel!