CHANEL ‘Ombres Matelassées’ Pearl River Eyeshadow Palette is described as ‘bright silvery white, white gold, vintage gold, peach, and brown. To create big, bright eyes, contrast the deep brown shade with the bright white color.’
The Hysan Place collection was created exclusively to celebrate the opening of Hysan Place in Hong Kong edition and the ‘Ombres Matelassées’ Pearl River Eyeshadow Palette is one of the three limited edition items in the collection.
Thoughts: The palette consists of 5 shades. They are described as ‘bright silvery white, white gold, vintage gold, peach, and brown. But to my eyes and swatches, its a white, a champagne, a gold, a peach and a chocolate-brown. All shades have Chanel’s trademark shimmer…the kind that’s refined and grown up shimmer. The texture is fabulous!!!!!!!!! They all are very creamy and smooth and just like you favourite butter…easily spreadable!!!
I thought long and hard on whether I should purchase this item…the shimmer honestly is extremely gorgeous!! However, the colours are fairly basic…If you have been collecting / using eyeshadows, I am pretty sure you would have those shades in your collection already…abeit with a different texture. As a palette combination, I personally feel there’s too many light shades in a palette making the number of combinations limited thus rendering the versatility of a palette moot.
Verdict: Perhaps best for a newbie starting out who requires the basics.
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