First look: Cage Dorée de Chanel (Chanel’s Christmas 2009 collection)

Cage Dorée de Chanel (Chanel's Christmas 2009 collection)

Even though it’s been available since October 19th, I’ve been holding off posting about Chanel‘s Christmas makeup collection because it simply isn’t right to talk about Christmas before Halloween is over. Right?

But now we can gush over these gorgeous photos. The inspiration for this collection was an exquisite golden birdcage (that’s Cage Dorée in French) that was owned by Coco Chanel at her apartment on the Rue Cambon in Paris:

chanel cagedoree goldencage First look: Cage Dorée de Chanel (Chanels Christmas 2009 collection)

The star product in the line is this shimmering tweed highlighter (Les Tissages Lamés de Chanel, $69):

chanel cagedoree les tissages lames de chanel First look: Cage Dorée de Chanel (Chanels Christmas 2009 collection)

Here’s the limited-edition four-colour eyeshadow quad (Les 4 Ombres in Bird of Paradise, $61). Not a huge fan of that orangey shade for the eye area though.

chanel cagedoree les 4 ombres First look: Cage Dorée de Chanel (Chanels Christmas 2009 collection)

This limited-edition black-and-shimmery-charcoal eyeliner duo is more my style (La Ligne de Chanel in Celadon-Lamé, $47):

chanel cagedoree la ligne de chanel First look: Cage Dorée de Chanel (Chanels Christmas 2009 collection)

Loving all the lip options in this collection (sadly, all are limited edition). That gorgeous bright pink lipstick is Aqualumière in Grenada ($33) and the gloss is Aqualumière Gloss in Hirondelle ($31):

chanel cagedoree lips First look: Cage Dorée de Chanel (Chanels Christmas 2009 collection)

Finally, nails! As usual Chanel doesn’t disappoint. This is Le Vernis in Trapèze ($26), also limited edition:

chanel cagedoree le vernis in trapeze First look: Cage Dorée de Chanel (Chanels Christmas 2009 collection)

Available now at Chanel beauty counters across Canada.

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