When I first saw the promotional pictures popping up here and there, I knew that the Chanel Harmonie du Soir will find its way home to me. Can I just say that this eyeshadow quad is absolutely beautiful? Just beautiful!
The Harmonie du Soir palette is in the same Regard Signe design and formula as Top Kapi, which was released last year. At that time, I did not gravitate towards Top Kapi as it was a gold and brown palette, which didn’t strike me as particularly interesting. And I’m kicking myself because I am soooooo into golds lately.
Anyway, all is good as Harmonie du Soir is sitting pretty on my dresser now.
The formula is different from the usual European baked eyeshadows that we get from Chanel locally. Baked eyeshadows tend to harden over time and they will become quite difficult to blend. However the Regard Signe version is pressed and finely milled. The texture is buttery and blends smoothly. Colour pay-off is pretty decent too and I don’t get any fallout although the consistency is relatively soft.
I like to wear all four shades at the same time. I use the pale pearly pink as a base and brow highlight. The taupey brown shade is absolutely gorgeous as a lid colour and the deepened cranberry pink is lovely as an outer corner accent. The sparkly gold goes onto the inner corner of my eye and it also works well as a highlight. I tend to apply colours a bit sheerly during the day because I do not want to wear over-dramatic eyes to work and scare people off.
The standout colour for me is the pinkish cranberry shade with a lovely satin-sheen finish. I don’t think I have anything quite like it in my current stash. I’m one of those strange folks who actually likes wearing pinks on my peepers and am rather thrilled to have this colour in my collection.
The Harmonie du Soir is definitely a keeper! I would recommend trying it out in person because the colour combination may not be something you’d come across very often in a palette. It’s a beautiful addition to all the gorgeous collections this season and I am very stoked that I didn’t miss out this year.
Each palette is sold for RM198 and it is limited edition from the Eclats du Soir de Chanel Holiday 2012 collection. I believe it is still available at most Chanel counters and boutiques.
What will you be wearing this holiday and will you be singing in “harmonie” too?