Friday, March 16, 2012

The Latest: Chanel Ombres Matelassees 51. Montaigne Palette

Chanel boutique: Avenue Montaigne

The latest release from Chanel, the 51 Montaigne palette, a limited edition product created by Chanel's creative director of makeup Peter Philips to celebrate the opening of the Chanel boutique on Avenue Montaigne in Paris.
This palette embodies everything Chanel, imprinted on the shadows is Chanel's signature quilt pattern and the color selection simple and classic with a hint of shimmer. This palette features colors that are not new or unique, but are a representation of the Chanel brand. At the moment this is an extremely difficult palette to acquire, not even available on the Chanel website, and only being sold in select stores. The price is even harder to swallow than the name. Chanel and this palette are the epitome of luxury and its price reflects that, at $80 (6g/0.21oz) it is even more expensive than the Spring 2012 collection's palette, Ombres Perlees de Chanel, which sells for $65.
I only have one problem with this palette. I can understand the selection of completely average colors and even the price increase, but why put in this beautiful palette those appalling sponge applicators? They have absolutely no logical reason to be included, anyone who can afford a $80 palette and is willing to spend that kind of money on makeup I am certain has a fine set of brushes. Usually I might accept that they are for convenience and portability, but honestly who is going to just toss this in their purse? In my opinion they should have saved us and themselves the money and excluded those useless things.
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