Chanel – Attraction

I took the plunge.  I bought one of the Spring 2012 Chanel colours.  And in white too.  So unlike me.  I like my Chanel’s big and bold.  Anyway something about Attraction spoke to me.  I don’t think I am *quite* done with the collection as there is one other that is still catching my eye.  But its a long way to payday!

Anyway, Attraction is  from the Roses Ultimes de Chanel collection.  It only arrived in the UK at the end of May and I know its been available in North America for a lot longer.  Its a creme, pearly white.  I’d looked at some of the US reviews which were less than flattering about the formula.  Now, I wasn’t holding my breath, but this wasn’t anywhere near as bad as I had anticipated.  Yes, you can see the brush stokes.  Yes, you need at least three coats.  But LOOK AT IT!! (the bubbling on my thumb is from my dying bottle of Seche – why is the brush so damn short??)

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Above you can see three coats.  And lets be honest, the brush strokes are not that visible.  Care must be taken, as with yellows, on the application.  Do not go over patches.  Allow it to dry a bit in between coats.  I opted to do the coats quite thick and I think it worked out much better.  Wear was great, I wore it on holiday and it did me very well for almost 4 full days.

Chanel retails in the UK at most high end department stores, larger Boots or Boots.Com for £18.  Did you buy any of this collection?  And can you guess which other one has my eye?