I Won’t Buy This: Les 4 Camélias de Chanel for Fall 2007

by PJ on Sunday, September 16, 2007

in -Chanel, 2007 Fall, makeup - lip color

(Les 4 Camélias de Chanel)
(photo from www.chanel.com)

No, I won’t be buying this…not because I don’t like Chanel or because I don’t like the look of this palette.

It is quite the opposite. Chanel is one of my favorite brands for makeup. I love the low-key and glamorous packaging and I enjoy using their items.

I adore this palette as well. The beautiful colors, in the shape of feminine and delicate camellias, are wearable for most people.

*BUT*, the second my lip brush is dipped into the colors, I won’t have all the four perfect camellias anymore! Sigh. As much as I want to keep looking at them, I want to use them too! So I will just have to satisfy myself by looking at the photo here…

Relate posts:

Chanel: The Perfect Black
(my take on Chanel cosmetics)

Chanel Contrast Lumième Palette in Aquarelles
(I don’t have a problem with this beautiful palette. I am happily using this.)

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous Monday, September 17, 2007

Saw this palette and although I love Chanel makeup, it’s too beautiful… makes me feel guilty!


etirv Monday, September 17, 2007

I just saw this palette and although I like Chanel makeup, I’ll just feel too guilty to use this — too beautiful!!!!


Julie L Monday, September 17, 2007

Ahh! How pretty. I love your site and your picks. Keep it up. :)


A-Mused Monday, September 17, 2007

gosh I know this feeling well!

I still have the pearl effects from 2002, which aren’t nearly as pretty as these, that I haven’t made a single mark on!

So sick.

I do this with many “pretty” palettes and I’m slowly trying to stop! Because hey I only live once and I should be using this stuff. It’s still hard though!!!!!

I, too, won’t buy this for the same reason as you because as hard as I try to convince myself it’s OK to use it, I still won’t!


Anonymous Monday, September 17, 2007

I thought I was the only one out there to resist temptation, not because the palette was not beautiful, but because it was too beautiful. Nice to know that there are others like me that hate to see perfection scarred, and therefore refrain from buying!


brittni Monday, September 17, 2007

That pallett is gorgeous. I wouldn’t buy Chanel either way. Too expensive when I feel there are other brands out there that are better for same/less prices. I do love the chanel symbol though…i rock the earrings lol


♥~Erusa~♥ Monday, September 17, 2007

I’m not buyingthis either for the same reason. maybe Buying two would solve the problem? You know, you look at one and use the other…
(Being evil here)


Anita Monday, September 17, 2007

This is indeed too beautiful to use. Very elegant and perfect.


PJ Monday, September 17, 2007

Hello everyone!!

Thank all of you for commenting on my blog! All the comments are very much appreciated!

Anonymous & Etirv

That’s true. If I bought this, I would feel guilty to use it, simply because it is the actual product that makes up the beautiful pattern…


Thank you very much! I will definitely keep it updated constantly. Please do come back often!


I know the Chanel 2002 product you mentioned. It is indeed very pretty, and this one is also too pretty to be used.

I am also guilty of owning several products that I don’t plan to use…ever. For me, they are more like collector’s pieces. The pleasure of having them and appreciating their prettiness is enough for me. But I have been trying to buy what I actually will use. So…I am not buying this either…:)


You are definitely not the only one! Maybe Chanel can work on this and come up with equally beautiful items that we will actually rush out to buy! :)

Thanks again everyone!!


PJ Monday, September 17, 2007

Hello everyone!! Thanks for the comments!


The palette is indeed gorgeous. What appeals to me the most about the general Chanel packaging is the simple black. Very sedate but memorable at the same time. In terms of cosmetics, no one has done black quite as well as Chanel…


You know what…I know someone might mention this idea! :) I admit it is definitely a possible solution. If it were a lot cheaper…maybe. But not at the price it is sold at…


Agree with you there. Definitely too beautiful to use. Also, if they were just four plain square lip colors in the compact, we might not really be attracted to the palette. So, in this case, it is a lose-lose situation unfortunately…:)


Julie Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Awww.. I’m sorry you won’t be purchasing it. It’s such a shame. This palette is just so pretty.


IxLovexMAC Tuesday, September 18, 2007

I saw this pallet a few months ago, I would be so scared to ruin one of the flowers in the pallet, this is one pallet I would only want to look at not, use…which would make me feel soooo guilty


Rachel Tuesday, September 18, 2007

i do exactly the same thing! i do it with food too. when people send me really pretty christmas cookies, i’m afraid to eat them cuz i’ll be destroying a work of art! lol :)


PJ Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Hello everyone! Thanks for the comments!


I know. I do really like it. But I just think I would rather save my money for some equally pretty items that I will actually use! :)


I definitely agree with you. If I do buy this one, I don’t think I will ever want to use it! I will have to be satisfied with just looking at it!


Actually, I do this to other people with my hand-wrapped gifts. My friends almost always want me to re-wrap the boxes once they get the actual gifts out.

Once a friend even said “I don’t care what’s inside. I will just display this in my house for everyone to see!”

I do have a good/bad reputation for this… :)


Christine Wednesday, September 19, 2007

I know what you mean, you never want to mess up the designs!


Anonymous Wednesday, September 19, 2007

I am actually happily using this product, and surprisingly my flowers are still pretty. I am just really careful about putting the lipbrush into one “petal” at a time until the petal is used. The flower still maintains its shape. Just like peanut butter in a jar, its pretty but I really want a sandwhich. I like the colors a lot, esp. the plum & white shades. If you buy this,please use it.


PJ Thursday, September 20, 2007

Hello Christine,

Thank you for your comment!

Exactly…that’s the reason why I don’t really feel like buying this…:(


PJ Thursday, September 20, 2007

Hello there,

Thank you for leaving a comment!

You are the first person that left a comment here that has bought it and is using it!

I see what you mean. The consistency of the lip colors is probably quite solid so the shape doesn’t get “distorted” during use. It is very nice to know this! If I do buy it, I *WILL* be very tempted to use it…

Great to know you are liking the shades. They do look very pretty!

Love the peanut butter analogy! Now I am feeling peckish…


Rowena Thursday, September 20, 2007

I have the Gouche De Chanel Palette from about 3 years ago I STILL havent opened because I dont want to ruin it :p and the entire Mac Barbie Range!! So from now on if I can’t bring myself to use it I wont buy it!


WendyB Thursday, September 20, 2007

Yes, it would be like eating a beautifully designed dessert…rather sad!


PJ Thursday, September 20, 2007

Hello Rowena,

Thank you for leaving a comment!

I am definitely guilty of similar things. I do have palettes that I have not used…. My excuse is that I see them as collector’s pieces…:)


PJ Thursday, September 20, 2007

Hello Wendy,

Another fitting analogy for all this! Thank you very much for your comment! :)

Loving your blog, by the way!



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