Gold Rush: Chanel's Fall Collection

The colors are nuanced. The textures are silky. And unfolding the compacts trigger (almost) the same breathlessness as opening a jewelry box from Harry Winston.

I half expected Chanel's new Autumn collection, "Facettes D'Or" to shoot out beams of light as I untied the ribbon, because the entire collection dazzles: It was inspired by Gabrielle (Coco to you) Chanel's gold-walled apartment at 31 rue Cambon.

Here's a quick tour of the highlights:

Le Vernis Gold Fiction. Once it dries, this nail polish could easily pass for 24-karat gold leaf. I'd move quickly on this-we could have another Black Satin situation on our hands.

Les 4 Ombres in Reflets de' Ombre. With pans of dusky gold, brown, champagne, and blue-gray, this eye shadow quad reminds me of beautifully oxidized antiques.

Facettes D'Or Joues Contraste Gold Fever. When I see glamorous women from the 1930s, I always notice two things: One, everyone had amazing cheekbones and two, they knew how to get their glow on. This highly pigmented gold powder does both.

Ombres Essentielles in Le Bronze. This bronzer enhances all eye colors, and it doesn't make you look too made up. It's fabulous.

Rouge Hydrabase in Great Copper. Behold, the quintessential autumn lipstick. It's rich and tawny, medium weight, and has a plush velvet finish. It's the kind of lipstick that makes you look put together-even if you only have a few minutes to get out the door in the morning.

The goods are on counters and online now, so hop to it.

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