Though winter has well and truly arrived here in Melbourne, I can’t help but feel bright and cheery when looking at the new nail polish releases from the Chanel Summer 2014 Make Up Collection – Reflets D’Été!
I picked up 3 of the 5 shades in the collection and I must say they are hot, hot, hot! My picks were Sweet Lilac, Pink Tonic and Mirabella, and they are currently sitting among my all time favourite Chanel Le Vernis shades. Big call I know, but look at them! Way too pretty!
All three shades have a glossy cream finish with a subtle shimmer that reflects in the light. I also found the formulas to be very similar for each of the 3 shades and quite consistent with most of the Le Vernis range which is good. They apply light yet evenly onto the nail and are opaque with 2 coats. Lasting time is about 3-4 days without any chips. Love!
First up, we have Sweet Lilac (#615). A beautiful pale lavender shade with a soft pink tone to it. It’s a very feminine yet sophisticated shade, making it quite wearable for everyday. I’ve always been quite partial to pastel purple nail colours, and this one definitely takes the cake!
Next we have my favourite out of the 3, Pink Tonic (#619)! It is the most gorgeous, bright fuchsia pink. It’s the type of colour you can wear all year round, on your fingers or toes! I’ve been wearing it non-stop for the past couple of weeks and don’t see myself getting tired of it anytime soon. All you pink lovers out there, I guarantee you’ll adore this shade as much as I do!
Lastly I picked up Mirabella (#623). Honestly, I’m not usually a fan of orange shades, but totally had to make an exception for this one. It’s such a happy colour, that you can’t help but smile looking at it. Been rocking this one on my toes, even if they’re usually covered up by socks, tights and boots lol. Definitely can’t wait for sandals weather!
Seriously loving these 3 colours and highly recommend. They’re also Limited Edition, so if you’re tempted, I suggest you hop to it! Available now from all Chanel Beauty boutiques and counters or online, RRP AU$39/US$27.
Have you tried any of the Chanel Summer 2014 Le Vernis shades? Which are your favourite?
As part of Chanel’s Fall 2013 beauty collection earlier in the year, they released a brand new cream blush line up or in Chanel language “Le Blush Creme de Chanel
”. Fancy. Being a huge lover of cream blushes, when I first heard about this release I may have done a happy dance and rightly so, because 1) the promo images were gorgeous, and 2) they were Chanel! Hello, talk about two birds with one stone. I die.
Six shades were released and there’s definitely a shade to please all skintones and blush preferences, from pale pink to a deep fuchsia. I picked up 3 shades: Presage, Revelation and Fantastic. Which appealed to my penchant for pink and peachy blush tones. And boy, they don’t disappoint!
|L-R: Chanel Le Blush Creme de Chanel in Presage, Revelation and Fantastic
Absolutely adore the shades and the texture of these. The blushes are a cream to powder formula and very easy to work with, and they blend well into the skin with a natural, even finish. Pigmentation is good, but also buildable without caking up. Lasting time is fabulous, I can get a good 6-8 hours on my normal/combination skin. Bottom line, I’m super happy with the cream blushes, lusting after more, and hope Chanel continues to release new shades!
Le Blush Creme de Chanel in Presage #62
A lovely warm peach shade. A great one for “no make up” make up looks as it just gives a warm, healthy glow to the skin.
Le Blush Creme de Chanel in Revelation #63
My favourite of the lot! This was actually one of the only two blushes I brought with me on my USA holiday last September! It’s a beautiful warm, rosy pink. One of those no fuss shades that matches any look.
Le Blush Creme de Chanel in Fantastic #66
This is a stunning fuchsia shade with a hint of berry. Super pigmented so a little goes a long way. This one makes for a Fantastic bold cheek, you can pair with smoky eyes for the evening.
|Swatches L-R: Chanel Le Blush Creme de Chanel in Presage, Revelation and Fantastic
|Wearing Revelation on my cheeks!
The Chanel Le Blush Creme de Chanel range is available now from all Chanel counters. RRP US$38/AU$60.
Haul video sharing the new lip products I’ve purchased recently. Happy watching 🙂
Chanel Glossimers in 174 Day Dream & 175 Savage Grace
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in 79 Saga
Chanel Rouge Coco in 49 Liaison
YSL Volupte Shine in 6 Pink in Devotion, 9 Nude in Private & 13 Pink in Paris
Dior Addict Lipstick in 553 Princess
Dior Addict Gloss in 553 Princess, 343 Spring Ball, 363 Dormeuse & 664 Fairy Pink
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Cream Foundation
Guerlain Meteorites Pressed Powder
Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate
NARS Amour Powder Blush
Burberry Beauty Eyeshadow Quad in Plum Pink
Estee Lauder Lip Shine in X-Pose Rose
Dior Le Vernis in Creoles #678
What new lip products have you purchased lately?
Hope you guys enjoy my latest video make up tutorial using products from the Chanel Printemps Precieux de Chanel Spring 2013 Make Up Collection!=&0=&
Chanel Eyeshadow Quad in Raffinement
Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner in Or Rose
Lancome Artliner Liquid Eyeliner
Guerlain Cils d’Enfer Mascara
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation in B40
Giorgio Armani Maestro Eraser in #3
Guerlain Meteorites Illuminating & Mattifying Pressed Powder
NARS Laguna Bronzer
Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Frivole
Chanel Poudre Signee de Chanel Illuminating Powder
Chanel Precision Lip Definer in Rubellite
Chanel Glossimer in Bagatelle #161
I’m wearing the Spring 2013 Le Vernis in Emprise on my nails.
I completely adore this collection, for reviews, pictures and swatches of the products, please check out my previous post here!
Spring releases are definitely my favourite when it comes to make up collections. The colours tend to be vibrant and feminine which is right up my alley, and our friends at Chanel certainly deliver with their latest Printemps Precieux de Chanel
collection for Spring 2013!
The collection is a lovely combination of soft neutral eyes, glowly peach cheeks with a pop of colour on the lips. I’m happy to report that I got my hands on the majority of the Printemps Precieux products (I did say I love spring collections right?) only passing on the lipsticks as I’m not a huge fan of matte finishes. Seriously loving this collection as not only is it perfect for spring, it’s fabulous for all year around!
The centrepiece of the collection! A super gorgeous white gold highlighter. It’s quite finely milled and gives the face a lovely subtle glow. Oh and that embossing! Gah, how can you say no? Swatched below but honestly it was quite hard to truly capture the beautiful glow of the highlighter, so why not check out my video make up tutorial to see it in action.
My new favourite HG eyeshadow quad! Beautiful neutral toned colours and that can take you from day to night in a flash. Raffinement was actually the only eyeshadows that I brought with me on my recent holiday. I have a US version of the quad and the texture of the shadows is buttery soft, they apply super smooth onto the eye and pigmentation is lovely too.
A delicious vibrant peach shade that imparts a gorgeous natural flush to the cheeks. The finish is more of a satin, so no shimmer which is unique for Chanel, but also a nice change.
Chanel has released 3 nail polishes or Le Vernis with their Spring 2013 collection “Printemps Precieux de Chanel
” and what fabulous polishes they are! Though not overly unique, the 3 new nail polishes are great, wearable shades for all skin tones and are sure to become staples in anyone’s nail polish wardrobe.
=&0=&=&1=&– A sweet, peachy nude. May seem a little boring but it’s a very feminine and work appropriate shade. It’s a creamy polish, with a slight pearlescent sheen in sunlight. Pretty but you’ll need 3 coats for even application and coverage.
=&2=& – A fun, bright pink with a slight coral tone. My favourite of the trio! It’s vibrant with a gorgeous gold pearl and I absolutely adore this shade. It just screams spring and summer to me, though I’m sure I’ll wear it all year round.
=&3=&– A vampy, brown wine shade. Seems a little out of place in a spring collection but gorgeous nonetheless. A very sophisticated looking shade that applies flawlessly to the nails. Will be reaching for this one more in the cooler months.
Available now from Chanel counters or online at Nordstrom. RRP US$27/AU$39.
Hey lovelies, here’s my latest make up tutorial using products from the Chanel Holiday 2012 Make Up Collection
! Hope you like it 🙂=&0=&Chanel Illusion d’Ombres in ApparenceChanel Harmonie du Soir QuadLancome Artliner Liquid EyelinerYSL Faux Cils MascaraVelour Lashes in You Complete MeChanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation in 40 BeigeBobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Warm NaturalChanel Poudre Universelle Libre in NaturalChanel Notorious Sculpting Veil for Eyes and CheeksChanel Joues Contraste Blush in Star DustMAC Craving LipstickChanel Glossimer in AllegorieNails – Rimmel London in Aye Aye Sailor, with YSL Premiere Neige Top Coat on middle and ring fingers.Have a wonderful weekend!xoxo