As of January 30, Chanel’s cosmetic line for spring is now available for purchase at Perfumes Plus, on the 1st level of Brunswick Square! This collection, inspired by the sunset, features a stream of peachy hues and soft pinks that flatter a variety of skin tones. I was excited to get a sneak peak at the entire collection!
I would have to say that over the past couple years, this collection from Chanel has to be my favourite. There is an assortment of warm, flattering hues to choose from that it makes it hard to pick just one favourite product.
I can say that I am always drawn to the colours that Chanel chooses for nail polish. The quality is also worth the purchase- sometimes I find that I only have to apply one coat to get full coverage and colour saturation on my nails.
The eye shadows for spring include two solo shades- Tigerlily (a light orange) and Rose de Mai (a soft pink)- as well as the 4 colour palette, Eclosion (featured in the photo above). The pressed powder, Jasmin, actually has a subtle, but visible sparkle to the product and provides a translucent, natural matte finish when applied over make-up or for touch-ups. With the highlighting face powder, Glowing Blush Harmony, you can apply the rose, coral or peach gradations separately or blend them together to highlight and accent features.
With in-coming spring trends it seems to be a blending of opposites- with softer and bold colours. You can go with either end of the spectrum when choosing a lip colour. You could select a neutral such as Superstition (#2) or go for a bold look with the darker shade, Destinee (#5). In the above picture, I applied the lipstick shades the underside of my wrist/forearm to give an idea of how the colours appear. They are a little more subtle in hue when actually applied to the lips. My personal favourites were the coral (#1- Chalys) and bright pink (#3- Paradis) lipsticks.
But when it comes to choosing a lip application, there’s also lip balm, sheer lip shine, and lip glosses in similar colours to choose from. Perhaps you can see why I had such a hard time deciding what products I liked best- because I was in love with them all! So, in the end, I ended up playing with different looks and trying quite an assortment!