Well. We’re back from holidays and it’s colder than ever. So, naturally, it’s time to get happy and start thinking of the Spring collections. First up, Chanel.
As wonderful and relaxing as the Christmas break was, the time finally came for me to go back to work and blogging. Throughout the holidays, this gorgeous collection sat on my desk, just waiting to be photographed. I was dying to try out the polishes and blush, but I restrained myself for two reasons: 1) I needed to photograph the blush first before using it and 2) With my sheer abundance of holiday reds, I couldn’t bring myself to already using spring polishes.
So, here we are.Take it all in! So much pastel gorgeousness. Why can’t we just fast-forward through winter?
There are three new polishes in the Spring collection–Désirio, Tenderly and Paradisio; I received the latter two. Désirio (not pictured) is a cool-toned fuschia with subtle purpley-blue shimmers. Tenderly reminds me of a lighter version of last year’s Charivari–dusty purple–but this one delicate and girly without being a standard pastel. Perfect for those who love greiges, but want to try out some colour. I needed three coats to achieve perfect evenness, but the result is worth it–jelly and glossy. Paradisio, which is limited edition, reminds me of the cotton candy clouds of Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream album cover–pastel perfection and totally heavenly. It’s a pale green with silver shimmers–which in some lights can take on a more champagne glow. Semi-sheer with two coats, and more opaque with three. If you’re a fan of Chanel’s stellar metallics, this is one that you definitely want to pick up.
I’ve been using this beautiful blush, Jardin de Chanel, on the daily ever since photographing it–I’ve seen a few complaints from bloggers that it is too sheer, but I beg to differ. A few sweeps on this on my fair skin creates the perfect cool-pink glow, without being overpowering. There are some silver shimmers, however, not enough that it looks like you applied glitter to your face. They are super tiny and delicate.
Another new favourite, which I can’t wait to debut once Spring gets a bit closer, is a new addition to Rouge Allure Velvet, La Pétillante, a bright, cool-toned coral-red, that instantly brightens the face. The formula itself is perfect, a matte finish, with a creamy, hydrating application and full-coverage. Limited edition as well, be sure to get this one before it’s gone!
Wearing La Pétillante, Tissé Paris eyeshadow palette and Jardin de Chanel blush below.
I also received a new gloss, Crazy Fuschia, from the Lèvres Scintillantes line, and was kind of expecting not to love it–this cool-toned pink seemed somewhat outdated and all of the shimmer put me off–but I have to admit I was totally wrong. Not only did the colour look great, but you could barely see the shimmers after application. Super glossy, great colour and tons of pigment. Another win.
Wearing Crazy Fuschia, Tissé Paris eyeshadow palette and Jardin de Chanel blush below.
The eyeshadow palette, Les 4 Ombres in Tissé Paris, has me a bit undecided. First off–the colours. I am not usually one to put pink on my eyelids for fear of looking ill, but the shadows were actually so sheer that they did not have this effect on me. I tried to swatch them for you, but they barely showed up on me. So. If you’re into highly-pigmented shadows, these are not for you, unless you want to apply them wet. For the price of these palettes, it’s definitely something worth thinking about.
Also in the Spring 2015 Rêverie Parisienne collection:
Le Vernis in Désirio