Chanel seems to be pros when it comes to designing unforgettable Summer beauty collections.
I remember seeing Riviera for the first time and thinking I need that colour, on my toes, right now. And who could forget Holiday? Chanel, in my opinion, nails (ha!) colour selection on the head better than any other brand. This season, in contrast with other delicately-hued collections, Chanel goes for the gusto with bright pops of colour.
While on the topic of polish, first up is Mediteranée. Admittedly, when I first saw this colour, I was like ugh, teal. Really? I generally hate teal and find it to always look tacky. Leave it to Chanel to change my mind.
Teal this is not. While blue with a slightly teal-ish look, this isn’t bright or garish in the least (all I think about is Jennifer Lopez in The Wedding Planner, “the colour of gangrene?”). I particularly like it paired with the new Rouge Coco Shine below. It’s creamy and reminds my of the darker parts of the sea in Positano. This one is totally opaque in two coats.
Mediteranée has been added to the permanent collection.
The new Rouge Coco Shine in Insoumise, a coral red, is foolproof thanks to it’s formula. RCS normally delivers a sheer, hydrating layer of colour with a glossy finish, however, Insoumise has been created to be more pigmented than the others, making it super easy to wear, especially for red lippie newbies. This shade is bright and summery and would look amazing paired with white clothing.
Orchidée is the only of the Stylo Eyeshadows to be waterproof. On application, the formula has a cooling effect, which feels very nice on the eye area. It’s a vibrant purple cream eyeshadow that can be blended out with a brush to quite a sheer layer, but you’ll need to do so quickly because once it’s set, it’s not budging. As you can see from the swatch below (not blended out), there is very slight shimmer. Very pretty and fresh.
Orchidée is limited edition.
Also in the Summer 2015 collection:
Le Vernis in Coquelicot
Le Vernis in Lavanda
Le Vernis in Terrana*
Lumière d’Été Bronzer*
Stylo Eyeshadow in Campanule*
Stylo Eyeshadow in Azulejo*
Stylo Eyeshadow in Laurier Rose*
Stylo Eyeshadow in Olivine*
Stylo Eyeshadow in Caroube*
Rouge Coco Shine in Rêveuse
Rouge Coco Shine in Amorosa*
Rouge Coco Shine in Intrépide
Lèvres Scintillantes in Rose Paradis
Lèvres Scintillantes in Allegria*