Le Fleurs d’Été de Chanel

2011 April 29, Friday

Summer gardens were the inspiration for Chanel‘s Summer makeup collection this year.  Think flowers, greens and corals.  Colours that make you happy. 

Introducing, Chanel’s Summer Flowers.  Among the collection is Soleil Tan de Chanel.  A bronzing compact with a nice rose or coral shade to be used as a blush too.  So it gives you the flexibility of bronzing your complexion and adding some blush at the same time.

For Spring 2010, Chanel launches Les Impressions de Chanel.  A classic and timeless collection inspired by the imprints left by Madamoiselle Chanel.  All shades in this collection are with nuances of beige, with touches of brown, khaki and gold.

And the face of the campaign is once again the classy Malgosia Bela.

This collection was inspired by a little golden cage which is amongst Mademoiselle Coco‘s personal objects left behind in her apartment in Rue Cambon.  An exquisite miniature set with turquoise and emerald stones holding two birdies with teardrop shaped pearls as bodies.

I’d like to think that this collection is very suitable for Xmas in tropical South-East Asia.  The eye colours are somewhat more exotic than Xmas-y.  Pretty unusual, no?  As long as they make you look good, who cares.

Les 4 Ombres comes in an exotic mix of turquoise, coppery, yellow and light khaki tones.  Create more intensity with La Ligne.  An eyeliner compact that that comes in a mat and satiny combination of a dark, Celadon green, which can be used wet, for more intensity, and dry, for a softer effect.

Lips shine in 4 Aqualumière lipstick shades :  Grenada, a light fruity red, Tasmania, a rosy peach, Gapalagos, a soft pink, and Maldives, a coral.

A complementary nice, warm all over glow is easily achieved with Les Tissages.  A compact of soft warm gold tones in Chanel’s famous tweed style.

And nail colour in this collection is in a soft shade of champagne toned shimmer.  Probably so as not to steal the show from the eyes.