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Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup Peter Philips envisions Summer inspired by the dazzling colours of butterfly wings. In the L’été Papillon de CHANEL Collection, electric shades of gold, pink and platinum set eyelids aglow, with lashes fluttering in whimsical aqua, lime and blue hues. Read on for more…

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Last year, it seemed I had an obsession with coral for all things summer-makeup and this year it’s aqua. The L’été Papillon de CHANEL Collection is a gorgeous study in color, from the beautiful shades in the Metamorphose eyeshadow quad to the gorgeous deep blue-green shade of Le Vernis, Azure. This is one of the most colorful summer makeup collections from CHANEL in years and I love it.

The L’ÉTÉ PAPILLON DE CHANEL Collection includes:

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Stylo Eyeshadow Fresh Effect Eyeshadow


A new, limited-edition, lightweight, long-wear eyeshadow in six shades (Moon River, Cool Gold, Pink Lagoon, Jade Shore, Blue Ray and Black Stream). The Stylo Eyeshadow pens glide on in with the silkiest formula, delivering beautiful color with definite shimmer. They’re almost like Illusion D’Ombre in a pen.  $34

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Inimitable Waterproof Mascara

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Butterfly-inspired lashes flutter and flirt in four must-have shades of Inimitable Waterproof Mascara: blue green, lime green, bright yellow and electric blue. The effect is subtle, yet enough to make eyes pop. I love these colors and the new waterproof formula is excellent. $30.00

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Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner

The Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in this intensely luminous turquoise-blue shade offers a whimsical complement to all of Summer’s vibrant shadows. Pair with a Moon River or Cool Gold Stylo Eyeshadow for an eye-opening look. $30.00

CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine

Rouge COCO Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine

Rouge COCO Shine is one of my favorite lip formulas, two shades of natural peach and bright raspberry finish lips with a water-light shine. $34.00

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Levres Scintillantes Glossimer

More juicy goodness for summer lips with Glossimer goodness in high-shine shades of translucent raspberry, fresh mandarin and pearly beige. $29.50

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Le Vernis

CHANEL Azure swatches

Three shades of Le Vernis ($27) for nails: Azure, a metallic blue-green duochrome, Lilis, a luscious coral creme and Bel-Argus, a metallic blue. The star of the collection is undoubtedly Azure; it’s gorgeous and nearly impossible to describe or photograph. Definitely more blue than green,  I swatched inside (on the left) and in sunlight (on the right), where you also get a beautiful shimmer. It’s a stunner!

CHANEL Lilis nail polish-swatches

I also am in love with Lilis. If you’re like me and still loving coral for summer, Lilis is a beauty. Two coats go on like a dream.  Despite the photos, in person, Lilis is a true coral. Here I’ve swatched indoors (on the left) and outdoors (on the right). This is your summer pedicure color, trust me.


Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow in Métamorphose

Four shades of various finishes coordinate with the other colors in the L’été Papillon de CHANEL Collection. The finishes range from matte to satin to shimmer. It’s no secret that I love the CHANEL eyeshadow quads. I collect them like some people collect shoes and I’ll undoubtedly order this one, too. Available exclusively on CHANEL.com, $59.

The L’ÉTÉ PAPILLON DE CHANEL Collection is available now in department stores, including Nordstrom and on CHANEL.com. Tell me what pieces you’re planning to pick up!

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