This Spring at CHANEL, the playfulness of bright pinks and vivid purples sets the tone for a season of playful, yet polished looks. After see show after show of “nude” looks for Spring when I was Fashion Week, I was overjoyed when I saw color in all it’s glory at CHANEL.
The CHANEL Collection Notes De Printemps includes:
My obsession with this collection started in December when I was in Chicago shopping. Like a Siren’s Song, that CHANEL Boutique called, even though it was ridiculously cold (think brutal), with arctic winds howling. Up Michigan Avenue I trudged, until I got to CHANEL. Not that I would ever be disappointed, but there was the Spring Collection. WORTH THE TRIP!
And here it is, weeks later, and I see these colors and still love them. I pretty much love every CHANEL collection, but I have a major crush on this one. The colors are clear and bright; they really work well on almost every skin tone. If you buy only one product (let’s face it–impossible), get the Cream Blush in Chamade (above, right). Yes, I know it looks like a bold shade. But here’s the trick…apply it with a foundation brush in light strokes and build the coverage. It’s all about control. Trust me when I tell you it’s the most gorgeous shade on. And the formula is like a dream.
The eyeshadows are beautiful, too, offering up a variation on a muted, smoky eye for spring. Although I have many eyeshadow quads, Quadrille is my new favorite. The dusty violet shade, pink, brown and white are absolutely seasonless. The Illusion D’Ombre in Impulsion is lovely to add shimmer to a spring look.
The lip colours are not for the shy; the colors are clear and strong. Of the shades that I tested, my personal favorite is Mélodieuse; a bright coral-red shade that is so on-trend for spring into summer.
And the Le Vernis! How much do I love these colors? Charivari is a dusty purple and so classically CHANEL, I don’t have one other color in my collection that matches it. Tapage is that fiery coral-pink color that is a must-have for summer nails. So.perfect.
The CHANEL Collection Notes De Printemps Spring 2014 Collection is available now at CHANEL Boutiques and in department stores including Nordstrom. Since many pieces are limited-edition, I wouldn’t wait too long, as this collection will take you from spring right through summer. What catches your eye? Let me know in the comments!