Chanel recently released its Summer 2013 makeup collection, COLLECTION LÉTÉ PAPILLON DE CHANEL. This collection is inspired by the colors of butterflies, where we see shades of blue, green, pink, yellow, orange, and gold. I have to say that Chanel, as a trendsetter, does a great job of offering products in fashionable colors of the seasons –blue and green for eyes, and orange for nail polish.
The new makeup products in the butterfly colors brighten up the eyes and give them a summery touch. The new makeup items include waterproof mascara in new electric shades, Aqua Blue (blue), Blue Note (light blue), Lime Light (light green), and Zest (yellow); a new eye shadow palette in Metamorphose (hues range from light green to dark blue); one waterproof eyeliner in True Blue.
Chanel also has launched Stylo Eyeshadow, a new cream eye shadow pen, in six colors: Moon River (beige), Cold Gold, Pink Lagoon, Jade Shore (green), Blue Bay, and Black Stream. Chanel’s new Stylo Eyeshadow, unlike a traditional eye shadow in powder or cream texture in a palette, is eye shadow in sparkling cream formula in a retractable pen applicator. You can apply the cream eye shadow right from the applicator or use a brush. I think the Stylo Eyeshadow is great. You can carry them in your bag and touch up your color whenever needed. The cream eyeshadow formula is very unique; it has a special ingredient that gives you a cool sensation on your eyelids when you put it on.
All the colors for Stylo Eyeshadow are gorgeous. I couldn’t resist getting Moon River, Jade Shore, Black Stream, and Blue Bay. Moon River is a good neutral and base color; it goes well with almost any colors for both day and night. Blue Bay and Jade Shore colors are eye-catching; they can be used standalone or paired together. I think Black Stream is the most versatile color; I sometimes use it as an eyeliner with other colors.
Chanel’s Summer collection puts a lot of emphasis on your eyes by using electric colors to achieve the butterfly effects. To complement the vibrant eye colors, Chanel offers new warm shades of lip glosses and lip sticks. My picks are Rouge Coco Shine lip stick in IDYLLE and LÈVRES SCINTILLANTES Glossmier in Envolee. They are neutral and draw subtle attention to lip areas. They are perfect for everyday use.
For nail colors, Chanel offers three new hues – Le Vernis in Azure (green), Bel-Augus (blue), and Lilis (orange). If you want a bright and summery nail color, Lilis would be perfect. It’s one of the hottest hues for the season. If you want to be more adventurous, I recommend you to try both Azure and Bel-Augus. They are my favorites!
(Retail price: $27-$34. Via Nordstrom)