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Chanel Summer

Are you ready for summer? These new pieces in the Chanel Summer 2014 Collection make me crave the warmth of summer and the gorgeous shades that go with it.  Chanel did it perfectly with this summer collection. A bit of punchy color and wearable shades on the eyes.  Of course it’s limited edition, so get it while the getting is good, because I have a feeling this one will sell out fast.

Chanel Summer Eye trio

The model is wearing the Illusion D’Ombre eye shadow and the three shades that are part of the collection (limited edition of course) are shown above. I’m not a lilac on the eye person so the Utopia (top) shade didn’t suit my skin tone.  In the middle is New Moon – a shade I purchased and the bottom is Mirage. New moon is a rosy golden bronze where Mirage is more straight on bronze. They are shimmery and while I’m typically not a shimmery eye shadow person I always seem to like the Illusion D’Ombre shadows.

Chanel New Moon

Chanel New Moon

While the lips shown in this collection make you wonder if they are wearable because they’re such strong colors, don’t worry, they are so very, very sheer.  In fact if you want color you may have to put a lipstick or pencil on first and then the wash of color from the sheer Glossimer.

Chanel Summer Lip glossimer

The four shades are limited edition and from L-R are: Hello, Sexy, Happy and Sunny.  There are a few limited edition nail shades too.

Chanel Summer Nail

Chanel also shows a 5th nail shade with the collection, but that one doesn’t appear to be a limited edition.  It is called Tutti Fruitti, a shade that I am mostly likely to buy only because I have other brand’s shades of nail polishes so similar to Pink Tonic and Mirabella.

I like how Chanel is mixing up these shades so nothing screams unwearable colors.  Since it’s for summer and because the Illusion D’Ombre shadows are quite shimmery I would only use a brown pencil to line the eye.  Black may make it too harsh and overbearing for someone in our age group.  Overall – love this collection and can’t wait for the new Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Color Bronzers to hit the stores.  They. Are. Stunning.

Chanel Bronzer No. 2

Chanel Summer Bronzer 1

Heather at Nordstrom was a huge help for me (as always) and could answer any questions you may have – 952-883-2121

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