Due on counter on May 21st, Chanel’s 2012 summer beauty is all about looking polished and sun-warmed, with compelling neutral eyes, bronzed cheekbones, and a slick of tangy colour for punctuation. (Ooh — I’m caught by the manicure model Monica Jagaciak — aka Jac — shows off here. It’s Chanel Nail Colour in Island ($27), described as “pearly golden beige.”)
Love the name of this Chanel Nail Colour — Holiday ($27). Also available: Island, a pearlized golden beige (worn by Chanel model Jac, near the top of this post), and Delight, a shimmering bronze. This glimmery, sheer Glossimer lip gloss in Calypso ($31) matches the polish — yep, matching lip to nails is about to be cool again. Alternate shade: Sirocco, a pale beige, also sheer and glimmery with gold and pearl.
The collection also includes a shimmery eye pencil, Crayon Khol in Peche Cuivre ($26). My photo is missing because some effing hack or server screw-up torpedoed all my images with French accents in the name, as well as text that contains accents too. #GRRR. Anyway, Peche Cuivre is designed for the inner rim of your lower lid. Its soft shade brightens eyes, making the whites look whiter so you look refreshed, like you’re just back after an afternoon soujourn on
your my yacht.
Now please don’t be mean and compare my little snapshot to the pro shot, below, of the full collection. Staff tried that; you don’t want to know what mundane task she’s now saddled with as retaliation. #notlikeshe’lldoitanyway
The Chanel Summer 2012 collection includes a shimmery Eye Shadow Duo in Sable-Emouvant ($50), a rich brown and sandy beige, as well as an Eye Pencil in Brun Intense ($27). The Luminous Bronzing powder in the above image is Sable Rose, by the way.
Anything catch your attention in this array?