Getting Warmer: Chanel Summer 2012

by Janine on 17 April 2012 · 18 comments

Hello, pretties! Yes, I’m talking to you as well as Chanel’s limited-edition Summer 2012 makeup collection.

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.”)

Let’s zoom in for a look at the makeup. See? Classic Chanel, really. Very Bellboy, get my my yacht, please.

Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Luminous Bronzing Powder in Sable Beige ($55): shades of pale peach, beige, bronze and gold, intended for medium to dark complexions.

For fair skin, the bronzing powder is available in Sable Rose, which has colour blocks of pink rather than pale peach.

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.

Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine in Empreinte ($39), a soft, subtly shimmery beige.

Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine in En Vogue ($39), a juicy, lightly shimmery coral.

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?

Chanel photographs © Chanel 2012 – Solve Sundsbo. Chanel cosmetics are available at The Bay, Holt Renfew and Murale (you know you can shop online at now, yes?)

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lisa 17 April 2012 at 5:41 pm

En Vogue is so pretty!


Janine 18 April 2012 at 9:46 pm

I love it too — such a cheerful shade. Seems as though it would be impossible to be in a grumpy mood while wearing it!


Tracy 17 April 2012 at 5:47 pm

HAHAHA Bellboy get my yacht, please! How about-could you valet park my baby-the Ferari 458 Italia?
Sigh, I just unloaded my wallet at the Guerlain Summer Collection so I am broke- that and gassing up the Ferrari means oatmeal for the supper for the next month.


Janine 18 April 2012 at 9:49 pm

Oooh, what did you get from the Guerlain + Pucci collab? It’s such a beautiful collection, it practically romances the money from your wallet, right? Sucks if you don’t like oatmeal, though. Maybe you should rent the Ferrari out by the hour? *grin*


Nel 17 April 2012 at 9:04 pm

Same here! I literally maxed out my beauty budget today at the Guerlain counter at le Baie. Bronzer? Check. Navy Eye Kohl? Check. Nude/spicy brown gloss? Check. Rodial Glam Balm at the nearby counter and was not on your list? Check. And now the wait begins for Chanel … Is it too much to have another bronzer when I just got one? Will you never stop adding on to my beauty wants? So many questions!


Janine 18 April 2012 at 9:52 pm

Sounds like a fruitful shopping trip! Clever Rodial to flag you down when you weren’t even looking. That’s talent.

By the time Chanel hits counter, you’ll be ready for another bronzer, definitely. Besides, the bronzer in this collection is totally different from the Guerlain — if you can have 43 shades of lipgloss or lipstick that look practically the same (to the untrained eye), you can have another bronzer anytime. Right?

And no. Hope not. :-)


susan 19 April 2012 at 2:46 am

oh goodness it is all so pretty!!! i NEED that bronzer for fair skin in my life


Janine 20 April 2012 at 10:42 am

Isn’t it pretty?? That bit of pink in Sable Rose will prevent the bronzer from looking too orange on your complexion!


Kelly G. 20 April 2012 at 10:21 am

Oh god. That nail colour. So beautiful. I think I want to drink it. (Clearly, I do not understand the concept of nail polish.)


Janine 20 April 2012 at 10:40 am

I think maybe you should only look at pictures of nail polish. Safer, you know?


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