CHANEL SUMMER 2015: MEDITERRANEE

photos of key elements of the upcoming collection, including Lumière d'été and Lavanda
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photos of key elements of the upcoming collection, including Lumière d'été and Lavanda

Lovelies, you've seen the publicity stills, but today we've got photos of some of the key pieces from the upcoming Chanel Summer 2015 Méditerranée collection of makeup. Nice timing now that we're all feeling much more hopeful that warm weather is really around the corner -- have you ever seen so many Facebook comments or tweets or Instagram posts about the temperature hitting above zero? And so many thankful posts about daylight savings? (Okay, many of them are mine. I'm not ashamed; winter was brutal.)

Chanel Summer 2015 Mediterranee: Lumiere d'ete illuminating powder and Glossimer Rose Paradis

Chanel Summer 2015 Collection Méditerranée: Glossimer 447 Rose Paradis and the limited-edition Lumière d'été Illuminating Powder in Golden Bronze

The Chanel Lumière d'été Illuminating Powder ($76) features Coco Chanel's signature bloom, the camelia. It comes in just one shade, Golden Bronze, a light/medium neutral. Very pale complexions might find it a bit of a challenge, but I'll know more once I've had a chance to try it myself to show you. I'll just have to find the strength to put a brush to that pretty powder. Erk!

Chanel Summer 2015 Méditerranée: Glossimer in 447 Rose Paradis, 457 Allegria (limited edition); Rouge Coco Shine in 477 Rêveuse, 487 Amorosa (limited edition), 497 Intrépide, 507 Insoumise

Chanel Summer 2015 Méditerranée: Glossimer in 447 Rose Paradis, 457 Allegria (limited edition); Rouge Coco Shine in 477 Rêveuse, 487 Amorosa (limited edition), 497 Intrépide, 507 Insoumise

The sheer, lightly shimmery red gloss in the photo with the Lumière d'été compact is Chanel Glossimer in 447 Rose Paradis ($34), one of two Glossimer shades in the collection. The other is 457 Allegria, a limited edition. Four Rouge Coco Shine shades include 477 Rêveuse, 487 Amorosa (limited edition), 497 Intrépide and 507 Insoumise.

Chanel Summer 2015 Méditerranée eye makeup (all limited editions): Stylo Eyeshadow in 107 Campanule, 117 Azuelo, 127 Laurier Rose, 137 Olivine, 147 Caroube and 997 Orchidée

Chanel Summer 2015 Méditerranée eye makeup (all limited editions): Stylo Eyeshadow in 107 Campanule, 117 Azuelo, 127 Laurier Rose, 137 Olivine, 147 Caroube and 997 Orchidée

This summer's limited edition Stylo Eyeshadows and waterproof liner. They'll be beautiful hits of colour against a faux-glowy complexion, doncha think?

Chanel Summer 2015 Méditerranée Stylo Eyeshadow in Campanule (limited edition) and Le Vernis Nail Colour in 727 Lavanda

Chanel Summer 2015 Méditerranée Stylo Eyeshadow in Campanule (limited edition) and Le Vernis Nail Colour in 727 Lavanda

Love this shimmery violet, Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow Fresh Effects Eyeshadow in Campanule ($36). As mentioned, it's limited-edition, but guess what? That amazing Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in 727 Lavanda ($31) is not. You might want to get a little closer with ManiGeek's Mediterranée Collection Vernis swatches.

Chanel Summer 2015 Mediterranee Le Vernis nail polish in Terrana and Lavanda

Chanel Summer 2015 Méditerranée Le Vernis Nail Colour in 697 Terrana (limited edition) and 727 Lavanda, plus 707 Mediterranee and 717 Coquilicot

Chanel 697 Terrana, however, a rich shimmery chocolate, is a limited summer shade; if it speaks to you, you'll want to snap that up pronto when it hits counters on May 4. The other two shades, 707 Méditerranée (no accents on the nail polish bottle names -- on account they're in all-caps, Orjen reminds me below... doh!) and 717 Coquilicot should still be available well past summer, but why wait if you don't already own similar hues? Those two in particular make me want to go on a Mediterranean cruise. (Could I be any more susceptible to suggestion?)

Chanel Summer 2015 Mediterranee Lumiere d'ete illuminating powder in Golden Bronze

Chanel Méditerranée Lumière d'été Illuminating Powder in Golden Bronze (extreme closeup)

More to come later! And again, the Chanel Summer 2015 makeup collection hits counters May 4th. In the meantime, enjoy the happy weather :-)