Mother Nature seems to be giving us a Fall preview. Staff figured we'd go with it and take a peek at a selection of Chanel's Fall 2012 makeup collection. It's not one of her worst ideas, so...
The look: polished and defined. Love the nail colour -- it's almost black, with an undertone of red shimmer.
The archive-worthy item is a limited-edition sequin-imprinted Chanel Lumiere d'Artifices in Beiges ($75). Light and dark shades of beige work as eye shadows as well as face powder.
Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow in 38 Premier Regard ($62) is a classic, beautiful neutral palette with shades of velvety beige, subtly shimmery taupe grey, soft pink and velvety deep black. It's not a shimmer-party palette, so it's worth the investment if it's your kind of colour story.
Chanel Soft Touch Eyeshadow in 93 Complice ($34) is one of several singles highlighted in the collection.
Chanel Waterproof Eyeliner in Noir Intense ($29); also part of the collection is a limited-edition liner in Silver Light.
Chanel Powder Blush in 72 Rose Initial ($48) is a rosy pink powder blush with super-subtle light-reflecting properties.
This was a tough shade to get right in Photoshop, let me tell you. Rouge Coco Shine lipstick in 73 Chic ($39) is a sheer beige sheen with fine gold shimmer.
Shimmery Glossimer Lip Gloss in 297 Sweet Beige ($31) is actually a slightly sweeter beige than Rouge Coco Shine in Chic.
Pure Shine Intense Colour gloss in 68 Troublant ($40), a violet-plum brown shade, has a high pigment load for more opaque shine.
Vitalumiere Aqua liquid foundation is now available in a medium-coverage, velvet-finish cream version, formulated with 24 percent water and additional moisturizing emollients for normal to dry skin.
The Vitalumiere Aqua Compact ($64) is equipped with a second inner lid that closes tightly to keep the formula fresh.
The six shades are SPF 15 formulas, but lack a DIN in Canada, so the UV protection won't be listed on the packaging.
Chanel Nail Colour in 559 Frenzy ($27) is a milky greige, with a hint of lavender.
Chanel Nail Colour in 561 Suspicious ($27) is a bright fuchsia red -- love.
Chanel Nail Colour in 563 Vertigo ($27) is the shade Jac wears in the campaign image: almost black with a shimmery red undertone.
See anything you like? The collection hits Chanel counters on August 27th.
Snapshot photos via Fujifilm Finepix F770EXR ($379.99, fujifilm.ca). Model image ©Chanel 2012 -- Solve Sundsbo. Press release visuals ©Chanel 2012 -- Zoe Ghertner.