Sometimes I think if Chanel beauty was available on prescription, it could cure a lot of ills. How’s this line-up for a tonic for the February blahs? First, the hero product, the petal-embossed Blush Camélia Rosé (£36). This powder blush is a ‘complexion beautifier’ of contrasting pinks set in a raised camellia design to highlight the theme of the collection which is inspired by Parisian gardens. Isn’t it stunning? Chanel make-up is expensive so I’m all for the added value of prettifying the product (even though in reality once you use it the effect is diminished).
The lip glosses and lipsticks are probably my most used of all Chanel beauty products; the packaging, formulations, colours and textures are always just spot on. Rouge Coco Shine is the perfect spring lippie and the new Désinvolte (£25) is a good example of the shades I like – an everyday coral-based pink with added iridescence so you don’t really need a gloss on top. But if you do like gloss, then Fleur D’Eau (£22) is a gorgeous hint-of-pigment top layer (and obviously works alone too).
I love Chanel’s Les 4 Ombres eye quads (£40) but in all honesty I don’t think the new shades are that different from what I have already. If you’ve never tried them though, do give these a go, they have such a lovely, flattering finish with the gentlest touch of luminosity.
Chanel’s nail colours are always an exciting unveil and for Spring we’re looking at ‘Paradiso’ a pearlescent minty green, ‘Desirio’, a bold fuchsia and ‘Tenderly’, a sophisticated lilac-grey (£18 each). I think Tenderly is going to be the winner here, it’s a bit different, yet very wearable.
WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
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