Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Chanel Spring 2012 Collection - Harmonie de Printemps

The spring collections are now coming out fast and furious and I have been seeing pictures of the new Chanel collection all over the beauty blogs.  Chanel is always among the front runners when the new collections come and this season is more of the same.  The new collection from this company is named Harmonie de Printemps (Harmony of Spring is a loose translation) and this might be one of my favorite Chanel collections, it is elegant and fresh and will look great on me this spring.  This is one of the few collections from them that I remember that is focused around a strong cheek look, I feel like the past few have been all about eye makeup so this collection has a very different look and feel to it.  I am so excited for this collection since I love bright pink cheeks and I would love to add some Chanel products to my blush collection.

From the Chanel website, "An enchanting makeup collection inspired by springtime hues."  I see lots of pinks and peaches in this collection.  This collection is like a breath of fresh air this winter and I can see it having lots of appeal to many ladies.

Here is the new collection from Chanel...

Blush Horizon de Chanel - The luminous hues of sunset are now captured in one elegant highlighting face powder.  Subtle gradiations of rose, coral, and peach can be applied on their own or blended together, to highlight and sculpt the face or achieve an overal warmth and radiance.

Rouge Coco Baume - A moisture-rich lip balm with an advanced Hydratendre Complex, this formula hydrates and softens lips, for a healthier and fuller appearence.  Its sheer, lustrous texture glides on smoothly with a sumptuous, high-gloss finish.

Le Vernis - Classic and trend-defining shades from the runways of Paris.  State-of-the-art formula strengthens and mositurizes nails as it delivers long-wearing, high shine, chip-resistant colour.  Applies evenly without streaking.
- April - deep rose cream
- May - light blue pink pearl
- June - light warm coral cream

Les 4 Ombres - One essential compact offers unlimited eye looks, with shade combinations that range from matte to satin to shimmer.  Versatile smudge-proof formula can be applied dry for subtle shading or dampened for more intense colour, all with long-wearing results - in even extreme climates.  Dermatologist tested.
- Ecolosion - pale peach frost/pale ivory with sparkle/medium beige pearl/metallic plum

Rouge Coco - Chanel presents a modern interpretation of classic creme lip colour as an homage to the rich life and legacy of 'Coco' Chanel.  New lightweight lip colour glides on for easy application, and features a Hydratendre complex to help soften, soothe, and condition lips - even boosting their ability to hold in moisture - for a plumper, smoother, and healthier-looking appearance.  A range of wearable shades with full-coverage finishes, from matte to pearl to soft shimmer.
- Destinee - deep red cream
- Charme - bright pink coral cream
- Superstition - warm bright orange cream
- Paradis - warm coral cream
- Chalys - warm soft pink cream

Ombre Essentielle - An instant Chanel classic, this ultra-fine powder eye shadow is sensuous in feel, foolproof in its application, and fabulous in its range of matte, satin, and shimmer finishes.  The versatile formula can be applied dry for subtle shading, or dampened for more intense colour - and the complementary shades can be blended with one another to lighten or deepen tone.
- Tigerlily - warm medium orange
- Rose de Mai - subtle pale pink rose shimmer

Stylo Yeux Waterproof - Waterproof, smudge-proof eyeliner delivers long-lasting definition with a twist of the wrist: Colour winds up when you need it, winds down when you don't.  Gentle, soft, silicone-enriched formula delivers smooth, even lining.  A built-in sharpener at the opposite end detaches for quick refreshes.
- Grenat - deep red burgundy

Rouge Coco Shine - Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lip Shine provides lasting moisturizing shine in a water-light texture.  The formula glides on for easy application and a unique Hydratendre complex hydrates and softens lips, giving them a healthier and fuller appearance.  Available in a complete range of shades, from delicate beiges to dazzling berries, with a hint of shimmer to embrace a glossy finish.
- Flirt - sheer warm orange
- Candeur - sheer cool pink beige

Rouge Double Intensite - Glorious long-lasting colour paired with high-shine gloss delivers full-coverage colour that lasts all day.  Glossy top coat imparts brillant shine and superb hydration, while the innovative fluid texture of the base colour coat applies smoothly, comfortably, with perfect adherence to lips - and no transferring or feathering.
- Rose Topaz - deep rose cream

Levres Scintillantes - Gorgeous shimmer and a high-shine glow is delivered effortlessly to lips with just one stroke of this best-selling lip gloss.  A wide range of shades, from sheer and natural to sparkling and rich, look beautiful on their own, or over your favorite Chanel lipstick.  Equally beautiful: the conditioning formula's comfort and long wear.
- Bonbon - sheer cool light pink
- Petillant - sheer warm medium beige
- Bagatelle - sheer medium warm pink

Poudre Universelle Compacte - Imparts a translucent, natural matte finish when applied over makeup in the morning or as an anytime touch-up.  Ultra-fine lightweight formula with light-reflecting pigments and luxuriously soft feel creates a flattering, halo-like look.  Available in a range of shades to suit all skintones.

Le Crayon Levres - Enhance the shape of your lips and gives them perfect definition with this creamy-textured pencil.  Long-lasting, full-coverage colour with a semi-matte finish glides on to soften and soothe lips, and ensures lipstick stays in place while extending its wear.  Makeup-artistry touches for the most professional-looking result: a built-in brush for blending, and a lip pencil sharpener for precise application.
- Bois de Rose - medium pink red
- Rose Corail - warm light peach pink

Perfection Lumiere - Effortless to apply, with seamless blendability for a naturally flawless effect, this breakthrough foundation is the ideal all-day, everyday formula - suitable for all skin types in a diverse range of 20 shades.

Inimitable Intense - This technologically advanced formula builds on the success of the original mascara, delivering dramatic effects with a unique brush.  The result in a more intense lash look, with the same easy application.  Lashes appear longer, thicker, and more curled, yet each lash, even the finest is still precisely separated - without clumping, spiking, or flaking.

Ombre D'Eau - A quick and easy alternative to powder eye shadow, this fluid formula glides on for a long-lasting, lightweight veil of shimmering colour.  Bi-phase liquid powder shakes to combine for subtle-to-intense shading, with stay-fresh, crease-resistant results.
- Source - light blue pink

This blush might be one of my favorite pieces of the year so far, I love the bright pink shades and the mixture of all the shades that are contained in it.  I can't wait to go the counter to find and try this product out!  With the exception of the blush, I think that my favorite pieces of the collection are the lip products.  I love the range of lip products that are offered in this collection, I have choices from all textures of lipsticks and lip glosses.  A few of the lip shades are much too warm and orange for me so I will be heading more toward the pink and rose shades.  My favorite shade is the Rouge Coco in Chalys, a neutral pink that I will be getting a huge amount of wear from.  The other shade that I will buy from the Rouge Coco line is the Destinee shade, a deep cool red that I can wear right now but might end up putting away until next fall after the beginning of the spring months.  I also like the Glossimer gloss in the Bonbon and Bagatelle shades, these are both much better for the spring than the deep lipstick.

Rounding out the collection, the Les 4 Ombres is a very attractive eye palette and I will get a huge amount of use from these neutral shades this spring and again in the fall months.  The nai polishes are attractive but not very unique, I was hoping for something a bit less generic from Chanel this psring.  This company put out some of the defining nail polish shades in their fall collection but these three shades do not live up to that reputation. 

This blush might be one of my early favorites for the whole season...

photo courtesy of Chanel

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