Sunday, January 6, 2013

Chanel Spring 2013 Collection - Printemps Precieux de Chanel

The spring collection from Chanel has just arrived on the company's website and this is the collection that I tend to look forward to the most every single season.  Reading the biography of Coco Chanel during my winter break has made me love this company even more and now I want to start saving up for a quilted addition to all the makeup and fragrances that I already want from this collection.  I have a list of fragrances that I want to order from the website (many of the fragrances are not available at the counters and I will need to order them from website or buy them at a freestanding Chanel store) and I still have a list of products that I haven't gotten to try yet.  In addition to everything else that I want, I am still falling more in love with the Illusion d'Ombre shadows that I own and I am always hoping that new shades will come out every single season.  I wonder what spring will hold for me...

I can't decide what items I am most excited about, I love the nail polishes every season but I want new lip shades and more eye makeup too.  Is it sad that my local Chanel counter manager knows me by name? 

"Precious pinks and rich plums awaken the vibrancy of Spring for lip and nail, with a fresh makeup palette inspired by Gabrielle Chanel’s codes of simplicity and sophistication."  More pinks are just what I wanted for this spring season!!

Here is the newest collection from Chanel!

Vitalumiere Moisture Rich Radiance Sunscreen Fluid Makeup - The ultimate solution to tired skin, the best-selling CHANEL foundation instantly revitalizes the complexion upon application — and throughout the day. The formula has been updated with ingredients to specifically target dry, dull and uneven skin, and moisturizing agents to provide hydration and comfort. A marine extract boosts cell energy to enhance radiance, and light-reflecting pigments smooth away imperfections, creating a soft-focus effect. Creamy and luxuriously lightweight, this essential daily foundation blends effortlessly for perfectly smooth, even-toned, radiant skin. Available in a range of shades to suit all skintones.

Poudre Signee de Chanel Illuminating Powder - A limited-edition creation, this sheer highlighting powder is artfully embossed with the icons of Chanel. Bringing a fresh vitality to the face, the soft pink powder lightly dusts over cheekbones and high points to capture and reflect light with a delicate luminosity. Part of the PRINTEMPS PRÉCIEUX DE CHANEL Collection.

Joues Contraste Powder Blush - Unique powder blusher offers buildable coverage, from natural to dramatic, and imparts a flattering radiance to cheeks. Remarkably silky texture ensures easy application of seamless colour. Applied high on the cheekbone, or near the eyes, it instantly 'lifts' and softens the face for a more youthful look.
- 76 Frivole - deep peachy coral

Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow - 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.
- 39 Raffinement - deep rose shimmer/pale champagne shimmer/medium tan shimmer/deep mahogany shimmer

Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner - 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.
- 89 Or Rose - medium gold with shimmer finish
- 100 Santal - deep chocolate brown with gold shimmer
- 102 Beryl - medium champagne shimmer

Rouge Allure Lumimous Intense Lip Colour - The next generation of ROUGE ALLURE dresses lips with unmistakable attitude. A new formula with concentrated, ultra-thin pigments offers radically intense colour with full coverage and a satin finish. Leaves lips supple and protected with lasting comfort.
- 112 Fantasque - medium nude cream
- 114 Precieuse - medium neutral peach cream
- 116 Envootante - deep cool purple cream
- 119 Capivante - medium dusty rose cream

Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss Pure Shine Intense Colour Long Wear Lip Gloss - CHANEL reveals a next generation lipgloss – with colour so rich and shine so intense, it could only be inspired by the iconic lipstick, ROUGE ALLURE. Bold colour combines with the smoothest, silkiest gel texture for luxurious wear and deeply dramatic effect. Lips feel comfortable – never sticky or tacky – and look luminous, full and sensuous for hours. The double-sided, flocked applicator is beveled to deliver ultra-precise definition.
- 69 Merveille - medium cool mauve cream
- 70 Attriance - medium nude cream

Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour - Elevating matte to a new elegance, this next-generation, non-drying matte lipstick glides on lips with intensely rich colour and a sumptuously soft, velvet matte finish.
- 42 L'Eclatante - bright matte pink blue
- 43 La Favorite - medium warm matte coral

Le Crayon Levres Precision Lip Definer - Enhance the shape of your lips and give 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.
- 58 Rubellite - muted rose pink
- 59 Palissandre - deep brown

Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Colour - Glorious long-lasting colour paired with high-shine gloss delivers full-coverage colour that lasts all day. Glossy top coat imparts brilliant 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.
- 11 Rose Pearl - medium neutral rose shimmer

Inimitable Intense Mascara Multi-Dimensional Sophistique - This technologically advanced formula builds on the success of the original mascara, delivering dramatic effects with a unique brush. The result is 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.
- 10 Noir - deep black

Le Vernis Nail Colour - Classic and trend-defining shades from the runways of Paris. State-of-the-art formula strengthens and moisturizes nails as it delivers long-wearing, high-shine, chip-resistant colour. Applies evenly without streaking.  All Chanel nail products are formaldehyde-free, toluene-free and DBP-free.
- 569 Emprise - neutral pink beige cream
- 571 Fracas - vibrant pink cream
- 573 Accessoire - deep plum red cream

This is collection of contrasts, the shades are from all aspects of the color range.  I am thinking about all the looks I can create with these products and how I can wear some of them and then all of them in the spring months, this collection will allow you to create any type of eye and lip looks from subtle to dramatic.  The model for the collection is more about the dramatic lip look, she is wearing lighter eye makeup and the bright pink matte lipstick shade (L'Eclatante), I love this look and this is the look that I want to wear all throughout the spring months.  The lipstick shade is my top choice from this collection and then my second choice is the Les 4 Ombres, I will use the entire compact now and then again in the fall months but I will only use the lighter shades in the spring.  These are two two pieces that I really need from this collection even though there are still more that I would like to own.

If I can do some more shopping from this collection, the next item that I would love to own is the Fracas shade in Le Vernis, this bright pink is really pretty and will be perfect for spring.  However I already own a very similar shade from OPI in my collection (Kiss Me On My Tulips from the Holland collection) and therefore I will not be heartbroken if I get to the counter and it is already sold out.  The new shades in Stylo Yeux also really catch my eye, each of these shades will really complement my blue eyes and I bet that I will end buying at least one of them the next time that I go to the counter.  Lastly, the new shade in the Rouge Double gloss will look great with my skin and I will be about to wear it in a professional environment or when going out.  This collection really gives me some great choices for the spring months.

There are two products that I really don't want or need.  The blush shade is much too warm for my skin and I wouldn't find it flattering at all.  The Poudre Signee de Chanel is a very lovely highlighter but I know that this is one of those products that I would gaze at in wonder rather than actually use it and I don't have room in my traincase for items that I doubt that I would ever use so I will skip over this one this time around.  This is pretty big collection and for there only be two products that I really don't like is pretty good for any collection.

Printemps Precieux de Chanel (Chanel's Precious Spring) is one of my prettiest collections that I have looked at so far and I know that it will be one of my favorites of the season.  I will be visiting this counter the next time that I go to Macy*s...

photo courtesy of Chanel

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