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When Your Eyes Could Use a Little Fairy Magic, Give Them the Chanel Délicatesse Ombres Fleuries Quadra Eye Shadow Palette

Published in: Chanel, Eyes, Makeup, Palettes, Product Reviews

Chanel Delicatese Ombres Fleuries Quadra Eye Shadow

From the Land of Fey by way of Coco’s castle, the new $60 Chanel Délicatesse Ombres Fleuries Quadra Eye Shadow palette

Mermaids, elven archer girls and fairy princesses might not need the new Chanel Délicatesse Ombres Fleuries Quadra Eye Shadow palette because their immortal eyes already shimmer in sunlight, but mortal mavens looking for a luminous quad to fake their way into the Land of Fey could do a lot worse than this $60 quad.

The pink and plum shadows have an almost ethereal effect, like sunlight filtering through fairy wings, while the jade and mint green (yep, that white pan actually appears minty on my skin!) bring to mind images of water droplets glistening on a mermaid’s tail.

Chanel Les Delices de Chanel Ombres Fleuries Quadra Eye Shadow

Part of the limited edition Chanel Les Delices de Chanel collection, Ombres Délicatesse Fleuries Quadra Eye Shadow isn’t only about spritely eyes, soft spring-like colors and delicate shimmer. It’s also about the Benjamins, as in it costs $60!

Chanel Les Delices de Chanel Ombres Fleuries Quadra Eye Shadow

Ombres Fleuries Quadra Eye Shadow ($60)

Containing colors with medium coverage, it’s one of those quads where you can pile on the layers like sediments in the Grand Canyon and never look like you’re wearing too much makeup.

If you struggle with blending sometimes, this could be a good quad to consider, because even if you accidentally apply too much, you can just buff it out and be fine. It’s kind of magical that way.

Chanel Delicatese Quad swatches

Swatches


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That’s Right — I’m Singing About These New Treats From Chanel: The Chanel Les Delices de Chanel Aqualumieres in French Toffee and Friandise

Published in: Chanel, Lips, Makeup, Product Reviews

Chanel Friandise Aqualumiere

Limited edition Chanel Aqualumiere Gloss in 82 Friandise ($27) from the Les Delices de Chanel collection

Sung to the tune of the chorus in Katy Perry’s California Girls

Aw-qua-lumieres
You’re unforgettable

When you left town
It broke my heart

Now that you’re back
Any-thing is possible

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh!
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh!

I feel like singin’. Every time I wear the Chanel Aqualumieres in French Toffee and Friandise, I see the world in a slightly better light. For the briefest of moments, the world seems less cruel, and I no longer feel the urge to shake my fist at the sky and roar, “WHY!? WHY CAN’T EVERY GIRL EXPERIENCE THE WONDERS OF CANDY GLOW!?”

Now that these limited edition glosses, which had been part of the permanent line but subsequently disappeared for a while, have returned to the Chanel line via the Les Delices de Chanel collection, I have hope again. Hope that no more makeup hearts will fall broken and shattered on glittery sidewalks. Perhaps Chanel will even bring back more of the colors, either permanently or in future limited edition releases like this one.

Chanel Les Delices de Chanel Collection Aqualumieres in 83 French Toffee and 82 Friandise

Aqualumieres in 83 French Toffee (left) and 82 Friandise (right)

They’re just as wonderful as the ones I remember from Chanel’s permanent line. Mmm… They feel so good on my lips. Not sticky at all, and they’re bursting with moisture. They also have a barely there vanilla flavor and scent.

Gals who prefer long-wearing glosses might not like the limited two-hour wear time, but at least they feel great.

If you like the look of a nude lip but don’t want intense pink or peach tones, there’s shimmery sheer beige French Toffee, which should look really pretty with something like MAC Cork, or a golden brown nude lip pencil.

Chanel French Toffee Aqualumiere

Aqualumiere Gloss in 83 French Toffee (limited edition), $27


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DAILY BEAUTY: Summer Channels Spring in Chanel Les Delices De Chanel

Published in: Daily Beauty

Chanel Les Delices de Chanel Collection 2

Chanel’s got a gorgeous new collection out called Les Delices de Chanel, with colors Coco characterizes as spring-inspired.

The release includes eight limited edition pieces for cheeks, lips and eyes in soft neutrals, pinks, aquas and violets.

The collection includes…

  • Joues Contraste Blush in 78 Delice (limited edition), $43
  • Ombres Fleuries Quadra Eye Shadow (limited edition), $60
  • Illusion D’Ombre in 90 Convoitise (limited edition), $36
  • Stylo Yeux Waterproof 77 Purple Berry (limited edition), $30
  • Rouge Coco Shine in 75 Melba (limited edition), $32.50
  • Rouge Coco Shine in 76 Gourmandise (limited edition), $32.50
  • Aqualumiere Gloss in 83 French Toffee (limited edition), $27
  • Aqualumiere Gloss in 82 Friandise (limited edition), $27

I’m SUPER STOKED about the two new Aqualumieres!

I was heartbroken when Chanel discontinued the line, and I’m still kicking myself for not buying backups of Candy Glow.

Chanel Les Delices de Chanel Ombres Fleuries Quadra Eye Shadow

Chanel Les Delices de Chanel Ombres Fleuries Quadra Eye Shadow

Ombres Fleuries Quadra Eye Shadow ($60)


Chanel Les Delices de Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Convoitise

Illusion D’Ombre in Convoitise ($36)


Chanel Les Delices de Chanel Collection Aqualumieres in 83 French Toffee and 82 Friandise

Aqualumieres in 83 French Toffee (left) and 82 Friandise (right)


Chanel Les Delices de Chanel Collection Rouge Coco Shine in 76 Gourmandise

Rouge Coco Shine in 76 Gourmandise ($32.50)


Chanel Les Delices De Chanel Collection Stylo Yeux Waterproof in Purple Berry

Stylo Yeux Waterproof in Purple Berry ($30)


Chanel Les Delices De Chanel Collection Swatches

Swatches from the left of Chanel Ombres Fleuries Quadra Eye Shadow, Stylo Yeux Waterproof 77 in Purple Berry, Illusion D’Ombre in 90 Convoitise, Rouge Coco Shine in 76 Gourmandise, Aqualumiere Gloss in 82 Friandise and Aqualumiere Gloss in 83 French Toffee

The collection is available now. Reviews and looks lined up and coming soon.

Chanel Cinema Le Vernis Nail Colour Is a Good Movie, But I Feel Like I’ve Seen It Before

Published in: Chanel, Nails, Product Reviews

Chanel Cinema Nail Polish

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Cinema ($27), from the Avant-Premiere collection

Sure to be a blockbusterLike a predictable but enjoyable rom-com, with Chanel’s Cinema Le Vernis Nail Colour, you already know what you’re gonna get.

You’ve only seen the storyline done about a million times before, but still, you watch it anyway and relish every minute.

And after the ending credits roll by and you’ve brushed the stray popcorn from your lap (no judgement if you pluck a wayward kernel from your bra and eat it on the sly), you smile and say to yourself, “I really, really liked that.” :)

That’s how I feel about this creamy tomato red.

Chanel Cinema Swatch

Two coats of Chanel Cinema…


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I’m Plum Crazy About Chanel’s Provocation Le Vernis Nail Colour

Published in: Chanel, Nails, Product Reviews

Chanel Provocation Swatch

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Provocation ($27), from the Premiere-Avant collection

PlummyWhy so glum, sugar plum?

Is it because you woke up this morning, checked the weather forecast and realized that it was going to be 80 degrees today, and you’re more of an autumnal angel than a summer siren? Bummed because you couldn’t rightly wear your wool sweater, corduroy pants, scarf, knee-high boots and Chanel Provocation nail polish?

Not to worry! Fall will be back soon enough. If there’s one thing I’ve learned over six years of blogging it’s that time flies when you’re having fun. :)

I’ve also learned that when it comes to seasonal nail polish colors, wear whatever you like! — regardless of the season.

Chanel Provocation Nail Polish

That applies to Chanel’s dark creamy plum Provocation and your favorite swimsuit.

If you like ‘em together, why the hell not? You could pair Provocation on your toes with coral fingertips for an unexpected summer surprise.

And so what if the beauty police cite you for wearing a fall color in summer? Just bat your lashes at the trooper and say, “I’m sorry, officer. I didn’t see a sign that said I couldn’t be bold.”

Truth be told, I wasn’t as impressed by Provocation as I was by Starlet or Paparazzzi the first time I saw it in a store.

Then I got it on my nails and, um, WOW! Deep and rich, yet with a hint of brightness that keeps it from looking flat, it’s nothing like those boring, blah plums I see on so many other shelves. Provocation looks downright inspiring.

I think I might love it as much as Starlet (and that’s a lot).

Chanel Provocation Swatch

Two coats of Chanel Provocation


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