5 Fine Ways to Introduce a Little Chanel Spring Into Your Step

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Clockwise from the upper left: Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Romanesque, Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Ardoise, Jardin de Chanel Blush Camerlia Rose, Chanel No. 19 Poudre and Les 4 Ombres Mluti-Effect Quara Eyeshadow in in Tisse Rivoli

Clockwise from the upper left: Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Romanesque, Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Ardoise, Jardin de Chanel Blush Camerlia Rose, Chanel No. 19 Poudre and Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quara Eyeshadow in Tisse Rivoli

At any given second of any given day you’re likely to find at least one or two pieces of Chanel in my makeup bag.

What can I say? I worship at the altar of the double CCs.

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Chanel is always (always) a good idea, and to that end, here are five fine ways to introduce a little Chanel into your life this spring.

1. Chanel Jardin de Chanel Blush Camelia Rose ($55)

Chanel Jardin de Chanel Blush Camelia Rose

Chanel Jardin de Chanel Blush Camelia Rose ($55)

Let’s be real. The last thing on this earth I needed was to fall in love with another pricey Chanel blush, but I have. The flower pattern on the pan always brings a smile to my face (and it isn’t just brushed away after the first few swipes).

Technically, it’s a pinkish peachy mauve with a dash of plum and a finish somewhere in the heavenly ether between matte and satin. Un-technically, it’s like blasting Taylor Swift and dancing around your room first thing in the morning. ๐Ÿ™‚

This is one of those Chanel blushes that I’m sure I’ll remember years from now and think of fondly with a sparkle in my eye…

Wearing Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Tisse Rivoli on my eyes, Stylo Yeux Waterproof Longn-Lasting Eyeliner in Ardoise on my lash lines, Chanel Jardin de Chanel BLush Camelia Rose on my cheeks and Rouge Allure Velvet in La Romanesque on my lips

Wearing Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Tisse Rivoli on my eyes, Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Ardoise on my lash lines, Chanel Jardin de Chanel BLush Camelia Rose on my cheeks and Rouge Allure Velvet in La Romanesque on my lips

Availability: Limited edition, and available now at Chanel counters and online at chanel.com.

2. Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Romanesque ($35)

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Romanesque

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Romanesque ($35)

In The World According to K-Dawg (publication date: soon), hot pink lips are always a good idea, and La Romanesque is a fresh take on the concept.

While in tune with the current matte lipstick revival, it has a velvety matte finish, so it isn’t as flat as most mattes. It has the faintest whisper of shine, which makes it kinder and more approachable.

Whenever I wear it, I like to blur the edges. First, I’ll apply it directly from the tube, smack my lips a few times to disperse the color, then I’ll push it out to the edges of my lips with a lip brush, and pat a few times with a finger for a casual, barely-there edge, effortless and ladylike.

Availability: Permanent, and currently being re-promoted as part of the Chanel Spring 2015 Reverie Parisienne collection. Available now at Chanel counters and online.

3. Chanel Quadra Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow in Tissรฉ Rivoli ($61)

Chanel Quadra Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow in Tissรฉ Rivoli

Chanel Quadra Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow in Tissรฉ Rivoli ($61)

A satin finish and a dash of plum spice up Tissรฉ Rivoli’s shimmery golden taupes.

Whenever I wear this quad, which is one of the permanent collection quads in the recently revamped baked eyeshadow fam, on my lids, I’m sure I have a little extra spring in my step.

I think it’s one of the most universally flattering Chanel quads, and its mix of shimmery golden taupes and plums suit a wide range of skin tones because they aren’t excessively cool-toned or warm, so I have free rein over the cheek and lip colors I wear them with.

I like to do a soft wash of color with one of the lighter shades and mix one the darker or mid-toned shades for a hazy, smokey eye.

If you’re tired of the pastels that typically dominate shelves for spring, try Tissรฉ Rivoli.

No rush though. It’s in the permanent collection, so it isn’t going anywhere.

Availability: Permanent, and available now at Chanel counters and online.

4. Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Ardoise ($32)

Wearing Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Tisse Rivoli on my eyes, Stylo Yeux Waterproof Longn-Lasting Eyeliner in Ardoise on my lash lines, Chanel Jardin de Chanel BLush Camelia Rose on my cheeks and Rouge Allure Velvet in La Romanesque on my lips

Just a few things I’m loving from Chanel…

For me this spring, gunmetal gray is the new black, but not all gray liners are created equal. This one’s deeper, richer and more intense than most (none of that wishy-washy dishwater gray business), and it’s coupled with a subtle shimmery sheen that I swear makes my peepers look bigger.

Availability: Permanent (currently a re-promoted item in the spring 2015 collection), and available now at Chanel counters and online.

5. Chanel No. 19 Poudre Eau de Parfum ($120)

I’ll take Coco Mademoiselle for winter, Alex, and Chanel No. 19 Poudre Eau de Parfum for spring (Jeopardy ref!).

This scent: No. 19 Poudre Eau de Parfum… I feel like this one gets shoved into the shadows by Chanel’s flashier scents. I mean, I can’t even remember the last time I saw it in a glossy mag, but that’s one of the things I like about it — that it flies under the radar.

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No. 19 floats on fresh grassy notes and powdery iris flowers. It’s an uncommonly crisp scent in a fragrance world filled with white florals dripping nectar.

And it’s my Chanel spring happy scent. ๐Ÿ™‚

Availability: Permanent, available now at Chanel counters and online.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. I definitely have a soft spot for Chanel blushes. I only have two, but if money wasn’t an issue I’d know where to go! Straight to the Chanel counter.
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  2. Kim says:

    You know I could never be angry with you, particularly on a Friday afternoon, but why oh WHY did you have to show me that blush? It’s just. I can’t even. Those flowers? GAH! I don’t know how I will resist buying it. Hopefully my memory loss kicks in, in 3-2- not working. ๐Ÿ™‚

    TGIF right back atcha! I hope you guys have a great weekend!

    • Karen says:

      Noooo! I want you to love this, because your pan of Malice needs a friend. Plus you know what they say. Variety is the spice of life and all. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Kim says:

        HAHA! I actually thought of it this AM (thanks again!) when I opened up my precious Malice and literally thought, “oh, I love you so… even if you don’t have beautiful flowers…”. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s just a matter of time!

  3. Sunny says:

    Oh gawd, you’re too pretty!!! I am SO obsessed with La Romanesque right now that I am less hung up on coral than I usually am, if you can believe that! Tissue Rivoli looks like a great quad as well. Love!
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  4. AR says:

    I love Chanel. And I love your earrings! Where did you get them?

  5. Sylvia says:

    That blush is sold out everywhere in my city and I swear, every time I see it online, I let out a little tear. #theonethatgotaway
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  6. Estefania says:

    I was convinced I didn’t need that blush… Now? Not so sure. #THANKSKAREN

  7. tirurit says:

    I am really digging La Romanesque!

    I am mean and cold hearted though and I am hoping that it is similar to something I have so I can skip this collection… we’ll see how it goes ๐Ÿ˜‰
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  8. Allison C says:

    I’m finding that Camellia Rose blush palette very hard to resist!
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    • Karen says:

      Answer it’s siren call, Allison! It is useless to resist. ๐Ÿ™‚

      There is another blush in the release that is calling my name. I think I will have to visit her this weekend!

  9. Ruchita says:

    That eyeshadow quad is so pretty! I think that and the blush are my favorites. TGIF! Have a great weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Oh, the eyeshadow would look FAB on you.

      SOO… I have baking plans this weekend, you’d be proud. I’m making brownies.

      • Ruchita says:

        Yum! Can’t go wrong with brownies. I love the edge pieces and I’m seriously considering getting one of those special pans that will give you more edge pieces. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Tatiana says:

    How does the Rouge Allure Velvet in La Romanesque compare to Hourglass Velvet Creme Lipstick in Fever?
    Love Chanel. Trying to resist that blush.

  11. Denise says:

    I sure do love the Chanel N. 19 Poudre!!! <3
    Happy weekend to you, Tabs and Hubs!

  12. Debra says:

    I love and own the standard No. 19 (which is worth every dollar). And Romanesque is Fever-ish enough that I can’t justify buying it.

    But the blush is gorgeous, like any Chanel LE. Dear Daughter wants the Tisse ITissay) Paris which is not quite right for me. (Sheds a tear.)

    So I’m gonna pass on the spring collection (with the exception of the nail polish Paradisio which is not easy to apply) and wait for summer!

    “Malice” in French can also mean “mischief.”:)

  13. Can’t agree more … Everyone needs some Chanel in their lives !!!
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  14. kwmechelle says:

    I don’t own anything by Chanel, though I’d love to change that ๐Ÿ™‚ That blush is beautiful!

  15. Rachel says:

    I have that Chanel blush and I love it ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Agata says:

    Nice post. I don’t have a lot of Chanel makeup, unfortunately but from what I do have their loose powder is my favorite piece. That blush is stunning and La Romanesque is the lipstick I want sooo bad. I am glad it’s available in the permanent line!
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  17. astou says:

    Beautiful.
    You look so FRESH!!!
    I actually don’t have much of CHANEL products, just the PERFECTION LUMIERE Foundation and LES BEIGES Powders so…
    a blush would be nice ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Aelyn says:

    The blush is sooo LOVELY! It looks gorgeous on you! I’m so miffed, I was at the counter the other day and the lady there was all like the blush won’t show up on me! I’m NC37-40! But on you it’s soooo pretty! I’m gonna go again when she’s not around

  19. Dollie says:

    That blush!!! I need it especially since I just realised I don’t have any blushes from Chanel in my makeup wardrobe. The eyeshadow quad is also fab and Karen, you are one gorgeous girl! Please do a skincare post so we can see what your HG products are.
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  20. fancie says:

    That lipstick and blush are so beautiful!!
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  21. That blush…. And the lipstick look gorgeous!
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  22. May says:

    Sorry for being late and M.I.A Karen!!
    I am finally caught up with your blog. I have to say I nearly squealed like a school girl when I saw this post. OMG!! CHANEL!! Where did you get those accessories (the Chanel logo mat)? Thank you for posting the name of the lipstick. I have been eyeing the Chanel website but what was on the model did not seem to match the new arrivals. Love the ‘Camelia’ blush. I think I have become obsessed with Chanel’s Camelia’s *sigh*. As for Chanel No.19, I have never tried it but I will. I have to say you do wear it well! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Lately I have been obsessing with Tommy Bahama’s jewelry line…and clothing (beach bum heaven). I even bought a starfish necklace. I think you would fall in love with it.
    Have a wonderful weekend!! Give Tab’s a nice belly rub for me.

    Hugs from the Great Up North!!

  23. My obsession with owning any product labelled with a double C, is beyond comprehension. I can’t explain the admiration I have for the brand.
    The Chanel Rogue Allure Velvet Lipstick is soon writing itself up on my want-list. I might not be bold enough to carry off the purple-plum shade but hopefully Chanel will cater for my nude lip addiction.
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  24. That blush is one of the prettiest launch in the collection.. <3.. I doubt if will show on me but it looks so effortlessly gorgeous on you that I would want to give it a shot!!

    La Romanesque is a lovely pink lipstick .. I also would love to try the Spring scent from CHANEL.. ๐Ÿ™‚ yet to own my first CHANEL scent .. ๐Ÿ™
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  25. I definitely need La Romanesque! I love doing gradation lips myself and it looks like a great color to use for that effect. I haven’t bought it yet, but will probably get it this week along with the Camelia Rose blush. Gosh, I’m so excited! ๐Ÿ˜€
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  26. Bella says:

    I’ve sported Tisse Rivoli, Camelia Rose and Romanesque three times this week. It’s true LURVE <3.

  27. Chelsea says:

    I am beyond late to the party, but you know I love the double C’s! My Macy’s just eliminated the Chanel counter! Boo hiss.

  28. Chelsea says:

    I think that Von Maur (regional chain department store) might still have one, but I’m not sure!

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