Chanel Spring 2009: Product Pictures and Description

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Chanel’s Spring 2009 makeup collection has me salivating! Inspired by boho-chic style and gypsy dresses, the new look features plum and beige colors for the eyes, fiery red and nude lip shades and a brown cheek color. I haven’t seen it in person (yet), but the product descriptions and pictures make me think of singer Stevie Nick’s early 80s witchy-boho-gypsy style.


While delving through the house archives, Peter Philips, Global Creative Makeup Director for CHANEL, rediscovered gypsy dresses by Gabrielle Chanel. “The Gypsy is a heroine with very distinctive beauty codes,” he explains. “After looking through the sketches by Mademoiselle Chanel, I also wanted to play with all of these contrasts. The gypsy’s eyes are as dark as her lips are fiery. She has the passion of travel in her veins, that of celebration, dance, and especially that of darkness and mystery.”


Rouge Hydrabase Creme Lipstick, $27
Rose Rebelle: pink
Euphoria: intense pink
Fiesta: apricot
Fuego: coral red
Beige Desire: beige
Gipsy Scarlett: red

Aqualumiere Sheer Colour Lipshine SPF 15, $27
Malta: copper
Positano: beige

Levres Scintillantes Glossimer, $26
Wild Rose: rosewood
Beige Guitare: taupe

Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Colour, $32
Alexandrite: red
Opal Rose: pink

Satin Lip Colour , $60
Five satin lip creme shades ranging from pale pink to deep plum, set in an iconic double C signature in a black lacquered case.


Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow, $56
Mystic Eyes: plum, pink, beige and bronze shadows

Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow, $28.50
Magic Night: shimmery plum
Liberty: shimmery beige

Ombre D’Eau Fluid Iridescent Eyeshadow, $32
Delta: gold

Le Crayon Yeux Precision Eye Definer, $28
Brun Cuivré: brown

Inimitable Waterproof Mascara Multi-Dimensionnel Waterproof, $28
Brun: brown



Le Vernis Nail Colour, $20
Vendetta: dark violet
Django: beige pink


Poudre Universelle Compact, $42.50
Beige: sheer, light-reflecting beige pressed powder

Joues Contraste Powder Blush, $42
Brun: subtle brown

So what do ya think? Are you excited about the collection? You know I am, but then I’m a sucker for Chanel.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Justine says:

    I’m excited for the eyeshadow quad (as always)! The colours look gorgeous

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  2. YadiQ says:

    uggh i too aam a sucker for chanel

    how are you feeling K? better?

  3. Elissa says:

    I love the description, “The gypsy’s eyes are as dark as her lips are fiery. She has the passion of travel in her veins, that of celebration, dance, and especially that of darkness and mystery.” Makes me want to get it!

  4. Karen says:

    Hi Justine,

    Me too! The lip colors look like they’re going to be pretty fierce, too!

  5. Karen says:

    Hi Yadiq,

    You and me, both. I am always a bit cautious about plum eye shades but I’m sure once I see it I’ll be in love.

    Oh, I am feeling a little better, thanks for asking!

    How are you doing? It sounds like you’re crazy busy at work!

  6. Alison says:

    I’ve just got vendetta le vernis and it’s gorgeous! Like a purple version of blue satin, very dark almost black purple with gorgeous shimmer to give it depth. Stunning!

    I also really like the lip compact, very pretty!

  7. Faye says:

    Karen, I bought the quad and I think you’ll love it. It’s one of those rare quads that works for all kinds of skin tones. It has great neutrals for spring. Wild Rose glossimer is gorgeous also. Fandango blush looked awful on me, but I think it would be perfect for your skin color.

  8. katee says:

    I just bought the mystic eye quad and vendetta nail polish. I am the biggest chanel whore!!

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  9. jojoba says:

    i am very interested in this lip palette ever since i saw its ad. so Chanel!!!

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  10. I have never bought anything from Chanel other than nail polish so I’m not sure about this (and of course I already have Vendetta on the way!). The description isn’t my fav (I am not a fan of anything Boho) but the colors look pretty decent. I just hate paying that much for makeup when I feel I can get the same or better at say MAC!

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  11. Miss QQ says:

    Hi Karen. I’m excited to see Mystic Eyes. The 5 satin lip colour is interesting too. What is Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Colour? A new lipstick? I like the colours from Rouge Hydrabase a lot but like the texture and finish of Rouge Allure.

    I find papaya mushy and the taste too strong; the sweeter it is, the worse for me LOL. I don’t like the smell of durian but I can eat a bit. 🙂

  12. lexi says:

    i’m digging the iconic double c lip palette – I think I love the trademark double C’s more than anything else!

  13. Glosslizard says:

    I’m all over a Rosewood Glossimer! Gotta see the plums too, there’s such a range of color that gets described as “plum”! I’m a little bummed though, ’cause when I heard “gypsy” I thought “oooOOOoooh, hot new Exceptionnel colors!” 😉

    Vampy Varnish, I can’t wait to see Vendetta swatches! 🙂

  14. jazmen says:

    STEVIE! yay! my favorite person in the world on my favorite makeup blog!

  15. Dawn says:

    Hi Karen,

    I just bought the new Chanel lipstick in Rose Rebelle yesterday at Neimans. I love it and I usually don’t go for pink lipsticks, but this color is great and is an instant pick me up.

    The spring eye color quad is also great but I didn’t buy that. 🙂


  16. Kerry says:

    Excited this will make my first go with Channel 🙂

  17. Karen B says:

    There goes my hard-earned cash…. lol. I’ll spend it gladly on that gorgeous quad!!!

    Merry Christmas dear! Hope you have wonderful holidays and funky presents of course. *hugs*

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  18. Melissa says:

    Absolutely LOVE Chanel’s new Spring Make-up! Fandango blush is beautiful! So is the Malta Aqualumiere Sheer Colour Lipshine. I used the nude lip liner with it as well as the Levres Scintillantes Glossimer in Beige Guitare. I also bought the Quad in Mystic Eyes as well as the Le Crayon Yeux Precision Eye Definer in Brun Cuivré. Beautiful look! I am broke, but happy!

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