A Chanel Summer 2015 Collection Méditerranée Face of the Day With Smokey Brown Eyes and Purple Liner, and Red Lips and Tips

Published in: Chanel, Face of the Day (FOTD)

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Wearing pieces from the new Chanel Summer 2015 Collection while intensely gazing off into the distance…

Bonjour, Chanel!

chanel summer 2015


Honestly, I have no idea why I look so serious in all of these pictures, because while I took them I was thinking about…

chanel summer 2015


One of the many perks of decluttering your office is finding gems like this copy of a Japanese magazine devoted entirely to cats.

Can I read Japanese? No. But since cats are the international language of love, things like this find their way into my life (I actually got it from this amazing bookstore in Japantown). I’m keeping it forever, obviously. It’s staying far, far away from the purge pile.

chanel summer 2015 visual

My makeup here was inspired by the visuals for Chanel Summer 2015 Collection Méditerranée Collection, which is available now at Chanel counters and online.

Gah! — I love this look. Now, if I could only figure out how to pose with my hands by face in a way that doesn’t make me look like I have E.T. fingers.

How do models do it? I have no idea.


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chanel summer 2015

chanel summer 2015

chanel summer 2015

Chanel Summer 2015 Collection products worn in this look…

  1. Chanel Lumiere D’ete Illuminating Powder — in the crease as a transition shade, along my lower lash lines, and on my cheeks and face as bronzer
  2. Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow Fresh Effect Eyeshadow in Caroube — lids
  3. Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow Fresh Effect Eyeshadow in Laurier Rose — center of the lids
  4. Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Noir Intense — upper water and lash lines
  5. Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Orchidee — lower water and lash lines
  6. Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Mascara in Noir — upper and lower lash lines
  7. Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Malice — cheeks
  8. Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer in Allegria — lips
  9. Chanel Rouge Coco in Arthur — lips
  10. Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Coquelicot — nails (they aren’t shown in that pic above)

Your friendly neighborhood Chanel-loving kitten addict,



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  1. Alex says:

    Love this collection. So classy but so fresh. I’m really digging that purple eyeliner that you have on the lower water line, it’s so cool. By the way, what foundation do you use Karen? It looks so beautifully luminous.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Alex,

      Thanks for noticing! I jump around and use different foundations depending on how my skin is acting. Today I tried a new combo: MAC Lightful C Tinted Cream (it’s basically a BB cream that blurs pores, adds radiance and evens out the skin) all over my face with Dior Nudeskin on the areas where I wanted more coverage (cheeks, around my nose and chin). I set everything with MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural. Let me know if you have any questions or if you need any foundation recs! 🙂

  2. Sunny says:

    OOO what a pretty look! I love Caroube so much! Now I am tempted to get Laurier Rose as well (not that I should buy more eyeshadow sticks but you know how this goes)!
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  3. Lauren says:

    You look gorgeous!!!

    I hope this week is bringing you happiness!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lauren,

      Thank you for that. 🙂 I’m doing much better this week. A big part of it is finally, FINALLY cleaning out my office. I’ve done a lot of de-cluttering and I also ordered a shelving system which arrived today — YAY! I feel like once my office is in shape I’ll be able to deal with the rest of my life. LOL It’s weird but true.

      How has your been? Good, I hope!

  4. Agata says:

    So pretty! Now I want the Laurier Rose even more and that purple eyeliner on your lower lash line/ waterlines look so pretty too. Oh Chanel!!!
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Agata,

      I’m all about colorful lower lash lines. 🙂 What makeup did you wear today?

      • Agata says:

        Kind of had to rush through my makeup today because I had a Dr appt at 7am . I wore Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation set with Chanel loose powder. Hourglass Luminous Flush blush and Mac Taupe for contouring. On eyes: Diorshow Fusion Mono shadow in Mirror under my eyebrows, Nars Phoebie on the lids with a gold shadow from Lorac Unzipped Gold palette in the crease and blended out. Oh and lots of concealer- Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector with Maybelline Fit Me concealer. L’oreal Miss Manga Rock on the lashes. I just bought it so I’m testing it out. Anyways, you can see a picture of my makeup on my Instagram if you’d like.
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  5. Katherine M says:

    Gorgeous! Love the name of this collection, too. Reminds me of an old fragrance that I haven’t seen in years, Elizabeth Arden Mediterranean (one of my fave scents being half southern Italian).

  6. Kwmechelle says:

    Wow. Just wow. You look some kind of beautiful. And I submit to you that your “serious face” is actually your “resting bi*sh face!” Werk, gurl. I’m sure it was totally on purpose. That happens when you’re fabulous. Happens to me all the time ☺️

    • Karen says:

      Aw, thanks love! Did you get your second mani today? Please say yes.

      • Kwmechelle says:

        Got dressed to go but fatigue kept me home. Couldn’t sleep last night. However, it’s on my to-do list for tomorrow. Can you believe I beat my face to go out & went nowhere….lol. It also was a rainy, dreary day today. Tomorrow promises sunshine & mani(s) =)

        • Karen says:

          OMG ME TOO. I have been stuck in the house all day! Maybe this is the universe telling me I need to go out for ice cream so I can show off this eyeliner. LOL

          Hope you get some better sleep tonight! Go to bed early. (That’s what I’m going to try to do myself.)

  7. Beatrice says:

    Hello gorgeous Karen, nice to see you smile again 🙂
    Lovely collection ! you can’t go wrong with Chanel

    • Karen says:

      Hello Beatrice,

      Thank you! I’m feeling a lot better this week. I’m making headway in cleaning my office and that’s just for starters.

      I hope that you’re doing well. 🙂

      P.S. You’re so right! You can’t go wrong with Chanel.

  8. Allison C says:

    Beautiful, elegant look! Chanel is all that. In spite of the high end-ness of this post, it made me laugh out loud. Thank you, Karen! I needed a laugh

  9. Sami says:

    It’s official! I need those two eye shadow stylos! Gorgeous combo

    • Karen says:

      Thanks, Sami! This is my fave combo so far. You will LOVE that brown shadow. It’s gorgeous and you can glam it up or tone it down.

      Hope you’re having a good week so far!

  10. Erin says:

    I want it all 🙁
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  11. tirurit says:

    LOL at the ET fingers comment! But yes, I have given a few tries to taking pictures of myself and lets just say that those won’t ever surface and feel the rays of sunshine 😉

    Just yesterday I went to the store wanting to give a look at this collection as it looks fantastic! However, it won’t be arriving for two weeks :X

    And yay for decluttering!
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  12. Oooh I lllllike this! The liner looks amazing.
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  13. Nicole says:

    Orchidee is yelling, “girl, you got this.” Love it!
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  14. Fancie says:

    You take the most beautiful pictures! This is a gorgeous look that’ll be great for date night. I just love that eye look and the pop of purple on the lower lid
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  15. Jen says:

    Totally gorgeous, Karen! That Orchidee liner really looks like something special and you’re rocking the glossy red lip! Can’t wait to check out this collection in-person 🙂


  16. Kim says:

    I like the pop of purple on the lower lash line – it’s really striking with the brown shadow. Who knew? Wait, everyone but me knew? 🙂 Seriously, it looks really elegant, but still fun.

  17. Tatiana says:

    Argh! Now, in addition to Caroube, I want that purple liner! This look is beautiful on you!

  18. I guess the models don’t do it on their own, but the photographer and Photoshop do the job for them.

    You look stunning, I really like purple on the lower lash line.
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  19. Lena says:

    yeah i kinda went gaga when i saw that chanel promo pic a few days ago on your blog. i need that purple. i’ve been trying the look with a combination of purple and blue eyeliners that i have and i’m pretty happy, but that orchidee is still haunting me….
    need to test it in person.
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  20. Elizabeth says:

    OMG not only am I digging the new chanel collection on you, but i must know…where did you get the necklaces?!?! I must have!!!!

  21. Exceptionally gorgeous! You have a talent, and those lovely colors don’t hurt either. 🙂 Cheers!

  22. Angie says:

    Omg Karen I saw this ad awhile ago and literally drooled over the look! I’m so glad you recreated it you look stunning! Def going to have to try this one out when I have some place to go and thanks again for reminding me of that color combo lol love!!

  23. Angie says:

    I’m loving that jean shirt too where is it from?
    Btw idk what kind of lighting you have but your pics and face always look so lit from within! you look perfectly highlighted or you may just have j-Lo’s lighting Crew tagging along when you take these pics 😋

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