I love summer makeup. Love it, love it, LOVE IT!
Dewy, bronzed skin; lids luxuriating with shimmery golds and other precious metals; slick, shiny corals on my lips…
I feel like Meg Ryan in that scene from When Harry Met Sally — “I’ll have what she’s having” — except that I’m, um, totally not faking it.
I really, really love summer makeup.
The beauty brands are laying down their beach towels on the warm, sandy beaches of Makeup Land right now with their summer makeup collections…
I recently added some new Chanel to my summer collection sandcastle, and I’m loving it so far. It’s Chanel’s new $30 Le Volume de Chanel Mascara in Prune, a do-it-all mascara in a blackish burgundy shade that lengthens, thickens and separates.
Basically, the whole shebang, and no flaking or smudging.
I’m wearing it here on bare lids.
I’m happy that Chanel showed some restraint with it (because they’re classy with a “c”). I think it’s super pretty on its own, but oh, boy — get it on a pair of shimmery gold or copper lids, and it’s gawgeous!
The way it contrasts with warm metallic shadows really cranks up the chocolatey volume of brown eyes, but I bet it would look just as ah-may-zing on blue, green, hazel and grey eyes.
I know it’s an overused term, but I do think Prune qualifies as universally flattering. I can’t imagine it not getting along with anyone. Plus, it’s a fun way to switch up your lash game on the weekdays while making sure that you still look professional at work…although I bet it would also look right at home at a Ga-ga concert (where we raise our lighters and belt out Speechless until our voices give out!).
PRICE: $30 for a 0.21-ounce tube
AVAILABILITY: Available now online and at Chanel counters
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Speaking of Chanel…
The new Chanel L’Ã‰tÃ© Papillon de Chanel collection is available now online. Warning: you may experience an elevated heart rate and alternating hot/cold sweats while viewing it.
The entire collection includes…
STYLO EYESHADOW FRESH EFFECT EYESHADOW, $34.00 each
- MOON RIVER (PLATINUM), limited edition
- COOL GOLD (LUMINOUS GOLD), limited edition
- PINK LAGOON (FREESH PINK), limited edition
- JADE SHORE (TENDER GREEN), limited edition
- BLUE BAY (SILVERY TURQUOISE BLUE), limited edition
- BLACK STREAM (SILVERY BLACK), limited edition
INIMITABLE WATERPROOF MASCARA MULTI-DIMENSIONNEL, $30.00 each
- ZEST (BRIGHT YELLOW), limited edition
- LIME LIGHT (TENDER GREEN), limited edition
- AQUA BLUE (BLUISH GREEN), limited edition
- BLUE NOTE (ELECTRIC BLUE), limited edition
- NOIR (BLACK), repromote
STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF LONG-LASTING EYELINER, $30.00
- TRUE BLUE, (TURQUOISE BLUE), limited edition
ROUGE COCO SHINE HYDRATING SHEER LIPSHINE, $34.00 each
- IDYLLE (SOFT PEACH), limited edition
- PYGMALION (RASPBERRY), limited eidtion
LÃˆVRES SCINTILLANTES GLOSSIMER, $29.50 each
- ZEPHYR (BEIGE WITH SHIMMER), limited edition
- ENVOLEE (CORAL), limited edition
- EDEN (TRANSLUCENT RASPBERRY), limited edition
LE VERNIS NAIL COLOUR, $27.00 each
- LILIS (INTENSE CORAL), limited edition
- AZURE (METALLIC BLUE GREEN), limited edition
- BEL-ARGUS (METALLIC BLUE), limited edition
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,