Gold and Copper Lids Cozy Up to Chanel’s New Le Volume De Chanel Mascara in Prune

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Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Prune Mascara

Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Prune Mascara

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. 🙂

Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Prune Mascara

Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Prune Mascara

The beauty brands are laying down their beach towels on the warm, sandy beaches of Makeup Land right now with their summer makeup collections…

Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Prune Mascara

Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Prune Mascara

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.

Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Prune Mascara eye closeup

Look into my eye…

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!

Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Prune Mascara before and after

Two coats of Prune on the left and plain ol’ naked lashes on the right

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.

Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Prune Mascara swatch

Swatch ya doin’?

Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Prune Mascara two layers

Two layers of Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Prune Mascara

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

Speaking of Chanel…

The new Chanel L’Été 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…



  • 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


  • 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


  • TRUE BLUE, (TURQUOISE BLUE), limited edition



  • IDYLLE (SOFT PEACH), limited edition
  • PYGMALION (RASPBERRY), limited eidtion


  • ZEPHYR (BEIGE WITH SHIMMER), limited edition
  • ENVOLEE (CORAL), limited edition
  • EDEN (TRANSLUCENT RASPBERRY), limited edition



  • LILIS (INTENSE CORAL), limited edition
  • AZURE (METALLIC BLUE GREEN), limited edition
  • BEL-ARGUS (METALLIC BLUE), limited edition

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Happy Friday Karen!
    I have a blue Chanel Mascara and LOVE it, so this is totally on my list. I’m really loving all the coloured mascaras lately!
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  2. Rebecca Cash says:


  3. Danielle says:

    Prune looks great! I have fair colored lashes and sometimes I feel like I need something that isn’t black or brown, depending on my mood. I want to pick this up!
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  4. Dovey says:

    Hi Karen,

    Your first photo was intense! I took me a few seconds to realize it was the wand! Prune looks gorgeous — I like how it’s more of a burgundy than a purple 🙂

  5. C'enna says:

    I love chanel mascaras buttttt i was mainly focusing on your complexion! So jealous! Its so clear and a nice color. I totally dont understand when you say your worried about things settling in your fine lines… cuz I dont see any on you!

  6. Agata says:

    I think I will have to put that blue waterproof mascara on my wish list. And the Glossimers look so pretty too.

  7. karen says:

    this is going to be a …”cruel, cruel summer” 😉 for my bank account with all these summer collections!! I have my list already made! i just discovered le volume and I LOVE it!!

  8. This is beautiful, and the result on you is amazing. I love the burgundy touch, and you can actually notice the color.

  9. Chessie says:

    Wow, they are bringing out a yellow mascara?! How on earth could that be used?

  10. Monica P says:

    That first photo – wow! I was thinking .. oh, I put that goop on my eyes .. lol.

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  11. Dominique says:

    Le Volume in Prune is good, I love the brush and it’s really long-wearing. I am a huge fan of Bad Gal and They’re Real but the Chanel mascara formula is amazing. I will purchase again, maybe in Blue or I’ll wait for the summer ones to arrive here !

  12. Susan Linder says:

    love the prune mascara!

  13. Dulcelissa says:

    Gorgeous colour, the prune makes yours lashes so natural. This look would go great with a cat eyeliner. If you use gel eyeliners to create a cat eye effect, a good tip is to always pick a thin and supple brush to create the look. Remember not to put too much liner on the brush, this will be the best way to prevent smearing and runs. Hope this helps!
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  14. Maja says:

    I have it in black, and I love this mascara, it’s amazing! <3 Unfortunately this color is not available here in Croatia! :/

  15. Wendy says:

    Plum (Dior)and or prune (Chanel) is a great neutral for most skin types. Like blue the color softens the look for day and can be used with alot of eyeshadow colors. I have hazel eyes and plum shades really look fabulous on hazel eyes!

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