Chanel Summer 2014 Makeup Collection overview – Reflets D’ete De Chanel

It’s time for a Chanel collection again – this one is the Chanel 2014 Summer Makeup Collection.

If you wonder why it’s a summer collection, it’s because Chanel doesn’t wait to bring collections to SA when they’re seasonally appropriate. We pretty much get them when the rest of the world gets them, while some brands wait 6 months or longer to bring seasonal collections to SA. That’s why you’ll see some Fall/Winter 2013 collections currently being released – they were launched in the Northern hemisphere between September-November last year for their Fall/Winter.

Back on topic. The Chanel Summer 2014 Makeup Collection (or Reflets D’ete De Chanel if you’re feeling French) is about transparency and vibrant colour. I never mind summer collections in winter because they always offer some vibrance, luminosity and general brightness that is much needed come mid winter.

 

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This collection doesn’t seem to follow the semi-standard recipe that I’ve come to know. The star of the Summer 2014 collection is definitely the Le Vernis nail polishes, closely followed by brighter than bright mascaras (which I’ll never use, to be honest). There’s also a good variety of lip glosses, some Illusion D’Ombre shadows, a creme blush and an eyeliner. The full product list with prices is below:

LE VERNIS, R320.00
Eastern Light – Limited Edition
Sweet Lilac – Limited Edition
Pink Tonic – Limited Edition
Tutti Frutti
Mirabella

LE BLUSH CRÈME DE CHANEL, R485.00
Cheeky

LÈVRES SCINTILLANTES, R380.00
Glaze – Limited Edition
Hello – Limited Edition
Sexy
Happy
Sunny

ILLUSION D’OMBRE, R420.00
Mirage
Utopia – Limited Edition
New Moon

INIMITABLE WATERPROOF MASCARA, R435.00
Violet Touch
Orange Touch

STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF, R330.00
Ambre Doré – Limited Edition

I received a couple of these to try, and I’ll let you know what I think of them soon – can’t wait to paint my nails! The Chanel Summer 2014 Makeup Collection launches on June 6th.

C xx

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. May 22, 2014 / 11:36 AM

    I’m getting the cream blush and the illusion d’ombre, I think the colours are totally doable for winter as well as summer. Win win. (Broke broke)

    • May 22, 2014 / 12:01 PM

      Love the Illusion D’Ombre. The mascaras are too much for me and I think the polishes and glosses are gorgeous too. I’ll post snaps of what I have over the weekend.

      • May 22, 2014 / 12:11 PM

        Are the glosses not too sheer? One colour I like but it looked invisible in swatches online

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