This rather jaded and fussy beauty editor is in raptures over the new collection from Chanel that landed on beauty counters this month. The melting bronze pinks, summertime corals and suede chocolate shadows have me planning a weekend escape somewhere warm and packing floaty, floral frocks and delicate sandals.
Summertime de Chanel is sure to give you sunlit, golden skin even if you’re stuck in a light-starved office. Your eyes will be shaded in soft sable and your pout painted in a pop of holiday coral.
Perennially clever Creative Director Peter Philips has designed a must-have illuminating palette with a gradation of bronzed hues pressed into seven thin stripes and laced with gold. The stripes are a creative nod to the crisp striped sailor shirts that Mademoiselle Chanel once adored. This is a delightful collection filled with happy holiday hues to suit all types of complexions. Be gone winter and let’s fly to the French Riviera.
Harmonie Poudre de Soleil in Sable Beige, $90
Ombres Contraste Duo Sable-Emouvant, $70
Lèvres Scintillantes in Sirocco & Calypso, $47
Le Vernis in Island, Delight & Holiday, $39
Available from Chanel Fragrance & Beauty boutiques, major department stores
and selected pharmacies nationally.