Chanel launched a limited-edition collection of colorful accessories in their Codes Couleur Collection. The items launched on Friday and sold out online almost instantly. I shared a look on Instagram stories on Friday and some of you were able to order them before they sold out! I ordered a handful online the second they launched and they arrived very quickly so I was able to swatch them over the weekend. Colors in action here.
Onvi, Cavalier Seul, Premiere Dame, Diva and Rouge Noir are available in Chanel Beauty Boutiques so if you have one near you they might still have them in stock. The other colors Ballerina, Immortelle, Fugueuse, Incendiarie were exclusive online. I don’t know if they will restock them at this point. I hope they consider launching these again because the matching sets are really cute!
Each Les Pinceaux de Chanel Brush Trio Brush Set contains the same brushes, the only difference is the color of the case. I’ve really loved the Chanel beauty brushes I own. I’ve purchased many over the years each time they’ve revamped them and all but 1 has held up really well (one fell apart but it was after many years of owning it).
The Brush Set has brushes that seem to be the same quality as the individual brushes:
2-in-1 Foundation and Powder Brush 101 (angled, love this for bronzing creams)
This year’s Chanel Les Beiges Summer Collection features repromoted summer staples in travel sizes. There are two new lip colors alongside minis of the Les Beiges Healthy Glow Illuminating Oil, Water-Fresh Tint and Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream.
The Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream has been a long time favorite and the new Travel Size ($40 for .5 oz) is available in three colors but the shades in travel size have slight variations and the formula feels different. Colors pull just slightly different but on the skin once blended they look the same. Formula on the travel size has a blurred effect on the skin. It’s not quite matte but it feels a bit more pigmented and matte compared to the full size.
I really love that Chanel brought back the Les Beiges Healthy Glow Illuminating Oil ($63 for 1 fl oz) in travel size. I was able to buy this in one of the boutiques before it launched while traveling and I really loved having it in my travel bag! Having it in a smaller option I can easily hold in one hand or bring with me on travel is much more convenient. (Last year’s bottle was SO big I could barely hold it with my hands.) It smells like a slightly more floral version of the les beiges line with jasmine and it’s just beautiful.
The shimmer is subtle on the skin but more visible in direct sunlight.
UV Essentiel – NEW formula
Chanel reformulated their UV Essentiel with SPF 50 and I picked this up in Miami last month. As a long time fan of the previous formula my first reaction was to panic, but rest assured the new one is better! It has a texture that combines a gel and cream in one so it’s not as fluid/liquid. The formula leaves no white cast on the skin and works well with the Chanel foundations on top. The texture is lightweight and blends easily. I like the newer formula because now it doesn’t creep or slide into my eye corners (sunscreen often does that and it stings!). Active ingredients include Avobenzone 3.0 % | Homosalate 10.0 % | Octisalate 5.0 % | Octocrylene 5.0 %.
Rouge Coco Flash
Last we have a look at the new Rouge Coco Flash shades. Destination is a neutral beige pink. This sometimes pulls a little too pale on my lips and skin tone, sometimes I can pull it off, sometimes I can’t. Escapade is a muted reddish shade – semi bold but not too bold. Both have that glossy finish, smooth texture and hydrating feel. They’re creamy and I love applying these! They don’t have the best lasting power but I don’t mind reapplying.
Swatched below. Also added a couple other shades for reference/comparison.
Overall a very edited collection with mainly repromotes in travel sizes. I would have loved to see new colors for the eyes, nails and perhaps a new blush or highlighter for summer. At the same time I do really like these travel sizes and wish I had them a month ago when I was traveling.
I also think having the smaller options at lower price points might be better for those who don’t want to commit to the full size right away.
You can find these out now at Chanel.com and all Chanel Beauty retailers.
Have you checked out any of the new collection items yet?
I’m back! We’ve been away on a two-week vacation in Miami. We had so much fun with Ollie. He was such a good boy! I’ll be sharing more on the blog soon but if you want to see more from our trip, you can find more on my Instagram Miami Vacay highlights. I’ll share more soon but first wanted to share a look at the new Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colors.
Chanel revamped their Le Vernis Nail Colors ($32 each) with an updated brush and new colors. Some of the classics are still in the collection but there are lots of new shades. There are 24 total. The Chanel PR team sent a handful of beautiful colors for me to try. While in Miami I stopped by one of the beauty boutiques to check out the rest of the shades and picked up the new La Base Camelia and Le Gel Coat to try.
Also tried on these sunglasses and was tempted but did not pick them up this trip.
The new Le Vernis formula has definitely improved with better pigment, coverage and application. I think it’s actually just as good as the original version but the new brush makes application much easier with just a few brush strokes. According to Chanel they’ve made the pigment more concentrated. I wore my favorite shade Premiere Dame while we were on our trip and it lasted nearly a full seven days on the tips and on my toes they look fresh like the day I applied.
Normally on trips my nail polish is destroyed within a couple of days because of all the sunscreen I apply. It doesn’t seem to matter what kind of formula I use, sunscreen can be fairly destructive to clothes, polish, the car seat etc. The gel coat and new nail polish formula combination held up remarkably well for me this trip though!
I did quick swatches in this video linked here (in case you want to see them in different lighting or in action). Each one applies with full perfect smooth coverage with two coats. Ballerina has significantly improved this round but for me still requires 3 coats.
101 Insomniaque is a pure neutral white
111 Ballerina is a beautiful sheer milky pink
103 Legende is a pale beige brown
113 Faussaire is a neutral creamy nude pink
121 Premiere Dame is a pink coral
125 Muse is a cool toned sky blue
135 Immortelle is a stunning lilac
137 Sorciere is a beautiful purple
139 Activiste is a plum mauve
147 Incendiaire is a warm red
155 Rouge Noir is a blackened plum (new version seems a little bit deeper in the base color)
131 Cavalier Seul is a beautiful soft sage green
So many of you wanted to know how Faussaire compares to Organdi so I’ve swatched it on a nail wheel below. They are similar but on my fingers Organdi is lighter in color while the new Faussaire matches my skintone more. I pulled what I could find in my stash to compare below.
I’ve been such a long time fan of Chanel nail polishes. I know they can be hit or miss for some of you, but I’m really loving the new formula and brush. The base and top coat are listed as “new” but I’m not sure I can tell the difference from the previous formulas. They do have the newer wider brush. I really like how they perform.
Overall lots of pretty colors to choose from. A few of you commented on my video you’re happy to see more bright colors in this launch and I agree! It’s nice to see some brighter shades especially for summer. I still have my eye on a few more shades but I have so many to play with I think I’ll be set until the next seasonal launch.
Out of all the ones I tried I’d say my top 5 favorites are Premiere Dame, Muse, Cavalier Seul, Immortelle and Incendiaire.
You can find the shades out now at Chanel.com. Have you tried any of these new colors yet? What did you think?
Chanel Le Vernis nail colors gifted from Chanel for review. A few select shades purchased by me as well.
Fantaisie de Chanel Illuminating Blush in Pastel Fuschia
I think the Fantaisie de Chanel Illuminating Blush in Pastel Fuschia Is the stand out in the collection. On me it pulls more like a highlighter but I think it’s just beautiful. It’s mix of 2 shades using what they call tie-dye technology to swirl a rose pink and pale rose gold for a beautiful fabric-like pattern. The texture is smooth, easy to blend and layer, doesn’t emphasize pores and is just stunning. It’s so pretty I bought a backup.
There are two new Baume Essentiel Multi-Glow Sticks in Lilas and Dragee, both have already sold out online at Chanel but you can still find Dragee at Nordstrom. These are sheer and glossy with a very slight tint of color. Lilas is a beautiful pale iridescent lilac and Dragee is an iridescent soft pink pearl with a peachish tint.
Lilas is the more unique shade with a lilac tint. Dragee is similar but more pinkish in tone compared to last year’s Ensoleille (more peach).
I’ve been really loving these on the lips as a pretty glossy balm. On my cheeks they have pretty good lasting power as the texture is on the sticky side, but they are really sheer and give more of a dewy glow versus color.
Les 4 Ombres in Delices
There’s one new eyeshadow quad in the Les 4 Ombres format called Delices. The colors include a lilac satin/shimmer, matte warm clay pink, satiny brownish red and pale sparkling yellow. The colors surprised me! I normally don’t gravitate towards these kinds of shades but with some layering they give a really pretty spring look. I start with the clay pink as a base, layer on the brown on the lids and then tap on the lilac and yellow on top.
Pigment is soft medium but buildable and easy to layer. Lasting power on me is very good but you do need to use some kind of base/primer.
Delices Pastel de Chanel Lips
There are four lip products in this launch. The two Rouge Coco Baumes are really pretty. Pink Delight is a sheer neutral peach pink with shimmer. This pulls very sheer alone but if I layer on top of a lip liner like their Beige Naturel or Rose Naturel it shows up better on my lips by adhering to the liner. Sweet Treat is a really pretty brownish plum kind of shade.
The two Rouge Allure Inks have incredible color payoff with one swipe. Both look very similar on my skin tone/lips Gourmandise has a more blueish pink undertone and Tentation is more of a true classic bold red. They stay on the lips an exceptionally long time and feel weightless.
Overall a beautiful collection that surpassed my expectations. I knew I would love the pink highlighter but I didn’t expect to love everything else as much. If you’re a Chanel lover or looking for a fresh pretty color palette for spring that isn’t red or orange, this is one to check out.
The Spring Summer 2023 collection for Chanel Beauty has arrived and I’m so excited to share a look today! The collection has a red theme with new oversized palettes for eyes and cheeks. The items have just launched online at Chanel.com (you can find them if you search products individually, I’ve linked each item below for you) and also now at Nordstrom and Saks.
Swatches of all the items I have in the collection below
Les 4 Rouges Yeux Et Joues Eyeshadow and Blush Palette
This spring Chanel has launched oversized palettes with powders formulated for both eyes and cheeks. There are two varations this season, I have the lighter Les 4 Rouges Yeux Et Joues Eyeshadow and Blush Palette in 957 Tendresse. This has four powders with sheer-medium pigment.
Shades include a light shimmery rose highlighter, a soft tan satin for bronzer/contour, a soft watermelon pink blush and a deeper reddish powder. Powders have a medium texture – not super soft but not stiff. Overall look is soft but colors can be layered.
I like this on the cheeks but also found I could wear on the eyes. The tan shade is just slightly deeper than my skin tone and warms up the skin. On me it’s a barely there kind of color but does add a nice touch of warmth.
There are two new shades of the Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colors in Rouge Cuir and Watermelon and they’re beautiful! Watermelon is a bright vibrant pink jelly shade. It has a transparent finish so I used 3 coats to get full coverage. Rouge Cuir is a pretty dusty warm rose with opaque coverage.
Baume Essentiel Multi-Use Glow Stick
This collection brings us a new Baume Essentiel Multi-Use Glow Stick in Rouge Frais. You girls know I’m usually not a fan of the dewy cheek sticks because I live in hot and humid Florida and they usually do not last. This shade however is the prettiest Baume Essentiel I’ve tried. It’s a bright red shimmer in the tube but has a transparent sheer pink finish on the cheeks. I also tried it on the lips and it’s a really pretty shimmery red when used as a lip balm.
Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner
The spring launch features the Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner in Or Rose. I feel like this may have been a color from an older launch many years ago but am not 100% sure the shade is the same. I think this year’s has a different number and is more of a true rose gold. It’s stunning. As a liner it’s subtle on me but I also tried it as an all over eyeshadow and think it’s just beautiful.
Noir Allure Mascara
Last is a look at the Noir Allure Mascara in Rouge Grenat. I love this mascara formula but red tinted mascaras aren’t really my thing. This formula coats the lashes and is great at lengthening. The red is very pigmented and does coat all the lashes with a reddish shimmer color. I still prefer the classic black shade but if you like tinted mascaras I think this is a fun twist.
Overall thoughts: I love the Les 4 Rouges Palette in Tendresse. I think it’s pretty, wearable and different from what I already own. I think the pink highlighter is really pretty! The Le Vernis in Watermelon is a must for me, I think it will be really fun for spring/summer.
Chanel Holiday 2022 Demander de Lune Collection has arrived and I have a look at the holiday newness today! I received some pieces in PR and also ordered a few more items to review. I tried everything in the holiday collection except 2 things (skipped one lip product and the eye gloss duo). If you’ve been waiting for swatches I hope you find this review helpful!
There are two oversized highlighters called the Eclat Lunaire Oversize Illuminating Face Powder ($88). Both of them have a warm undertone. 887 Or Rose is the lighter option and pulls like a light warm rose gold on my skin. 897 Cuivre Dore is the deeper option and is very yellow-gold. These have a metallic finish, texture is smooth almost like a gelee-powder but with a powder finish. They adhere beautifully to the skin. I recommend using a light touch as they’re very pigmented and metallic.
Or Rose on top of the Joues Contraste Blush in Alezane
Chanel launched one eyeshadow quad in the Les 4 Ombres ($65) 937 Ombres de Lune. This one also pulls very warm with a multi-dimensional copper rose shimmer, neutral tan beige shimmer, sparkling warm yellow gold and a satin medium brown. Pigment is beautiful and easy to build and layer. The overall color theme pulls a lot warmer than I’m used to wearing but once you add liner and smoke out the dark brown shade it comes together in a warm holiday look. I love the embossed detailing on all the items. Chanel always adds those extra touches that make their products beautiful and special.
For a gold/bronze tone eye I prefer the Tweed Cuivre (reviewed here). For holiday I do think the Ombres de Lune is unique, especially for what we usually see from Chanel. If you’re fair skin this will pull a lot warmer on you. I think it would look stunning on deeper skin tones.
Quality, texture, color payoff are all top notch. Whether or not this quad is for you depends on whether or not you like warm golds.
Holiday Lip Colors
I ordered one of the two new Rouge Allure Laques ($42) in 88 Rose Mystere and I think it’s a very pretty muted rose with a hint of gold shimmer. It’s the perfect medium rose tone I think you can wear all year.
There are two new Rouge Allure L’Extrait Lipsticks ($55). Chanel has a bold red with 817 Rouge Selene and a brown plum red with 827 Brun Lunaire. Both have an incredibly smooth texture with rich color payoff. I do think they are dupeable especially with the other existing Chanel colors. You may want to shop your stash.
Holiday 2022 Nails
Last we have a look at the 3 nail colors for holiday. There are two Chanel Le Vernis ($30) shades in 965 Clair de Lune is a metallic olive shimmer and 963 Super Lune is a red that pulls a dark wine color on the nails. Both have smooth flawless coverage. I love that the olive shimmer has a smooth streak-free finish.
Chanel also launched a new shade of Le Top Coat ($30) in 347 Etoile. This is a superfine gold shimmer. It’s definitely sheer enough that it’s a top coat. The shimmer is fairly dense so you only need one coat. I tried it on it’s own and swatched it next to the Dior Holiday Top Coat in Cosmic for comparison. If I layer on 6 coats I can get enough pigment to cover the nail but it’s still relatively transparent.
Overall I think the Chanel Holiday 2022 collection is beautiful. I don’t know that this will be for everyone as all the tones pull on the warmer side. Even though I own so many highlighters, I think both Or Rose or Cuirvre Dore are the stand outs in this launch.
Available now at Chanel. Have you checked out the holiday launch yet? What did you think?
Press samples provided by Chanel for review. A few items also purchased by me.
Chanel’s Les 4 Ombres Tweed Eyeshadow palettes are limited-edition inspired by the iconic Chanel tweed pattern. As a long time die hard Chanel fan I feel like these are truly special. They added so many extra special touches from the embossed tweed print on the shadows to the cute small tweed sleeves for each palette!
The shadows are soft and smooth. They have an almost bouncy feel to them. The finish/shimmer varies depending on the palette. Pigment also varies per palette depending on the individual shadow texture, but overall each one has a smooth finish.
01 Tweed Cuivre
01 Tweed Cuivre is my favorite out of all the palettes. It’s also the most shimmery. Colors include a deeper bronze shimmer, a medium bronze, a sandy gold shimmer (my favorite kind of tone) and a sparkley silvery gold topper. This is the palette of my dreams! I live for bronzey gold tones and this one is stunning. Pigment is medium but buildable. It reminds me a little bit of the Charlotte Tilbury Bella Sofia Palette but with different undertones.
02 Tweed Pourpre is a satin finish palette with purple and pink tones. Pigment is medium but with a dense brush you can build color. You can see the shimmer when light hits the skin, but on the eyes it has an almost semi-matte finish. Colors include a soft satin plum, a salmon pink with light pink shimmer, a muted mauve, a deeper plum. I didn’t manage to photograph a look with this one but I really love the look Erin Nicole did onYouTube! If you haven’t checked her out you definitely should!
03 Tweed Fauve is a warm toned palette. I have not tried this on the eyes yet but it swatched smoothly and the colors layered well when I swatch tested them. Colors include a deep orange, a shimmery copper gold, satin brown, pretty peach shimmer. The color theme is very warm but has a cozy fall-vibe.
04 Tweed Brun Et Rose is a neutral-cool toned palette with sheer-medium color payoff. You will need to use a dense brush with some layering to have the colors show up with more intensity but I think that is the beauty of this. You can create a soft smokey eye or a more dramatic look by layering more of the deep color.
It pulls more neutral-warm on my arm but on my eyes/face it looks more cool-toned. It has a soft oyster grey pearl (love this!), a warm taupe satin, a pale pink sparkle topper (so pretty) and a deeper cool brown. I packed them on very heavily in the swatch. This is my second favorite.
The color story reminds me of Mystic Eyes (original one with the square pans) and also of Tisse Rivoli. It also seems like it could be a softer less frosty version of Tom Ford Nude Dip.
Last I have a look at the two new Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliners ($34 each). Both colors are really beautiful. 52 Cuivre Dore is a copper shimmer and Bois Noir is a soft shimmer brown. Both give a subtle look to the eye. I think they’re beautiful!
I posted an Instagram Reel with video swatches to try and show the colors in action and in different lighting on Instagram. Overall I think the palettes are stunning. For me 01 Tweed Cuivre is the one I would say is a must-have for me because I love the color scheme and shimmer. 04 Tweed Brun Et Rose comes in close second, although I do think it’s dupeable.
02 Tweed Pourpre and 03 Tweed Fauve aren’t really colors I wear, but I do think they are beautiful palettes. I rarely ever wear purples but based on a few past looks I’ve done with purple palettes some of you have said I should wear it more!
You can find the new Chanel Les 4 Ombres Tweed Eyeshadow and new Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliners out now at Chanel.com and Nordstrom.