Thursday, June 7, 2012

Haul, Review and Swatches from Summertime de Chanel Summer 2012 Make-Up Collection

Hi everyone!! I am excited to share some recent purchases from Chanel. To start with I knew what I wanted when I first saw Chanel's summer 2012 collection. Lately I have been obsessed with corals. Be it clothes or make-up. Coral, orange, tangerine things tend to attract me. So these two beauties are no exception! :)

Lèvres Scintillantes Glossimer # 337 Calypso

What can I tell about this tropical beauty.. I am in love with this! This is an absolutely gorgeous orange/coral hued gloss.  I generally don't like lip glosses. I can't handle the stickiness though I love the look they give to your lips. But I really like the formula of this one. It's neither thick, overly slippery or too tacky. It's not that pigmented as it looks in the tube but it leaves nice veil of color when applied. It has tiniest glistening shimmer in gold, orange and pink. I think this will suit all skin tones. It stays for around 3 hours on my lips and it won't settle into any lines like I have observed with many other glosses. When it fades it leaves the faintest touch of delicate sparkles behind. Calypso is also very moisturising and nourishing. Overall I am loving this gloss in conjunction with Rouge Coco Shine # 447 En Vogue, another lip product from Chanel Summer 2012 collection.Though also light, En Vogue will help to make Calypso a bit deeper and wear more flawlessly. Too bad Calypso is a limited edition product.

Rouge Coco Shine # 447 En Vogue

I love Chanel Rouge Coco Shine lipsticks. The most moisturising and nourishing lipsticks I have ever used so far. Though pigmentation is the issue I still love them for their glossy finish and moisturising quality. These are the perfect combination of lipstick, lip gloss and lip stain and I warn you they are pretty addictive! At first glance En Vogue looks like a brighter,warmer orange but after applying it looks more like a neutral pinkish coral. I absolutely love how it applies. The overall feel and lightness of it makes lips look fuller, glossy and nourished. I have been reaching for this every single day since I got it. It stays on my lips for about three casual hours, two if I am just sipping a tea or coffee. However, it usually won't make it through a meal. It leaves a beautiful matte stain when it fades away. Again, I think it's a shade that should flatter most skin tones. Like Calypso it is a limited edition product too.

Overall only negative about Calypso and En vogue is the price and wear time. If I have to choose only one between these two I ll choose Calypso as it is more pigmented than En Vogue. Otherwise I absolutely recommend these if you are looking for  summer perfect, not too bold wearable  corals!