Chanel Les Pop-Up de Chanel: Nouvelle Vague
At $23 a pop, Chanel’s Le Vernis Nail Lacquer is a decadent indulgence for your hands. Some love ‘em, some hate ‘em. I’m in the camp of love the product, hate the price (but who loves to pay more? seriously!). I’ve personally haven’t had any issues with formula or wear on the Chanel shades I own. In Les Pop-Up de Chanel (Chanel’s summer collection), Chanel is releasing three new shades of Le Vernis: Mistral (soft pink), Nouvelle Vague (turquoise), and Riviera (intense pink).
I literally just received Nouvelle Vague this afternoon, and I was thinking about holding off to post until tomorrow, but I just can’t resist. Nouvelle Vague is a beautiful shade of aqua-blue. It’s turquoise, but it’s not a brightened turquoise. It’s pastel without being light and sheer. There is the finest dusting of icy, aqua-blue shimmer laced throughout the aqua-blue. It’s a very stunning shade of turquoise. It’s one of my favorite polishes by Chanel, ever.
For those who find Chanel out of their price range (or fear their bank account murdering them in their sleep if they purchased this…), don’t despair, because China Glaze For Audrey is so, so close. Chanel’s Nouvelle Vague is just the slightest bit lighter and it has shimmer, whereas China Glaze’s is a pure cream. Check out the swatches to see just how similar they are. Personally? I would have bought Nouvelle Vague anyway. In a heartbeat. I wouldn’t even think twice (barely once!).
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- Product: 30/30
- Value: 6/10
- Ease of Use: 4/5
- Packaging: 4/5
Recommendation: I think for those who love their polish, there may be the need to own both, but for those who are simply lusting after the shade, For Audrey might be a little lighter on the wallet.
Availability: May 2010
Chanel Orient Extreme Collection for Summer 2010
Lushious Beauty shared an ultra-divine collection by Chanel recently, and The Cut confirmed we’ll be seeing it stateside!
The products were created for the Paris-Shanghai show that took place last December. This collection will be exclusive to Chanel boutiques (of which there are not too many).
Le Vernis ($25.00)
- Illusion D’or (450) Clear with gold sparkle
- Gold Lame (440) Copper gold
- Black Velvet (430) Matte black
Ligne et Ombre de Chanel ($45.00)
- Jet-Gold Matte black eyeliner / gold eyeshadow
Availability: April 1st at Chanel (15 E. 57th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-355-5050).
Chanel Les Pop-Up de Chanel Collection for Summer 2010
Bold and audacious, Gabrielle Chanel pushed the boundaries of style. Now Peter Philips continues the tradition by creating a free-spirited makeup collection inspired by an idyllic seaside vista: LES POP-UP DE CHANEL, fresh new cult-worthy hues for lips and nails. Vibrant pops of colour, including neon pink, sunny coral and brilliant turquoise are beautifully complemented by bronzed, glowing skin. . . and sure to be the standout shades of summer.
Le Vernis ($23.00) (Limited Edition)
- Mistral Soft pink
- Nouvelle Vague Turquoise
- Riviera Intense pink
Rouge Allure Lip Colour ($32.00) (Limited Edition)
Levres Scintillantes (Glossimer) (Limited Edition)
Aqualumiere ($29.00) (Limited Edition)
Aqualumiere Gloss ($27.00) (Limited Edition)
Gloss Fluo de Chanel ($27.00) (Limited Edition)
Soleil Tan de Chanel ($50.00) (Limited Edition)
Availability: May 2010
Chanel Mythic Rouge Allure Lipstick
The Spring Season: Chanel Mythic Lipstick
Chanel Mythic Rouge Allure Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft nude-beige with subtle champagne shimmer and a rather glossy sheen. I love that it looks like a sheer, lightweight nude, but it’s actually nearly opaque on my lips. I do think those with more pigmented lips may find their natural lip color adds a bit of rosiness to the overall look, though. Rouge Allure Lipsticks carry a very, very low-level scent of roses–I almost wasn’t sure if there was a scent, but since I did go, “Roses?” initially, I’m going to stick with that. Rouge Allures feel incredibly light on lips, less like the average lipstick, and they’re creamy enough to glide on evenly but not so creamy that they slip-slide all over the place.
Is this the right nude lipstick for you? Would you wear it?
The Spring Season is a series of posts featuring my favorite soft beige, coral, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for the first blossom of spring — that runs through March 2010.
Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick: Gabrielle, Rouge Orage, Ballet Russe
A few more swatches of Rouge Coco! :) That’s all I have currently!
- Gabrielle is a bright blue-based red with a slightly glossy sheen. It reminded me of the glory that is Dragon Rouge Allure Laque, though not quite as glossy or bright, in a different texture!
- Rouge Orage is a darkened reddish coral with a little bit of pink undertones.
- Ballet Russe is a vamp-y wine-berry that’s dark but not ultra dark.
Chanel Rouge Coco: Organdi Rose (09), Ruban Rose (15), Orchidee (157)
Chanel Rouge Coco: Organdi Rose (09), Ruban Rose (15), Orchidee (17)
Chanel’s Rouge Coco made quite a splash last week with its debut of thirty shades in Chanel’s newest lipstick formula. Here are photos, swatches, and lip swatches for three more of the thirty shades currently available (at least, stateside).
You can check out full reviews for Perle (02), Mademoiselle (05), La Pausa (08), Legende (11), and Cambon (31) here. You can view swatches for the thirty shades here, too.