Wednesday, September 5th, 2012


This September: Chanel Bleu Illusion de Chanel Collection

Peter Philips, Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup, borrows the intangible hues of summer blue. Like a cloud-strewn sky, eyes take up shimmering reflections that change with the light. The juvenile grace of an almost nude face showcases eyes with marine depths, mellowed by the radiance of blue tones.

On eyelids, ILLUSION D’OMBRE takes on a scintillating and satiny effect that makes eye makeup glow with each bat of the lashes. Two airy shades of grey blue, one pale, DESTINATION, and the other more intense, APPARITION, adapt to all faces. Eyeshadows are applied according to inspiration: in sheer washes or deep colour blocks, in monochrome or gradations. Mascara-laden lashes accentuate the graphic tracing of the eye contour with a sophisticated note. LE CRAYON YEUX BLEU AÉRIEN borders the eyelids with an intense stroke, like a horizon line over the ocean.
For the final step of this chromatic journey, LE VERNIS SKY LINE sweeps nails with a delicate shade of pearly blue that captures and softens the light in its pearly reflections.

Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow ($36.00)

  • Apparition Intense grey-blue
  • Destination Silver-blue

Le Crayon Yeux Precision Eye Definer ($29.00)

  • Bleu Aerien Intense, luminous blue

Le Vernis Nail Colour ($30.00)

  • Sky Line Pale, pearlescent, nearly metallic blue

Availability: Now @ Chanel; September 2012 for Chanel department stores and boutiques

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19 thoughts on “Chanel Bleu Illusion de Chanel Collection for Fall 2012

  1. Avatar of Mirian Vermeulen Mirian

    I was oogling this polish online last night, but I thought the price was $30? I want to be wrong because it’s a stretch.

  2. Avatar of Ana Ana G.

    I only I wore blue….:-)

  3. blueraccoon

    I love blue, and those eyeshadows are gorgeous. Tempting, very very tempting…

  4. Avatar of Lena Lena

    When it says will be available at boutiques does that refer to say a Chanel boutique inside a Nordstrom? It won’t be available at regular Chanel counters right?

  5. Amelie

    Will you show us soon swatches of these products? :)

  6. Avatar of Kafka Kafka

    I saw this on Chanel’s website a few days ago and thought the way they did the page/ad was lovely. The light, the light involved…. So pretty. Even the blue nail varnish really caught my eye, despite the fact that blue pastels and I don’t get along. Then, I saw that graphite grey-blue eyeshadow and just about keeled over with lust. Dark grey…. mmmmm. I feel like Pavlov’s Dog when it comes to that colour.

  7. Pretty collection, too bad I don’t wear blue very often.

  8. I’m not much of a blue person… although I don’t dislike it as much as pink. The only product here I could see myself using is the pencil, but I can find great eye pencils for only a portion of the price! Maybe the darker shadow too, but I usually don’t buy Chanel anyway.

  9. nina

    any swatches?

  10. Avatar of kim kim

    I LOVE the ILLUSION D’OMBRE collection so I will definitely be checking out that darker blue one. It looks beautiful.

  11. Katherine

    I received the nail polish in the mail today and I absolutely LOVE it! Gorgeous!

  12. Avatar of Megan Della

    I looked online yesterday and apparition was out of stock on Chanel.com. I’ve been waiting all summer for these illusion d’ombres and out of stock was not what I wanted to see. I’ll hope that I can find it locally, but if these were the looks that went with spring/summer haute couture why wait til the fall launch to release them? I’m usually on board with Chanel, but I’ m a bit frustrated thi go ’round.

  13. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    Oh, Chanel, you just HAD to go there. >_> I am such a sucker for an intense, metallic blue. I’ll definitely have to check these out.

  14. Do you know a dupe for Apparition? I can’t find it anywhere and I love the color!

  15. Going to Dillard’s tomorrow to check these out. Why oh why does Chanel have such a hold on me? If I don’t ABSOLUTELY love it, I will not buy…really…serious this time…lol.