Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Photo by Vincent Lappartient

Chanel for Spring/Summer 2011

“Karl Lagerfeld showed me a sketch he had drawn of a girl with smoky eyes, so it was clear that we would put the focus on the eyes for this show. The inspiration for the color came from the black-white-green French garden that was recreated in the Grand Palais, from the glow that we can find in black, grey and white pearls, and the enamel that Karl integrated into the costume jewelry. I created deep, dark smoky eyes on a luminous fresh face with tinted, dewy lips. Nails were graphic and strong, and a thin black line was drawn in the hair.” – Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup

The Complexion

  • Skin prepared with HYDRAMAX + ACTIVE Nourishing Cream for Dry Skin
  • Pro Lumiere Professional Finish Makeup SPF 15
  • Poudre Universelle Libra Natural Finish Loose Powder
  • Eclat Lumiere Highlighter Face Pen
  • Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer

The Eyes

  • Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow in Regard Perle (Spring 2011, available January 2011)
  • Le Crayon Khol Intense Eye Pencil in Noir
  • Le Crayon Yeux Precision Eye Definer in Noir
  • Le Crayon Sourcils (August 2011)
  • Le Sourcil de Chanel Perfect Brows
  • Mascara Inimitable Waterproof in Noir

The Cheeks

  • Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Espiegle (Spring 2011, available January 2011)

The Lips

  • Rouge Coco Shine in Boy (April 2011)

The Nails

  • Le Vernis Nail Colour in Black Pearl on hands (Spring 2011, available January 2011)
  • Le Vernis Nail Colour in Pearl Drop on the feet (Spring 2011, available January 2011)

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Photo by Vincent Lappartient

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55 thoughts on “Sneak Peek: Chanel Spring 2011 Makeup Collection

  1. Taylor Momsen for Chanel? lol. I can’t wait to see the quad and JC though!

  2. jenn

    love love love!

  3. Rosamaria

    More pictures when you get them, please :)

  4. I saw clips from this runway show and automatically fell in love with the makeup. I’ve always been terribly obsessed with smokey eyes, especially bolder, more dramatic smokey eyes<333

  5. nicci

    I saw some pics of this last night and got so excited! Thanks for the full list Christine!! :)

    Poudre Universelle Libra Natural Finish Loose Powder – I think this is supposed to give you a “glow”, I’m really curious about this one.

    Rouge Coco Shine in Boy (April 2011) – I heard this is a new line of the RCs! I wonder what the packaging will look like.

  6. Michelle

    Can’t wait for the new blush and Coco Rouge Shine!

  7. Tam

    Im a huge fan of chanel, but this kind of look has been done too many times, it’s awfully boring.

  8. Promise

    I’m sorry – but this all black look reminds me of racoons!!! I would never wear all black all over my eyes like this because I would be self-conscious about looking stupid and too over-the-top. I guess it’s ok for the runways, though. LOL

  9. dee

    blah. It looks like a designer version of the girl who plays Jenny Humphry

  10. trang axtman

    can’t wait to get my hands on this collection

  11. The eyes are gorgeous and usually I am a huge fan of wacky editorial makeup choices, but that line in the hair part…I dunno about that!! LOL

  12. Persephone

    I’m really liking the Rouge Coco Shine in Boy! Can you recommend any dupes, Christine?

  13. Daniel

    Is poorly blended eyeshadow will be the trend? (left model)

  14. Josi

    oh my god these eyes pop out :-O

  15. Too much eyeshadow! The only want I have is the clear skin of these models!!

  16. Chelbi

    I’m just wondering why these models have a black line drawn down the part of their hair?

  17. Janet

    OMG Beautiful :] I better start saving though…

  18. Gina

    I don’t like it! It doesn’t look like it took any skill to do these womens’ makeup.

  19. CeeBee

    The model on the right has amazing eyes and the dark shadow does make them stand out but otherwise it’s all a bit meh for me, not what I’d call inspiring to be honest. Maybe in a tiny bit boring (Chanel, boring? Shock! Horror!) even… Sorry Mr Lagerfeld.

    Oh, and that black line in the hair part is just weird.

    • Naz

      Completely agree with you. What is up with the line in the hair? I know it is for a runway show but it still does not make sense or seem original to me. Chanel I expected more from you! Could you really see anyone wearing this in spring weather? It seems more fall and winter to me.

  20. I did a Halloween look last night. The eye makeup looked very similar! I did a Zombie. ha ha

  21. Svetlana


  22. Laura

    It’s a beautiful look but not even remotely original. Except for the line in the part lol.

  23. The make up does not photograph well at all. They look like pretty raccoons. I didn’t know THAT much work went into creating this look until I saw the close up shot. It is still not an overly wearable look. I like having eyebrows!

  24. Kit

    The products seem lovely but the pics?


  25. AnGeLwInGz

    All been done before, except for the absurd line down the head. I have a pic of me and Ozzy when I met him several years ago and we were both rockin’ this eyeshadow look. I should sell it to Chanel and they could use it as a promo!

  26. Angel

    Those women look like raccoons, or like they got in a barfight or something. I don’t understand.

  27. Eileen

    Vampire eyes call for red lips! lol ….

  28. Charlene

    I am sitting this one out. I love my pastels for the spring. I wear dramatic all the time in winter fall. So ready for bright spring colors. :)

  29. taxi

    The colors are pretty for spring. I’ll leave the striped part for the runway girls. Do you by any chance have a bottle picture of the 2 nail lacquers? I’d read somewhere that Chanel was doing a blue polish, unnamed at that time, for the Resort Collection. I don’t know Resort vs. Spring – is it so?

    A dept store salesclerk, chanel, also thought Nouvelle Vague & Particuliere are going to be “core” colors. Any inside info? Thank you.

  30. god, the spring collection is leaking already?! let us enjoy the fall and winter first before we start looking to next spring!

  31. Vale

    Nothing to say: the grey smoky eyes are wonderful on blue/green eyes and horrible on brown ones… The picture shows that perfectly!

  32. Mmm, I want to see the nail lacquer! I wonder if the quad will be like noirs obscurs. I still have mine, but rarely touch it.

  33. josie

    Okay for the runway maybe, but if you walked out of the house like that, I think most people would think you were terrible at putting on makeup…

  34. Anna

    I can’t wait to see the palette and the nail colors!!!!!!

  35. Eleanor

    Wow! They look like Hell. Did someone punch them in their eyes?

  36. Devon

    I get runway looks are over-the-top and sometimes even outrageous, but this just looks ridiculous as well as totally boring. The raccoon look will never be trendy or at all desirable. So sorry, Chanel. I agree with a commenter above. This would totally suit a Halloween Zombie.

  37. Linda

    Spring collection? This looks more like Halloween. It’s overdone.

  38. zb

    I can’t wait for the Black Pearl polish. The eye quad might be interesting, although I won’t be going for the total black eye look.

  39. The other day I was looking at pictures of the chanel spring 2011 resort collection and this pastel blue-ish nailpolish came to my attention… do you also have more info about this? I uploaded a printscreen with close-up

  40. adrianne

    I might be alone on this one lol, but I actually like their raccoon inspired makeup…..
    nevertheless I won’t be attempting it, I’d just look like an ass

  41. cloudburst

    Strong but subtle & beautiful!

  42. cant wait to see the what the colors in the new quad look like when it comes out, and also the two nail polishes for spring! hope they are unique must-haves that set the bar!!

    the RC in Boy seems very dainty and pretty!

  43. Jennie P

    A new formula of Rouge Coco?!?! A shine formula ?!?! I can’t wait!!!! I have a feeling they may be fazing out Aqualumieres, hear any thing in re to this?

  44. Lady MacLeod

    With the exception of the black line in the hair I love this collection and suspect the photos simply don’t do the colors justice. I particularly love the way the peacock tahitian gray eyeshadow looks on the blue eyed model. I can’t wait until this is available as that will be my first purchase. Also, loving the pale skin…as is my hubby.

  45. Elizabeth

    I saw these samples in my Holt Renfrew store today, I could only look, no swatches, but all the colors are truly beautiful – the nail colors, the 5 quad, the 2 lipsticks – I put them all on order. These photos do not do these products justice. The Black Pearl is amazing – but I wasn’t allowed to try it so don’t know what it will be like on my nails yet. Overall – the photographer is to blame for the mixed postings here – the pics are weird, no getting around it.