Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Summer Makeup with Chanel

You can’t review new products without actually testing them, right?  Here’s a look I put together to test out some of the products from Chanel’s summer collection!  Reviews/swatches to come :)

You will need the following…

  • Eyes:  NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base, Chanel Lilium Eyeshadow Quad (beige, chartreuse, blackened green, mauve-taupe), Make Up For Ever #17L Aqua Eyes (chartreuse), Hourglass Film Noir Mascara (black)
  • Face: Ellis Faas SkinVeil (S104), Guerlain Les Violettes Mineral Powder (03)
  • Cheeks: Chanel Bronze Corail Soleil Tan de Chanel (bronze with coral)
  • Lips: Chanel Sari Dore Rouge Coco Lipstick (coral orange), Chanel Pensee Glossimer (sheer coral)
  • Brushes: 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 222 (fluffy crease brush), 184 (fan brush)

For eyes, start by applying Smudgeproof as your eyeshadow base all over the eye with the 249.  Apply the chartreuse eyeshadow to the lower half of the lid from inner to outer with the 239, just patting it on.  Next, apply the mauve-taupe eyeshadow above the crease with the 222, blending outwards.  With the 239, apply the blackened green eyeshadow into the crease with the 239, blending slightly downwards to cover the remaining portion of the lid and softening with the chartreuse eyeshadow.  Highlight the brow bone with the beige eyeshadow with the 217.  Apply 17L liner on the lower water line, and then smudge the blackened green eyeshadow against the lower lash line with the edge of the 239.  Finish by sweeping lashes with Film Noir mascara.

For cheeks, apply Bronze Corail bronzer on the apples of the cheeks and sweep towards the temple with the 116.

For lips, apply Sari Dore lipstick first, then top with Pensee glossimer for a complementing lip.

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68 thoughts on “Summer Makeup with Chanel

  1. I loved your make-up! especially eyes. I think I’m goning to purchase this Chanel Quad but first of all I will read your reviews :)

  2. katie

    I really like the gloss and your cheeks but the shadow looks too dark for summer imo :(

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  4. Nancie

    Christine, this is a gorgeous look on you! Its rather rare to see eye shadows demonstrated on brown eyes in the magazines, so I’m more confident that a look will translate well for me when I see it on you. Also love to see the cheek and lips you’ve paired with the eyes. Thanks for always bringing us such beautiful, creative and wearable examples!

  5. I really like the lip color!

  6. Ashley Avocado

    Such a beautiful look, Christine! I’ll have to try and recreate it with things I already have in my stash, though… will you do a review with suggestions for dupes?

  7. Stacia

    very pretty! You complection looks wonderful

  8. AWESOME honey … out of the world … let me grab the lip shades ASAP 😀 😀 ….

  9. I love the effect of this eye/lip combo on you. Very pretty!

  10. Lutigs

    I love this look! I have slightly droopy eyes though so I have to be careful where I apply I make up or I can look tired!

  11. rag

    Never really been into green eyeshadows, before I saw this look on you. Gorgeous!!

  12. Eileen

    This particular quad is lovely on you. It brings out the warm honey tones in your brown eyes. In fact, this entire Chanel look really suits your coloring.

  13. baby in a corner

    I really love how you applied these! Great blending!

  14. Ringo

    Like!! How do you like the Ellis Faas foundation? I heard a lot about it but so far only lip products review but not face products :)

  15. Heather H

    Can you do a brow tutorial?

  16. Dini

    This is so beautiful! Love love love.

  17. Neha

    Sorry, but nothing new. Also, the bronzer/blush does not make me feel better either.

  18. Neha

    But, must say, I appreciate a lot for ur continuous efforts!! Thanks

  19. Gorgeous Look Christine!!! The colors look so beautiful together. :)

  20. Laia

    Awww Christine, you look gorgeous! 😀

  21. Marian

    This is gorgeous, Christine! I love the way you used the quad. I think I’ll be purchasing this for summer. Thanks for showing me how to use it!

  22. Monycka

    You look very pretty in this look Christine :)

  23. CeeBee

    Eeeeeeeeeeeee! You’re amazing and wonderful and gorgeous!

    I was so hoping you’d do a look and review the Chanel quad and you’ve just made my day! Lovely!

  24. Xtina

    That’s pretty. It looks almost identical to the MAC Photorealism quad, which I still love!

  25. Wow these greens are awesome… someday I might branch out into green territory lol!

  26. Gorgeous eye makeup as usual, Christine! You da bomb!

  27. Carolyn

    The greens looks amazing with your eyes! I have the same coloring as you; I think I’ll be buying something from Chanel that isn’t mascara for the first time very soon lol.

  28. Marinella

    So beautiful…this look is amazing and I think is quite perfect for summer! …btw, It looks great on you, of course!!!

  29. condesa

    WOW! i am generally not a fan of greens but this combination and the way you did your eye is simply stunning! congratulations on your excellent skills!!!

  30. Niceasdoxie

    I will surely buy this quad for my nordic blue eyes and it will be as hot view as yours is but in other style! I love this quad. Thank you Christine! :)

  31. Noga

    Man, that lip combo is hot! :)

  32. Queentut

    This is the prettiest green pallete I’ve ever seen!

  33. Queentut

    Breathtakingly Beautiful! I love these greens and mostly ALL greens but I have true green eyes. Do you think it’s just too much green for me?

  34. Aleksandra

    The make-up is amazing! I’m trying to do the same, but it doesn’t work…I’ll be trying, cause I want the same. Thank you! You’re wonderful!

  35. Brie

    You have officially inspired me to lust after (and I *will* buy them all eventually) three Chanel quads: Lilium, Enigma and Kaska Beige. It would be great if you could slowly but surely work your way through doing looks with all of the Chanel quads that they currently sell. Terrible for my wallet, but wonderful for inspiration!

  36. Deja M cClendon

    is it easier to blend and put on the make up w/ the certian brushes you use like the 239…ect?
    or can you use any brush to put on the make up & still have the same results you hve?