CHANEL Summer 2016 Makeup Collection: Danis La Lumière de L’été.

CHANEL Summer 2016 Makeup Collection: Danis La Lumière de L’été.

When CHANEL does a makeup collection, they look for inspiration. For this years summer makeup collection, Danis La Lumière de L’été, they not only looked at the desert adventure (another nod to the music festival culture?), they looked at the desert and shimmering sand itself. One glance at the beautiful Quadra eyeshadow palette and you will see what I mean.

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Holiday 2015: CHANEL Collection Vamp Attitude.

Can you believe it's been 20 years since CHANEL introduced their VAMP nail polish? I remember it so well — I probably have a bottle of the stunning black-red shade stashed around here somewhere. It was a sell-out and it became legendary. For this years holiday collection, CHANEL has taken that Vamp shade and created an entire collection around it and the glamour that the shade represented for Collection Vamp Attitude.

Holiday 2015: CHANEL Collection Vamp Attitude.

Of course, my favorite piece of the collection has got to be the Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow with a shade that is oh so reminiscent of Vamp. It's so dramatic and goes beautifully with the gold, beige and lavender taupe shades that complete the palette. I always love the embossing the CHANEL shadows and this one features a double-C monogram.

Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Also in a black-red shade is the Illusion D'Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow which is quite shimmery. This makes for a gorgeous smoky, shimmery holiday eye for nighttime. Finish it off with the Le Volume de CHANEL Mascara in Rouge Noir, which is an intense red-black.

D'Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow & Le Volume de Chanel

The Joues Contraste Lumière Highlighting Blush is simply gorgeous and it is the perfect complement to the darker black-red shades in the rest of the collection. This blush in Coups de Minuit is a golden peach shade that is soft and golden on it own. I like to layer it over other blush shades.

Chanel  Joues Contraste Lumière Highlighting Blush

Of course, the lippies are all beautiful and if you'd ask me to pick a favorite, I'd be hard pressed. I'm always drawn to the Glossimer's and the shimmering soft pink of Rose de Lune is certainly beautiful. I really like Ultra Wear Lip Colour in Merry Rose and have been wearing the grey pink shade quite a bit. It's a wonderful neutral lip shade that is very long-wearing.

Chanel Collection Vamp Attitude Lip Colors

Finally, I think everyone needs the Le Top Coat Gold Sparkle Nail Coat. This is a multi-effect top coat that contains a really unique combination of black-red lacquer with high-gloss metallic shine. It pairs perfectly with the original, trendsetting Vamp shade, of course.

Chanel Collection Vamp Attitude Nail Polishes

The entire CHANEL Collection Vamp Attitude includes:

JOUES CONTRASTE LUMIÈRE HIGHLIGHTING BLUSH - $45

  •  Coups de Minuit - Peach Beige

LES 4 OMBRES MULTI-EFFECT QUADRA EYESHADOW - $61

  • Signe Particulier - Satin Beige Pink, Velvet Purple, Black Red, Saffron Gold

LE CRAYON YEUX PRECISION EYE DEFINER - $32

  • Or Safron - Warm Saffron Gold

LE CRAYON KHÔL INTENSE EYE PENCIL - $32

  • Rouge Noir - Black Red

ILLUSION D’OMBRE LONG WEAR LUMINOUS EYESHADOW - $36

  • Rouge Noir - Shimmering Black Red

LE VOLUME DE CHANEL MASCARA - $32

  • Rouge Noir - Intense Black Red
  • Ultra-Black - Intense Black

ROUGE ALLURE LUMINOUS INTENSE LIP COLOUR - $36

  • Vamporeuse - Light Pink Purple
  • Rouge Noir - Black Red

ROUGE ALLURE VELVET LUMINOUS MATTE LIP COLOUR - $36

  • La Merveilleuse - Intense Raspberry Red

LÈVRES SCINTILLANTES GLOSSIMER - $30

  • Rose de Lune - Shimmering Soft Pink
  • Étincelle - Golden Black Red

ROUGE DOUBLE INTENSITÉ ULTRA WEAR LIP COLOUR - $36

  • Merry Rose - Soft Grey Pink

LE VERNIS NAIL COLOUR - $27

  • Rose Fusion - Luminous Purple Grey

LE TOP COAT GOLD SPARKLE NAIL COAT - $27

  • Lamé Rouge Noir - Shimmering Black Red

The CHANEL Collection Vamp Attitude is available now online at chanel.com and at department and specialty stores such as Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and select Macy's.

Fall 2015: CHANEL Collection Les Automnales.

CHANEL always launches a beautiful fall collection, but I think they totally outdid themselves this year. It's as if every piece of the Collection Les Automnales was made for not only me, but for every skin tone and to interchange with all of the other products in the collection. Inspired by fall foliage, earthy neutrals take center stage on the eyes and cheeks while lips are a bit more bold; the collection is simply breathtaking.

CHANEL Collection Les Automnales

I love the balance of bold and neutral and the eye palettes are must haves - you just have to decide which one you want, if not both.

There is the fall exclusive, five-shade palette, Les 5 Ombres de CHANEL Eyeshadow Palette Entrelacs ($80), that features nude shades ranging from light to dark in matte and satin shades. This palette is my pick of my collection and I haven't put it down since I received it. Look at how intricate the embossed pattern of the shadow it! It was actually designed after the stained-glass abbey windows of Aubazine, in central France where Gabrielle Chanel spent part of her youth. I love her CHANEL pays homage to their history in each of their collections. The palette features a shimmering beige, velvet beige, luminous bronze, intense brown and satin pink.

The other eye palette in the collection is the Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow ($61)  in Tissé D'Automne. This palette features shimmery shades of copper, peach and khaki for a subtle khaki smoky eye which is beautifully perfect for the season.

Both of the eyeshadow palettes pair wonderfully with the four Long-Lasting Eyeliner ($32) shades. This liner is super soft and easy to apply. It glides onto the lid and gives about thirty seconds of smudge time before it locks into place until you remove it.  In this collection there is:

Feuilles - Intense Khaki
Ardent - Copper
Érable - Shimmering Bronze
Pomme De Pin - Charcoal Brown

For cheeks, there is a gorgeous neutral Powder Blush ($45) in Alezane that is a beautiful shimmering pink- brown shade. It is soft and pretty on the cheek that balances the neutral eyes with the bold lips.

For lips, there are a lot of choices, from nude copper to red like I mentioned above. I love the lighter Rouge Coco Shine ($36) shades, especially Mélancolie. Chanel describes this as copper, but I think it is a shimmery nude copper shade that is simply stunning. There is also Téméraire, which is a sheer deep brick red.

I love a red gloss, as I feel that is the easiest way to transition to a full on red lip, and there is a gorgeous Glossimer ($30) in this collection in the shade Chéne Rouge, which is a glossy Brick Red that is really easy to wear.

Also included in the collection is a Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour ($36) in Pensive which is described as an Intense pink beige. This is the only shade I haven't seen but I really think I need too just from that description. There is also a Rouge Allure Velvet which is a Luminous Matte Lip Colour ($36) in La Bouleversante which is a vivid red shade.

The collection also includes come new nail colors and a new base and top coat. You can read more about them here.

The CHANEL Collection Les Automnales is available now at fine department stores such as Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and chanel.com now.