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.
In the spirit of adventure, a new makeup collection unveils a shimmering desert oasis. Brilliant coppers and sandy browns give soft intensity to the eyes, while pinks and oranges sparkle on the lips.
Danis La Lumière de L’été actually means "In the light of summer" and that is a true representation of the entire makeup collection. The highlight of the collection is obviously the Empreinte Du Désert Quadra Eyeshadow Palette ($65). The shadows themselves look like blown sand, as in the desert. The shades are all shimmery and gorgeous! They include a copper, khaki, sepia and brown shade.
Also for eyes, you need a coordinating eyeliner and the Stylo Yeux Waterproof ($33) in Sable will last you all through a long summer day and night. The shimmery Sable of this Long Lasting Eyeliner is gorgeous alongside the shadow colors. This is a pink brown color that is beautiful on the lower lid. There is also an emerald green shade available called Oasis.
Lashes complete the eyes with Le Volume de Chanel Mascara ($32) and they are offering the new shade Mirage. Mirage is a deep brown shade.
Lips are seriously stunning in mostly pinks and oranges with one shimmering berry, Dzhari, which looks like the beautiful sunset that the desert is so famous for. I have the Lèvres Scintillantes Aqua Glossimer ($30) in Sahara, a sparkling golden pink lemonade shade and Dzhari. I'll be wearing them often this summer will be looking at the other shades next time I am in Nordstrom because many of the shades appeal to me. All seem well suited to most skin tones, but perfect for summer and a tan.
CHANEL did not leave out nails, and you have your pick with five new shades of Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour ($28) that are all stand-outs. While I am really drawn to orange in the summer, try Espadrilles from the collection if you love Orange too, I am really into the bronze and light shimmering gold of Cavalière and Canotier. If you haven't tried Le Vernis in a while, they were recently re-formulated and are longer-wearing and have a gel finish. They are thicker and more resin-like. They last a good six to seven days with no top coat before chipping. I can touch-up and extend wear to ten days without having to change polish.
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