Chanel Summer 2014
Chanel Summer 2014

It seems like months ago that I first saw Chanel Reflets D’Ete de Chanel Summer 2014 – in fact, I think it was about February time with Lisa Eldridge showing us how to use the products. The collection caused a buzz with one particular item; Eastern Light nail polish – a white polish that nail afficionados say is the best white in the world.

Chanel Reverse French
Chanel Reverse French

 

I’ll have to take their word for it but it’s great for a demi-French to whiten the tip over one of the other shades or a reverse French  (if you have a super-fine paint brush, then use that.. it’s almost impossible with a polish brush).

Chanel Summer 2014
Chanel Summer 2014

Yikes.. I hadn’t realised there was so much reflection – my hand looks like a monster claw! Anyway, you can see that the line up is hot, super tropical, fruity shades – Pink Tonic, Eastern Light and another called Sweet Lilac are all limited editions. Eastern Light is a re-release.

Chanel Summer 2014
Chanel Summer 2014

For lips, we’re back to juicy tropical colours – these are the merest wash of colour and so pretty but easily replicated without the outlay. There are five shades – the pink shade is Sexy and the orange shade is Sunny.

Chanel Summer 2014
Chanel Summer 2014

Chanel Reflets D’Ete de Chanel Summer 2014 also includes two mascaras – one orange and one violet – both limited edition. I don’t have them here but there are so many coloured mascaras this season – black lashes are like, so 2013 ;-).

Chanel Summer 2014
Chanel Summer 2014

An existing Illusion D’Ombre in Mirage is part of the ‘look’ – a soft golden shade that’s perfect for summer days because it adds warmth to the eyes without taking you into a full on metallic. It’s a sheen of colour that glides onto the lid and it’s accompanied by two limited edition shades; Utopia and New Moon.

Chanel Summer Look
Chanel Summer Look

When you see the look put together, its so pretty – vibrant but transluscent sorbet shades mixed with stronger colours – that’s kind of summer in a nutshell. My initial post with summer looks by Lisa Eldridge is HERE.

Illusion D’Ombre, £25, Long Lasting Eye Liner, £19, Glossimer, £22, Nail Colour, £18. Launching 6th June.

 

 

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