Blue is one of the most difficult shades to wear as make-up without it going all 1980’s on you. However, the Chanel Blue Rhythm Collection has refined the colour into many variants so that there really is something for everyone to get to grips with.
The product that I’m honestly obsessed with is the Sparkling Mascara Top Coat in Jazzy Blue. I cannot tell you how this sparkles on the lashes. I’ve worn it to just tip the edges of already blackened lashes and when the sun hits it, it literally glimmers.
I really hope that Chanel brings out some more versions of this because it’s the very best that I’ve ever seen of this type of product. (£25)
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The next ‘best’ from the collection is the Gloss Volume (£26). It’s the first ever plumping gloss from Chanel and while I can’t say I got a very noticable plump from it, I did feel it did some ‘smoothing’ at least. I’m a fan of clear glosses (which are becoming hard to find) and I greatly liked this one.
I have a selection of the eye shades from the Chanel Blue Rhythm Collection. At the bottom is Ombre Essential in Midnight – a smoky black shade, and then Ombre Essential in Swing, a deep and vibrant blue with a big shot of shimmer in it. In the swatch I found that the shimmer in the pan looks more amplified than it is out of the pan so what you get is an uplit smoky blue with subtle glimmer. They’re both £23. Finally, I have the Les 4 Ombres in Tisse Smokey – a re-edition of the existing Tisse Smokey in the new formulas (which I promise are better) costing £40.
Above are swatches of Ombre Essential in Swing and Midnight, followed by a swatch of Liquid Liner in Dream Blue. Again, that’s a deep, ashy blue that would make a very good alternative to black liner.
Above is Tisee Smoky – I will use this ALL the time!Chanel Blue Rhythm Collection
The two products I didn’t personally like are the polish in Vibrato (there’s a metallic version called Fortissimo, both £18) because it reminds me of biro ink, and the mascara in Blue Night (£25). There is so little blue in it that it would indistinguishable on the lashes from a grey/black, therefore blanking out the point to blue!
The Chanel Blue Rhythm Collection launches on May 29th – if you’re keen on the look of the Sparkling Mascara Topcoat, make a run for it because I think it will sell out in seconds!
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