I was so excited to see Chanel's Spring 2012 Harmonie de Printemps collection on shelves - don't get me wrong, I am NOT ready for Christmas to be over, but I AM ready to see the spring makeup collections roll out! If you know me at all, you know lipstick is my favorite beauty product, and nudes and peachy pinks are my absolute greatest weakness. Well, the spring collections seem to be full of them, and full of other beautiful details as well -- Paul & Joe's kitty-themed collection? YES PLEASE! Dior's Garden Party collection with rose imprinted palettes? I'M SO THERE. And YSL is rolling out an utterly dangerous number of new lipstick shades, and even a new line of liquid lipsticks. #byebyebankaccount
Anyways, I made a pretty restrained purchase (for me!). I was most excited about the limited edition blush, but I was highly disappointed when I swatched it, so I passed (scroll down for swatches). It just looked scarily frosty on my skin. The eyeshadows, Rouge Coco lipsticks, and glossimers were all easy passes as well. It was quite a relief actually, as there's so many things I want from Dior, YSL, and Paul & Joe when those collections release.
Okay, let's get to it then:
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in 68 Candeur
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in 69 Flirt
It may be too early to be saying this already, but I think these may be my favorite Rouge Coco Shines to date. They're both so wearable and easy to just slap on with any look. I don't really notice any shimmer, though they are definitely glossy. Flirt reminds me of YSL's Volupte Sheer Candy #10 Tangy Mandarina, and Candeur reminds me a cross between YSL's Rouge Pur Shine in #32 Frozen Mango and #93 Pink Lychee. Again, if you know me, you know if I compare a lip product to YSL it's the highest compliment I can give as they can pretty much do no wrong in that department.
Here are the other swatches I took at the counter. I got some weird looks taking these pics - ah, so goes the life of a beauty blogger. haha
Blush Horizon de Chanel on left, Tigerlily top right, Rose de Mai bottom right
Stylo Yeux Waterproof in Garnet (love this shade!)
Hope this was helpful!
Thanks so much for reading. 13 days till Christmas! YAY! :D