Are you already back from your well-deserved holidays? Are you definitely suffering from acute Mid-August Crises In The City? Don´t you worry, it happens to all of us! So, in order to cheer you up, why not head and try to take grasp of some of Chanel´s Beauty summer collection!
Having myself spent my holidays in Paris, I swear that those nail polishes alone helped me to see differently the tons of emails that were awaiting for me… C´est la vie en corale!
A beautiful palette of flower-garden-inspired shades brings a fresh vibrancy to all types of skin with the limited-edition CHANEL Summer 2011 Collection, called Les Fleurs d´Été (literally, Summer Flowers by Chanel). Composed of different stunning products, I myself have fallen in love with the moisturizing bronzers (for which we all beauty bloggers have been swearing for months). Just a couple of finishing touches with them and voilà! A summery and healthy look achieved in two times three strokes.
The collection looks like this:
SOLEIL TAN DE CHANEL MOISTURIZING BRONZING POWDER- Bronze Rosé for fair complexions and Bronze Corail for deeper or tanned complexions offer the perfect complement to sun kissed skin and enhance a natural glow. $50.00 What’s nice about these is that you can mix the separate stripes together or use separately to illuminate your brow bone or your décolleté, as French women say!
LES 4 OMBRES QUADRA EYESHADOW in LILIUM- Shades include Deep Green, Light Green, Grey and Beige. $57.00 The bright green looks GORGEOUS on brown eyes, don´t miss it!
LÈVRES SCINTILLANTES – Lip shines, as if kissed by the morning dew, in summery shades of coral and rosy pink. My favorite references are Aurore, Pink Peony and Pensee $28.50. Adorned with sparkles, they are just perfect for an-innocent-and-just-too-cute look.
LE VERNIS NAIL COLOUR- Radiant shades of yellow (Mimosa) and pink (Morning Rose) are tempered with the most subtle petal pink (Beige Petale). Mimosa is already the must-have nail shade of the summer. I cannot live without it! $25.00
STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF- Long Lasting eyeliner in Rose Platine (silvery rose) $29.00. It looks as if it was composed of different shades in different light–it can look taupe or silver or even lavender. This eyeliner is a must–it’s meant for a subtle effortless summer look, for it cheers up your looks without being evident.
ROUGE COCO HYDRATING CRÈME LIPCOLOUR $30.00. I only swear by Chanel´s Rouge Coco lipsticks. They are just too good to be true! And this range of colors us pretty amazing, and will cheer you up instantly before going to your office. My favorite shade? Liberté!
Beatriz Alegría is a Spanish (and Spain-based) freelance journalist specialized in writing Economy and Beauty features. Her work has been published in several Spanish magazines and newspapers (Cosmopolitan, Ragazza, Tiempo, Cinco Días…) and you can follow her beauty and lifestyle adventures in her online magazine, Style de Vivre, and her blog, Mi Reino Por Un Gloss. In addition to that, Beatriz loves creating handmade products, and currently runs a vintage jewelry project called The French Boudoir, specializing in unique handmade and bridal jewelry made with found objects, vintage its and bits, mixed-media products and new materials.