Chanel Notes de Printemps Spring 2014 Makeup Collection - Sneak Peak Picks and Some Quick Swatches

Chanel Spring 2014 Notes de Printemps Makeup Collection Swatches Photos
Chanel Spring 2014 - Notes de Printemps Makeup Collection 

We are just getting into winter - or whatever little of it that we have in this part of California - but the makeup counters are already filling up with spring makeup collections.  Chanel's Spring 2014 Makeup Collection - Notes de Printemps - turned up online and in stores last week.  I got a few of the products from the Chanel website (free overnight shipping, so no waiting), and I got to swatch most of the collection at my Chanel counter at Nordstrom too - blurry photo added in below :P  Anyway, the collection seems perfect for spring and any other sunny day with a lot of peaches and corals.  I will post reviews on the products I picked up in a bit, but for now, here's a look at some swatches.

Chanel Spring 2014 Notes de Printemps Makeup Collection Swatches Photos
And a blurry photo of the Chanel display at a nearby Nordstroms

Chanel Eyeshadow Duo in Rose Majeur - dark matte eggplant-greyish shade and a satin-shimmery peachy pink.  It leans a bit cool, and while I prefer warmer shades, I love the Chanel eyeshadow duo formula, so this was an easy pick for me.

Chanel Eyeshadow Duo Rose Majeur Spring 2014 Notes de Printemps Makeup Collection Photos
Chanel Spring 2014 Notes de Printemps Makeup Collection - Rose Majeur Eyeshadow Duo (REVIEW HERE)
Chanel Eyeshadow Duo Rose Majeur Spring 2014 Notes de Printemps Makeup Collection Swatches Photos
Chanel Eyeshadow Duo - Rose Majeur

Chanel Eyeshadow Quad - Quadrille:  The quad leans more warm, compared to the duo, and has a dark brown matte, a fabulous peach, ivory, and a satin lavender grey.  I loved the peach and brown combination - which is what I suspect the model has in the Chanel campaign photo - but apart from the peach, the colors aren't all that very unique so I had to skip.

Chanel Eyeshadow Quadrille Spring 2014 Notes de Printemps Makeup Collection Swatches Photos
Chanel Eyeshadow Quad - Quadrille

Part of the Chanel Spring 2014 makeup collection are quite a few lip colors:  Rouge Allure Melodiuese and Fougueuse - Rouge Coco Dedicace and Triomphe - Rouge Allure Velvet La Diva and L'Adoree - lip pencil in Sonic Pink - Aqua Crayon in Raspberry Red.  Melodieuse would be my favorite among these, and I suspect La Diva would be a must-have for many, but there's only so many lipsticks I can buy and hoard...

Chanel Lipsticks Color - La Diva 44 Ladoree 45 Melodiuese 136 Triomphe Dedicace Sonic Pink Liner Raspberry Red Aqua Crayon Pencil Spring 2014 Makeup Collection Swatches Photos
Chanel Spring 2014 Lip Colors - Swatches
La Diva (44), L'Adoree (45), Melodieuse (136), Triomphe, Dedicace
Sonic Pink lip liner, Raspberry Red Aqua Crayon Lip Pencil 

Honestly, it should also be no more lipglosses either for me, but I just couldn't resist picking up two of the new Levres Scintillantes Glossimer - Sonate and Murmure.  Both are nonshimmery and quite pigmented (by gloss standards), and of course, feel fabulous on the lips.  Plaisir I added in because I read somewhere it's a part of this collection, though I don't think it is.  Anyway, it's an older lipgloss and a milky peach color that doesn't really show up at all on my lips, but I have a sample so a mini-yay.

Chanel Lipsticks Color Levres Scintillantes Glossimer Lipgloss Sonate Murmure Plaisir Spring 2014 Makeup Collection
Chanel Spring 2014 - Levres Scintillantes Glossimer Murmure, Sonate, Plaisir*
Chanel Lipsticks Color Levres Scintillantes Glossimer Lipgloss Sonate Murmure Plaisir Spring 2014 Makeup Collection Swatches Photos
Chanel Spring 2014 - Levres Scintillantes Glossimer - Sonate, Murmure (REVIEW HERE) Plaisir - Swatches

Chanel Cream Blush - Intonation (warm peach pink) and Chamade (deeper rose pink).  Both are the sort of colors that I could wear any time of the year, but of course, perfect for spring.  If like me, you weren't too enamored with the Chanel blush formula you might want to try the Tom Ford Cream (not liquid) Foundation brush to apply these.  It's small enough to give a controlled, buildable application and blends the blush beautifully with hardly any effort beyond stippling the color.

Chanel Cream Blush Chamade Inotation Spring 2014 Makeup Collection Swatches Photos
Chanel Spring 2014 - Cream Blushes - Chamade and Intonation
Chanel Cream Blush Chamade Inotation Spring 2014 Makeup Collection Swatches Photos
Chanel Spring 2014 - Cream Blush
Intonation and Chamade 

The blended swatches are more true to the color than the he heavier stripes.

I also picked up Le Vernis - Charivari.  It's a deep creamy eggplant, and while not really a very striking spring color, it's the sort of deep smokey color that I love.  I haven't yet tried this on my nails, but here's a quick photo/swatch.

Chanel Spring 2014 - Notes de Printemps Makeup Collection - Charivari Nail Polish
Chanel Spring 2014 Makeup Collection - Charivari Nail Polish (REVIEW HERE)
Chanel Spring 2014 Notes de Printemps Makeup Collection Charivari Nail Polish Paradoxal Vertigo Swatches
Chanel Spring 2014 Makeup Collection - Charivari Nail Polish
I have added in Chanel Paradoxal and Vertigo for comparison.

A round-up of blog/online posts on the Chanel Spring 2014 Makeup Collection



And of course, the amazing Specktra Chanel Spring 2014 thread which has fabulous swatches and helpful comments on the collection.

2 comments:

  1. Your picsss Radhika.... they always make me drool over the products and induce my shopping and hence making a dent in my pocket which is not good!!! I feel Chanel must share a part of profits with you as you post such lovely pics that, I am sure, induce a lot of us to buy these amazing products :-D
    Anyways, I was looking forward to your post of pictures and swatches was kinda guessing what would you pick from the Spring collection. And I was almost there, just thought, you would also pick up the purple Illusion de Ombre :-D
    Sorry, for such a long comment :-P

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  2. Thank YOU for the long comment...and a very generous one at that! :D

    I tried the cream shadow (cannnnnnot type out the illuussoionnnblaaah blaah whatever name) in store...especially cos it looked soooo good in all swatch photos and I always found them too glittery...surprise surprise shockerrrr..it's a glittery purple in real life. Okay, the color would be great for a lot of people, but I don't like glitter, cream shadows don't stay one bit on me...and overall I came back happier wallet :D

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