May 30, 2016

Chanel Dans La Lumiere de L’Ete Summer 2016 Makeup Collection - Photos, Swatches

Chanel Dans La Lumiere de L’Ete Summer 2016 Makeup Collection - Photos, Swatches
Chanel Dans La Lumiere De L'Ete Summer 2016 Makeup Collection at Nordstrom

Chanel Summer 2016 - Dans La Lumiere De L'Ete - makeup collection celebrates the colors of a desert oasis with bronzed metallics and shimmery greens.  The collection includes 5 nail colours, 2 versions of the Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi Colour powders in a contour and blush format, as well as some glosses and eye makeup products.  I spotted some of the products at my local Nordstrom and snagged swatches to share here.  Scroll on for more.

Eyeshadow Quad - Empreinte Du Désert features a beautiful shimmery mix of browns and green.  The shimmer is soft and subdued in a way that is classic Chanel.  On my darker Indian skin, the colors translate to quite wearable neutrals.  Layering the colors over a base (or perhaps applying with a damp brush) would give the colors a lot more depth and intensity.  While I love using such shades as soft washes of color all over the lid, I would have preferred having at least one matte shade in the quad.

Chanel Dans La Lumiere De L'Ete Summer 2016 Makeup Collection Swatches Empreinte Du Desert Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Dans La Lumiere De L'Ete Summer 2016 Makeup Collection - Swatches
Empreinte Du Desert Eyeshadow Quad

The Chanel summer 2016 makeup collection includes 6 shades of Levres Scintillantes Aqua Glossimers, which are Chanel's versions of lipglosses.  These lipglosses are my favorite, with just the right mix of gloss and pigment in them, especially the coral and orange shades - 602 Tanami and 604 Sirocco (not sure if it's a repromote, but I do remember seeing this color some time back as part of an older collection).

Chanel Dans La Lumiere De L'Ete Summer 2016 Makeup Collection Swatches Levres Scintillantes Aqua Glossimer Lipgloss 608 Dzhari 606 Rouge Desert 604 Sirocco 610 Sahara 602 Tanami Stylo Yeux Eyeliners Pacific Green 925 Sable 827
Chanel Dans La Lumiere De L'Ete Summer 2016 Makeup Collection - Swatches
Levres Scintillantes Aqua Glossimers -  608 Dzhari, 606 Rouge Desert, 604 Sirocco, 610 Sahara, 602 Tanami
Stylo Yeux Eyeliners - 925 Pacific Green (not part of this collection), 827 Sable

Also included in the collection are 2 eyeliners - Sable 827 and Oasis 825.  The counter had another green eyeliner (Pacific Green) on display instead, and that's what I accidentally swatched.  I will try to update the photos here if I lay my hands on the real one some time.  I saw Sable described as a pink coral, but on my skin it shows up as a warm brown.  Two new Les Beiges powders are part of this collection - contour and blush duos No. 01 and No. 02.  Yes, someone put a lot of thought into naming these :P  I liked the No. 02 duo, with a pink-coral blush and pink-toned highlighter.  The colors go really well together and seem perfect for summer.  The No.1 duo pairs darker and warmer browns and doesn't really show up well against my skin color in the swatches but would probably be a good pick for those who like a bronzed summer makeup look.

Chanel Dans La Lumiere De L'Ete Summer 2016 Makeup Collection Swatches Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multicolour Contour and Blush Duo Powders No. 01 No. 02
Chanel Dans La Lumiere De L'Ete Summer 2016 Makeup Collection - Swatches
Les Beiges Contour and Blush Duo Powders - No. 01 and No. 02
Chanel Dans La Lumiere De L'Ete Summer 2016 Makeup Collection Swatches Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multicolour Contour and Blush Duo Powders No. 01 No. 02
Chanel Dans La Lumiere De L'Ete Summer 2016 Makeup Collection - Swatches
Les Beiges Contour and Blush Duo Powders - No. 01 and No. 02

Overall, the Chanel summer 2016 makeup collection didn't have too much of an appeal for me.  I liked the contour and blush duo and the glossimers, but I have similar colors and in my current sensible-buying phase, I have to skip these.  The collection also includes 5 Le Vernis nail colors which I didn't swatch, but again, I really didn't spot anything that I felt was a must-have.  Chanel Dans La Lumiere de L'Ete Summer 2016 Collection - nice to have but not really a need to have, for me.

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