The Chanel Summertime 2012 Collection is out today, and I eagerly skipped to my local Chanel counter after work to check out the new products. Even though I already have a slight impression of the collection through blogs, I have changed my opinions on a few products after seeing them in person.
I swatched almost everything except the Rouge Coco Shines, which were both missing from the display. So here it is...
|Taken indoors with flash|
When I swatched both bronzers, Sable Beige and Sable Rose, I was absolutely delighted. They have amazing textures and have colours that distinctive enough to warrant both. As you all would know, pictures can be sometimes be deceiving, and I have noticed that the bronzers can look similar on many comparison pictures. In person, I can say you will notice a distinct difference and this is can be seen on both swatches above and below. Picking one of the two will be your next challenge. I'd say that if you already have Bronze Rose from last year's collection, Sable Rose is only slightly (I should say, marginally) different. Since I love Bronze Rose and have been using it all year round, I would be picking both bronzers up.
Let me show you a close up picture of the bronzers compared to Bronze Rose from last year's collection. And if you haven't already, Sabrina has done swatches from last year's bronzers to this year's bronzers. Click here!
|Taken indoors without flash|
I usually take photographs without flash, and with natural lighting. So here is another image with the same swatches with different lighting.
The next must-have from the collection is quite a challenge - I was drawn towards the Calypso Glossimer, which is so beautifully tangerine orange with lots of shimmer. I was also impressed with the Sable Emouvant Eyeshadow Duo, being a versatile companion for a basic neutral eye. The dark brown is too gorgeous to pass up.
Out of the 3 nailpolishes, Delight offers the most multifaceted glittering dimension, very similar to last year's Graphite nailpolish. I have only applied a single coat on my swatches above, and they apply beautifully.
The eyeliners are somewhat average, although Peche Cuivre seemed to tickle my fancy. It's very similar to Sable Beige bronzer, and I'm thinking that it'll be a nice addition towards the inner corners of the eye.
So what are the must-haves?
1) Both bronzers if you're a bronzer-addict - go for Sable Beige if you already have Bronze Rose from last year's collection.
2) Calypso glossimer - Messy Wands has a beautiful lip swatch. Click here!
Probably the most disappointing of them all would be Sirocco Glossimer and Island nailpolish. They were just not unique enough to be stashworthy.
Overall, Chanel has released a beautiful and stunning collection. What will you be picking up?