Monday, 13 January 2014

Chanel Notes de Printemps Collection - Spring 2014




By now it should be no surprise that my heart beat speeds up when I see a new collection is being released by Chanel. Knowing I wasn't going to be near a counter any time soon and there is nowhere to buy Chanel online in Australia, I placed a call to my favourite Chanel Beauty Boutique at Chadstone Shopping Centre. Turns out they already had the collection in stock! So I placed my order and a few days later I received my picks in the mail. 




Keeping in line with my New Years Resolution of "you don't have to own everything". I only purchased four items from the collection - a cream blush, a lipstick and two cream eyeshadows. The collection actually has six lipsticks and two cream blushes. In the past I would have purchased both blushes and at least two lipsticks but I am trying to reduce my spending. See?Good justification. 




The collection has only just hit counters in-store in the last few days, therefore I thought I would show you my picks from the collection. I picked these items just off internet images which actually turned out pretty well, though I did miss swatching before purchasing. These aren't full reviews, just my initial thoughts and why I purchased these items. If you want a full review of any of the items let me know in the comments. 




Le Blush Creme de Chanel in 69 Intonation - $60.00
I love the Chanel cream blush formula (they even made it into my 2013 Favourites). This is described by Chanel as a 'warm rose'. It is more of a coral pink which is highly pigmented but like all the Chanel cream blushes, it is easily blended out. The swatch below is unblended but gives you is a good example of the colour and pigmentation.  This shade is limited edition. 




Illusion D'Ombre in 92 Diapason & 93 Impulsion - $48.00 each
I cannot resist an Illuison D'Ombre, therefore these were a must-buy for me. Diapason is a dark purple with a very shimmery finish. It has a quite brown base and the shimmer is a very fine pale purple. Impulsion is a sparkling light pink. This has a more obvious glitter like finish than Diapason's fine shimmer finish. Impulsion is limited edition.




Rouge Allure Velvet in 44 La Diva - $50.00
Another must buy for me. A bright pink lipstick - it is a no brainer! I wouldn't call this a matte lipstick though - it has quite a satin finish. Surprisingly, I don't have a true dupe in my stash, they are either a different tone or the finish is more luminous. I am wearing this as I am writing this post (at 10.30pm - the life of a beauty blogger!) and it is really comfortable on the lips. Plus the name is freaking awesome!


L-R: Intonation, Diapason, Impulsion & La Diva. 

Look at how gorgeous Intonation and La Diva are! Seriously La Diva is freaking amazing - I am so in LOVE! It is such a me colour and I am so happy I purchased it. I cannot wait to try the Illusion D'Ombres on my lids. I think they could make a really pretty eye look. 


What are your thoughts on this collection? Will you purchasing anything?

12 comments:

  1. I want to be a La Diva with you! Maybe for my birthday I will try and find one. Gorgeous picks!

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    1. YES! Let's be La Divas together! It is a stunning shade - you need it! :)

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  2. That blush!!!!! Its so bright! I need it...

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    1. It is lovely and the best bit is it can be worn really softly too :)

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  3. I love the two eyeshadows! Especially the purple one! I think i might have to add that to my list of future purchases!

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    1. The purple looks lovely on the eyes - very multi-dimensional.

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  4. Lucky you! Love everything that you picked - especially that blush!

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  5. Holy moly those Illusion D'Ombres are amazing... I seriously want them! xx

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  6. tomorrow I'm going to buy that La Diva lipstick at once! :)

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Stephanie x

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