Tuesday 12 January 2016

Chanel LA Sunrise Collection - Spring 2016

The Chanel Spring Collection should be hitting counters across Australia this week but it has been out for about two weeks at some stockists. Since I knew I wasn't going to be near a counter, I ordered my picks over the phone with the lovely ladies at the Chanel Beauty Boutique at Chadstone and had them sent out to me. I received them almost two weeks ago so I have had a little time to play with them. 

The LA Sunrise Collection is described by Chanel as "...a colour collection that reveals the vibrant mood of an endless Los Angeles summer. Flashes of purple, teal and green capture the city’s carefree spirit, while a dreamy spectrum of pink, coral and raspberry shades evoke the California morning skies." The collection features eyeshadows, eyeliners, lipsticks, a nail gloss and of course a gorgeous blush. 

This would have to be considered the standout item in the collection. Chanel really know how to do an eye-catching, must-have product. The blush is embossed with a pattern of Chanel ribbon and is so very beautiful to look at. 

The blush features shades of pink, coral and beige, it depends where you swirl your brush as to what shade blush you get. I find if you swirl your brush around the whole pan you get a brighter coral-pink but if you swirl it just in the middle you get a softer beige/bronze pink. The blush is very pigmented so a light hand is best (the first time I used it, I ended up with far too much on my cheeks). It is quite heavily scented - something to keep in mind if you are sensitive to fragrances. 

The Sunkiss Ribbon Blush is limited edition and when I ordered my items, the Chadstone boutique only had two left in stock. The Sunkiss Ribbon Blush Harmony retails for $90.00. Pricey - but if you are a Chanel lover like me, it is so worth it. 

The LA Sunrise collection sees the release of three new shades of my favourite cream eyeshadows. I only purchased the shade Moonlight Pink but now that I have seen swatches online, I am really tempted by the Griffith Green shade. There is also a blue shade called Ocean Light but as I rarely (read: never) wear blues I wasn't interested. 

Moonlight Pink is a soft, beige pink shade with a pearl finish. Comparing it to other Illusion D'Ombre shades it is less metallic/sparkly. Moonlight Pink has a softer finish, perfect as an everyday, all over lid colour or as a base under other shadows. 

I am unsure which shades are limited edition, some sites are saying all three shades are, others say that only Moonlight  Pink is. Chanel seems to have had another slight price increase as I paid $50.00 for this Illusion D'Ombre (old/normal price is $48.00). 

I ummed and ahhed over which shade of Rouge Coco Shine from this collection to buy. I eventually decided on the fuchsia shade 118 Energy but there seems to have been a misunderstanding over the phone and I ended up with the shade Mighty in my parcel. That just means next time I go shopping I will pick up Energy too! 

The Rouge Coco Shine line is one of my favourites for everyday wear. I find them comfortable to wear and a fuss free type of lipstick. When they wear off, they don't leave an obvious lip line and they are easy to reapply. 

Mighty is a sheer cool pink shade. It is a sheer shade with a glossy finish. I believe all the new shades of Rouge Coco Shine are permanent and they retail for $52.00.

The Nail Gloss is a new formula in the Le Vernis range from Chanel. It is a nail polish with a glossy, jelly like finish. Sunrise Trip is a beautiful purple shade that depending on the light and how close you are to the nails, it can look like a dark blue or a royal purple shade. 

Even though it is a jelly shade, I had almost opaque coverage in two coats. It applied very evenly and I had great wear time - 6 days before I actually got a chip (that is amazing for me!).  Sunrise Trip is limited edition and retails for $41.00. A Nailed It post is coming up with this shade featured, if you can't wait I have a photo on my Instagram HERE.

L-R: Sunkiss Ribbon Blush, Illusion D'Ombre in 118 Moonlight Pink and Rouge Coco Shine in 116 Mighty

Apologies for the less than spectacular swatch photo. I missed the natural light so it had to be taken with flash, the colours are still pretty accurate though. Do note however that these are quite heavy swatches. 

The LA Sunrise Collection got me really excited, the shades in this collection are beautiful and so suitable for Spring. Still being Summer, the shades are very wearable right now. Overall I am really happy with my picks, though I might pick up the green Illusion D'Ombre and the other pink Rouge Coco Shine at a later date. The Sunkiss Ribbon Blush is beautiful and I know I will get a lot of wear out of it. Like I have and still do with the blush from the Spring 2012 Collection (original post HERE).

Will you or have you picked up anything from the LA Sunrise Collection? 

1 comment:

  1. Wow Moonlight Pink looks like it has such a gorgeous and soft texture! I haven't tried anything from the LA Sunrise collection as it's all a little bright for me. The lipstick does look like a soft pink I'd use though :)



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