And there it was, the L'Ete Papillon de Chanel collection, right before my eyes! I was instantly struck by the rich, vibrant, cheery shades. So incredibly chic and so perfectly summer! There were hues for lashes, lips, and nails that made me want to run off with the entire lot! Luckily self control prevailed, and I sheepishly asked "I'm a beauty blogger- could I photograph these or are they super top secret?" The sales woman laughed and assured me I wasn't breaking any uber-confidential Chanel beauty laws (though I still felt like a beauty spy!); she even helped me to arrange the goodies to camera-ready status.
|Chanel Summer 2013 l'Ete Papillon de Chanel Collection|
Front Row (L-R): Imitable Mascara in Aqua Blue, Zest, Limelight, and Blue Note, Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eye Pencil in True Blue
This isn't the entire collection, but I definitely got to see the highlights. Here's a breakdown of what I saw:
Imitable Mascara- Not for the colour-shy!
In the very front of the photo above are some incredibly colourful mascaras (we all know I've had a hankering for those lately!) from the ever-popular Imitable Mascara line. The summer collection offers 4 new shades ((L-R in my photo): Aqua Blue, Zest, Limelight, and Blue Note) for those who want to coat their lashes with vibrant colour from sunny yellow to beachy aqua. The sales associate said you could either apply them to the tips of the lashes only, or paint your bottom lashes with colour, while leaving the top lashes a classic black.
Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eye Pencil- Long-wearing aqua colour!
In my most recent Look of the Day, I featured the lovely Bleu Exquis from the Stylo Yeux Waterproof line. For summer, Chanel is offering a lighter, brighter shade of the liner- True Blue, a shimmery turquoise blue. It's pictured in the front, right corner of the photo above.
|l'Ete Papillon de Chanel Summer 2013 Collection|
Back Row (L-R): Levres Scintillantes in Eden, Zephyr, and Envolee
Front Row (L-R): Rouge Coco Shine in Pygmalion, Le Vernis Nail Colour in Bel Argus, Azure, and Lilis, Rouge Coco Shine in Idylle
Rouge Coco Shines- Fruity Pops of colour!
The collection features 2 new shades from the Rouge Coco Shine line, which offers sheer, shimmery colour that's super comfortable on the lips. The shades are Pygmalion (a warm, punchy raspberry shade; on the left in the photo above) and Idylle (a light, peachy coral; on the right in the photo above). I see both as being incredibly wearable and versatile for summer!
Levres Scintillantes (Glossimers)- Shiny, summery lips!
Chanel Glossimers (aka, Levres Scintillantes) have been uber-popular for years due to their pigmented, non-sticky formula and shimmery,wearable shades. For summer, Chanel is offering 3 new gloss colours: Eden (a berry-toned bright pink), Zephyr (a shimmery peachy beige), and Envolee (a warm coral). I don't often lust after glosses, but these are now on my lust list!
Le Vernis Nail Colour- Under the sea-inspired hues!
Chanel's nail colours are notoriously trend-setting and I see the summer offerings as no exception! The collection features 3 new shades, all reminiscent of the stunning sites you'd witness on a snorkeling adventure. There's Bel Argus (a metallic, bold ocean blue), Azure (a metallic turquoise with gold duochrome), and Lilis (a warm orange-coral). I can definitely see these being the hit of the collection!
Not pictured in my photos are the new and exciting Stylo Eye Shadow Sticks, which are essentially cream eye shadows in crayon form. The sales associate showed me one of the shades, Blue Bay, which is a lovely sky blue with aqua and gold shimmer. There will be 6 shades of these in total- can't wait to see the rest!
Overall, I feel so lucky to have gotten a peek at this collection. Thanks to the lovely ladies at the Bay Chanel counter for making this possible! This is honestly one of the most beautiful makeup collections I have ever seen. I am implementing a makeup no-buy until this collection is released so that I can treat myself to a few goodies when they become available. I scheduled myself for a l'Ete Papillon de Chanel makeup event on May 15th, so look out for an official review of the collection shortly after.
The l'Ete Papillon de Chanel collection will be available at The Bay mid-May. Does this collection get you as excited as I am? What goodies are standing out to you here?
Thanks for reading! xo