So excited that the Chanel Spring 2013: Printemps Precieux de Chanel is finally hitting Australian shores next week! My local Chanel counter (in Myer) is holding introduction classes to the new collection, run by Chanel’s national makeup artist who will be going through every single item and teaching you how to use them. They are $50 each but fully redeemable for products.
While I can’t make it for any of these classes, I am definitely going to stop by when I have time to check them out.
Here are a couple of my favourites from the new collection.
From top to bottom: Le vernis (nail colour) in Fracas 571 ($27), Poudre signee de Chanel (illuminating powder) ($68), Rouge Allure luminous intense lip colour in Envoutante 116, and in Fantasque 112 ($34 each), Joues Contraste (powder blush) in Frivole 76 ($43).
All are limited edition except for Joues Contraste in Frivole and Rouge Allure in Envoutante. All prices are in $US as they are not yet available on the Australian website. I will update the prices as soon as I find out :) It will definitely be much more expensive than the US prices though – for example, Joues Contraste is AU$71 but only US$43… Sigh.
Anyway, this collection has already been launched in Asia and the US, but as far as I can tell not in Europe – Chanel’s French and UK websites are still showing the Christmas collection from 2012, which is strange. I would have thought they would be ahead of the American market.
I am particularly excited for the illuminating powder as it’s stamped all over with little Chanel logos, lipstick and camellia flower motifs. I swatched a little when I was in Hong Kong two weeks ago, and both the colour and texture is gorgeous! It’s not glittery at all and gives a soft golden-beige shimmer.
Let me know what you think of the new collection and which one is your favourite!