Chanel Notes Nu Printemps Lovebunch is All You Need This Spring!

Spring is in the air with Chanel Notes Nu Printemps! Have you checked them out at the counters, already? If you haven’t, read my previous post about my first impression towards this dreamy collection of pink, corals and purple!

From this collection, I brought home some lovely items with me, and I am sooooooo glad I did that! Let the pictures show you this lovely collection that every woman should not miss this Spring.

Swatches first:

Left to Right: 1. Melodieuse (136), 2. Lumieres Facettes Eyeshadow Quad, 3. Impulsion (93) Pink Cream Eyeshadow, & 4. Intonation (69) Cream blush.

Left to Right: 1. Melodieuse (136), 2. Lumieres Facettes Eyeshadow Quad, 3. Impulsion (93) Pink Cream Eyeshadow, & 4. Intonation (69) Cream blush.

Yes, these were carefully selected with no regrets! Some has raised concerns about the pink shade in this eye shadow quad. This photo has captured its true colour here, so NO, it is not pink. It is rather a rosy-apricot, making the entire eye lid looks fresh. Above rosy apricot is another interesting shade, lavender grey that leans more to purple, which could be intensified if you used Diapason (No.92), the purple CREAM eye shadow that is also released together with this collection, and which I happily skipped. Next to lavender grey is golden ivory; the remaining shade next to rosy apricot is an intense brown.

Chanel Lumieres Facettes Eyeshadow Quad - can you see the subtle shimmer?

Chanel Lumieres Facettes Eyeshadow Quad – can you see the subtle shimmer?

Initially, I wanted the other cream blush that came with this collection, which is No.67 (Chamade), a Deep Pink blush. However, deep pink does not seem to flatter my skin tone; in actual fact, that colour immediately makes me look dull after application. The chosen one, No. 69 (Intonation), which is a warm rose that leans slightly coral brightens up my face, and I can foresee myself using this blush on many occasions! Although this cream blush dries down to a matte finish on the face and does not contain any shimmer, it is quite emollient that does not make the colour looks flat. I intend to have a back-up of this since this cream blush is Limited Edition (unlike the other shade, Chamade), so that says a lot!

Oh, Intonation! You made my heart sing this Spring!

Oh, Intonation! You made my heart sing this Spring!

Melodiese (136) compliments Intonation cream blush really well!

Melodiese (136) compliments Intonation cream blush really well!

This bright coral red can also be worn as a stain, in which it leans towards pink later on! Amazing!

This bright coral red can also be worn as a stain, in which it leans towards pink later on! Amazing!

The eye shadow quad is a winner to me. Apparently, this quad was previously known as not very pigmented for its baked formula, but the SA mentioned that it has been reformulated just for this Spring collection. My brushes picked up the colours very easily (even much easier that the Dior palette here), and there were no fall outs either.

Chanel Notes Nu Printemps

Here is the completed look using these few lovebunch, including a dab of Chanel Illusion d’Ombre No. 93 Impulsion (Pink cream eye shadow) in the middle of my eye lid! This cream eye shadow is VERY shimmery but is also a sheer pink with silver sparkles, so I find this shade really versatile. And no worries, you will NOT look like some crazy albino bunny as it is really sheer!

Looking fresh, dreamy and young-er is what every woman wants, besides being loved!

Looking fresh, dreamy and young-er is what every woman wants, besides being loved!

Chanel Lumieres Facettes Eyeshadow Quad – RM 180

Chanel Illusion d’Ombre (93) Impulsion – RM 110

Chanel Le Blush Creme de Chanel (69) Intonation – RM 120

Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous (136) Melodiese – RM95

With love,

LY

Chanel Notes de Printemps Collection for Spring 2014 (FIRST LOOK)

“Spring makeup strikes a colourful chord with light, joyful notes. At the heart of the collection, a chorus of fresh, luminous reds sets the season’s tone for cheeks, lips and fingertips.” – Chanel.com

This season, Chanel carries more pink, corals, and purples. Let’s see what they have to offer at the counters now!

Chanel Notes de Printemps Collection for Spring 2014 (FIRST LOOK)

Chanel Notes de Printemps Collection for Spring 2014 (FIRST LOOK)

LUMIÈRES FACETTES EYESHADOW PALETTE

Quadrille: Lavender grey, golden ivory, rosy apricot & intense brown

ILLUSION D’OMBRE

Diapason: Luminous deep purple (Permanent)

Impulsion: Luminous pastel pink

ROUGE COCO LIPSTICK

Dédicace: Pink with blue undertones

Triomphe: Pink with peach undertones

ROUGE ALLURE LIPSTICK

Mélodieuse: Bright coral red

Fougueuse: Bright pink

ROUGE ALLURE VELVET LIPSTICK

La Diva: Electric Pink

L’Adorée: Mauve

LÈVRES SCINTILLANTES GLOSSIMER

Sonate: Muted red

Murmure: Soft pink

Plaisir: Soft coral

LE CRAYON LÈVRES

Sonic Pink: Shocking pink

LE VERNIS

Charivari: Soft purple/mauve

Tapage: Bright red pink

Ballerina: Soft pale pink

LE BLUSH CRÈME

Chamade: Deep pink

Intonation: Warm rose

POUDRE UNIVERSELLE COMPACTE

Prèface: Light peach

At first glance, honestly, this collection has nothing much to shout about due to the overload of pinks and corals. Anyway, I braved myself to do some swatches as we cannot be judgmental, sometimes. LOL! I did not, however, touch its Rouge Allure Velvet Lipsticks, 2 of its Glossimers, Crayon Lip Pencil and Nail Polishes. Why? Simply because I do not like the formula for both the velvet lipsticks and the lip pencil. The lip glosses are too light for my liking, too. The formula for its nail polish, on the other hand, is lovely, but I just do not need more light colours this time. Period. Frankly speaking, I am quite confused with the theme here. The corals tell me “Hey, I’m Summer”, and who wears pinks and purples with corals during springtime??? *scratch head*  Okay, mini-rant ends, and it’s swatches time!

From left to right: 1. 67 Chamade (cream blush), 2. 68 Intonation (cream blush), 3. 537 Quadrille (Quad Eye shadow), 4. 93 Impulsion (cream eye shadow), 5. 92 Diapason (cream eye shadow), 6. 138 Fouguese (Lipstick), 7. 60 Triomphe (Lipstick), 8. 136 Melodieuse (Lipstick), &  9. 178 Sonate (Lip gloss)

From left to right:
1. 67 Chamade (cream blush),
2. 68 Intonation (cream blush),
3. 537 Quadrille (Quad Eye shadow),
4. 93 Impulsion (cream eye shadow),
5. 92 Diapason (cream eye shadow),
6. 138 Fouguese (Lipstick),
7. 60 Triomphe (Lipstick),
8. 136 Melodieuse (Lipstick), &
9. 178 Sonate (Lip gloss)

My initial impression after making swatches of this collection? Not bad, actually. A review will come soon after I have played enough with some of these.=)

Do you see anything that you like here? Or, these just kills your springtime with the pink and coral overload? Hehehe!

With love,

LY