Monday, 6 February 2012

Makeup Monday: Chanel & Dior Bring on Spring

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Chanel and Dior are making me wish it were Springtime with their pretty new makeup collections filled with colourful inspiration from the best season of the year (even if it is Summer here and we're all trying not to sweat to death).

Chanel's Haute Couture S/S 2012 show featured blue smoky eyes created with the fashion house's upcoming makeup collection which is the appropriately entitled Blue Illusion. We also got a glimpse of my personal favourite product of every new Chanel collection- the nail polish- and the S/S colour is a shimmery lavender blue called Sky Line. *Must repress urge to squeal with delight!*

Although we all have to wait until the new collection hits counters in July, if you're lucky you might be able to get your (lovely little) mitts on Chanel's previous nail colour trio which featured a light blue with a touch of shimmer (Coco Blue), a denim-y blue (Blue Boy) and a more intense navy (Blue Rebel). Clearly the colour blue is an 80's makeup comeback that's here to stay. Hopefully without bringing the perm and mullet hairstyles with it though.

Photo courtesy of Chanel
Photo courtesy of Dior
The new makeup collection to catch my eye is, as always, Dior's Garden Party S/S 2012 collection. Inspired by Mr Dior's own English garden it features beautiful shades of soft greens, purples and lilacs for the eyes and nails complemented by shimmering shades of pink and peach for the cheeks and lips. Even better than the lovely colours are the beautiful compacts that the makeup is housed in. And really, aren't we all a sucker for a compact that looks super flashy to whip out of one's makeup bag for a quick (public) touch up? These babies are definitely too pretty to be stashed away in the bathroom drawer!

In fact the entire collection is full of sweet, flower-inspired surprises. The eyeshadow palettes are embossed with floral prints, the nail polishes are rose scented and the centrepiece of the collection is the Minaudiere- an eyeshadow trio with two lip glosses housed in a woven textured clutch with a rosebud closure.

Photo courtesy of Dior
The collection would be perfect to wear to a garden party filled with ladies in pretty tea dresses eating pastel coloured macaroons, don't you think? Or you could just wear the colours to work. Your choice. But the former is a nice thought, isn't it? We all need to start having more garden parties, right now! (If only for the rampant macaroon and cupcake consumption they allow).

Have a beautiful week!

xoxo Lauren

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