Chanel Notes Du Printemps……………….Spring Haul 2014

Hi Everyone,

It’s time to get my review done of the new Chanel Notes Du Printemps collection 2014 before the new collection arrives this week. I am trying to keep my haul reviews current and relevant to people who may want to buy them and to stay ahead of the releases coming up.

Chanel Notes Du Printemps 2014 Haul

I really do like Chanel Spring collections because gone are the darker shades of winter and in comes the brighter more pastel shades for the Spring. It just lifts my mood.

This time though, i wasn’t incredibly impressed with some of the lipstick shades or the eyeshadows, so my haul is quite a small one of four items and here they are.

Precision Lip Defining Pencil, 70 Sonic Pink.

Chanel Lip Defining Pencil 70 Sonic PinkChanel Sonic Pink and Rouge Coco Dedicace Swatches

This is a bright pastel blue based pink designed to go with the Rouge Allure Velvet lipstick, La Diva and also the one i purchased, Rouge Coco lipstick, 59 Dédicace, another blue based bright pink. The lip pencil has a softer feel about it and the SA told me it can also be worn all over the lip as a lipstick as well. (something Chanel has never promoted before with their lip pencils). It still acts impressively as a lip liner as well although, i prefer the stiffer formula . I don’t own a shade like this and am not sure if its limited edition or not.

Rouge Coco Lipstick, 59 Dédicace.

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick Dedicace no flashChanel Rouge Coco Dedicace with FlashChanel Rouge Coco Lipstick Dedicace close up

Above from left to right, lipstick without flash, with flash and close up.

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick Dedicace Swatch

I love the formulation of these lipsticks and always have. They can be slightly drying on the lips; however, the longevity  and opaqueness is quite fantastic, so i don’t mind one bit. What i do hate is lipsticks that cost a pretty penny and need constant re-application and this never happens with Rouge Coco lipsticks.

I did buy this lipstick without trying it out first, a bit of a mistake because, it is a bit blueish in tone for my skin tone. I may have a bash at it again in Spring and Summer but not at the moment. Would look fantastic on people who have very pale skin, avoid it if you have mid to darker skin tones. A lovely Spring shade though.

Below are comparisons with other Spring time pink lipsticks i currently own.

Swatches of Pink Lipsticks for Spring

Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Single Eyeshadow, 92 Diapason.

Chanel Illusion Dombre DiapasonChanel Illusion Dombre Eyeshadow Diapason Close UpChanel Illusion Dombre Diapason Swatch Close upChanel Illusion Dombre Diapason with Flash

I have mentioned the Illusion D’Ombre eyeshadows many a time on my blog. I just love them. They are incredibly multi-tonal and i love the sparkle that is created with them. They are very easy to work with, suit every eye shade and blend beautifully, Diapason is no exception. A stunning deep purple with turquoise and  silver micro shimmer. It gives a gorgeous finish on the eye. I have worn it with Fizz and Nomad, (pink single soft touch eyeshadows from Chanel) Illusoire and Fatal, two Illusion D’Ombre shades i also own. I use it mostly as a crease shade and its so gorgeous. This is part of the permanent line and i will re-purchase.

Swatch of Diapason below left and I have also done comparison swatches with both Illusoire and Fatal. Illusiore is a grey/ taupe shade and Fatal has a pink/beige base.

Chanel Illusion Dombre swatch of DiapasonChanel Illusion Dombre contast between Diapason Illusoire and Fatal

Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Single Eyeshadow, 93 Impulsion.

This is a limited edition shade and is a pale pink, almost a highlighting shade, with plenty of large silver shimmer. I find that i cannot wear it on it’s own because it does not have a great deal of pigmentation; however, it is gorgeous patted over other colours such as Fizz, Nomad and Diapason too. It makes a great highlighter for under the brow arch, inner corners of the eye and high on the cheekbones.

Chanel Illusion Dombre eyeshadow ImpulsionChanel Illusion Dombre Eyeshadow Impulsion Close UpChanel Illusion Dombre Eyeshadow Impulsion Close Up of SwatchChanel Illusion Dombre Eyeshadow Impulsion Swatch

I have also done comparison swatches pictured below with other Illusion D’Ombre shades i own. Abstraction and Émerveillé. Abstraction is a salmon pink with good pigmentation and Émerveillé is a shimmering peach shade.  

Chanel Illusion Dombre Eyeshadows Contrast between Abstraction Impulsion and Emerveille

Out of all the eyeshadows that this collection had to offer, i thought the Illusion D’Ombre topped the lot. What did you think of the collection? Did you manage to pick anything up from it?Chanel Illusion Dombre Diapisan and Impulsion

Have fun and i will see you all soon. 😉

~ by Mirifique Beauty on March 9, 2014.

7 Responses to “Chanel Notes Du Printemps……………….Spring Haul 2014”

  1. Apart from the nail polish I didn’t buy from this collection. Too much coming down the line with the new quad eye shadows, new foundation and 5 new colours for nails in the summer. Also I took the plunge and bought Tom Ford’s Traceless foundation (still expensive but half the price of La Prairie’s Caviar Foundation that hasn’t been updated in ten years), a Charlotte Tilbury mascara, a Nars Illuminator in Adelaide as well as a couple of Anastasia Beverly Hills eyebrow colour Pomades and a brown Suqqu pencil for eyebrows, Burberry lip glow and a Clinique Chubby stick in Mighty Mimosa. Plus I really want the Chanel illuminating powder when it’s released in France this month. Just typing all that and I realise that far from cutting back I have spent a fortune so far this year. Time for an ebay cull of last years unused products I think! Those Illusion Ombres will look very pretty with your colouring Mandy. You do wear pinks and purples particularly well! Xx

    • They are fantastic colours. I am opting for the Rivoli, taupes quad tomorrow as taupes do my blue eyes justice. I will change my mind yet again when i see them all though haha. Yes, i have cut back this year believe it or not. Although the velvet foundation is out in a couple of weeks and i love most of the summer collection. Going to give illuminating powders a miss this year due to over stock of them. So much for me trying out new brands but TBH, none are releasing anything special or of interest to me other than Dior and Chanel really.

  2. These are so pretty! I can only dream of being able to afford Chanel

  3. I went for Tisse Camelias! Xx

  4. Gorgeous colour x

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