As longer days and warm, breezy nights herald the start of Summer, Chanel embraces the season and all the vibrant makeup hues it inspires.
In the Summer 2012 Collection, SUMMERTIME DE CHANEL, Peter Philips, Creative Director of Chanel Makeup, replicates the natural glow of sunbathed skin with luminous bronze, gold and copper tones. Playing up a radiant complexion: season-perfect lip shades, from fresh pastels to bright corals.
This year, I only picked up 3 items from Summertime de Chanel Makeup Collection For Summer 2012. In this collection, Chanel released three nail polishes – I only picked up 607 Delight and 617 Holiday. Decided to give 597 Island a miss because it reminds me of 525 Quartz which I didn’t quite like.
Each retails at S$37 for 13ml of product, made in France.
I am crazy over 607 Delight - it’s stunning and I think it’s a must-have, totally gorgeous.
I would describe 607 Delight as a sparkling bronze gold with a careful blend of golden and silver micro-glitter. It’s very similar in texture to 529 Graphite but more opaque. Gold Fingers is the sheerest of them three. 2 coats of Delight offer complete coverage. It’s easy to apply, smooth and beautiful.
And I think this colour is suitable for all skin tones. It also has some sort of metallic sheen to it – very chic and matches 90% of my outfits.
Many thanks to @sparklefreeze on Instagram – she mentioned that this shade looks even more chic with a matte top coat and so I tried.
Loving the results – which do you prefer, the glossy or matte finish?
Moving onto 617 Holiday – it’s a stunning and loud orange-red in cream finish. I am very impressed with its texture and consistency. Application is quick and easy, texture is smooth and creamy and the consistency is luxe.
OPI A Good Man-darin Is Hard To Find has a little more white and pink, ESSIE Orange, It’s Obvious! has more yellow and Dior 638 Aloha is more orange, less red.
In the following set of comparison, can you tell which is which?
Bottom line, I think 607 Delight is drop dead gorgeous and it’s a must-have. If I can only pick one item from this collection, it would be Delight. Everything about 617 Holiday is beautiful, from the hue to its texture – it will be nice to have if you have nothing like it in your collection.
After comparing Holiday with rest of the few oranges I have, it’s probably the most wearable bright orange which is neither too yellow nor has too much white – pretty universal if you ask me.
Thank you for reading.
All swatches taken under natural day light without flash. Swatches done over Nail Tek Foundation II Ridge-Filling Base Coat, 2 coats of nail colour and Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat (unless stated).