Chanel Beauty Spring-Summer 2018 Collection Picks

January 30, 2018

Chanel Spring-Summer Makeup 2018 | The Beauty Look Book

I finally have a roundup of my picks from the Chanel Spring-Summer 2018 Collection! I ordered a few items sight unseen from the Chanel website and overall the colors have a summery vibe with lots of brights. I skipped quite a few items as I can’t really pull off greens or yellows very well and some of the lip options seem very bold and red.

What I ordered:

Up first is my favorite item of the collection which is the Joues Contraste blush in Foschia Rosa. It’s a medium bright coral that brightens the face with a very nice flush. It’s not too dark and not too bright for my skin tone but I do apply with a light hand. It has a soft smooth texture in the US blush formula (non-US countries usually have a baked version for the Chanel blushes). There’s a tiny sheen but it’s pretty much a satiny matte.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Foschia Rosa | The Beauty Look Book

Swatch comparisons below to a few other coral/reds:

  • Chanel Les Beiges Duo No 2 (discontinued)
  • Chanel Foschia Rosa (spring-summer 2018)
  • Chanel Rouge Profond (review here)
  • Natasha Denona Diamond and Blush Palette in Citrus cream and powder blushes (full palette swatched here)
  • Tom Ford Cheek Duo in Paradise Lust (review here)

Coral Red Blush swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Next are the lip products. I’m already a fan of the Rouge Coco Gloss formula (other shades reviewed here). They’re cushiony high shine glosses with a sponge applicator. There’s no detectable scent and the shades are so so pretty! I love all the new spring shades although the blue one is pretty much clear. Colors are sheer with a subtle tint of color. Scroll down a little and you will see some swatch comparisons. There are similar options in the existing Rouge Coco Gloss lineup. You might want to shop your stash if you already own some of these.

  • 786 Sibylla soft peach coral
  • 788 Parthenope honey beige shimmer
  • 792 Aphrodite sheer blue
  • 794 Poppea bright coral pink

There are also new shades of Rouge Allure Ink and even though I’ve never had much luck with this formula I still ordered one in Eterea which is a light but bright pink if that makes sense. I’m obsessed with the color although it is very streaky when I apply it. It needs some layering and drying to make it smooth but the color is so good I’m determined to make it work!

Chanel Spring-Summer 2018 Makeup Lips

Chanel Spring-Summer 2018 Makeup Lips

Chanel Spring-Summer 2018 Rouge Coco Gloss Swatches

Rouge Coco Gloss comparisons swatches, other colors reviewed in this post:

Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Rouge Allure Ink comparison swatches, Cle de Peau Radiant Rouge reviewed here, NARS Lip Cover in Summer Fire swatched here, Sisley Phyto-Lip Twist #2 Baby reviewed here

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Last but not least are the Le Vernis nail products. There are four colors total and I bought three. Nuvola Rosa is hands down a must! It’s one of the prettiest baby pinks I’ve ever tried and it has full smooth coverage with 2 coats. Verde Pastello is a fun aqua color I think will be nice for toes but to me this is definitely more of a summer color rather than spring. Arancio Vibrante is a very bright deep orange color and the formula on this is amazing – it’s a one coat wonder, but I still usually always apply 2.

Chanel Spring-Summer 2018 Le Vernis Nuvola Rosa, Verde Pastello, Arancia Vibrante

Two coats in each swatch photo. For reference you can see my How I Maintain Hands for Healthy Looking Nails post for my DIY tips and tricks. I don’t wear a lot of nail polish like I used to but I probably get salon manicures once every other month now. The rest of the time I trim and cut myself and paint them on my own.

Chanel Nuvola Rosa Le Vernis | The Beauty look book

Chanel Verde Pastello Le Vernis

Chanel Arancio Vibrante Le Vernis

Beauty look below wearing:

Quick tip – my favorite brush to apply super pigmented blushes is the Wayne Goss #11 because it’s fluffy enough to pick up color but give a sheer application.

Chanel Spring-Summer 2018 Beauty Look

My favorites below, pretty much everything I bought minus the blue and aqua items:

Chanel Spring-Summer 2018 Favorites | The Beauty Look Book

My ABSOLUTE fav items are the Joues Contraste Foscia Rosa and Nuvola Rosa nail polish. I highly recommend both! Most of the collection is limited-edition. You can always see the indicators on the Chanel website if you’re unsure but these days I usually assume most everything is limited-edition.

You can find the Chanel Spring-Summer 2018 collection at counters now. Online at Chanel, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and all other Chanel retailers.

Have you checked out this collection yet? What did you think?

There’s also a Denieres Neiges de Chanel collection out which I’ll review soon!


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  • Yay! Your favorites are my favorites and both are in my cart. I knew I wanted Nuvola Rosa as soon as I saw it. I did however become more interested in Rouge Profond as I saw your comparison swatch (the link is missing from that one btw) and will look into that one!

    • Sorry! Just updated the link to my previous review 🙂

      • Thanks! I ended up getting Foschia Rosa! Rouge Profond reminded me a lot of Nars Exhibit A which I have and love! Also, can’t wait to paint my nails!

  • Beautiful finds, loved the comparison swatches too. Always love your posts!

  • Cheryl Parker Smith

    looking forward to the Denieres Neiges de Chanel collection review!

    • Adrienne Whyte

      I have it. It’s gorgeous!

  • nic

    Damn! You look gorgeous!

  • dollfeis

    You sold me on the blush and the nail polish! Now to hunt them down here in Canada… it will be a mission!

  • The blush looks and sounds amazing! I love how bright and colorful the collection is! Also that lip ink looks very pretty on you! I also loved your post on how to maintain hands for healthy looking nails!

    Olga from Myme

  • Anna

    Nuvola Rosa is a very beautiful shade.

  • Estelle Ritchie

    Sabrina! You’ve posted countless beautiful pics but I think this one of you is my favorite – that blush looks like it was made for you. You look absolutely gorgeous.

  • Alison

    I’ve been resisting the pink nail polish, and instead got the new Smith and Cult, but it does look beautiful on you.

  • Judy Chang

    Sabrina, you look absolutely stunning! and I am so totally grabbing that new pink polish!

  • Lucia Luna

    Your picture with the makeup on is beautiful. That blush compliments you very nicely. I’m looking at it for some time now, I need it! By any chance do you know how similar it is to the Chanel (les tissages de Chanel) in 110 Tweed Cherry Blossom? What I love about the Tweed one, is that it’s unscented, or at less without so much perfume that usually the joue contrasts have ( I own several of them). I read/hear somewhere that this one has less perfume, could you please confirm this to me? Do you think I need it?

  • These colors are so pleasing to my eyes.

  • Recently made a few friends with Chanel sales associates, and honestly they speak pretty poorly of their products. Still gorgeous though haha Especially that lip ink!

  • Lauren

    Arancio Vibrante is so pretty and I don’t typically like orange shades.

  • cpbebe

    I love your picks! Happy to hear that you love Nuvola Rosa, it was one I looked forward to the most, so maybe my expectations were too high but now that I have tried it once I was a little let down. Seeing your swatches has me hoping it will grow on me once Spring arrives. Arancio Vibrante and Verde Pastello surprised me in a good way. I picked up Verde and keep thinking of going back for Arancio, it is simply gorgeous. You have me wanting to try Aphrodite lip gloss, too. It looks so flattering on you. I couldn’t pass up the 9 pan eyeshadow palette, and am having fun playing in the neutral shades so far.


    You look beautiful.

  • Verde Pastello reminds me of a Dior vernis called St. Tropez. One of my favorite nail colors ever!

  • Taylor

    You look gorgeous as always!

  • tasa

    this blush is on fire! and it looks lovely on you

  • I’m glad to see that you are posting more full faced shots to showcase the products. It really makes the posts more personable. So beautiful!

    Chanel is a brand I have been eyeing for some time but I haven’t taken the plunge to purchase anything. Do you have any recommendations for make-up products to try first such as blushes, lipsticks, glosses, etc?

  • Colleen

    I bought all 3 nail colors- man they are gorgeous! I love this look on you too- you look beautiful! <3