There’s a new collection out for spring called Dernieres Neiges de Chanel. For the moment the entire collection appears to be a Chanel.com exclusive but you may be able to also find the pieces at Chanel boutiques. At this time I’m not sure if the items will trickle into retail stores and counters. I ordered a few pieces online and after testing these for several weeks now I’m about 50/50 on this collection. Everything is limited-edition.
At first glance all the colors look right up my alley with soft pinks. What I ended up with:
- Premiere Fleurs Harmony of Powders ($70 for 13 g)
- Les Tissages de Chanel in Evanescent ($45 for 5.5 g)
- Rouge Coco Gloss in Magnolia ($30 for 5.5 g)
- Rouge Coco Gloss in Camelia ($30 for 5.5 g)
- Rouge Coco Shine in Dernier Givre ($37 for 3 g)
- Rouge Coco Stylo in Poesie ($37)
- Le Vernis in Aurore ($28 for 13 ml)
Premiere Fleurs Harmony of Powders and Les Tissages de Chanel in Evanescent
Premiere Fleurs Harmony of Powders ($70 for 13 g) is a highlighting powder with three colors of powdery white, light peach and pink. The white has an overspray of glitter and underneath is a sheer satiny powder. I had high hopes for this as I’m usually a huge fan of the limited-edition highlighter powders. This ended up being chalky, fairly pale and barely had any glow. I’m not sure how it would look on fair skin, but on medium tan or darker I’m pretty certain this would be almost non-existent. It swatched so well on the arm but on the face it pretty much disappeared into the skin.
Les Tissages de Chanel in Evanescent ($45 for 5.5 g) is a medium-deep pink. It has a lovely shimmer in the pan and if you swipe it on your fingers. Once applied either on the arm or face the shimmer almost disappears into a soft semi-matte looking blush. It seems a little darker than most pink Chanel blushes I’ve tried, many are often brighter or more blue based. This one is so pretty on the skin.
One look with the Premiere Fleurs Harmony Powder packed on heavily and the Rouge Coco Shine in Dernier Givre. Foundation worn is the Diorskin Forever Undercover in 21 + 31 mixed together set with MAC Next to Nothing Pressed Powder in Medium Plus.
Below wearing Chanel Tweed Evanescent and the Rouge Coco Gloss in Camelia. Same base as above.
Rouge Coco Gloss, Rouge Coco Shine and Rouge Coco Stylo
Rouge Coco Gloss in Magnolia ($30 for 5.5 g) is a very sheer light warm pink with lots of sparkles. The color is so sheer on my pigmented lips there is practically no color. If it had enough pigment to look more like what you see in the tube I’d give it a thumbs up. For me I’ll use it up as I think it is pretty, but it’s not unique enough to justify if you already own a lot of sheer shimmering glosses.
Rouge Coco Gloss in Camelia ($30 for 5.5 g) is a deeper pink, this one is also very sheer but the brightness gives this more color payoff than the lighter option. There is a lot of sparkle in this shade as well but it’s smooth and cushiony in the shine.
Rouge Coco Stylo in Poesie ($37) is a medium nude pink cream. Coverage is medium with this one and it has a semi-sheer shiny finish. Since it’s a glossy lipstick lasting power isn’t going to be long. It’s like the Rouge Coco Shines where you will have to reapply every few hours.
Rouge Coco Shine in Dernier Givre ($37 for 3 g) is a pale sheer pink opal shimmer. Color payoff is also very sheer but the iridescent quality makes it actually show up on the lips. It has a smooth hydrating feel and adds a pretty sheen.
Le Vernis Aurore
Le Vernis in Aurore ($28 for 13 ml) is a warm pink with a hint of blue undertone. It has a very subtle hint of pearl if you look closely in the bottle. On the nails it acts more like a cream. Coverage is full and opaque. Above applied with two coats.
Overall I love the Aurore Nail Polish, Tweed Evanescent Blush and Camelia Rouge Coco Gloss. The others I like but don’t think are must-haves due to the sheerness and fact that they seem very easy to dupe from previous Chanel launches. That being said I did find myself reaching for the sheer Rouge Coco Shine quite a bit in the past week.
Everything from the Dernieres Neiges de Chanel Collection is limited-edition. Available now at Chanel.com. If you’ve spotted it at counters or know if it will launch in stores at a later date let me know in the comments.
Have you tried anything from this launch? What did you think?