Chanel Spring-Summer 2022 has arrived and I’m thrilled to share a look at the entire collection with you! The color palette is beautiful and fresh with wearable colors. I really love all the pieces and you can find the collection available now online at Chanel.com. Items and new colors are available on each product page.
Blush Lumiere + Baume Essentiel
There are new colors for cheeks called Blush Lumiere ($70 each) in two shades Peche Rosee and Brun Roussi. These are soft powder blushes with a unique texture. It’s a soft smooth texture. I initially thought they were bouncy, but after some thought, I don’t think “bouncy” is the right word. They’re soft powders with a buildable texture. Shimmer is very subtle in these for a subtle glow. Each powder is embossed with a pattern that mimics rays of light.
Peche Rosee is a coral with gold shimmer and Brun Roussi is a darker brownish shade. Both are medium in pigment level but easy to sheer out or layer. For skintone reference I’m in the Chanel B40 / MAC NC35 range but I’m on the lighter side as I’ve lost my tan right now.
Left: Peche Rosee / Right: Brun Roussi
Spring brings a new Baume Essentiel ($45) in Ensoleille. I know a lot of you love these dewy like balm sticks for a glow on the cheeks or lips. Ensoleille is a sheer peachy pink glow. The effect is similar to that of the other Baume Essentiels – sheer, dewy, adds just a hint of color, but overall more on the transparent side.
Les 4 Ombres + Ombre Premiere Laque
The eye colors this season are right up my alley! The overall tone is neutral, luminous, bright and golden. The Les 4 Ombres ($65) in Mediterraneen 747 has four shimmers in champagne, soft gold, sandy bronze and soft taupe. Colors are all sparkly and work on my skin tone as a soft all over ombre wash of color. I initially thought this was going to look like Tom Ford Nude Dip but a side by side swatch shows that Chanel Mediterraneen is warmer with a more luminous quality while Tom Ford’s pulls a bit more frosty/metallic.
Ombre Premiere Laque ($36) in Lumiere 46 is a pretty gold shimmer. On the lids blended it gives a soft pale gold sparkle veil. You can layer for more pigment/color. Once it sets it stays put.
New Lip Balms
Chanel launched a new lip balm called the Rouge Coco Baume ($42). These are called the Hydrating Beautifying Tinted Lip Balm Buildable Color. They are hydrating with an almost waxy feel (but it’s comfortable). It’s not as emollient as the Rouge Coco Flash and not quite as creamy as the Rouge Coco Blooms. It has a smooth feel without the slip.
Colors are sheer but buildable with pretty good coverage (except the white one which is clear). All of the tinted ones showed up on my lips with a few swipes. Lasting power is about what you would expect for a tinted balm. Not super long lasting but they don’t disappear quickly. I swatched all of them except 912 Dreamy White because it appears clear on my lips.
914 Natural Charm is a brown nude, 916 Flirty Coral is a sheer coral, 918 My Rose is a medium bright pink, 920 In Love is a reddish pink, 922 Passion Pink blue-based bright pink, 924 Fall for Me is a plum. There’s no detectable fragrance or scent on these lip balms.
Below 914, 916, 918 and 920 lip balms are worn with the Peche Rosee Blush. 922 and 924 are worn with Brun Roussi. Also wearing the Mediterraneen Les-4-Ombres on the eyes in all the photos.
Spring Nail Colors
Last we have a look at two new Le Vernis ($30) colors in Terra Rossa 917 (neutral warm brown pink) and Riviera 915 (fun pale yellow). Both are creams with smooth opaque coverage. I applied 2 coats for each one. Terra Rossa appears warm and more true to bottle with one coat. With the second coat the color darkens on my complexion. I think Riviera is a really fun color for spring-to-summer.
Overall lots to love with this collection. I love every single piece and all the colors. If you have any of the other pink-toned Baume Essentiels I think you can skip the one in this collection as it will have a similar effect.
Are you checking out anything from this collection? What do you have your eye on?
Available now at Chanel.com and Chanel counters.
Spring-Summer 2022 collection provided for review.