Snob Essentials

Chanel Summer 2008


I have never been more excited for summer and all of its golden promises of lazy days beach side with my hubby and son! I love laying under a big umbrella and watching my young son delight in the wonders of new discoveries. Last summer, he discovered a group of sea otters, lolling about as his mother does on the beach! And if you must know, yes, I do like a sprinkle of bronzer and a coat of lip gloss over my sun screen (SPF 45-60). Just because I am hanging out on the beach like a bum it does not mean I want to look like one! One of my favorite lines for summer make up is Chanel, the brand continually charms with pretty colors that complement summer skin. This season, you can luxuriate in the new Soleil Tan de Chanel moisturizing Bronzing Powder in five shades and the Bronze Universel de Chanel Sun Illuminator. Both will give you sun kissed skin even if you are a Nine to Fiver pulling 50 hour work weeks! At Chanel boutiques and SAKS Beauty Place (more details after the jump!)

FOR EYES: Complement this sun-kissed skin tone with OMBRE ESSENTIELLE Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Tigre (bronze), Nomade (pink rose), Khaki (khaki green), and Safari (stone brown); amp up the shine with LUMIÈRES FACETTES Iridescent Effects Eyes in Oasis, a quad containing khaki, bronze, coral, and pink shimmer, or OMBRE D’EAU Fluid Iridescent Eyeshadow in Atoll (golden sand). For long-lasting definition, STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF Long-Lasting Eyeliner comes in an exotic new shade, Vert Bronze (green bronze), while INIMITABLE WATERPROOF Mascara Multi-Dimensionnel is now available in Emeraude, a shimmering, jade-green.

LIPS: For warm-weather lips, ROUGE HYDRABASE Creme Lipstick arrives in Leopard (golden coral) and Rose Flamingo (a flamingo pink); ROUGE ALLURE Luminous Satin Lip Colour keeps things soft with Naïve (pinkish nude) and Curious (nude brown). AQUALUMIÈRE Sheer Colour Lipshine SPF15 adds a sheer shot of colour in Zanzibar (soft peach) and Mauritius (bronzed coral).

NAILS: For a final touch, LE VERNIS Nail Colour arrives in Antilope, a frosted golden-brown, and Flamingo, a bright tropical pink.



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  1. So true! Where make up is concerned, I have always been Chanel and Chanel only. Although this winter, I switched to Bobbi Brown. I have heard all her make up has yellow undertones, which is why it makes you look less sallow. I was very pleased with everything I tried. Now that spring is here…Chanel counter here I come!

    Julie for WOW!