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The 2019 Chanel Cruise Makeup Collection in Action: A Few First Impressions


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A few pretties from the Chanel Cruise 2019 collection

Despite my obsession with The Love Boat as a child, I’ve never taken a cruise…because HELLO, CLAUSTROPHOBIA! But I might consider one if the destination were Chanel. LOL! “Hello, ladies and gentleman!” announces the captain over the ship’s intercom system. “Next stop: Chanel, a.k.a. ‘Your Makeup paradise.’ Please watch your step as you disembark the vessel.”

Who’s comin’ with me? 🚢😁

The new Chanel Cruise collection arrives in port next month, and judging by the pieces I wore today, Lucia Pica was going for a subtle look, as in sheer, luminous highlights on the high points of the face; soft, subtle contours on eyes and cheeks; a rosy brown lip; and a soft glossy glow on the lids.

I like it. Of course, I’ve been really into non-crazy makeup lately.

A few first impressions…

DUO BRONZE ET LUMIÈRE EXCLUSIVE CREATION BRONZER AND HIGHLIGHTER DUO IN CLAIR ($70): This subtle powder highlighter duo, which is the lighter of the two duos in the release, has a light peach matte on one side and a luminous pinkish peach on the other. The lightweight, finely-milled powder feels almost creamy, like the NARS Dual Intensity Blushes, and it’s very elegant and smooth… It’s definitely NOT appropriate for bling-bling highlights.

DUO BRONZE ET LUMIÈRE EXCLUSIVE CREATION BRONZER AND HIGHLIGHTER DUO IN MÉDIUM ($70): This one feels just as light as Clair, but it has a matte neutral chocolate bronzer on one side and a rosy gold highlighter on the other.

Note: It is VERY, VERY sheer, which I don’t mind, because it makes the product easy to control.

It should suit lighter lasses and medium-toned mavens particularly well.

Also noteworthy: The bronzer doesn’t have warm orange tones, so it’s a straight-up brown. If I apply it too heavily, I look like I have dirty stripes on my face…which is why I think you’re forced to wear it sheer.

(Works great as an eyeshadow duo, too.)

ROUGE COCO FLASH IN HYDRATING VIBRANT SHINE LIP COLOUR IN CONTRASTE ($38): This silky, moisturizing rosy brown lipstick looks a tad frightening in the bullet, but I think it’s totally wearable, comfy and oh, so shiny.

The formula smells and tastes a little like roses, and the color lasts about two hours for me.

I’m low-key addicted to this formula… Can I haz all teh colors, plz?

OMBRE PREMIÈRE GLOSSTOP COAT EYESHADOW IN LUNAIRE ($36): No glitter. Just pure silvery gloss.

Wear time is quite limited at about an hour. This is lighter than a MAC eye gloss, but not as light as the NARS one, which, overall, I like better because it lasts longer.

LE VERNIS LONGWEAR NAIL COLOUR IN AFTERGLOW AND PURPLE RAY ($28 EACH): Ooh! Pastel nails! I like that these aren’t simply pink or peach pastels. Afterglow is a grayish beige with a subtle golden pearl, and Purple Ray is a lavender cream with a subtle gray undertone.

I’ll be taking these for a spin after my current Sally Hansen mani disappears (or I remove it, whichever comes first).

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I’m wearing the bronzer/highlighter duos in Clair and Medium on my eyes and cheeks. There’s also a touch of the silver eye gloss in the inner corners and the center of my lids. On my lips is Rouge Coco Flash in Contraste, and I’m also wearing blush in this pi (I felt naked without it!). It’s Chanel Joues Contraste in Rose Bronze.
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I’m an NC42 in MAC.

The best thing I’ve tried from the collection so far is Rouge Coco Flash, and it’s gorgeous and effortless! I think I just found my new everyday lipstick.

It’s pricey…but you can wear it down to the nub.

I also like the face duos, but they might be too sheer for some peeps, especially considering the $70 price. You really have to appreciate the subtlety of the look Chanel was going for in order to “go there,” because there are similar products out there that will cost you a lot less.

THE CHANEL CRUISE MAKEUP COLLECTION 2019 VISION D’ASIE: LUMIÈRE ET CONTRASTE INCLUDES…

DUO BRONZE ET LUMIÈRE EXCLUSIVE CREATION DUO◊ BRONZER AND HIGHLIGHTER DUO ($70)

  • CLAIR: LIGHT BEIGE, PINK PEACH
  • MÉDIUM: LIGHT CHOCOLATE, ROSE GOLD

OMBRE PREMIÈRE GLOSS TOP COAT EYESHADOW ($36)

  • LUNAIRE: SILVER GLOSS
  • SOLAIRE: GOLD GLOSS

LES 4 OMBRES EXCLUSIVE CREATION MULTI-EFFECT QUADRA EYESHADOW ($65)

  • LUMIÈRES NATURELLES: BRONZE PLATINUM, ROSE BEIGE, LIGHT CARAMEL, SATIN BRONZE

STYLO OMBRE ET CONTOUR EYESHADOW-LINER-KHÔL ($34)

  • PURE FLESH: ROSE CARAMEL
  • METALLIC FLASH:PLATINUM
  • VAGUE: SATIN TALPA

ROUGE COCO GLOSS MOISTURIZING GLOSSIMER ($30)

  • FRAÎCHEUR: GOLD GREEN
  • AURORA: VIVID PINK

LE ROUGE DUO ULTRA TENUE ULTRA WEAR LIP COLOUR ($38)

ROUGE COCO FLASH HYDRATING VIBRANT SHINE LIP COLOUR ($38)

  • LUMIÈRE: ROSE BEIGE
  • CONTRASTE: PINKY MAUVE

LE VERNIS LONGWEAR NAIL COLOUR ($28)

  • AFTERGLOW: BEIGE
  • OPEN AIR: LAVENDER
  • PURPLE RAY: MAUVE GREY

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen



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