Chanel Summer 2011 Collection Swatches – Les Fleurs d’Ete de Chanel

Here are some pictures and swatches of the items I purchased from Chanel’s Les Fleures d’Ete de Chanel Summer 2011 collection. Overall I’m very pleased with the collection. Being so fair I’m not usually attracted to a lot of the very bronzey summer collections but this season has had many offering for us pale gals!

Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel in Bronze Rose

Soleil Tan de Chanel in Bronze Rose is a lovely bronzer/blush. I love that I can skip blush altogether and use this bronzer for both purposes with a lovely result. It is glowy without being overly shimmery. But glitterphobes beware. There is a fine shimmer to this product.

Chanel Pensee and Aurore Glossimers

Originally I was going to skip all the Glossimers after hearing they were sheer but ended up caving and getting Pensee and Aurore. Pensee did turn out to be a disappointment to me unfortunately. I found it very sheer doing almost nothing for my lips besides leaving gold glitter behind as it wore off. Aurore on the other hand is gorgeous as a lipstick topper and even on it’s own despite it’s sheerness. It has a beautiful golden peachy glow too it.

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Lilium

The Lilium quad is quite lovely and very wearable. The colors are fairly pigmented and don’t really require any building for a nice color payoff. They work and blend very well together. I did experience a bit of fallout from the fine sparkles in the shadows however but I’m a glitterphobe and a little more sensitive to this. It wasn’t bad enough to prevent me from wearing it again. This picture is very color accurate so I won’t bore you with my interpretation!

Rose Platine liner is very pretty taupe. It is lovely to line under the eyes with as well as the lower waterline. I do find it too sheer to line the upper lash line with as I find it seems to be mostly fine shimmer without much of a base color.

I also ordered Morning Rose Le Vernis which I will feature later 😉

Here are swatches of all the products. Bronze Rose is first. Each shade individiually then mixed together. Next one swipe of Rose Platine liner separates Bronze Rose from the Lilium quad followed by Pensee and Aurore Glossimers. All pictures can be clicked to enlarge them.

Chanel Summer 2011 Swatches

Here is my look of the day featuring all of my Chanel Summer 2011 goodies! The only product I used on top of my foundation (Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua) was Bronze Rose. On my lips I wore Peregrina Rouge Coco from the Spring Collection under Aurore Glossimer.

Chanel Summer 2011 FOTD


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  • Hopelessly Devoted To Makeup
    April 30, 2011 at 6:11 PM

    Gorgeous as always! I love the eyeshadow on you. Isn’t the bronzer great?

  • inthesweetshop
    May 1, 2011 at 12:16 AM

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this collection (it will be out in a few days here in the UK). The eyeliner, bronzer and Aurore especially, have got me so very excited. That is an absolutely lovely look on you!

  • PerilouslyPale
    May 1, 2011 at 12:46 AM

    Thanks Jenn! Yes the bronzer is great! I haven’t wore bronzer in ages until I discovered Edward Bess Daydream and now I have 3 including Dior Aurora. Wearing Bronze Rose again tonight!

    Thank you Nina! You’ll be very happy with the collection I’m sure. I hope the International version of the quad is as nice. I always get all my Chanel from the US though.
    Not as wowed by the liner as I’d hoped but it is nice!

  • bis
    May 3, 2011 at 2:23 PM

    Love every green eyeshadow I have seen you wear so far on you a lot, you were made to wear them.
    Cannot wait for Lilium 🙂

  • PerilouslyPale
    May 3, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    Thanks bis! I’m never sure how I feel about green 😉 I hope you are as happy with Lilium as I am.


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