Here’s a short post on some recent acquisitions from the Chanel Precieux Printemps Collection for 2013. Precieux Printemps translates to “precious spring” and the girliness of the whole collection seems to embody that. I didn’t expect to get anything from the collection, just because it seemed pretty basic and dainty. Alas.
I ended up picking up 4 items from the collection. I initially just intended on picking up the blush, because I didn’t have a coral/peach blush in my collection yet. And then, Duty Free happened. I asked Sarie to pick up one lip color from the collection (Envoutante), and then I ended up asking her to get me the two others (Captivante & La Favorite) I’d been eyeing as well.
In order of want:
Chanel Rouge Allure in Envoutante, aka the shade I was sure I wanted. This is one of my first Rouge Allure shades. It’s a deep plummy shade with some shimmer and some slick to it. I’m not sure I like this formula over the other Chanel ones I’ve tried (Rouge Coco, Rouge Coco Shine, Rouge Allure Velvet), but it’s not terrible. The shade is buildable, but may apply patchy.
Chanel Rouge Allure in Captivante, second favorite shade, and I suppose second tube of Rouge Allure. It’s a pretty basic muted peach brown. The formula reminds me of a hybrid of the Rouge Allure Velvet and the original Rouge Coco. It’s more opaque and much creamier than Envoutante. Great to wear for everyday and a nice alternative to my Rouge Coco in Perlé, which is my go-to neutral.
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Favorite, the shade I was on the fence about getting, which ended up being my favorite of the lot. It’s a matte pink-coral and is possibly the first “bright” lipstick that I own. The other Rouge Allure Velvet shade I have is La Distinguée, which is what I think of when someone says coral, but La Distinguée is so much more muted when you compare it to La Favorite. Anyway, suffice to say, this shade is love.
Chanel Joues Contraste in Frivole, aka the only item I wanted from the collection. I love this blush, though it has a very strong flowery grandmaesque scent that borders on unpleasant. This blush gives a nice flush to my cheeks.
I will be posting in-depth—or at least, more detailed—reviews on the items once I’ve spent more time with them. Overall, I’m glad I asked her to pick up the two other shades because Envoutante, which was my top pick, is actually my least favorite of the three. I still like Envoutante, but I like the other two more. Here are quick snapshots of myself wearing the three shades, as well as the blush, side by side.
THIS LOOKS LIKE A FANART BLEND.
I’m sorry I look mad. That is my default face, especially when I am walking down the street. When I am engrossed in a story, my brows furrow a little bit more. That is probably why I don’t have any friends. ANYWAY, the order is, from left to right: Envoutante, Captivante, La Favorite.
I am wearing Frivole on my cheeks, The Body Shop’s Brow Kit (the shade is 02, I believe), and Le Métier de Beauté Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in Silk Road on my eyes. And that is about it.
Fingers crossed that I finish the posts sometime soon. I hope you are all having a wonderful day! 🙂