Chanel Summer 2012 NOW AVAILABLE

The Chanel Summer 2012 collection is now available for purchase at Chanel.com.  Not sure when it will hit regular stores but I’d suggest calling your favorite Chanel counter to find out the exact date.

Chanel Summer 2012 collection now Available!

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Makeup Intelligence: Chanel Summer 2012 [Updated!]

UPDATE! This collection is NOW AVAILABLE on Chanel.com‘s website.

Thanks to CafeMakeup.com, there are some preliminary images of Chanel’s Summer 2012 collection.  Let’s take a look, shall we?

Chanel 2012 Summer Collection -- Pretty heavy on the warm colors. (source: CafeMakeup.com)

I really can’t say I’m enthused about this collection.  The colors skew too warm for me and the palette is rather bland.  This is definitely a collection for those who aren’t big risk takers in the color department this Summer.  What are your thoughts?

Chanel Summer 2012 Collection -- Release date TBC

Chanel Summer 2012 Collection -- Release date TBC

TheBalm Highlighter & Bronzer: The Rundown

First off, thanks to so many of you who have been visiting and reading my blog. I hope the information I’ve been providing is of value.

I have for you two products I’m very excited to share my impressions of. TheBalm, one of my favorite indie brands put out this cute dual-package of two of them most famous products: Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter and Betty-Lou Manizer Bronzer.

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Special duo set from Marshalls of Mary-Lou and Betty-Lou Manizer.

Mary-Lou Manizer is a shimmery beige highlighter power that look cooler in tone than the brown-girl famous NARS Albatross highlighter. It is very pigmented, translucent and buildable and does not go on ashy on dark skin. The Betty-Lou Manizer is a golden brown shimmery bronzer that is not only very pigmented, but adds a lovely warmth to dark skin.

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Swatches from top: Betty-Lou Manizer (bronzer), Mary-Lou Manizer (highlighter)

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The girls in action: Mary-Lou on browbone, Betty-Lou on eyelid. Upper lid line: NARS Larger than Life eyeliner in Rue St. Honore, lower lid line: Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner in #15.

Both products are packaged in a mirrored compact with nice heft of weight, hold .3 oz of product (2x NArS) and are priced at $24 each. They are available for purchase at TheBalm.com and Beauty.com.

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The whole look pulled together with Illamasqua intense lip gloss in 'Hermetic' and NARS blush in 'Mounia'. Cheeks highlighted w/ Mary-Lou and Betty-Lou Manizer.