Chanel summer is here, looking bright and resort-y — with a tiny bit of color scandal!Â Chanel’s counter book mentions several colors that didn’t make the collection: There was an orange Rouge Allure called Mega, a sheer orange Glossimer (to match Laser and Pop) called Neon, and the polishes were “meant” to be Infrarose, Shocking Orange, and Coral Flash.Â What happened?Â No one seems to know.Â One sales associate speculated that there wasÂ a last minute game-change (or an error in the book) regarding the products for the U.S. and those for other markets (Asia was her guess in this case).
At any rate, Les Pop-Up de Chanel includes three Rouge Allures (the sales associate in Neiman Marcus said the price had gone up to $32; Chanel’s website still lists them for $30). Darling is a repromote of a permanent shade, a slightly mauvey natural rose. Super (bright, poppin’, blue-pink) and Genial (bright coral) are both limited edition.
As to the lipglosses: Bikini Peach (Glossimer, $27) is new and limited edition, a warm peachy pink with gold sparkle. Laser (slightly purply pink) and Pop (warm pink) are a new formula called Gloss Fluo, ultra sheer tints without sparkle. They come in Glossimer packaging and are also $27.
There’s one new Aqualumiere (limited edition, $29 according to the Neiman Marcus sales associate; $28.50 on Chanel’s website), and one new Aqualumiere Gloss (limited edition, $27). Bondi is a sheer reddened peach; Bondi Beach is sheer peach with gold sparkle.
The three nail polishes are $23. Click here for nail swatches.
The collection also repromotes a permanent eyeshadow quad (Demure, $56, sold out at both counters I visited). And there are four Soleil Tan De Chanel powder bronzers (which I didn’t have the chance to swatch). 62 Terre Epice and 63 Terre Ambre are permanent shades; 617 Terre Halee and 607 Terre D’Or are limited edition for summer. The bronzers are $50.