After the fall collection, we’ll see an “interstitial” collection (probably in early August): The Sophisticated Eye Collection. This collection is all about lids, brows, and lashes — and it introduces several new products!
First, there’s a new Chanel mascara base, Beaute des Cils ($30). Its conditioning formula strengthens, hydrates and protects lashes. Wear it under mascara for additional volume, length, and curl, or wear it alone at night as a “mask” for your lashes. We can also look forward to a repromote of Inimitable Intense mascaras in Brun, Purple, and Noir ($30).
The collection includes eyeshadow quads Lagons and Vanites (Vanites is a repromote, but according to my sales associate, it’s had something of a facelift. This time around these shadows are not matte, and the color payoff is brighter). Lagons was released in non-U.S. markets (round pans), but I think this is its U.S. debut. The quads are $57 each.
The collection features four single eyeshadows, repromotes Lily and Magic Night (!!!), and newcomers Twilight and Fauve (drool). Singles are $28.50 each.
I’ll be watching the counter for the new Stylo Yeux Waterproof in Taupe; Ebene is also repromoted with this collection. (These eyeliner pencils are $29 each.)