Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Multidimensionnel Mascara from the Été Papillon de Chanel Collection for Summer 2013
In a single stroke, Inimitable Mascara delivers it all: volume, length, curl, and precise separation. A sophisticated formula and unique brush design combine to deliver lush, long-wearing color so precisely that each lash, even the finest, is perfectly defined and separated. Pro-Vitamin B5 hydrates and conditions lashes to keep them supple and healthy looking.
Saks at Chevy Chase had received lab (pre-production) samples of the mascaras, and they made them available to me for photos. As you know, I had to take my photos indoors with poor lighting. Nonetheless, you can see the colors above as well as I saw them in the store.
My photo shows, from left to right, Aqua Blue, Blue Note, Zest, and Lime Light. The latter isn't really lime green. It's more like a soft green with a hint of blue in it. With the exception of black, these are all limited-edition shades.
My friends at Chanel and I talked about how to wear these zany colors. They said that they are intended for the tips of your eyelashes. Only the most adventurous are likely to wear them on their own.
As I mentioned this morning, the dazzling colors of butterfly wings inspired a joyful look for summer with the enchanting Été Papillon de Chanel Collection. Peter Philips envisioned electric shades of blue, pink, and platinum to make the lashes, eyelids, and fingertips glow.
Will you be a free spirit and buy one? My favorite is Aqua Blue. I swatched it on my arm, but the sample was drying out, so my photo is unusable. Aqua Blue is a novelty, but I think it might be pretty with my eyes.
The Été Papillon de Chanel Collection for Summer 2013 should be available at your favorite Chanel counter in late April or early May.
Photo by Best Things in Beauty