Chanel Spring 2013 collection: Printemps Précieux De Chanel
Chanel's Spring 2013 collection Printemps Précieux De Chanel is the softest, prettiest offering for this season. Far from NARS' 90s esque vivid colours and metallic lipsticks, Chanel have gone for a typically elegant and refined collection full of natural shades with an irrediscant touch.
The star of the show is the Poudre Signée De Chanel (£46), a finishing powder embossed with a camellia and lipstick motif which leaves a "halo of soft light" on the skin.
The eyeshadows in the collection are really wearable too - if you're going to get just one thing, these will definitely serve you well over the whole year. The Les 4 Ombres in Raffinement (£37) is the best: soft browns, taupe and beige with a pearlised finish.
Rouge Allure lipstick comes in four news shades to go with the neutral tone of the collection - we've swatched Envoûtante, a violet-plum with a subtle shimmer, below:
Among the earthy, autumn-like colours though there are some much more spring-appropriate flashes of colour when it comes to lips and nails.
Rouge Allure Velvet comes in two shades La Favorite, a bright coral and L'Ēclatante, a gorgeous bold bright pink that also has a matching lipliner, Le Crayon Lévres in Rubellite which you can see below!
(Also in that swatch you might just be able to see a soft metallic pink scribble which is Stylo Yeux Waterproof eyeliner in Béyrl, £19 - it didn't show up well enough in pictures for its own swatch) Rubellite and L'Ēclatante also have a matching nail polish, Chanel Les Vernis (£18) in Fracas, accompanied by Accessoire, a deep red-brown and Emprise (below), a soft rosy beige that brings to mind angora jumpers.
The collection is out 18th January 2013!