What I'm buying from the Chanel spring 2020 collection

The Chanel spring 2020 collection is as dreamy as usual. But the desert tones — infinitely wearable and not intimidating — are of particular appeal 

There's nothing like the unbridled luxury of a new Chanel beauty collection to make me question what I'm doing with my life and make me want to go live in Paris and work as a penniless creative who makes beautiful art.

New season inspiration

This season, the global creative make-up and colour director for Chanel, used the colours of the desert as her inspiration for the collection



chanel spring 2020

Chanel Exclusive Creation Éclat Du Désert

€55, chanel.com

Don't get me wrong, every time there's a special creation like this, I swoon. I swoon hard. However, I get the accompanying guilts about using such a treasured piece of beauty art. Truth be told, I'm still working my way through a pink/beige highlighting powder from another seductive Chanel collection, so I won't be investing in this stunning desert-inspired beauty. Do read on.

chanel spring 2020

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow in Elemental (Limited Edition)


€53, chanel.com

What I will buy, however, is one of the incredible (both in texture and colour choice) eyeshadow quads. The one above, although limited edition, is divine. I always promise myself I won't fall too deeply in love with any limited editions, but I fear I may have no choice here.
chanel spring 2020

Chanel Ombre Première Laque in Quartz Rose

€32, chanel.com

This intrigues me, and for that reason I'd make the purchase. In this Ombre Première Laque part of the collection, there are five metallics to choose from.

The yellow-toned ones don't appeal to me with my Irish pallor, but the rose one does. I'll be swiping it onto the centre of my eyelid to create a halo effect.
chanel spring 2020

Chanel Style Ombre et Contour in Contour Brun


€31, chanel.com

And lastly, I will absolutely be adding this to my collection. Not least because Chanel's iconic kohl liners are superior to any I've tried. I am a brown liner gal to my core — don't hand me a black one, I'm too soft for that.


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Photos courtesy of Chanel

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