Chanel Le Vernis in the shade Skyline is the only product I bought from the latest Chanel Blue Illusion collection which is exclusively launched at ION and MBS stores this week. Everything else is blue-themed in this collection, and both the Illusion D'Ombres are really pretty, but nothing that I should get.
The Blue Illusion collection is the makeup looks used in their Spring/Summer 2012 Haute Couture runway show, which took place in a Chanel airlines setting. (link)
And some of the looks sported by the models - you can see the strong blue eyes, clean skin and lips. Love the crazy hair, and the delicate blue jewels!
So anyway, back to Skyline (limited edition...grab while you can!) is a pale frosty cool toned skyblue shade. I have read reviews that this would be frosty, but when I saw the shade in store, I think I can work it.
The finish, in my opinion, is really more of a pearlised finish rather than frosty. I didn't have major issues with visible brush lines, and 2 coats, or 3 even coats would give you a very nice intense pop of color. (2 coats has a very soft delicate effect, but I have 3 thin coats on for full intensity - but that's not to say this is sheer in anyway. It's just my preference).
It's actually quite bright in real life, and I have noticed eyes looking at my fingernails as I am gesturing about. But the color is so pale, and so chic, I didn't really mind the extra attention.
a quick shot I took with my iphone when I was out in the morning sunlight.
Love this skyline blue indeed!
That's all I have...I do wish I can get more entries up this weekend, but work is calling, and I will be back with more information and everything next weekend. Keep my fingers crossed!
Thanks for reading!