Chanel Les Expressions de Chanel 2012 Information & Images

Dear readers,

I know I should be cleaning and running errands instead, but I just received some very interesting information and since it seems relatively unseen in the blogosphere, I have decided to share it with you!

On June 1st (this is the date I received for Belgium), Chanel is launching a collection called Les Expressions de Chanel. This collection is definitely screaming my name because it’s ALL ABOUT EYES! It is composed of 2 mascaras (Intimitable Intense and Sublime de Chanel Waterproof), three quads (Les 4 Ombres), and three cream shadows (Illusion d’Ombre).

Has this got your blood racing? Let’s check them out!

Intimitable Intense is not new with this collection, and from what I can see a lot of people simply RAVE about it! It promises to do it all: volume, length, curls, and definition! I have a tiny sample of Intimitable which I haven’t tried, but now I would LOVE to see if the Intense version really does it all!

(The mascara is actually black, but on the images I received we see the wand without mascara. It retails for 30 euros.)

Sublime de Chanel is not new, but this waterproof version is! Especially for summertime, a waterproof mascara can really come in handy (it also retails for 30 euros). That reminds me: I’ll have to dig a waterproof mascara out for tomorrow, because it’ll have to last ALL day and I might cry!

I fell fast and hard in love with the Brown Expression set, but of course it’s because I’m seeing all the gold!!!

This set includes the Illusion d’Ombre in Vision (89) and Les 4 Ombres quad in Intuition (36) Both are new for the collection. I want to stay professional but it’s too hard. I mean, DID YOU SEE THAT GOLD CREAM SHADOW? *drools*

Another easy favorite of mine is the Purple Expression set. The Illusion d’Ombre in Illusoire (83) is many many people’s dream cream shadow, and the quad Variation (37) looks more than promising with that eggplant and taupe!

Last but not least, we have Coral Expression. Now, we know coral/cherry/red eyeshadows have been getting big on the runway. Very recently we saw this look from Chanel’s Versailles cruise show. Now you can recreate it with Illusion d’Ombre in Abstraction (88) and Les 4 Ombres Éclosion (34. This is part of the permanent line-up I believe).

Les 4 Ombres go for 49,32 euros and Illusion d’Ombre 28,98.

I’m pretty sure we’re seeing the gorgeous Illusoire here:

What say you? Promising? Is anything calling your name? I will keep you posted about this collection when I receive more news, but in the meantime you can check out today’s post about Summertime de Chanel and stay tuned for part 2 tomorrow!

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

  • bellachique

    I NEED Vision, like absolutely need it! It’s like gold in a pot, wow! Can’t waaaait!

    • Sunny

      I know!!! In a week it’ll be out!

  • mjacqueline

    Oh gosh! Drools! The new Illusion d’Ombres are calling out to me, especially the gold one. I can’t wait to see them.

    • Sunny

      I know!!! That one is definitely saying “Sunny, Sunny!!!” loud and clear haha

  • Larie

    That gold Illusion d’Ombre is definitely calling my name! I only have one so far (Mirifique), but I’m just imagining the gold smoky eye I could achieve with those two…on the wishlist, for sure!

    • Sunny

      Mine too! Gold eyeshadow just does amazing things to my eyes (yours too I think), and that’s why whenever I see one I go a little crazy!

  • Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    I NEED all the quads IMMEDIATELY. Yes, I am a happy, very excited girl :)

    • Sunny

      LOL ALL of them? Ah who am I to tease you? I want two!

  • Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    Abstraction looks up my alley!! Gah, Chanel, why you do this to me lol? :)

    • Sunny

      Aargh I know, right? Just when you think you own about everything piece of makeup you can want in the world…

  • Louise

    Inimitable Intense really is amazing! I had received a little sample w/a Chanel order & was blown away by how good it was! Only reason I haven’t run out and purchased a full size is bc/ of the price- but once I save up those pennies, it’s mine! :)

    • Sunny

      Oooo wow, now I’m seriously interested! On the one hand I don’t want to fall for expensive mascaras, on the other I’m uber curious!

  • Joyce (bronzerbunny)

    I used to use inimitable mascara when it first came out and I loved it! I think I have a sample laying around of this one… I still have this desire for illusoire but… I dunno. I hope you get to try the illusion d’ombre shadows!

    • Sunny

      I’ll have to take my sample out soon and give it a go! I can’t wait to see these illusion d’ombre shadows in person!

  • Rinny’s Beauty Diary (@rinny151)

    Oooo this looks like it’s going to be a great collection! I can’t stop staring at the gold cream shadow or the baked shadow quad. The colors are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing Sunny :)

    • Sunny

      You’re welcome Rinny!! I can’t wait to dip my greedy fingers into the testers!

  • Jaspe Habarurema∞ (@caramelboots)


    • Sunny

      LOL I know right? This is definitely horrible news for the wallet!


    Will this be available in The United States??

    • Sunny

      Hey Marie, the information I received doesn’t specify availbility in other regions, so you might have to wait till US bloggers receive some information! xx

  • Daria

    I definitely have to grab these eyeshadows!

    do you know in which european countries will be available this collection?

    • Sunny

      Hey Daria! I only received the date for Belgium, but I think if we get it then most countries should! I’m just not sure about the dates that’s all :) Hope you’ll be able to find it where you are!

      • Daria

        I tried to ask Chanel via Twitter but they haven’t replied yet :-(

        I’m a little pessimistic because usually if something is released in some European countries it usually means no Poland included yay :/

        • Sunny

          Hey Daria, I have actually contacted the Chanel PR about the availability in the US but she hasn’t got me back yet. Maybe they haven’t set the dates? I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you, but otherwise I can always purchase what you want and send it over, and you can paypal me or something :)

      • Daria

        I just want to let you know that I went to my local Chanel counter (yeah I couldn’t resist 😉 and yay! This collection will be released here as well but a little bit later :-) but who cares! at least I can buy my new eyeshadows! :-) anyway thank you for your help!

        • Sunny

          Yesss I’m so happy to hear that Daria! I’ll put the post up as soon as I can so you can see how it works! xx

  • Christine Brigid

    That coral cream shadow is calling my name… yuuuumy!!! I own that eclosion palette and I really like it– although I’ve found I really need the right brushes to make it work, a couple of the shadows are a bit finicky.

    • Sunny

      Whoa you’re brave! Out of the three the coral is the one that I would hesitate to try (I mean I can probably make it work, but it’s not normally the color I’d reach for)! I have to swatch the palettes for you guys soon. It’s weird how little information there is about this collection in general!