Seasonal makeup collections are coming out earlier than ever (and sell out long before one is supposed to wear them). Personally, I think it's ridiculous to start spring shopping in early December, before I even had a chance to wear my new winter coat. Apparently, the people of Chanel don't agree with me, hence the release of Spring 2012 Harmonie de Printemps.
Spring collections in all their pink galore are rarely my thing. The lipsticks tend to be too bright, the blushes too floral and there's always an unwearable and unbearable pink eye shadow. Chanel Spring 2012 Harmonie de Printemps is definitely no exception, but it's large and varied enough for me to find a few items that suit me and make an edited mini collection. I chose three items from Chanel Harmonie de Printemps that I believe will work for the olive skinned who suffer from a petal pink aversion and general grouchiness about spring makeup: the limited edition Le Vernis nail polish in April and Rouge Coco lipstick in Destinee, as well as the star of this spring collection, Blush Horizon de Chanel (I previously talked about the horizontal stripe trend here). All three items can be easily incorporated into our makeup looks even now, before the holidays.
After all, if the last couple of seasons have taught us anything, by the time February (which used to be the month of spring makeup releases) rolls in, Chanel will be selling pre-fall 2012 collections.
Swatches and detailed reviews are coming as soon as I play with these a little more.
Chanel Spring 2012 Harmonie de Printemps is available at select counters and from chanel.com.