#FrenchFriday : Summer 2018 Makeup Collections Roundup Part II - Chanel, Guerlain, Lancome, Givenchy

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Are you ready for more summer makeup collections by top French beauty brands? After Dior, YSL and Clarins in part one, we'll take a closer look at what Chanel, Guerlain, Lancôme and Givenchy have to offer for the upcoming season.


Les Beiges

Chanel releases a Les Beiges collection every year around spring with products designed to create nude makeup looks. This year we get more shades for some of the existing products and brand new launches:

- Les Beiges Sheer Healthy Glow, a tinted moisturizer with SPF30 that comes in 6 shades.
- Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Multi-Colour Powder, a pearlescent bronzer to add warmth and a soft glow, in 3 different shades
- Les Beiges Healthy Glow Natural eyeshadow palette now available in 3 shades, from Light to Deep.
- Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Color Stick, a blush stick in a new shade of raspberry red, no25.
- Les Beiges Healthy Glow Lip Balm, coming in 3 shades.


The Cruise collection was launched very recently and unlike the very neutral Les Beiges, it incorporates summery shades of red. Here's what it includes (everything appears to be limited edition except for the nail lacquers):

- A new Les 4 Ombres eyeshadow quad in Eclat Enigmatique, with shades of ivory, grayish khaki, warm brown and muted red. Last year's summer quad by Chanel got raving review and I thought about buying this one, as the formula seems similar, but I don't wear red on my eyes.
- A new edition of the Palette Essentielle in Eclat Solaire, with two highlighters in gold and beige and a raspberry red lip/cheek color.
- L'Eau Tan, a self-tanning body mist that also refreshes and hydrates.
- Four new shades of the Crayon de Couleur lipstick (that I reviewed a while back): A La Rosée, Rose Shocking, Au Naturel and Ultra Rose.
- Three new shades of the popular Stylo Yeux Waterproof: Secret, Charme and Révélation.
- Le Volume mascara in a new gray shade called Gris Voilé
- Three nail polish colors: light pink Halo, soft khaki Légèreté and muted mauve Chicness.


Summer is always the season when Guerlain launches a ton of new products in their Terracotta range. There are lots of new bronzers this year, including a "cushion" version that I haven't seen at US retailers yet, but that you can get a sneak peek of on Feelunique. Here's what the 2018 Terracotta collection includes:

- The Terracotta Rêve d'Eté Tinted Skincare Jelly, a gel tinted moisturizer for an immediate sunkissed look.
- Three shades of the new Terracotta Kiss Delight balm lip gloss: Apricot Syrup, Grenadine Syrup and shimmery Peach Syrup. These look incredibly similar to the Clarins Lip Comfort Oil (my review)!
- The Terracotta Light, a bronzing powder with a mix of colors to add a healthy tan to the skin comes in 6 shades with warm or cool undertones. I reviewed the Clair Rosé a few weeks ago, take a look at my post for all the details.
- The Terracotta special edition Route des Iles, with a beautiful compass design in a wooden compact.
- The Terracotta Summer Glow highlighter, in a golden hue.

Besides the usual Terracotta collection, Guerlain is also releasing two products in their iconic Météorites line - those are usually part of the spring launches but for some reason they came out late this year:

- Météorites Le Parfum: long time fans of the brand had been asking for it for years and Guerlain finally created a fragrance based on the beloved violet scent of the Météorites Pearls of Powder. I haven't had a chance to smell it yet, but from what I heard it is inspired by, rather than identical to, the smell of the powder. I absolutely love that violet scent so I'm really excited to try it!
- A new and limited edition of the Meteorites Pearls of Powder in Rainbow Pearls. The tin container shows some bold strokes of color, but the pearls inside are more pastel and appear rather similar to the permanent Claire. Again I haven't had a chance to see it in person, but the design of the tin box this year isn't really my thing.


Lancôme's collection is very classic this year, with bronzer and highlighters. I have to say that I'm not a fan of the design of the main bronzing palettes at all. I really love Lancôme, but I'll have to pass! Here's everything in this summer collection:

- Bronze & Glow Palette in It's Time To Glow and Your Pink Glow. Each palette has bronzing and highlighting shades, with It's Time To Glow having a large outer portion of the compact dedicated to bronzers and a central circle for highlighters, while Your Pink Glow is the exact opposite. I haven't seen this one in person either, but from what I understand all the shades are shimmery in both palettes, including the bronzy tones.
- A new shade combination of the Glow For It highlighter palette called Sunkiss Glow, with shades of champagne, bronze and deep shimmery bordeaux. I reviewed this palette in another shade combination, read my post for details and all my thoughts.
- The Teint Idole Blush Sticks, a new formula that comes in three shades: Red Flush, Pink Flush and Coral Flush. I love cream blush so I find these sticks very tempting but at $39 a piece I feel like they're overpriced! Lancôme also supposedly released highlighter sticks in Europe, but I haven't seen them in the US so far.
- Monsieur Big Color Lash Top Coat mascara in blue, green, gold and pink. Why are colorful mascaras always part of summer collections? Bright colors on the lashes is not something I'd wear, but I imagine it could be fun to create bold statement looks.


Givenchy's summer 2018 collection is inspired by the colors of Africa, with shimmering golds and earthy browns. Here's what the collection includes:

- Bouncy Highlighter in African Light: this highlighter seems to have the same jelly consistency as some of the brand's past blushes - I'm not sure how it's supposed to retain the beautiful designed embossed on the surface with that kind of texture. I think it looks stunning, but the few reviews I've seen so far were rather bad.
- Prisme Blush & Bronzer Duo in African Earth, with a shimmery gold and a warm, reddish brown. I think this duo could look gorgeous on deeper skin tones!
- Two new shades of the Rouge Interdit Vinyl lipstick, African Copper and African Raspberry.
- The well-rated Khol Couture Waterproof in African Bronze, which seems to be a greenish khaki color.

Have you started shopping for summer makeup yet? What are your favorite collections this year?

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