L’Été Papillon de Chanel is bright and beautiful and contains some surprises (yellow mascara, anyone?) alongside new innovations (the eyeshadow stylos are amazing) and, of course, some of the most covetable nail shades of the season.
There is nothing like a Chanel polish to send people into a frenzy and, while there's lots of well-deserved buzz around Taboo, which is out next month, the three from the summer collection are not to be overlooked.
This beauty, Azuré, is a shimmering blue green that dances in the sunlight and gives a metallic flash to the nails that tells you that summer has arrived.
This is one of those complex colours that demands constant examination: the shade is constantly shifting from teal to goldish-green, depending on the angle and the light. Quality is great - I love Chanel's metallic shimmers - and it's perfect in two coats.
Lilis, described as an intense coral, and Bel-Argus, a metallic blue, are also launching - each shade is €22.50, limited edition, and can be yours from Friday.