Le Crème of the Crop
Cream blush is a summer staple. The sheer texture is just right for days when you don’t want to put anything too heavy on your skin. Chanel has held out for quite some time in this category but will finally release its first-ever Le Blush Crème de Chanel this month. The airy formula goes on with a balm-like texture and dries into a powdery finish that provides staying power in the heat. Standouts from the eight-shade collection include Destiny, a golden beige that’s ideal for contouring and sculpting cheekbones, and Présage, a sunny apricot that when topped with bronzer lends a beachy glow to any skin tone. Chanel makeup artist Angela Levin has been road testing lab samples—and quickly burning through her limited supply with one client in particular. “I’ve been using them on Jen Aniston, and she won’t leave me alone about them! She loves them. I use Affinité [pictured] on her. It’s an intense blue-pink that looks very bright, but once you blend it in with a brush or your fingers, it’s actually very soft,” she said. As for what to pair it with, look out for eight lipstick shades, in corresponding hues, coming soon.
Available in July, at department stores, specialty stores and www.chanel.com.