Chanel Neapolis: New City Spring/Summer 2018 Collection – Review & Swatches

I have two activity options for today:

  1. Sit in the corner crying with my head between my knees because the Christmas holidays are already a distant memory and my next break from work is still months away.
  2. Focus on the beauty of the Chanel Neapolis: New City collection.

*much internal debating*

OK, I think I’ll opt for the latter.

For now.

Chanel Les 9 Ombres Affresco Eyeshadow Palette ($70)

Swatches of the beautiful shadows in the Chanel Les 9 Ombres Affresco palette

For spring-summer 2018, Lucia Pica has designed an exquisite collection inspired by the art, nature and colors of her southern Italian hometown, Naples.

The star piece of Chanel Neapolis: New City is an unprecedented 9-shadow palette that features a spellbinding selection of jewel and neutral tones.

What first captivated my attention were the gorgeous green and turquoise in the middle, but I’ve learnt to love the other shadows just as much. OK, almost as much.

The creamy formula is a pleasure to work with and if you only want to get a piece from the collection I think the Les 9 Ombres Affresco Eyeshadow Palette should be it.

Infusing a bit of color into this grey, grey winter! I’m wearing the Chanel Les 9 Ombres Eyeshadow Palette and the Chanel Ombre Première in 824 Verderame on my eyes and the Chanel Poudre à Lèvres in 410 Rosso Pompeiano on my lips

Chanel Ombre Première Longwear Cream Eyeshadow in 824 Verderame ($36)

Swatch of the Chanel Ombre Première Longwear Cream Eyeshadow in 824 Verderame

Unless you use them as a liner, in my experience cream shadows work well on their own only if they’re neutral, and the Chanel Ombre Première Longwear Cream Eyeshadow in 824 Verderame is no exception to this rule. If you want to give the shadows from the Les 9 Ombres palette more depth and dimension, though, this gorgeous green works wonders.

Nice to have for the makeup maven, not a necessity for the beauty-world beginner.

Chanel Poudre à Lèvres Lip Balm and Powder Duo in 410 Rosso Pompeiano ($37)

Lip swatch of the Chanel Poudre à Lèvres Lip Balm and Powder Duo in 410 Rosso Pompeiano. I love the powdery finish, but if you have dry lips, don’t even look at this

As much as I like its color and finish, I have to admit that the Chanel Poudre à Lèvres in 410 Rosso Pompeiano is not the most convenient lip product ever created. You apply the clear lip balm with your fingers and then pat the red powder on top using the included foam applicator, which definitely takes more time than a regular lipstick bullet swipe.

If you’re all for speed and ease of application, steer clear, but if you want something new and different, definitely go for it.

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in 592 Giallo Napoli ($28)

Today I’m wearing two coats of the Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in 592 Giallo Napoli

Hmmm, I’ve always wanted a yellow nail polish, but something more pastel-y than this intense, warm-toned yellow. I think I’ll have to use Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in 592 Giallo Napoli in the summer months to decide if I really like it or not.

That’s all for today, folks! Time for me to go sit in the corner…

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  • Reply
    monica hein
    January 22, 2018 at 3:49 am

    That collection looks really pretty

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    January 22, 2018 at 9:59 am

    That eyeshadow palette is an absolute dream! I love it! A bit different for Chanel!

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    Linda Libra Loca
    January 22, 2018 at 11:47 am

    Ah, yes. My next break is still a long time away as well, which is why we are debating to maybe go skiing in March for a few days.
    The green and turquoise are amazing, and I really like the look you did there, with the gold in the crease. I am just not sure how often I would actually wear it, so I don´t think I will splurge.

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

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    January 22, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    The eyeshadow palette is gorgeous and I love the look you created!! I love to add colour to my everyday routine to beat this dull and grey mood from the weather, either it’s with clothes or colourful makeup!


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    January 23, 2018 at 2:13 am

    The eye look you’ve created is absolutely beautiful! I love the color of Verderame, but I would want to wear it on its own. You wouldn’t recommend it for that?

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      Carol in a
      January 27, 2018 at 7:02 pm

      I don’t know, I mean, it has good pigmentation and is not particularly patchy so I guess that it can work on its own, but personally I wouldn’t use a color like this as a single wash and I don’t like/am not capable of doing looks with multiple cream shadows, so…

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    Shireen L. Platt
    January 23, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    I have tried so many yellow nail polish and have come to conclusion that it’s not my colour. That said, I have one from Avon that I haven’t try….maybe it’ll finally be the one?

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    Alexandra Udinov
    January 25, 2018 at 4:41 am

    Seriously, i love your tips and review!

    Thanks for sharing! 🙂


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    Heather Noire
    January 28, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    These are such gorgeous colours! I love the new collection. Chanel can do no wrong. Especially that beautiful nail colour. It just pops in such a fun way. You look lovely 🙂

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    February 2, 2018 at 11:04 am

    I actually love the nail polish on you! It’s making me long for spring…the lip powder looks gorgeous on you but for someone with dry lips like me, it’s definitely a no-no!

    Hannah the Mad Dog

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    June 6, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    You seriously can pull any makeup look off Carol, you look stunning in this bright and beautiful eye makeup and the greens suit you perfectly.

    The nail polish is SO gorgeous, when I was growing up bright coloured nail polish was the rage!
    Laura xo

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    RoseBonniee ~
    August 20, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    Wonderful shades! ଘ(੭ˊᵕˋ)੭*

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