1. Light it up

When you're by the seaside, few things are more seductive than a glimpse of bronzed shoulder blades, a subtly shimmering collarbone, or the ghost of the sun's rays on satin-smooth skin. For a touch of radiance, stroke the Lumière d'Étè exclusive creation (price unavailable) gently over your face, cheekbones, and décolleté to give your complexion a natural, healthy glow. Even in the evening, you'll catch the light to stunning effect - and if you fancy a little more glimmer, give your smile a delicate, sensuous sheen with a touch of Rouge Coco Shine lipstick in golden pink Rêveuse. 

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2. Let your eyes do the talking

It's time to be as bold as a racy cutaway bikini: play with the vivid, intense Stylo Eyeshadow pens created by the maestros at the Chanel Makeup Creation Studio, to draw attention to your eyes and hold everyone's gaze. Our first pick - the violet Campanule with blue shimmers - is inspired by Coco Chanel's much-loved Florentine iris flower, and pairs up wonderfully with the Stylo Yeux Waterproof Orchidée to keep your beach look staying put for hours, even if you're romping through the surf. Not quite brave enough for violet lids? You'll fall in love with the Stylo Eyeshadow in Azulejo, a pearlescent turquoise blue, which is essentially the colour of the Mediterranean sea. How could any mermaid (or, for that matter, mer-man) resist?

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3. Your lips and tips should be as hot as the rising sun

Lift your summer mood further by making your lips and nails stand out like exotic pieces of coral. The brilliance Chanel's Lèvres Scintillantes in Allegria, a striking red, will match the carefree vermilion of Le Vernis Coquelicot or contrast wonderfully with the pure ocean blue of Le Vernis Méditerranée. If you're more inclined towards a highly pigmented lipstick, the coral red of Rouge Coco Shine Insoumise will raise the glamour factor through the roof. 

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