After nine CHANEL beauty collections so far, Lucia Pica considers texture for the FALL / WINTER 2018 COLLECTION, where it’s all about matte surfaces and vibrant colors. Even the packaging of the eyeshadows and lip products are completely matte. According to Pica, you need a little extra help from color now it’s fall and as the light darkens outside. Since the winter is coming, your skin will grow paler, you are more covered up with clothes and you have the opportunity to create stronger looks. You get to play with color, to bring the face back into prominence.
“Starting with such an abstract concept as matte connected me directly to the woman who would wear this finish and to how that would make her think and feel,” Pica explains. “I imagine her as confident, sophisticated and elegant; intellectual but still daring. She’s completely unapologetic – my favorite kind of woman!” – Lucia Pica
You will find 2 complete matte Les 4 Ombres palettes in a unique matte packaging and the new Stylo Ombre Et Contour pens in this collection. I have always been a big fan of these alle-in-one pens, using them as a base for a more intense eye look, as eyeshadow, or even eyeliner. The pens have a very creamy and blendable texture and are super longwearing.
CHANEL Les 4 Ombres – € 54,00
The rich taupes, deep browns, light mauves and powerful blues of LES 4 OMBRES reflect a sense of strength and contentment, while their velvety finish has a fine, watercolor-like effect. They’re like a strong vision spotted across a big landscape from a distance.
Les 4 Ombres – Clair Obscur 308
An intense taupe beige, a concrete beige,
a warm deep brown black, a bright light beige
Les 4 Ombres – Quiet Revolution 312
A warm light mauve, a midnight blue,
a warm deep brown black, a powerful blue
CHANEL Rouge Allure Ink – € 37,00
The Rouge Allure Ink is a long-lasting liquid lipstick with a smooth texture, that glides on like a gloss and sets with a luminious velvet-like finish. Perfect when you want to add more color to your look, in a more suddle way. It will leave a fresh, mauve-pink “stain” on your lips. You will definitely notice the difference in textures and finish with Rouge Allure Ink and Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur Mat.
ROUGE ALLURE INK – EUPHORIE 170
An intense coral vivid pink
ROUGE ALLURE INK – EXPRESSION 172
An intense purple pink
ROUGE ALLURE INK – MELANCHOLIA 174
A fuchsia blackcurrant
CHANEL Le Rouge Crayon de Coleur Mat – € 36,00
If you want to go for an even bolder matte lip, than the Le Rouge Crayon de Coleur Mat is perfect for you! It’s my favorite makeup product that CHANEL has launched so far this year and probably one of the products, where I got the most compliments on! These jumbo longwear matte lip products are extremly pigmented, which makes them super easy to apply, since the textures glides on. They are also perfect to carry in your bag on-the-go. Trust me, I have applied them over 10 times in the train, on my way to work, and every time I was able to create the perfect lip look. During my 9 hour work day, I only re-apply the lip color once ánd it’s also waterproof.
A rosy beige
A poppy orange
An intense vivid pink
A powerful real red
A brick red
A purple beetroot
CHANEL Le Vernis – € 25,00
Since the opportunities for matte finishes are endless, CHANEL also launched 2 matte nail varnishes: a bold, enigmatic red and a rich burgundy. The matte colors of Le Vernis don’t reveal themselves straightaway: they have a distorted quality, as if the viewed through the filter of a Polaroid lens. You can definitely see this on the swatches on the pictures as well. I’m a big fan of red nailpolishes, especially during fall/winter, I don’t even wear anything else on my nails. That’s why I was very excited to see these new matte shades.
Le Vernis – Ultime 636
A matte red
Le Vernis – Profondeur 638
A matte burgundy
You can find the CHANEL FALL / WINTER 2018 COLLECTION: APOTHEOSIS, LE MAT DE CHANEL now in stores!