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What to buy from Chanel Spring 2016 beauty

Chanel Spring beauty 2016 Sunkiss Ribbon powder blush and lipstick in Mighty

If Chanel’s spring colour palette doesn’t put a cherry blossom carpeted spring in your step, well, I don’t know what will. The timing always coincides with that point in the season when you just can’t take much more darkness and gloom. As it happens, for spring 2016 the colour saturation seems to be dialled up just that extra little bit.

The collection is called L.A. Sunrise, so it’s young, fun and slightly kitsch. The main attractions for me are the Sunkiss Ribbon blusher (above and below) and the lip colours. The blusher is immediately collectable with its logoed ‘ribbons’ of colour in several shades of pink from bright coral-orange to muted rose. As is usual with this sort of multi-colored blush, you can get playful with it, using it all over for an illuminating peachy ‘glow’, just under the cheekbones, or as a wash to highlight certain areas, like temples or forehead. (Tip: the pigmentation is pretty good so go easy on that almost-neon fuchsia hidden in the corner.)

Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon blusher

Onto the Chanel Rouge Allure Coco Shine lipsticks. Instant love! This is my ultimate fast-beauty lipstick because the colours have enough pigment to stand out, along with iridescence for shine, plus they’re beautifully hydrating. All three shades are zingy mood-boosters – from Shipshape, a vibrant orange and Energy, a raspberry red, to Mighty, a candy pop pink. Mighty looks terrifying in the bullet but it’s quite sheer on the lips. It’s a cool blue-toned pink that looks amazing with the Sunkiss Ribbon blush or any warm-toned coral blusher. (If you prefer cream blush, try it with Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick).

For eyes, the emphasis is on swimming pool blues and greens, offset by purple. I’m a big fan of the Illusion D’Ombre eyeshadow pots and for Spring they come in Griffith Green (below, a sort of turquoise algae shade), Ocean Light (electric blue) and the warm, neutral Moonlight Pink (A pretty shell-pink). Here’s Griffith Green, with two longlasting waterproof eyeliners in Fervent Blue and Purple Choc.

For nails, I like the contrast of Sunrise Trip, the darkest, deepest indigo-violet blue with the sugary bright lip and cheek colours. It feels suitably David Lynch don’t you think?
Chanel Sunrise trip nail polish

Also pictured is the new Chanel Chance Eau Vive hair mist, because if anyone’s going to wear Chanel hair mist, it’s probably the kind of girl who wears bubblegum pink Chanel lippie and shops in the new ($152 million) Chanel store on Rodeo Drive, right…?
Chanel Hair Mist

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WORDS AND IMAGES: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl

First look: Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation

Chanel’s Les Beiges range has got to be one of its most successful. And it’s just got better. To accompany the original Les Beiges bronzer (launched three years ago), and last year’s Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Sticks and Healthy Glow Hydrating Lip Balm, there’s the biggie – Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation. (more…)

Yves Saint Laurent beauty favourites, old and new

YSL beauty favoutites - YSL Touche Eclat Blur Perfector

Trying out a new lipstick is fun but trying out a genuinely new product that does something different is even better. Especially when it works.

I’m late to the blur perfector party but boy am I happy we found each other. I got my hands on the YSL Touche Eclat Blur Perfector balm-powder hybrid (below) last autumn and have been enjoying it immensely. Aside from the case itself (a masterpiece in the art of beauty packaging in the Insta age…), the process of de-shining with this product is like beauty alchemy. (more…)

THE DRG STYLE INDEX: BELLA FREUD, LOUIS VUITTON, THOMAS TAIT, ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, PAT MCGRATH

Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands currently buzzing on my radar…

1. PAT MCGRATH LABS – ROUND TWO
pat mcgrath labs releases phantom 002 pigment and brush set
After the fanfare around Pat Mcgrath Labs’ Gold 001 pigment, it’s time for another drop. Tues 15th December sees the release of Phantom 002 – a set of five pigments and a black liner. (more…)