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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

Trademark Resort 2016

Trademark Resort 2016

If I saw this girl at a party, I’m 100% sure I’d want to go and talk to her. These are the sort of clothes I love; timeless, ever so slightly quirky and adaptable to any situation. Trademark has really defined its aesthetic now and is becoming known for its tailored denim, sensible shirting and those impeccable coats.

Unfortunately these won’t drop til November, when the Trademark Resort 2016 collection should be landing, although with the fashion week calendar in flux, that could all change. Just when we’d got our heads around pre-collections too…

Trademark Resort 2016
Trademark Resort 2016
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Trademark Resort 2016
Trademark Resort 2016

WORDS: NavazBatliwalla/Disneyrollergirl
IMAGES: Trademark Resort 2016

Perfect pairing: jeans and loafers

Jeans and loafers. Robert Clergerie loafers from La Garconne

If you don’t know La Garconne, you have loads of catching up to do. My go-to fantasy shopping site for boyish classics, I’m currently scrolling from loafers to ankle crop jeans and back again, ad infinitum. (more…)

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…)