Red is a key colour for Chanel global creative make-up and colour designer, Lucia Pica. It was the focus of her first makeup collection for them; she considers it the colour of life and it’s also the colour of the delicious new limited edition Chanel no 5 bottle (which makes the classic scent seem suddenly seductive and animalic).
The Chanel Christmas makeup collection is also big on full-bodied reds. The standout is a car paint-esque crimson nail polish called ‘Flamboyance’, perfect on short nails to elevate a tuxedo-pant-and-silk-shirt look. (I’m thinking Isabelle Huppert at a Christmas eve supper).
The packaging of Chanel beauty is on another level and I especially love these eye shadow singles with their bronze inlaid logos. I have these two shades of densely pigmented Ombre Premiere Poudre shadows; Noir Lamé (think matte, sooty black) and Cuivre Lamé (a versatile copper to press over mattes for added dimension). Again it’s all very French, delivering the cinematic, moody-eyed effect that I love.
But to amp things up, there’s the limited edition Le Lion de Chanel golden highlighter compact, with its embossed lion insignia, a lucky talisman for Coco Chanel. This is all about the theatre of beauty, taking the time to enjoy that getting-ready moment, enhanced with a tactile, beautiful object.
Finally, the lip offer doesn’t disappoint. There are two moisturising glosses (Liquid Bronze, Flaming Lips), an exclusive red-cased Rouge Allure Velvet in No 5, and this lush lip palette (£55). I like the ritual of applying from a bullet, but this is very good for mixing up your own colours. Plus, the shades included here are excellent – super-classic, sexy deep reds, vermillions (this one is my current go-to) and vampy berries. Definitely one for the self-gifting list…
NOW CLICK BELOW TO SHOP THE POST…
WORDS AND IMAGES: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
NOTE: Some posts use affiliate links and PR samples. Please read my privacy and cookies policy here