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I can’t get through winter without (part 2)… Chanel Neapolis New City SS18



Chanel Neapolis New City SS18

Chanel’s cheery spring beauty collections always arrive just when you’re reaching winter breaking point. The Chanel Neapolis New City SS18 collection arrived in January, but it’s taken me a while to take the pics because… the darkness, people!

Anyway, I’m really enjoying the scenic sojourns that Chanel’s creative director of beauty, Lucia Pica takes us on. Her latest is a trip to her hometown of Naples, taking in sunsets, local greenery and ancient frescoes to inspire the colour palette and textures of the make-up.

First impressions: the Les 9 Ombres eye palette in Affresco (below, limited edition) is a real highlight (more…)



Festive beauty for for minimalists



Chanel numeros rouges limited edition lipsticks
I struggle with festive style. I cannot abide a novelty ‘Christmas jumper’, anything too sequinny makes me think ‘Julien Macdonald for Debenhams’, and sparkly eyeshadow makes my eyelids look like they’re disintegrating.

Instead, I resort to my default option of silk shirt (my black Levi’s one with navy stars is as jazzy as I go) and tailored trousers with a cocktail ring or two and one of my Judith Leiber vintage minaudieres.

Chanel’s Numéros Rouges limited edition Christmas collection is rather jewel-like too, with newly red-encased lipsticks replacing the classic black packaging. (more…)



Facial oils for day and night



facial oils for day and night

Is it just me or do other people ‘cluster’ certain types of beauty products? My weakness is cleansing balms, facial oils and hand creams. The facial oils in particular are hard to resist. It’s all about the aromatherapy for me, as facials oils are mostly an end of day pampering ritual and the scent adds to the winding down experience.

I was late to the facial oils party but got seduced a few years ago (more…)



Chanel autumn beauty 2017 Travel Diary



Chanel Travel Diary beauty fall winter 2017

Do people care deeply about creative director inspirations? If you do, you’re in luck as Chanel’s Global Creative Makeup and Colour Designer, Lucia Pica has delivered tons of them for her new beauty collection.

Chanel autumn 2017 is called Travel Diary and just dropped last Friday. It’s meant to be autumnal, but it’s got much more of a late summer feel with its sun-dappled colours informed by road, sea and sky. (more…)