Chanel Fall 2012 Collection – Les Essentiels de Chanel
The little black dress, the quilted handbag, the two-toned shoe — the iconic essentials created by Coco Chanel inspire Peter Philips, Creative Director of Chanel Makeup, to create the elegant Fall 2012 Collection, LES ESSENTIELS DE CHANEL. Classic pinks and natural beiges soften the face and lips while fuschia and modern black dress the nails.
Lumiere d’Artifices Beiges / Illuminating Powder with Shimmer ($65.00) (Limited Edition)
This highlighting face powder epitomizes the modern-classic look of Fall beauty and the artistry of Chanel. Enchantingly rendered to resemble sequins, the duo of lighter and darker beige shades blends together harmoniously for a subtly iridescent complexion, extending a summer glow.
Les 4 Ombres / Quadra Eyeshadow ($58.00)
- Premier Regard Taupe brown, tender pink, beige and intense black
Stylo Yeux Waterproof / Long-Lasting Eyeliner ($30.00)
- Noir Intense Intense black
- Silver Light Silver (Limited Edition)
Ombre Essentielle / Soft Touch Eyeshadow ($28.50)
- Complice Soft peach
- Eclaire Sheer gold
- Furtif Silver-grey
- Infini Silver
Joues Contraste / Powder Blush ($43.00)
- Rose Initiale Peach pink
Le Vernis / Nail Colour ($26.00)
- Vertigo Grey-black
- Suspicious Fuchsia
- Frenzy Lilac grey
Rouge Coco / Hydrating Creme Lip Colour ($32.50)
- Caractere Rose brown
Rouge Coco Shine / Hydrating Sheer Lipshine ($32.50)
- Chic Beige
- Parfait Tender pink
Levres Scintillantes / Glossimer ($29.50)
- Sweet Beige Beige shimmer
Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss / Pure Shine Intense Colour Long-wear Lipgloss ($32.00)
- Troublant Rose brown (Limited Edition)
- Caprice Delicate pink (Limited Edition)
Rouge Double Intensite / Ultra Wear Lip Colour ($34.00)
- Almandine Red plum
Le Crayon Levres / Precision Lip Definer ($29.00)
- Amarante Violet plum
Availability: July 2012
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Chanel Bombay Express de Chanel Collection
Each year, the CHANEL Métiers d’Art fashion show celebrates the exceptional talent of the Métiers Houses, pairing their know-how with a legendary destination. This year, Bombay Express de CHANEL showcases a specific vision of India. Peter Philips, Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup, intensifies the proportions of iconic Indian eye makeup to give it a universal character.
Graphic makeup with saturated colour blocks stretches out from the corner of the eye to express strength and femininity. Eyes succumb to the boldness and mystery of a black eyeshadow in all its nuances with ILLUSION D’OMBRE Mirifique. The rest of the face focuses on gold and light. The Exclusive Creation of the Collection is a precious, evanescent golden powder to dab onto cheekbones and eyelids in scintillating touches. In its classic black-lacquered case, ROUTE DES INDES DE CHANEL recreates an embossed motif of a rare fabric, a piece of bronze brocade from an Indian-influenced collection created by Gabrielle Chanel in the 1960s. A stroke of blush structures the face and warms the translucent complexion with the hint of an elegant and sunny earth tone. Lips remain natural, enhanced by the luster of luminous beige shimmering with gold. On nails, an original nail polish mixing pale gold and silver recalls the traditional festival of lights, for which it was named Diwali.
- Diwali Le Vernis ($30.00) Pale gold and silver
- Brume d’Or Joues Contraste ($43.00) Earth tones
- Routes des Indes de Chanel ($80.00) Evanescent golden powder
- Empreinte Rouge Coco Shine ($32.50) Luster of luminous beige
- Mirifique Illusion d’Ombre ($36.00) Black
Availability: Now @ Chanel.com
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5 Just Peachy Eyeshadows
Peach! What an interesting color–sometimes peach can read almost pink-peach, but I think it’s closer to yellow/orange with a general lightness that keeps it from being categorized as a yellow or orange. Here are my top five picks for peachy eyeshadows…
- theBalm Luscious Lani — soft peach beige with a frosted sheen
- Inglot #330 — matte pastel peach-orange
- Chanel Emerveille — shimmery peach beige
- MAC Orb — neutral peach beige
- Inglot #328 — matte yellowed peach
What’s your favorite peach eyeshadow?
Chanel.com Exclusive: Beige Le Vernis
As applied by celebrity manicurists to Kristen Stewart, January Jones and Greta Gerwig at the 2012 Costume Institute Gala, Beige Le Vernis ($26.00) is available exclusively at chanel.com.