Chanel Black Pearl Nail Lacquer

Chanel Black Pearl Le Vernis Nail Colour ($23.00 for 0.4 fl. oz.) is a stormy teal-tinged blackened base with threads of metallic silvered green running through it, then topped off with green, blue, and teal micro-shimmer. This has a rather metallic finish, so brush strokes are apparent, but the formula works well enough that with some patience and steady hand, the brush strokes can be pulled out evenly and made to look like brushed metal. (I, on the other hand, lack steady hands–or patience–and wobbled a bit.)

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Chanel Black Pearl Le Vernis

Chanel: 2011 Paris-Byzance Metiers d’Art Show Beauty


Photo credit: Vincent Lappartient

Chanel: 2011 Paris-Byzance Metiers d’Art Show Beauty

“The theme of the collection, Paris-Byzance is a great inspiration on it’s own. The links and associations with Chanel are rich and plenty. Karl gave Sam (McKnight) and me a sketch giving us a rough idea of the direction he wanted for the look, from then the tone was set. Karl also showed us the world-famous mosaic portrait of Theodora, the Empress of the Byzantine Empire Mosaic from the Saint-Vital de Ravenne Basilica, which very naturally became the inspiration for the show’s makeup. The portrait gave me a focus point : the red eye shadow/liner that she wears on the arch of her eyebrows. This look is all about light and rich textures. The choreography between gold, bronze, black and red can be easily personalized according to the desires of each woman.” – Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup

Peter used the following CHANEL products to create the runway beauty looks:

  • Skin prepared with HYDRAMAX + ACTIVE Nourishing Cream for Dry Skin.
  • Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15
  • Poudre Universelle Libra Natural Finish Loose Powder
  • Eclat Lumiere Highlighter Face Pen
  • Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer
  • Regarde Signe de Chanel in Topaki (Exclusive Creation, available June 2011)
  • Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Rouge (Exclusive Creation, available June 2011)
  • Le Crayon Levres Precision Lip Definer in Rouge
  • Le Crayon Khol Intense Eye Pencil in Clair
  • Le Crayon Yeux Precision Eye Definer in Brun Teak
  • Le Crayon Sourcils (Available August 2011)
  • Inimitable Mascara in Noir
  • Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Or (Exclusive Creation, available June 2011)
  • Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Moca
  • Soine Tendre Levres Hydrating Lip Treatment SPF 15
  • Le Vernis Nail Colour in Beige Petale on the hands (Summer 2011 Makeup Collection, available May 2011)

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Chanel Energizing Multi-Protection Cream SPF 15 Review, Photos

Chanel Energizing Multi-Protection Cream SPF 15 ($75.00 for 0.1.7 oz.) is a quick-absorbing moisturizer with a cream consistency but the feeling and behavior of a lotion. It is designed to be used daily to “keep early signs of age and fatigue at bay.”

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Chanel Energizing Multi-Protection Cream SPF 15

Chanel Spring 2011 Makeup Collection


Chanel Spring 2011 Makeup Collection

Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel believed the light-reflecting property of pearls enhanced a woman’s natural beauty by bringing a delicate luminosity to her skin. Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup, captures this quality in a radiant Spring 2011 Collection, LES PERLES DE CHANEL. Pearlized shades of black and white are accented with pinks and corals, brightening the complexion and creating a natural glow. Not to be outshone, nail shades extend the trend.

Edited @ 12/08:  Now with more photos! :)

Ombres Perlees de Chanel ($65.00) (Limited Edition)

  • White pearl, Pink, Deep Purple, Green-grey, Black Pearl

Les 4 Ombres ($56.00)

  • Regard Perle Deep green, rose, beige, ivory

Le Crayon Yeux ($28.00)

  • Gris Scintillant Shimmering grey

Joues Contraste ($42.00)

  • Espiegle Peach

Poudre Universelle Compact ($44.00)

  • Rose Merveille Rose beige (Limited Edition)

Rouge Coco ($30.00)

  • Peregrina Peach
  • Jersey Rose Rosewood

Rouge Allure ($30.00)

  • Coquette Rose
  • Flamboyante Intense pink

Glossimer ($27.00)

  • Aragonite Iridescent white
  • Nakkar Raspberry

Rouge Double Intensite ($34.00)

  • Cristal Rose Rose beige (Limited Edition)

Le Crayon Levres ($28.00)

  • Peche Peach
  • Framboise Raspberry

Le Vernis ($23.00)

  • Pearl Drop White
  • Peche Nacree Peach
  • Black Pearl Black

Availability:  January 2011

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