The Eye Collection 2019 // Chanel

BLURRY EYES: THE NEW EYE COLLECTION BY CHANEL

THE NEW EYE COLLECTION

Eyes make the first impression: they need to reflect a woman’s character and convey her nuances, to amplify her personality rather than mask it. For 2019, Lucia Pica — CHANEL Global Creative Makeup and Color Designer — has created a collection inspired by female individuality and designed to encourage self-expression. 

It is not about covering them; it is about beautifying them,” reflects Lucia Pica. “I am very attracted to style and character. I feel like women should still look polished, just not too overly done and old-fashioned.” Accordingly, this new eye product collection allows women to express their own style and encourages spontaneous application.

THE NEW SECOND SKIN SMOKY

Inspired by the “blurry” effect, and based on the three pillars of CHANEL eye products (LES 4 OMBRES, STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF, LE VOLUME RÉVOLUTION DE CHANEL), Lucia Pica has created four universal harmonies with a distinctive colour signature for all women, regardless of their level of makeup expertise. Four ways to dress a look in the most personal and intuitive way, with ease and freedom.

Each palette’s elegant colour combinations can be endlessly mixed and layered, by varying and blending shades and finishes. Their blurry effect creates a foolproof “second skin smoky” look.

EYES BLURRY GREEN

BLURRY GREEN // THE EYE COLLECTION 2019 // CHANEL

LINE WITH:

1. Stylo yeux waterproof in 948 Jungle Green
A forest green eye pencil. 

SHADE WITH:

2. Les 4 Ombres in 318 Blurry Green 
An eyeshadow palette with 4 shades for endless possibilities. 

SHADES: a dusty antique gold | a satin golden green | a warm rosy bronze | a deep dark green |

AMPLIFY WITH:

3. Le Volume Revolution de Chanel in 17 Jungle Green 
An emerald green mascara.

 

EYES BLURRY MAUVE

LINE WITH:

1. Stylo yeux waterproof in 945 in Black Wood 
A deep brown eye pencil. 

SHADE WITH:

2. Les 4 Ombres in 328 Blurry Mauve 
An eyeshadow palette with 4 shades for endless possibilities. 

SHADES: a terracotta tile red | a light dusty rosewood | a bronze, satin taupe | a deep greyish lilac |

AMPLIFY WITH:

3. Le Volume Revolution de Chanel in 27 Deep Eros 
A bright burgundy mascara.

EYES BLURRY BLUE

LINE WITH:

1. Stylo yeux waterproof in 946 Intense Teal 
A deep blue eye pencil. 

SHADE WITH:

2. Les 4 Ombres in 324 Blurry Blue 
An eyeshadow palette with 4 shades for endless possibilities. 

SHADES: a lightly rosy grey | a matte blue grey | a taupe grey | an intense dusty blue |

AMPLIFY WITH:

3. Le Volume Revolution de Chanel in 37 Intense Teal 
A scintillating teal mascara.
 

EYES BLURRY GREY

BLURRY GREY / THE EYE COLLECTION 2019 / CHANEL

LINE WITH:

1. Stylo yeux waterproof in 944 Noir Enigmatique 
A cosmic grey eye pencil. 

SHADE WITH:

2. Les 4 Ombres in 322 Blurry Grey 
An eyeshadow palette with 4 shades for endless possibilities. 

SHADES: a smoky grey | a dusty platinum | a deep aubergine | a matte stone beige |

AMPLIFY WITH:

3. Le Volume Revolution de Chanel in 91 Volcan 
A volcano grey mascara.

LUCIA PICA’s TIPS

LES 4 OMBRES: Playing with texture and finish ensures modern impact: when both lips and eyes are enhanced, keep the skin fresh for a contemporary finish. 

STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF: For an effortless but dramatic effect, apply the liner a little heavier and smoke out the colour using a small brush, blending out and upwards. Then, re-apply liner close to the lashes for extra depth and definition.

LE VOLUME REVOLUTION DE CHANEL: Apply extra mascara to the centre of the lashes, and remove a little from the outer edges, for a wide-eyed effect.

Photos: Courtesy of Chanel

Bleu de Chanel Shaving Essentials

BLEU DE CHANEL: THE SHAVING ESSENTIALS

BLEU DE CHANEL

Shaving is a delicate art that every modern, elegant and sophisticated man ought to master. At a time when beards, sideburns and mustaches have become true elements of style, sculpting facial hair is a form of personal expression, a means of asserting one’s personality.

CHANEL launches two new shaving products for daily grooming: BLEU DE CHANEL Shaving Cream and BLEU DE CHANEL 2-in-1 Moisturizer for Face and Beard. Both products provide a smooth, close shave and perfectly moisturized skin, while prolonging the woody trail of BLEU DE CHANEL.

Gaspard Ulliel x Bleu de Chanel

BLEU DE CHANEL SHAVING CREAM

BLEU DE CHANEL Shaving Cream is a versatile product that caters to all grooming needs, while leaving the skin soft, supple and pleasantly cool. With its fine, transparent texture, offers clear visibility and a precise, controlled shave for a custom line and cut. Whether you want a close shave or to style your beard or mustach, its transparent texture lets you see exactly where to position the blade and master any look. It glides on beautifully for flawless result and it is ideal for maintaining contours (neckline, cheek area, etc.).

HOW TO APPLY

Wet the face with warm water and then massage to apply BLEU DE CHANEL Shaving Cream using circular motions. Begin shaving in the direction of hair growth. When done shaving, rinse skin with cold water, remove excess cream, dry, and then apply BLEU DE CHANEL After Shave Balm.

 

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BLEU DE CHANEL 2-IN-1 MOISTURIZER FOR FACE AND BEARD

BLEU DE CHANEL 2-in-1 Moisturizer for Face and Beard is a daily essential for gentlemen. Dedicated to men sporting a beard, a mustache or a close shave, it moisturizes and scents the skin, while leaving it soft and well groomed. Its light gel texture goes on easily and leaves no residue on facial hair. The skin is soft and comfortable and the beard is more manageable.

HOW TO APPLY

Apply 2-in-1 Moisturizer for Face and Beard on clean, dry skin for a more intense scent.

Bleu de Chanel 2-in-1 moisturizer for face and beard
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LE ROUGE COLLECTION No.1 // CHANEL // FALL 2016

THE COLOUR OF LIFE

LE ROUGE COLLECTION No.1

The colour of life and death, love and desire, innocence and experience… Contained within this colour of extremes are many metaphors for the emotional dichotomies of life. And it is those emotional extremes that Lucia Pica, CHANEL Global Creative Makeup and Colour Designer, seeks to evoke in her debut collection for CHANEL Beauty.

‘RED IS THE COLOUR OF LIFE, OF BLOOD, I LOVE RED.’ Gabrielle Chanel

For Fall 2016, LE ROUGE · COLLECTION No.1 explores the abstract and expressive resonances of the colour red while reconfiguring its role in beauty. At times, Lucia Pica seeks to transform the traditional role of red, at once celebrating and subverting its classic status as the preeminent colour for lipstick, blush and nail varnish. While still partaking in the search for the iconic and classic in each area of the collection, Pica also confounds expectations and takes the red into unexpected realms, particularly that of eye makeup, evoking emotion and passion here too.

 

It is no surprise that red is one of the power colours of CHANEL Fashion and a foundation colour of CHANEL Beauty. Introduced in 1924, CHANEL’s red lipstick, both a signature of Gabrielle Chanel’s personal style and an icon of the beauty house, has never been out of fashion or out of production. Through its many incarnations, it has been used from the beginning for both its attractive and combative qualities, with Gabrielle Chanel saying “mettez du rouge et attaquez*”. It was a fascination with this iconic red, and her own personal obsession with the colour in general – red is often a signature in her editorial work – that led Lucia Pica to explore the colour further. Here, in LE ROUGE · COLLECTION N°1, Pica’s concept of feminine power, passion and emotional preparedness for everyday life, is expressed through the multiplicity of reds to be found throughout.

Chanel Le Rouge Collection No.1 by Lucia Pica // Kristen Stewart by Mario Testino

Le Rouge Collection N°1
Model : Kristen Stewart
Photographer : Mario Testino.
Makeup: Eyes : Les 4 Ombres 268 Candeur Et Expérience, Stylo Yeux Waterproof 928 Eros – 929 Agapé, Le Volume De Chanel 10 Noir, Crayon Sourcils 30 Brun Naturel. Lips : Rouge Allure Velvet 56 Rouge Charnel, Le Crayon Lèvres 57 Rouge Profond ; Nails : Le Vernis 528 Rouge Puissant.

THE FACE

The flush of love and desire, health, fever or youth, each is evoked in the form of blush. The synonymous rouge, the original cosmetic red, falls in and out of favour through the ages, and yet is returned to once again, its pull eternal.

In LE ROUGE · COLLECTION N°1, there is a search for the definitive blush, the definitive rouge. Here it finds form in the JOUES CONTRASTE Rouge Profond, deep red. A silken pressed powder formulation, part way between matte and shine, the profound brick red can be lightly worn for naturalism or more intensely applied and stylised. Nevertheless, worn either way, its sumptuous, breathable form feels perfectly in tune with the wearer’s skin, as natural and smooth as a flush of blood.

ROUGE PROFOND (320)

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THE EYES

The power of the female gaze, from the vulnerable to the victorious, is celebrated through the disarming and seductive power of eye makeup.

Subversion and compulsion run throughout LE ROUGE · COLLECTION N°1, but are perhaps most evident in the concentration on the eyes. Oppositions and dualities blend together, from innocence to experience, a red undertone uniting all.

The pairing of Eros and Agapé, the erotic and the spiritual, is found in the STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF eye pencils. Eros, a brown burgundy red, unnerves with its intense, emotional quality when worn. While Agapé, a rich brown with a slight red undertone, smoothly soothes expectations.

Together with the DIMENSIONS DE CHANEL mascara, an aubergine black named Subversif, an idea of disruption is embraced with the more usual seductive qualities of eye makeup.

In LES 4 OMBRES powder eye shadow palette, Candeur et Expérience, a medley of browns – warm, light and deep – have an idea of innocence subverted in a contrast with a deep brick red.

While ILLUSION D’OMBRE VELVET, a luxurious and sensual matte cream in deep chocolate brown called Rouge Contraste, falls in relief to the equally sensory high shine copper orange of the ILLUSION D’OMBRE Rouge Brûlé. Each equally blend and bend to the will of the wearer.

Les 4 Ombres Eye shadow palette - Candeur et Expérience // LE ROUGE COLLECTION No.1

CHANEL LES 4 OMBRES // Candeur et Expérience

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THE LIPS

From disreputable painted ladies to Elizabeth I, red lip colour has travelled through the ages from the profane to the powerful and the desirable. Perhaps the ultimate cosmetic symbol of female strength, it still evokes a sense of seduction and command.

In LE ROUGE · COLLECTION N°1, red finds itself in this more traditional terrain of lip colour, yet still elicits startlingly sensuous results and contrasts. From the classic to the combative and on to the discreet, the red proves as versatile as ever.

The super smooth ROUGE ALLURE lipsticks are positioned for contrast this season. The discreet, innocent shine of Rouge Ingénue, a warm and dusty pink beige, is paired with Rouge Tentation, a much more knowing and sensual affair in intense red.

A quartet of the matte ROUGE ALLURE VELVET lipsticks, rich in texture and in meaning, provide a profound pulse of colour for lips. Rouge Charnel’s powerful fire red, Rouge Feu’s luminous orange, Rouge Vie’s deep rosebud and Rouge Audace’s rich chocolate burgundy point to a wealth of experience and experimentation for the wearer and maker.

From the spontaneous to the more coolly calculating, in LE CRAYON LÈVRES precision lip pencils the startling orange-red of Désir is placed alongside the slow burning, rosebud brick of Séduction. As always, each is a contrast and a complement to the other.

THE NAILS

Denoting wealth and status in ancient China nail colour spread throughout the upper echelons of the ancient world. Here, it would truly embrace the high-flown power of red. Its startling properties continue today, and red is still prized as the preeminent colour for nail varnish.

In LE ROUGE · COLLECTION N°1, the power of red is once again unashamedly esteemed as the colour for nails. At the same time, there is a distinctly contemporary variation to be found in the collection, a new form that makes modern use of its more ancient connotations.

LE VERNIS GLOSS Rouge Radical takes the form of a high shine, jelly and transparent vibrant orange-red, playfully enveloping nails with a liquid fire.

While LE VERNIS LONGUE TENUE Rouge Puissant, extols the virtues of a traditional, powerful and profound red. Here, it is unmistakeable in its sensuous and serious intent. Apply it with LE GEL COAT to improve nail polish hold and add extreme shine.

‘IN THE COLLECTION THERE ARE IDEAS OF SUBVERSION AND CLASSICISM.
IT IS ABOUT THE POWER OF FEMININITY, BUT ALSO VULNERABILITY. RED IS INTENSE, VULNERABLE, SEXUAL AND ETERNAL.’ Lucia Pica