Tweed is synonymous with Chanel, for which other fabric recalls the world of high fashion, the scottish highlands and now Chanel’s new range of eye palettes?
It’s all about the eyes! No, no it’s about the lips… Well it’s about both at Chanel this season. Probably not both together, that’s a kind of rule you might want to apply here. And yes perhaps its rather over egging it if you do both, but if you’re like me you always want to go for a full on drama.
Back to our main topic of conversation and let’s do eyes first. Les 4 Ombres 2014 Eyes Collection, they’ve arrived and here darlings are a set of 8 fabulous 4 palette combos inspired by the original 1982 Chanel ‘tweed’ collection of shades. Just like the classic House of Chanel tweed suits (and you can’t go wrong with one of them) these eye shadows reflect a multitude of options when creating a dramatic look for the eyes.
“The real aim of makeup is not to adorn, but to make more beautiful, and when that aim is achieved, the face looks younger.” Coco Chanel
The names all sound delicious, decadent and full of sass. Tissé Gabrielle for a smoky effect, a delicate grey, white gold, velvet black grey and greyish mauve. Tissé Mademoiselle a combination of beiges and browns, Tissé Vénitien all the greens, Tissé Riviera metallic blue, a gorgeous pink, an essential matt black and a dove grey with a pink shimmer? Tissé Camélia, four graduating shades of radiant and rosy hues grey-ish lilac, rosy white, aubergine brown and lavender pink. Tissé Vendóme with it’s orange tones excites, Tissé Rivoli with it’s taupe and nude tints and finally Tissé Cambon yummy pinks and blackcurrent tones.
With a new formula that glides over the lids like an angel’s kiss, these Chanel shades allow you to intensify your look in varying degrees. For a natural look a mere sweep of a paler shade creates just a hint of youthful prettiness, get your cat’s eyes on and work your diva within with lashings of a darker shade, and for alluring smoky eyed drama work the shadow with blocks of smudged colour. You are the artist here so customising your look to suit the occasion is where these Chanel colourways excel.
“Since we all agree that the eyes are the mirror of the soul, why not also admit that lips are the mouthpiece of the heart?” Coco Channel
I love these quotes from Coco Chanel, she had it going on, she would never go out without her lipstick fully applied and preferred a vibrant and classic vermillion red, stating that lipstick was a woman’s prime weapon of seduction. In 1954 the iconic Coco developed the idea of creating a ‘creamy stick of lip colour inserted in a rectangular tube’, and ta dah! the lipstick was born it seems. These days Chanel continues it’s legacy of statement making lipsticks with Rouge Coco and Rouge Allure. Both ranges enhance and pay homage to Coco Chanels original ethos of beauty.
“When we see an elegant woman in the street wearing a vibrant colour (that suits her), we make way for her and let her pass. We stop to admire her. Red is the colour of life, of blood. I love red.” Coco Chanel
Here in the 21st century the modern Chanel Miss takes her reference from the classic Chanel woman with timeless shades such Rouge Noir and Sari Doré from the Rouge Coco range. And then our busy lipstick makers at Chanel consider modern lifestyles with formulas that glide onto the lips in a ‘melt-away balm’ of beauty. Pucker up girls, Rouge Coco includes Camelia and Rivoli, named after a few of Coco’s favourite things. Now Rouge Allure, here we are talking full on glamour, lashings of sumptuous colour. Vibrant, sexy, statement making lips that express the vamp within. I am living for these shades La Diva, Incandescente, Conquise and Raynonante… ooh la la girls, are you ready to work it!
From Top to Bottom:
Worn throughout: Sublimage cleanser, sublimate cream and sublimate eyes.
CHANEL VITALUMIÈRE AQUA Ultra Light Skin Perfecting Makeup in 20 and 30, CHANEL ÉCLAT LUMIÈRE Highlighter Face Pen in 20 and 30, CHANEL CORRECTEUR PERFECTION Long Lasting Concealer in 20 and 30 and LE BLANC DE CHANEL Sheer Illuminating Base.
Skin: LE BLUSH CREME DE CHANEL Cream Blush in Presage and SOLEIL TAN DE CHANEL Bronzing Makeup Base.
Eyes: CHANEL LES 4 OMBRES Quadra Eye Shadow in Tissé Mademoiselle, RECOURBE CILS DE CHANEL Precision Eyelash Curler and CHANEL INIMITABLE WATERPROOF Multi-dimensional mascara in Black.
Lips: CHANEL ROUGE COCO Hydrating Creme Lip Colour in L’Adorée and CHANEL ROUGE ALLURE EXTRAIT DE GLOSS Pure Shine Intense Colour Long Wear Lip Gloss in Insouciance.
Black and white tweed tailleur jacket and gold plated with pearls insertion rings all by Chanel.
Skin: LE BLUSH CREME DE CHANEL Cream Blush in Presage.
Eyes: CHANEL ILLUSION D’OMBRES Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Fantasme and Vision, CHANEL STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Espresso, RECOURBE CILS DE CHANEL Precision Eyelash Curler and CHANEL INIMITABLE WATERPROOF Multi-dimensional mascara in Black.
Lips: CHANEL ROUGE ALLURE Luminous Satin Lip Colour in Triomphe and CHANEL LÈVRES SCINTILLANTES Glossimer For Lips in Murmure.
Silver metallic and blue tweed jacket by Chanel.
Eyes: CHANEL LES 4 OMBRES Quadra Eye Shadow in Tissé Vendôme, CHANEL LES 4 OMBRES Quadra Eye Shadow in Tissé Gabrielle, CHANEL STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Espresso, RECOURBE CILS DE CHANEL Precision Eyelash Curler, CHANEL INIMITABLE WATERPROOF Multi-dimensional mascara in Black, CHANEL LE CRAYON KÔHL Intense Eye Pencil in Clair and CHANEL CRAYON SOURCILS Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil in Blond Clair.
Look 4: Lip and nail
Lips: CHANEL LE CRAYON LÈVRES Précision Lip Definer in Rouge Profond, CHANEL ROUGE ALLURE VELVET Luminous Matte Lip Colour in La Distinguée and CHANEL ROUGE ALLURE Luminous Satin Lip Colour in Pirate.
Nails: LE VERNIS Nail colour in Rouge Noir.
Clear plexiglass and pearl cuff by Chanel.
Words Princess Julia
Photographer Alex Franco
Beauty Editor Lauren Parsons
Fashion Editor Raquel Franco.
Hair Roxane Attard using Bumble and Bumble.
Makeup Lauren Parsons at Premier Hair and Make up using Chanel.
Nail Technician Jenni Draper using Chanel.
Photographic Assistance Mathias Thiesen and Guillaume Blondiau.
Hair Assistance Claire Higgs.
Makeup Assistance Cory DeKing.
Fashion Assistance Caio Reis.
Retouching Retouch and Digital.
Model Nadine Martin at Elite Model Management London.
Thanks The Russian Club.