Chanel Le Rouge Collection No 1 is the first collection by Lucia Pica since taking on the role of Global Creative Makeup and Colour Designer at the beginning of 2015, and it certainly marks a new and exciting direction for Chanel. Lucia is known for her love of bold, strong colour, and Coco Chanel herself was an avid lover of red, so it's no surprise that Lucia's debut collection is centered around striking red hues.
The stars of the show for me are the eye products, namely the Candeur et experience eyeshadow quad. As well as the dreamy red shade, which is made wearable due to it's almost brown/burgundy undertones, there's a warm taupey brown that makes the ideal crease colour or all over base, a more red toned medium brown to add definition and a chocolate brown to intensify and line the eyes. I'm still playing around with combinations at the moment, as I've found this to be a surprisingly versatile little palette that I'm going to get so much wear out of. I have indeed gone to work wearing red eyeshadow and didn't look like I hadn't had any sleep! That's the beauty of the colours in this collection, they're strong but yet so wearable and as you'd expect from Chanel, they're super blendable and well pigmented, with no fall out.
But there's yet more choice for eyes within Chanel Le Rouge Collection No 1. The Illusion D'ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadows really are a force to be reckoned with. Rouge Brule is the most striking rusty orange colour which is certainly a top pick for me. The other cream colour, Rouge Contrast is a reddy brown which makes for a dreamy eyeliner to really make the eyes pop or smudged under the eye to really intensify. I do love a cream formula on the eyes and both of these are such a lovely bouncy texture which has the most wonderful almost foiled effect on the eye.
I tend to pick up a Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner from the majority of their collections as they're great to throw in your bag to transform your makeup on the go. In Chanel Le Rouge Collection No 1 there are two shades, Eros, a cranberry hue and Agape, a rich brown that really reminds me of MAC Teddy. As they are twist up pens there's no faffing about and I love these creamy eyeliners.
Chanel Le Rouge Collection No 1 is my ideal autumn collection (who knew?), and it's really excited me for what's to follow from Lucia Pica. This isn't one to be missed...
Will you be picking up anything from the collection?
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