How should we describe Chanel’s essential elements of style? Think in terms of the little black dress, the two-tone shoes and the padded bag on your shoulder. A casual yet subtle smile, and a pretty perfumed silhouette. The colors in this collection are intense yet can be down tuned depending on your wishes.
Everything is possible when it comes to the eyes. Deep black can be sensual, where natural colors combined with gold and silver can be playful. Rouge Coco in Caractere is a pretty brown with a little violet plum. Then there’s the two Rouge Coco Shine. Chic is a transparent beige with fine golden sparkles and Parfait is a soft pink with a touch of gold.
Where Rouge Coco lipsticks are more opaque, Rouge Coco Shine is an ideal daywear lipshine. Something between a lipgloss and a lipstick. Use Amarante lippencil for that early autumn shade to define your lips and prolong the wear of your lipstick.
The right choice of nail laquer is just as important as that little black dress, or an outstanding smokey eye. Le Vernis Vertigo is an almost black nail polish that has a little sparkle to it. Suspicious is as fuchsia as it gets, everything but innocent. Prefer a more subtle color? Frenzy is a no nonsense lilac grey color for the subtle feminine.
Les Essentiels de Chanel is available from the 16th of August 2012