Chanel Le Rouge N°1 Makeup Collection
I never thought I would be writing a post about red eyeshadow but here I am about to tell you all how amazing the latest Chanel makeup collection is. Lucia Pica, Chanel’s Global Creative Makeup and Colour Designer has just launched her first makeup collection for the brand and it is stunning and indeed different for Chanel. The collection centres around the colour red - Lucia says that “Red exudes power, vulnerability and warmth” and there are so many different shades of red in this collection that I’m sure there’s a shade you’ll love.
There are 17 products in this collection and I think the hero is the eyeshadow palette, ‘Candeur et expérience' - a multi-effect eyeshadow quad that consists of four matte eyeshadows - the shadows are warm and wearable. There is a light tan brown (I use this all over my eyelid), a warmer brown (I use this in the crease to create a bit of definition), a more chocolatey brown (I use this on the outer corner to add more definition as well as a liner when I don’t want to use a liquid or gel) and the amazing red which has brown undertones to it so don’t be afraid of using it - it is completely wearable (I add the red to the outer corner or tap it on the centre of my eyelid to give my eye a pop!).
In this collection there are two amazing Illusion D’Ombre’s, ‘Rouge Brûlé' (a rich reddish shadow with gold specks) and 'Rouge Contraste' (a deep burgundy plum matte shadow). Let’s not forget about the two long-lasting eyeliners, ‘Eros’ (a red maroon - it’s such a hot colour!) and AGAPÉ (a bronzed brown).
I also love the red powder blush, ‘Rouge Profond’ (a beautiful pinkish red with a hint of sparkle) it gives your cheeks the look of a natural flush. It’s very pigmented so a little goes a long way - I just slightly tap my brush onto the blush and dab off the excess before applying it on to the apples of my cheeks.
The lipsticks in this collection are beautiful and my favourites are ‘Rouge Vie’ (a reddish brown matte lipstick) which is so on trend now with the whole 90’s makeup comeback and ‘Rouge Ingénue’ (a beige nude luminous lipstick) probably one of Chanel’s better nude lipsticks.
Chanel Le Rouge N°1 is available now on all Chanel counters and makeup boutiques - I urge you to have a look-see and try it for yourself!