I’m very much enjoying the Lucia Pica influence on Chanel Beauty right now – there are plenty of brands that have creative artists who aren’t ‘allowed’ to be creative and who have to stick within certain brand parameters, but Lucia seems to have been given free reign and it shows. How else would slithers of black emerge in a spring collection?
The star piece for Chanel Beauty Spring 2017 is Coco Code Exclusive Creation, containing four shades of blush. These can be individually used or swirled together. Chanel had her own favourite shades; colours she rarely diverted from such as beige, caramel and red, so you can see how this fits with the brand heritage, albeit a modernised version. It also explains the name ‘code’ – we all have our own colour code or chart that we naturally veer towards.
Nails are sticking to the code – I love that there is a smoky black topcoat, Black Metamorphasis – a tint of black to wash over any other shades.
The other shades are Red, Beige and White. Keeping it simple!
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There are two quads – this one is Code Elegance and it’s a collection of golds with a brown shade contrast. When you think about it, this is the most unlikely spring palette you can imagine! I haven’t swatched in this post.. I wanted something beautiful to go into the weekend with, but I’ll come back and do a full swatch post in a week or two.
As you can see, there’s also a peachy-nude blush – I don’t love these blushes to be honest, they’re too shimmery and i think the formula needs to change to be softer and less powdery. The Rouge Coco Shine in Noir Moderne is like Rouge Noir but in a very sheer format, and the Rouge Allure lipstick that you see is Ardente – a bright red, almost identical in tone to the nail polish, Red.
The Chanel Beauty Spring 2017 collections launches towards the end of January so I’ll be back well before then with the swatches.
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