SEEN AT THE S/S 2019 makeup LAUNCH EVENT IN TOKYO
“You cannot live with a limited horizon. It is stifling.” — Gabrielle Chanel. That’s so true. The world is now more connected than ever, and all about inclusivity and diversity; and if there’s anything to learn from the D&G debacle, it’s that you cannot ignore Asia. So it’s pretty exciting that CHANEL’s Global Creative Make up and Colour Designer, Lucia Pica has taken inspiration from Japan and South Korea for the brand’s Spring/Summer 2019 makeup collection.
LUCIA PICA IN TOKYO, DEMONSTRATING ON A MODEL
Pica references commonplace objects like a glimmer of fish scales at a market in Tokyo, to a nest of wires suspended over a side street in Seoul, and these sights turn into final colours and textures for the new makeup products.
Here’s Lucia’s moodboard for the collection (click on the pictures to enlarge). Photos courtesy of CHANEL.
The result is a collection of gleaming metallics like gold and silver, an extensive and sophisticated eyeshadow palette, fresh, illuminated skin, and rich, vivid shades for lips.
Here are all the swatches from the collection:
above: les 9 ombres palette — quintessence, $139 (limited edition). the 9 shades include: 1.a satiny gold, 2.satiny platinum, 3.an ivory champagne, 4.a matte beige, 5.satiny gold green, 6.matte brick red, 7.luminous matte dusty blue, 8.an intense matte deep brown and 9.a deep petrol blue.
ABOVE: OMBRE PREMIERE CREAM — 840 PATINE BRONZE, $53. described as a satiny gold bronze. extremely creamy and pigmented, smooth and easy to apply.
ABOVE: LE VERNIS — 648 NEON TECHNO BLOOM, $40 (limited edition). a neon fuchsia with a matte finish.
ABOVE: LE VERNIS — 646 LONGWEAR BLEACHED MAUVE, $40. a mauvy beige that goes with anything. a great everyday colour.
ABOVE: BAUME ESSENTIEL — TRANSPARENT AND SCULPTING, $69 EACH. RETRACTABLE HIGHLIGHTER BRUSH 105, $60. the transparent shade is a light rosy see-through balm, while the sculpting shade has a slightly satiny peach see-through finish. both fantastic as a highlighter and can be used anywhere you want a touch of moisture and shine.
ABOVE: chanel rouge allure liquid powder — 962 electric blossom, $50. a bright poppy orange.
ABOVE: chERYL wearing electric blossom.
ABOVE: chanel rouge allure liquid powder — 964 bittersweet, $50. a deep violet fuchsia.
ABOVE: chERYL wearing bittersweet. BOTH LIQUID POWDER COLOURS COMPLEMENT CHERYL’S SKIN TONE.
ABOVE: chanel rouge allure velvet — 71 nuance, $50 (limited edition). an apricot beige that appears almost nude on the lips.
ABOVE: SINEAD SAYS THAT THE NUANCE SHADE IS THE EXACT COLOUR OF HER LIPS!
ABOVE: chanel rouge allure velvet — 72 infrarose, $50. a luminous raspberry that instantly brightens the face.
ABOVE: SHAZ WEARING INFRAROSE.
ABOVE: chanel rouge allure velvet — 73 imperial, $50 (limited edition). a tile red that is classic and sophisticated.
ABOVE: AMELIA wearinG IMPERIAL.
The CHANEL Spring/Summer 2019 Makeup collection is available now at chanel beauty boutiques and counters.