The moon, and its mysterious, multi-facted aura, is the inspiration for CHANEL Beauty’s holiday makeup collection, which interplay shadow and light for a rich series of amber, red and gold shades. There’s definitely a stunning allure in play here, where the eyes, cheeks, lips and nails take on a celestial shimmer, while limited edition scented oils leave the skin glowing with golden and pearlescent particles, a subtle radiance that reminds us of a romantic night sky.
The full collection includes an exclusive oversized highlighting powder, their iconic Les 4 Ombres eyeshadow quad, a dreamy multi-use eye gloss, new shades of the Rouge Allure L’Extrait and Rouge Allure Lacque, as well as deep-toned nail polishes and two scented body oils.
Of these, we’re definitely getting our hands on the ÉCLAT LUNAIRE OVERSIZE ILLUMINATING FACE POWDER, in a satiny hue that enhances one’s complexion, while also sculpting the contours of the face to give a nice lift; the surface of the powder is just as sculpted, with an imprint of CHANEL’s iconic N°5 on its moon-like surface.
Then, there’s the LES 4 OMBRES in Ombres de Lune, a limited edition palette that combines copper, amber gold, satiny bronze and matte brown to add a twinkling shimmer to the eyes. Each of the four eyeshadows is embossed with a symbol of the House, including the shape of the No5 bottle, the double C monogram and the texture of the moon’s surface.
To further that subtly iridescent holiday moment, look to the DUO LUMIÈRE eye gloss, a transparent gel with gold and copper sparkles, which can be placed on the brow bone and across the lids to bring both depth and radiance to your look.
Three nail polishes and some classic lipsticks complete the collection. The high-intensity ROUGE ALLURE L’EXTRAIT, for instance, arrives in holiday hues of a luminous, orangey red, a warm brown, a brownish rosewood, and a cherry red; while the more luminous ROUGE ALLURE LAQUE liquid lipstick offers up shades of burnished rosewood and striking, shimmery burgundy red.
And while the moon may be the main inspiration for the rest of the collection, CHANEL looks to the stars for this duo of limited edition products, each scented with the house’s signature scents, of the Coco Mademoiselle and N°5, respectively. The former is an iridescent water-based gel that melts right into the skin upon application, while the latter is a richer body oil of pearlescent gold sparkles; either way, expect nuanced shimmer as well as fresh-looking, hydrated skin.
See the full holiday collection here:
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