Receiving CHANEL press drops is a highlight for any beauty blogger, so I was thrilled to bits when a few products from the Spring Summer 2019 Collection Vision D’Asile: L’Art Du Détail landed on my beauty desk!
Inspired by the play of light on Lucia Pica’s (Chanel Beauty’s Global Creative Designer for Makeup & colour) photographic expedition to Japan and South Korea, this new make-up collection found inspiration in the humblest of things; like the glimmer of fish scales captured at a market in Tokyo, and a nest of wires shot suspended over a side street in Seoul.
One really does see this play on light come through in the makeup collection. Case in point would be the innovative and very covetable Baum Essentiel (R765 each) that lends a natural looking glow to face, lips and eyes in the form of a silky gel stick that glides onto the skin releasing a dewy freshness. Apply it everywhere on the face: on cheekbones for a fresh dewy effect, on eyelids for a shiny finish, on cheeks before applying cream blush to for a sheer wash of colour, or on the brow bone to define the arch.
Two versions are available; Transparent (left), which creates a dewy, wet glow on the skin and Sculpting (right), a slightly satiny peach.
The blinding sheen on my cheek is thanks to the Baum Essential in Transparent
Eyes shimmer with the creamy, metallic Ombre Première Crème in Patine Bronze (R580). I like to apply it with my fingers and like how subtle it looks, while adding interest to the eyes. You could also use it over under other eyes shadows to intensify their shade.
Look at the shimmer on my eyes! I literally swept a little of the Ombre Première Crème in Patine Bronze over my lids using my fingers.
When I first received the Rouge Allure Liquid Powder Lip Colour in “Bittersweet” (R615), I wasn’t sure I’d like it.
However, I’m bowled over by how clever and innovative the formula is. This matte liquid lip colour has a long wearing powdery finish and blurring effect on the lips. It has an unprecedented creamy and powdery texture that glides onto the lips when applied, without drying them out.
The formula combines softening oils with highly concentrated pigments that deliver intense, buildable colour. A transparent oil ensures optimized pigment dispersion.
You simply press the tube to release some product onto the foam applicator. Apply from the centre of the lips working to the outer corners. Reapply if you want a more intense look.
The Rouge Allure Velvet in “Nuance” (R615) – an apricot beige colour – is the most perfect neutral lippy I’ve tried in a while. I just adore the matte, yet luminous finish it imparts onto the lips and the second skin finish it has.
I also have to give a shout out to the newish (it launched towards the end of last year) Le Volume Révolution De Chanel Extreme Volume Mascara (R635). It’s also the first mascara to feature a 3D-printed brush using successive layers of a polyamide powder, polymerized with a laser beam. The brush contains honeycomb micro-cavities, which cannot be attained with a classic manufacturing process. These micro-cavities absorb the mascara formula before delivering just the right dose in order to gradually build lash volume with each stroke, without having to dip the brush in the tube again between applications on each eye.
To ensure perfect definition, it also boasts a conical tip and millimeter-scale bristle placement. The formula contains a combination of rice and beeswax that works to coat and thicken lashes. Natural jellifying agents stretch the lashes one by one, from root to tip, to accentuate the defining action of the brush. Pure black pigments infuse the texture with the absolute deep black, while a polymer film ensures the formulas exceptional volume lash effect is kept in place until it’s removed. The formula also contains provitamin to strengthen lashes with each application. If you’re wanting plump lashes and extreme volume, without any clumping, do this this mascara.
Have your tried Chance Eau Tendre EDP?
This fruity floral scent works for day, evening, work or play. It’s one of those fragrances everyone always comments on. With a heart of jasmine surrounded in a cloud of creamy, musk notes with a tang of delicately fruits grapefruit and quince. Delicate and poetic, this fragrance evokes a woman whose joy and inner glow gives her instant charm. Try it, I can assure you it WILL become a favourite. Chance Eau Tendre EDP retails for R1615 for a 50ml and R2290 for a 100ml.
The Chanel Spring Summer 2019 Collection Vision D’Asile: L’Art Du Détail is available at Chanel counters nationwide.
Tell me, which of the products are you most keen to try?