In December, Chanel presented the Métiers D’Art Pre-Fall 2010 Paris-Shanghai collection in Shanghai. The Métiers D’Art collections are always my favorite because Karl always takes us to exotic locales and the pieces are always exquisitely crafted by the artisans and craftsmen that the house of Chanel is know for working with.
Each season, Peter Philips creates a beauty collection to accompany the fashion collection and for this year’s Métiers D’Art Pre-Fall 2010 Paris-Shanghai Collection he created Noir et Or (“Black & Gold”). Noir et Or takes cues from the apparel and accessories collection that featured jet black with gilded gold accents.
I’m very excited about this collection because for the first time, Chanel is offering a black matte nail colour called Black Velvet ($25). The other Le Vernis colors include Gold Lamé, a Satiny gold nail color ($25) and Illusion d‘or, a transparent sparkling gold nail color ($25). Though Chanel is no stranger to gold nail polish, Gold Lamé and Illusion d‘or are different than the Gold Fiction and Or de Russe (”Russian Gold” from the Paris-Moscou collection). Gold Lamé looks like a more subtle version of Gold Fiction and Illusion d‘or is clear with just a hint of gold sparkle. I definitely can’t wait to get my claws on all of these!
For eyes, Chanel is releasing Ligne et Ombre de Chanel in Jet-Gold, a matte black eyeliner and sparkling gold eyeshadow ($45). I love the juxtaposition of matte black with lustrous gold. Chanel herself was said to wear gold eyeshadow – one of my favorite eyeshadow colors.
Noir et Or will be on counters later this week for April 2010 and will be sold exclusively at Chanel boutiques, Chanel Makeup Studios and on Chanel.com.