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July 22, 2013

Lake Bell’s Chanel Beauté Look at the Espy’s 2013 Award Look

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Chanel celebrity makeup artist Rachel Goodwin created a look that was natural, yet glamorous, for Lake Bell at the 2013 Espy Awards. Read on to see how to get the look…

Inspiration: I wanted Lake’s ESPY Awards makeup to have a glamorous yet laid back feel to it.

Skin: First, I hydrated her skin with Le Jour de Chanel serum to give her a fresh glow.

Foundation: I wanted to allow her natural skin to come through, so I lightly applied CHANEL Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Sunscreen Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 to her skin.
Blush: I sculpted her cheekbones with CHANEL Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in No. 30 for a healthy but natural looking glow.

Eye: To define her beautiful eyes, I lined the upper lid only with CHANEL Automatic Liquid Eyeliner in Noir.
Mascara: Lashes were curled and coated with two coats of Le Volume De Chanel Mascara in Noir.

Brows: I filled in her brows with CHANEL Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil in Brun Cendre. Lips: I finished the look with Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour in La Favorite a beautiful orange red.

Image: JustJared.com


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July 15, 2013

Video: Chanel Fall 2013 Superstition Makeup Collection

I love this video for the Chanel Fall 2013 Superstition makeup collection. I saw it on the Chanel website and was hoping it would be on YouTube. Chanel always does a wonderful job of paying tribute to the legacy and codes that Coco Chanel left us.


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July 12, 2013

Video: Lisa Eldridge Tutorial of Chanel Fall 2013 Superstition

In the latest Chanel + Lisa Eldridge video, Lisa Eldridge creates an enchanting makeup look with Chanel’s Fall 2013 “Collection Superstition,” inspired by the good-luck charms and the magic of bronze.

I’ve been wanting to get Mysterious but now that I see it on Lisa in the video, I feel I absolutely need it for fall. What are you getting from this collection?


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July 9, 2013

Video: CHANEL Skincare – Five Common Skincare Mistakes

In the latest episode of the Chanel series “In Conversation with Dermatologist Amy Wechsler”, Dr. Wechsler, a trusted advisor to CHANEL Skincare, shares the five leading skincare mistakes: too little sleep, neglecting to cleanse and moisturize, tanning, overdoing exfoliation and skipping sunscreen. Watch the video to hear her explanations…

Here is an in-depth look at Dr. Wechsler’s advice as provided by Chanel:

1. Staying Up Late
More and more, Americans are burning the candle at both ends, and sleep deprivation has become the new normal. It causes stress, which can damage skin and exacerbate skin conditions, from acne to eczema. While you sleep, your body repairs the damage of the day, and interrupting that process by staying up too late or waking up in the middle of the night will slow down cell renewal. Try going to bed early and rising at the same time every day. When your sleep is synchronized, your skin glows and you look younger.

2. Neglecting Facial Cleansing and Moisturizing
We’re all tired at bedtime, but sleeping in a full face of makeup and a day’s worth of dirt, oils and pollution clogs pores and causes all kinds of skin problems, and going a full 24 hours without moisturizing is a recipe for dry, wrinkly skin. Remove eye makeup with a gentle eye makeup remover and wash your face with a mild cleanser before you go to bed. Follow with a good moisturizer. In the morning, rinse your face with water or wash, and apply moisturizer and a sunscreen.

Taking five minutes for skincare at the beginning and end of the day is an investment in great-looking skin.

Dr. Wechsler suggests:
CHANEL Bi-Phase Eye Makeup Remover and CHANEL Hydra Beauty Crème.

3. Tanning

Sunbathing is one of the worst things you can do to your skin. Tanning booths are even worse for you because they emit concentrated UVA rays, which penetrate deeper than the UVA and UVB rays found in sunlight. One session in a tanning bed increases your risk of melanoma by 50 percent.
You may already look ten years older than your peers if you’re tanning. If you love the look of a tan, use bronzer or self-tanner. No one can tell the difference, and it may save your life.

4. Overdoing Exfoliation

There’s this misconception that if it doesn’t hurt or sting, it’s not working and that is NOT true. You have to treat skin really gently, like it’s baby skin, because it’s really sensitive and can be fragile. If you overdo it, you can actually make the situation worse. No one should be scrubbing their faces with painful beads or something that stings a lot. It only causes irritation. Exfoliation should be gentle; it should never hurt. You can go to a dermatologist’s office for a light microdermabrasion or a light chemical peel. Or you can exfoliate at home with a low percentage of glycolic acid or salicylic acid.

5. Skipping Sunscreen

There’s a myth that you’ve done all your sun damage by the time you’re 18 years old. This is a dangerous myth because it can either make people feel hopeless or give them license to not protect themselves. The truth is that you can do a lot of sun damage at any time in your life, but if you were unprotected until you were 18 and you start wearing protection at any point in your adult life, it will help.
Be sure to protect yourself from both UVA and UVB rays by applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30 every day – the equivalent of a shot-glass full of sunscreen for the body and a teaspoon of sunscreen for your face. For workdays, reapply if you go outside for lunch and before the commute home if the sun is still out, even if you’ll be in a car. If you’re in the sun, reapply every two hours. If you sweat, reapply frequently. If you swim, reapply after you towel dry.

Be mindful and stay out of direct sunlight between 10am and 2pm. It is simply not good for you. Use common sense. I never sit in a convertible during the day in the sun, for example. It’s just too much sun exposure.

Dr. Wechsler suggests CHANEL UV Essentiel SPF 50.


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Filed under: Chanel Cosmetics — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 3:23 pm

Chanel Superstition 2013 Fall Makeup Collection

chanel superstition fall 2013 makeup collection

If you’ve been to a Chanel makeup counter lately then chances are you’ve seen the new Chanel Superstition Fall 2013 makeup collection. I visited the Chanel boutique in San Francisco a few weeks ago and the collection was already there. I picked up a blush in 63 Révélation – the pretties pink perfect for sun-kissed summer skin. What I love about the blush is that is starts out as a creme and comes to a powdery finish – perfect for staying power and blending.

chanel superstition fall 2013 makeup collection

The Chanel Superstition collection is named for Coco Chanel’s own love of good luck charms and her own superstitious leanings. Gabrielle Chanel was a firm believer in luck, and surrounded herself with her favorite talismans and charms (shafts of wheat and lions for example).

A firm believer in luck, Gabrielle Chanel surrounded herself with her favorite charms and talismans, as much for good fortune as for inspiration. The symbols that warded off superstitious fears now serve as silent muses for an enchanting Fall makeup collection. Sumptuous khaki tones are set off by new ‘lucky charm’ duos: entrancing, shade-matched pairs for cheeks and lips.

chanel superstition fall 2013 makeup collection

Here’s a breakdown of the collection:

This innovative formula offers an enticing new way to blush. Simple to apply with fingertips or a brush, the powder-cream colour features sheer yet vibrant pigments for instant luminosity. The silky texture offers a long- wear satin finish, both soft and comfortable for every skin type. Mix and match the eight versatile shades, use as primer to enhance the wear of another blush or powder, or pair seamlessly with a complementary lip colour for a mesmerizing match. $38.00

ROUGE COCO Hydrating Crème Lip Colour
Delicate beige and bright apricot shades dress lips to charm. $34.00

ROUGE COCO SHINE Hydrating Sheer Lipshine
Soft shades of pink lead to silent seduction. $34.00

ROUGE COCO SHINE Hydrating Colour Lipshine
In deep pink and burgundy, lips take on an intense new glow. $34.00

OMBRE ESSENTIELLE Soft Touch Eyeshadow
Elements of mystery reflect in the eyes, with chic powder shadows in soft lavender and luminous taupe. $28.50

LES 4 OMBRES Quadra Eye Shadow
Metallics and khakis offer a captivating palette to adorn the eyes. $59.00

Eyes cast an entrancing spell, defined with a smudge-proof bronze khaki pencil. $30.00

Lashes go bold in an eye-catching shade of bronze khaki—the ideal complement to the coordinating liner. $30.00

LE VERNIS Nail Colour
The final touch of intrigue. Three new polishes, including the season’s must-haves: Alchimie, a golden khaki, and Mysterious, a deep khaki. $27.00

chanel superstition fall 2013 makeup collection

The collection can now be found at Chanel boutiques, Chanel makeup counters at department stores and on Chanel.com.


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July 6, 2013

Chanel Fall-Winter 2013/14 Haute Couture Beauty

Chanel Fall Winter 2013 2014 Haute Couture Beauty

The dramatic look seen in the Chanel Fall-Winter 2013/14 Haute Couture show was all about strong eyebrows and expansive blush – as in expanding from the cheeks to the eyes. Many waited to see a new Le Vernis nail colour on nails but instead were greeted with fingers adorned with multiple rings on fingers from the base of the fingers to the tips. Sam McKnight completed the look with pompadour flat tops and ponytails dressed up with “back bands.” Here is a complete breakdown of how Peter Philips created the makeup look for the Chanel Fall-Winter 2013/14 Haute Couture show.


Skin prepared with HYDRA BEAUTY CRÈME

The Complexion
VITALUMIERE AQUA Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15
ECLAT LUMIERE Highlighting Face Pen
POUDRE UNIVERSELLE LIBRE Natural Finish Loose Powder

The Eyes
ECRITURE DE CHANEL Automatic Liquid Liner
LE CRAYON KHOL Intense Eye Pencil in Clair
RECOURBE CILS DE CHANEL Precision Eyelash Curler
CRAYON SOURCILS Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil

The Cheeks
JOUES CONTRASTE Powder Blush in Plum Attraction

The Lips
ROUGE COCO BAUME Hydrating Conditioning Lip Balm

The Nails
LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Ballerina

Chanel Fall Winter 2013 2014 Haute Couture Beauty

Chanel Fall Winter 2013 2014 Haute Couture Beauty

Chanel Fall Winter 2013 2014 Haute Couture Beauty

Chanel Fall Winter 2013 2014 Haute Couture Beauty

Chanel Fall Winter 2013 2014 Haute Couture Beauty

Chanel Fall Winter 2013 2014 Haute Couture Beauty

Chanel Fall Winter 2013 2014 Haute Couture Beauty

Chanel Fall Winter 2013 2014 Haute Couture Beauty

Chanel Fall Winter 2013 2014 Haute Couture Beauty

Images courtesy of Chanel by Vincent Lappartient and Style.com


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June 27, 2013

Videos: Chanel Presents Dermatologist Dr. Amy Wechsler

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Chanel presents a new video series entitled “In Conversation with Dermatologist Amy Wechlser.” The videos feature Dr. Amy Wechsler, one of the few doctors in the world who is board certified in both dermatology and psychiatry and a trusted advisor to CHANEL Skincare, who shares her unique point of view on the infinite connections between the mind and body, and their effect on skin.

Chanel did a Q&A with Dr. Amy Wechsler – read about her theories on beautiful skin and check out the first three videos in the series below…

How are mind and body connected?

The mind and body are intertwined when it comes to treating skin. I look at beauty from both the inside and the outside, because I know that they are inextricably linked. I’m both a psychiatrist and a dermatologist. I’m interested in treating the most external organ, the skin, and the most internal one, the brain. I find the connections between the two to be interesting and infinite. My experience in psychiatry complements my dermatology practice like no other specialty could. A lot of patients come for help with their appearance and end up talking about life issues. Skin care can be so emotional. So much of how we think affects how we look, and vice versa.

I have always believed in treating the body as intrinsically connected to the mind. I’ve always believed in a very strong mind-body, and, more specifically, mind-skin connection. There’s the basic science of it, where there are so many interconnections between the brain and the skin in terms of the circulation, neurotransmitters and hormones. The skin has the largest surface area of any organ of the body and has so many connections to the brain that it’s bi-directional. Anything that affects our mind, in either a positive or negative way, will definitely affect the skin and vice versa.

I get to treat patients as a whole, and try to take care of people in their entirety because I think about not only their skin, but also what’s going on in their lives, in their minds, at work, their stress levels, their relationships, how they’re sleeping, how they’re feeling. It makes me a better doctor. I get to know people really well, and in getting to know them really well, I get to take better care of them.

How do stress and lack of sleep affect skin?

It’s incredible – the skin has its own endocrine system and makes some of its own molecules. Stress and sleep deprivation are usually talked about in a negative way when connected to skin. We’re all stressed out, but I think the paradigm is sleep deprivation. Most people who are stressed don’t sleep very well.
There are molecules that heal the skin, and there are molecules that may cause inflammation, which can damage the skin. Inflammation has been a buzzword in medicine for the last few years. We want everything to be anti-inflammatory because inflammation causes everything from wrinkles to heart attacks to acne.
When we’re awake and stressed, inflammation in the skin breaks down collagen, and breaking down collagen causes wrinkles. It also disrupts the skin’s barrier and there’s more of what’s called trans-epidermal water loss – meaning that the skin dries out more. Dry skin looks bad and appears more wrinkled. If your skin’s dried out, you’re more prone to rashes and skin irritation; plus you look more tired.

How can you break the stress patterns inevitable in life?

The good news is that you can break the cycle of stress – either by reducing stressful conditions or sleeping more. You’ll bathe the skin in those anti-inflammatory molecules, like endorphins and growth hormones, which are at their highest while we’re sleeping. If someone isn’t feeling good about themselves on the inside, it will not be reflected on the outside no matter what she’s wearing. Stress can dry the skin out, because cells don’t turn over as well. This causes a dull, sallow appearance. People also tend to abandon their skincare routines when they are stressed, so I always recommend taking five minutes a day to take care of your skin by washing your face, moisturizing, and applying sun protection. I love CHANEL Hydra Beauty Crème for a year-round moisturizer that hydrates really well and also offers anti-oxidant protection followed by CHANEL UV Essentiel SPF 50, which I wear religiously year round. Small ways of taking care of yourself build on each other.


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June 25, 2013

Chanel Levres Scintillantes Gloss Attitudes by Lisa Eldridge

Lisa Eldridge shows us the different looks you can achieve and moods you an express – all with choosing the right shade of Chanel Levres Scintillantes lip gloss…


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June 6, 2013

Chanel Resynchronizing Skincare

In an ideal world, your skin’s functions would perform in perfect balance. However, lack of sleep, travel, hectic schedules and the demands of daily life disrupt skin’s natural rhythms, causing signs of dullness, fatigue and stress. The complexion can appear tired, with an uneven texture.

To help restore skin to its optimal state, CHANEL created three products, designed to work together to resynchronize skin’s natural rhythms throughout the day, the night and the weekend. Achieve a perfectly balanced complexion—even-textured, smooth, supple and beautiful.

Back in April Chanel announced that Diane Kruger was the new face of Chanel Skincare – I wonder if she will be featured in the new Chanel Resynchronizing Skincare line ad campaign?

Here is a breakdown of each of the new products:

LE JOUR DE CHANEL Morning Reactivating Face Care Energizes skin so it can adapt to its environment throughout the day. Grasse Jasmine Extract invigorates the skin, while Salicylic Acid gently and gradually exfoliates to visibly minimize pores. Your complexion appears smooth and radiant, and ready to face the day.
Apply in the morning to the entire face and neck, before daily moisturizer. 1.7 oz. $85.00

LA NUIT DE CHANEL Evening Recharging Face Care Soothes and moisturizes skin to encourage nightly recovery. Frankincense Extract calms skin to prepare for the process of overnight repair, while Hyaluronic Acid helps restore skin’s plumpness and hydration. Your complexion appears supple upon awakening, with no signs of dullness. Apply in the evening. Follow with moisturizer, if needed. 1.7 oz. $85.00

LE WEEKEND DE CHANEL Weekly Renewing Face Care Enhances renewal and replenishes hydration to give skin a much-needed weekend break. Combined with relaxing Rose Water, a gentle Glycolic Acid Complex is gradually released for ideal exfoliation and lasting moisture. Skin is softer and more luminous for the week ahead.
During the weekend, apply morning and evening to the entire face and neck, avoiding the eye area. Use in place of your usual serum and moisturizer, and always follow with sun protection in the daytime. Apply two days in a row to intensify the benefits. 1.7 oz. $115.00

The Chanel Resynchronizing Skincare line is available now at select specialty stores and on Chanel.com.

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May 15, 2013

Video: Le Volume de Chanel

Ok, last video for today I promise! I have three months of links that I need to get through and get a giant link list up!

Chanel has released a video for Le Volume de Chanel mascara which offers instant volume and intense color. I’m so glad that it looks like they are just using her lashes – so many mascara commercials look like the models are wearing tons of fake eyelashes. Her eyes also remind me of fluttering butterflies – but that may be because I have the Chanel — on the brain.


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