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April 18, 2012

Chanel’s Peter Philips: About Perfection Lumiére Video

Peter Philips, creative director of Chanel Make Up explains the line of Perfection Lumiére foundations.  I don’t wear foundation though I’ve been looking for something to smooth out my complexion.  Based on his explanation, I’m definitely going to try this out at the make up counter…

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Cosmetics — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 10:20 pm

April 15, 2012

First Look: Chanel Summer 2012 Makeup Collection

chanel summer 2012 makeup collectionSoon after posting about Chanel Le Vernis Holiday, I came across info online about the Chanel Summer 2012 makeup collection releasing in May 2012.  Inspired by sun and sand, the bronzey colors in the collection will match perfectly with your (faux) sun-kissed glows this summer.  The collection includes all the items you would need to complete a look including new shades for eyes, cheeks, lips and nails.  I’m most excited about the nail colors and the three new shades are called Island, Delight and Holiday.  As I learn more details about the collection I’ll be sure to share them.

chanel summer 2012 makeup collection

chanel summer 2012 makeup collection

chanel summer 2012 makeup collection

chanel summer 2012 makeup collection

chanel summer 2012 makeup collection

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March 29, 2012

CHANEL Les Ombres Matelassées 51 Montaigne Available Now

CHANEL Les Ombres Matelassées 51 MontaigneThe gorgeous CHANEL Les Ombres Matelassées 51 Montaigne palette that I wrote about last week is available on Chanel.com (for US readers) and in Chanel boutiques now.

Comprised of five gold-imbued eyeshadow shades, this exclusive palette celebrates the opening of the latest Chanel boutique in Paris. Named for the boutique’s street address, ’51 Montaigne,’ the elegant harmony brings together pearl, pale gold, gold, golden khaki and black tones, each embossed with the iconic quilted pattern. Easily blendable, the soft powder texture is luxurious to the touch, while the versatile shade range offers unlimited eye looks. The two darkest shades may be used as eyeliner. Includes one double-tipped sponge applicator and one dual-sided brush/sponge applicator.

The CHANEL Les Ombres Matelassées 51 Montaigne palette retails for $80 and you can purchase it here on Chanel.com.

CHANEL Les Ombres Matelassées 51 Montaigne

Many thanks to CHANEL for sending me a palette. Merci!

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Filed under: Chanel Cosmetics — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 2:38 pm

March 27, 2012

Chanel Introduces Hydra Beauty Skin Care Line

chanel hydra beauty
For the promise of intensely hydrated, supple skin, Chanel introduces HYDRA BEAUTY — an innovative range of moisturizers that responds to the hydration needs of every woman, regardless of her age or skin concern.

The camellia, Mademoiselle Chanel’s beloved flower and icon of the House of Chanel, symbolizes loveliness and longevity, not only because of its soft, delicate petals, but for its ability to bloom in the winter. Chanel Research felt compelled to study this ‘rose of winter’ and discovered its remarkable hydrating qualities.

For the first time, Chanel reveals Camellia Alba PFA, a targeted ingredient that promotes optimal moisture retention. When combined with an improved, more powerful version of Blue Ginger PFA, a powerful antioxidant, the perfect synergy of ultimate hydration and protection is created. Hydration, protection and comfort for radiant, supple skin, like a camellia petal.

HYDRA BEAUTY SÉRUM
With added Hyaluronic Acid, the Sérum immediately hydrates and protects the skin. Fresh and soothing, it comforts and boosts overall radiance. Ideal for all skin types.
1.0 oz. $97.50
1.7 oz. $135.00

HYDRA BEAUTY CRÈME
The Crème, with added shea butter and canola oil derivatives, will quench the driest, thirstiest skin. Ideal for normal-to-dry skin.
1.7 oz. $87.00

HYDRA BEAUTY GEL CRÈME
A light, fresh, cooling texture bathes skin in hydration for comfort, protection and increased radiance. Ideal for normal skin.
1.7 oz. $87.00

The Hydra Beauty skin care line will be in stores beginning in April 2012.

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Filed under: Chanel Cosmetics — Tags: — La Chanelphile @ 10:29 am

Peter Philips Interview from Metro

Metro sat down to chat with Peter Philips about the Chanel Spring-Summer 2012 beauty collection he created. Here are his thoughts as reprinted from Metro:

The inspiration behind his spring 2012 collection: “I chose spring horizons [at] sunset and sunrise, as it can be the most amazing moment of the day. I was afraid it would be a bit kitschy, mellow and corny but it’s also very beautiful. You can do anything you want with the products in the collection, whether you want to look sophisticated and intense or fresh and funky.”

Introducing the latest Le Vernis nail trilogy:
April, May and June:  “The most classical shade and the first to be released is April. Spring is coming, but you’re still in a wintry mood, so you want a darker shade that’s flattering and not too flashy. May is pink-y and girlie, and June has a beach-y feel to it. People will have gotten a bit of sun and color on their skin and can start wearing brighter colors. … The shades are anticipated not because of me, but because they’re Chanel. I have the advantage that I can link my creations with the fashion show — it gives them a reason to exist.”

His love of sparkles: “I don’t have a favorite color, I adore makeup in general. I love a good skin-tone beige and anything sparkly and dramatic.”

Philips’ Top 3 tips:

Invest in an eyelash curler: “All women should have an eyelash curler. This also applies to women who don’t wear makeup. It’s not a dangerous tool, although a lot of people are terrified of it. One pinch to the lashes can work miracles as it opens up your eyes and makes you look fresh and awake. Add some mascara, and you’re ready to go.”

Apply just the right amount:
“It’s a criminal offense to wear too much makeup, just as it is to wear too little. It’s all about striking a balance and wearing a look with confidence. Something that always looks wrong is not blending your foundation in so that you can see the line between the face and the neck. It’s so easy to avoid: Blend it out with your fingers and check the lighting in your bathroom.”

Remember, makeup can’t fix everything: “Every phase of your life has beauty in it. We all want youth, but at some point we have to realize that we’re getting older and it’s not all about foundation or mascara. If you eat and live wrong, it will have an impact on your looks. You know the tricks:?Eat more vegetables, stop smoking, drink water and cut back on alcohol.”

On color
: “It took 24 tries in the lab before we got the right shade for Le Vernis in June. I wanted it to be the color of this plastic bag handle I got from some random shop in the States. The bag was black and the handle was this beautiful orange plastic. It had to be that exact shade, but in lacquer. It had to look just like the plastic, not transparent or pearly.”

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Cosmetics — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 5:34 am

March 21, 2012

CHANEL Boutique 51 Avenue Montaigne Opening & Eye Palette

CHANEL Boutique 51 Avenue Montaigne

Earlier this month CHANEL feted the opening of its new boutique at 51 Avenue Montaigne in Paris in the presence of Karl Lagerfeld. Positioned on one of the most prestigious addresses in the world, the 6,500-square-foot boutique will house the unique world of CHANEL and all of Karl Lagerfeld’s creations – Ready-to-Wear, handbags, shoes, costume jewelry and other accessories. Watches and fine jewelry are also showcased.

CHANEL Boutique 51 Avenue Montaigne

Inspired by the refined private apartment of Mademoiselle Chanel at 31 rue Cambon, the store is set over two floors and reflects the luxury, elegance and modernity of CHANEL. The conception of this store was entrusted to architect Peter Marino. With typical verve he has designed an exceptional venue that embodies the aesthetic codes which characterize the brand.

CHANEL Boutique 51 Avenue Montaigne

The Chanel 51 Avenue Montaigne opening party guests included French actresses Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Joana Preiss, Virginie Ledoyen, Elisa Sednaoui and Anna Mouglalis, CHANEL ambassadress, Chinese actress Zhou Xun, Taïwanese actress Michelle Chen, British actress Kaya Scodelario, Canadian singer Coeur de Pirate and Brazilian actress Laura Neiva as well as the architect Peter Marino turned out to discover the new boutique during the opening cocktail which was followed by a live concert given by the British group Django Django at the Maison Blanche. The boutique looks lovely – I hope to see it the next time in Paris!

CHANEL Boutique 51 Avenue Montaigne

OMBRES MATELASSEES 51 MONTAIGNE Eye Shadow Palette

To commemorate the opening of the CHANEL Boutique at 51 Avenue Montaigne, Peter Philips created Ombres Matelassées palette – a gorgeous palette consisting of the following shades: Pear, Pale Gold, Gold, Golden Khaki and Black Night. The two darker shades can be used as eyeliner when applied with a damp brush. The embossed Matelassées pattern of course is inspired by the iconic 2.55 bag. Right now this palette is available in Europe but I’m guessing it should make its way stateside the way the Las Vegas de Chanel collection eventually branched out beyond Las Vegas.

OMBRES MATELASSEES 51 MONTAIGNE Eye Shadow Palette

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Boutiques,Chanel Cosmetics — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 9:48 pm

March 20, 2012

Chanel Vitalumière Aqua Compact

Chanel’s new Vitalumière Aqua Compact is a water-based foundation compact with 24% water content. The water content gives a fresh feel to your skin that doesn’t feel sticky. The Vitalumière Aqua Compact’s light formula dries instantly and is perfect for dry and normal skin. The all day formula contains moisturizers, vitamin E and SPF 15. The Chanel Vitalumière Aqua Compact is available in six shades in two color families: Harmony Beiges – Beige 10, Beige 20, Beige 30, Beige 40 and Beige Rose – Beige 32 and Beige 42.

Vitalumière Aqua Compact is available now at Chanel makeup counters. I definitely want to give this a try. I’m not a fan of heavy foundations but I’m definitely needing a little something to even out my skin tone. Can’t wait to try it out!

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March 15, 2012

Lisa Eldridge CHANEL Spring 2012 Makeup Tutorial Video

Makeup Artist Lisa Eldridge shows you how to apply the CHANEL Spring 2012 Collection “Les Harmonies de Printemps”. I love Lisa Eldridge’s videos she makes applying makeup look so easy. I’m looking forward to trying out this new spring look.

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Cosmetics — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 7:18 pm

March 9, 2012

Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Ready-to-Wear Beauty

Chanel Fall Winter 2012 2013 Ready to Wear Beauty

The makeup at the Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Ready-to-Wear show was very minimal with all emphasis drawn to the distinguished eyebrows on the models. From far away, the look was a bit curious but close up, the look is nothing short of spectacular. The crystallized eyebrows were made by Maison Lesage, the embroidery house purchased by Chanel as part of PARAFFECTION -a plan to keep the artisanal trades alive. I love that Karl Lagerfeld and Peter Philips decided to play up a feature like eyebrows in a new and unexpected way. I’m just wondering how this look will trickle down to the streets. Until we figure out a way to crystallize our eyebrows we’ll have to be content with Notorious (face) and Frenzy (nails) – two new hit colors for Fall-Winter 2012/13.

Peter Philips, Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup on the look he created for the Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Ready-to-Wear show:

The inspiration for the makeup look came from a few key words and a sketch that Karl Lagerfeld provided: minerals, shading and eyebrows were the key words and the sketch showed a face with stone-lined eyebrows.

So the focus is on the eyebrows, which led me to interpret Karl’s drawing and the “mineral” emphasis by creating straight, graphic eyebrows.

I worked with the Maison Lesage to create sets of embroidered eyebrows. Each eyebrow consists of an anthracite gray sequins and pearl base, embroidered with several sorts and shades of mineral stones and crystals.

For the makeup in general, I wanted a matte finished skin and used CHANEL’s Mat Lumière foundation. The shading and sculpting of the face was achieved with Ombre Contraste a compact specially created for this show. The compact powder is a lavender/taupe coloured shade called Notorious that I applied to the eyelids and then straight down on the side of the face, in a contouring style. The rest of the face I kept nude, so as to keep the focus on the eyebrows.

For the nails I chose the new shade of Le Vernis called Frenzy (Fall 2012 Collection), which is totally colour coordinated with Notorious.

Skin prepared with HYDRA BEAUTY SERUM Hydration Protection Radiance (available April 2012)

The Complexion
MAT LUMIERE
POUDRE UNIVERSELLE LIBRE
ECLAT LUMIERE
CORRECTEUR PERFECTION

The Eyes
LE CRAYON KHOL in Clair
RECOURBE CILS DE CHANEL Precision Eyelash Curler
Embroideries made by Maison Lesage specially for the show

The Eyes and the Cheeks OMBRE CONTRASTE “Notorious” – Exclusive Creation available in specific point of sales in September 2012

The Lips
ROUGE COCO BAUME Hydrating Conditioning Lip Balm

The Nails
LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Frenzy (available July 2012)

Chanel Fall Winter 2012 2013 Ready to Wear Beauty

Images: First two images from Chanel photographed by Vincent Lappartient; all other images from Style

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Cosmetics,Chanel Ready To Wear — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 10:42 pm

February 26, 2012

Chanel Beauté at the 2012 Academy Awards

Another awards show has come and gone and once more I am in awe at the lack of Chanel couture (or RTW for that matter) on the red carpet.   Chanel Beauté however was on the red carpet and Chanel celebrity makeup and nail artists were on hand to make the leading ladies shine.  Here’s a break down of the products and techniques used…

MICHELLE WILLIAMS ~ MAKEUP BY CHANEL CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST ANGELA LEVIN

MICHELLE WILLIAMS MAKEUP BY CHANEL CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST ANGELA LEVIN

MICHELLE WILLIAMS MAKEUP BY CHANEL CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST ANGELA LEVIN

INSPIRATION
My inspiration was a flower! When I saw Michelle in her stunning dress, it made me think of a beautiful rose I have in my garden. Like that flower, she looked so gorgeous and delicate, so I decided to use an array of Spring hues!

PRODUCTS
Skincare: I began by hydrating her skin with a light layer of CHANEL Sublimage La Creme Texture Supreme ($390.00).

Eye Shadow: Next, I used CHANEL Quadra Eyeshadow in Mystic Eyes ($58.00), using half moon strokes on the lids to maintain a round, soft feeling. For an added pop of glamour, I placed a bit of CHANEL Soft Touch Eye Shadow in Tigerlily ($28.50) on her lids.

Eye Liner: Under the eyes, I used the darkest color, the neutral deep brown with gold flecks shade, from CHANEL Quadra Eyeshadow in Mystic Eyes ($58.00).

Eye Brows: CHANEL Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil in Blond Clair ($29.00).

Foundation: To further enhance Michelle’s already gorgeous skin, I applied CHANEL Vitalumière Aqua Compact ($58.00 – Available March 19 on chanel.com) for a hydrated, flawless, revitalized and radiant look.

Blush: For the cheeks, I applied my favorite new cheek color, Exclusive Creation Blush Horizon de CHANEL ($58.00).

Highlighter: To accentuate the natural contours of Michelle’s face, I lightly added CHANEL Limited Edition Natural Finish Pressed Powder in Jasmin ($45.00) to her cheeks. I also added this to her shoulders for a slight highlight as well.

Mascara: To the top and bottom lashes, I applied two coats of CHANEL Inimitable Mascara in Noir ($30.00).

Lipstick: For Michelle’s bright, purpley-pink lips, I mixed two CHANEL Rouge Coco Shades from CHANEL’s Spring collection: Rouge Coco Lip Colour in Paradis, a pink coral with Rouge Coco Lip Colour in Destineé, a spring plum (each $32.00).

SANDRA BULLOCK ~ MAKEUP BY CHANEL CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST ANGELA LEVIN

SANDRA BULLOCK MAKEUP BY CHANEL CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST ANGELA LEVIN

SANDRA BULLOCK MAKEUP BY CHANEL CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST ANGELA LEVIN

INSPIRATION
Gorgeous in every way!!

PRODUCTS
Skincare: I started by applying a rich dose of CHANEL Sublimage La Creme Texture Supreme ($390.00) to a clean face and let it absorb into the face for about 15 minutes.

Foundation: On her eyes and forehead, I then used a light coat of CHANEL Vitalumière Aqua Compact ($58.00 – Available March 19 on chanel.com).

Blush: For the cheeks I wanted to create a fresh, youthful appearance so I applied Exclusive Creation Blush Horizon de CHANEL ($58.00).

Eye Shadow: On the eyes, I began by applying CHANEL Illusion D’Ombre in Émerveille ($36.00) to her lids lightly with my fingers. I followed by applying all colors from the CHANEL Quadra Eyeshadow in Enigma ($58.00). I used the chocolate grey on the outer part of the lid, the violet grey on the eye crease, the pink under the brow bone and the deep plum to frame the eye across the lash lines.

Eye Liner: To further glamorize her eyes, I lined the upper lash line with CHANEL Intense Eye Pencil in Noir ($28.00).

Mascara: CHANEL Inimitable Mascara in Noir ($30.00).

Lipstick: I finished her look by applying a sumptuous amount of CHANEL Rouge Coco Lip Colour in Mademoiselle ($32.00) topped with CHANEL Glossimer in Braise ($29.50).

GLENN CLOSE ~ MAKEUP BY CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST CATHY HIGHLAND

GLENN CLOSE MAKEUP BY CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST CATHY HIGHLAND

INSPIRATION
Timeless beauty was the inspiration for Glenn’s Oscar look. With the unique color of her dress, I wanted Glenn’s face to be fresh, but also have enough pop for the cameras on the red carpet and last all evening through the parties following the live telecast. And yes, since it was the special night of the Academy Awards…we all agreed on pure glamour!

PRODUCTS
Skincare: The night before Glenn used CHANEL Sublimage La Creme Texture Supreme ($390.00). Before I applied the makeup, I used CHANEL Hydra Beauty Serum (Available April 2012).

Foundation: I used CHANEL Vitalumière Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15 ($45.00). It was set and finished off with CHANEL Natural Finish Pressed Powder in Translucent 1 ($45.00).

Blush: CHANEL Powder Blush in In Love ($43.00).

Eye Shadow: I covered the lid with the shimmery CHANEL Illusion D’Ombre in Émerveille ($36.00). I then blended the darker green shadow from CHANEL Quadra Eyeshadow in Lilium ($58.00) up to the crease creating a soft, classic smoky eye.

Eye Brows: CHANEL Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil in Blond Clair ($29.00).

Eye Liner: I used CHANEL Precision Eye Definer in Brun ($29.00). I like to emphasize the lash line with a very fine line of black. My personal trick is using a tiny brush and dipping it into the black waterproof mascara for a ‘stay in place’ application for a long day.

Lipstick: Lastly, I applied CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine Lipshine in Unique ($32.50), a reddish berry pink with gold sparkles.

ANGELINA JOLIE ~ FINGERS & TOES PAINTED BY CELEBRITY MANICURIST EMI KUDO

ANGELINA JOLIE FINGERS & TOES PAINTED BY CELEBRITY MANICURIST EMI KUDO

ANGELINA JOLIE FINGERS & TOES PAINTED BY CELEBRITY MANICURIST EMI KUDO

INSPIRATION
Classic Hollywood, but with a young and fresh twist to highlight Angelina’s natural beauty.

PRODUCTS
CHANEL Le Vernis in Tendresse ($26.00) on fingers and toes

RED CARPET NAIL TIP
It is important to moisturize the hands. I always mix a formula with a special blend of organic natural oil, butter and organic sugar.

GWYNETH PALTROW ~ FINGERS & TOES PAINTED BY CELEBRITY MANICURIST ASHLIE JOHNSON

GWYNETH PALTROW chanel manicure ASHLIE JOHNSON kristen wiig chanel manicure ALICIA TORELLO

Left: GWYNETH PALTROW ~ FINGERS & TOES PAINTED BY CELEBRITY MANICURIST ASHLIE JOHNSON; Right: KRISTEN WIIG ~ FINGERS & TOES PAINTED BY CELEBRITY MANICURIST ALICIA TORELLO

INSPIRATION
The inspiration was just clean and simple like the makeup, it was a very ethereal look due to the dress being clean lines and simple.

PRODUCTS
CHANEL Protective Base Coat ($25.00) on fingers and toes
CHANEL Extreme Shines Nail Lacquer ($25.00) on fingers and toes

KRISTEN WIIG ~ FINGERS & TOES PAINTED BY CELEBRITY MANICURIST ALICIA TORELLO

INSPIRATION
We wanted a clean and chic look, but something unexpected and not traditional. We wanted to do something fun and bold and something that contrasted beautifully with her blush-colored dress.

PRODUCTS
CHANEL Le Vernis in Black Satin ($26.00) on fingers

RED CARPET NAIL TIP
About a week up to the event it’s good to moisturize the hands and oil the cuticles often. When deciding on a polish for a big night out, you can’t really go wrong with any CHANEL color, each one creates a statement because the polish is so bold and unique even if it’s a natural shade.

All products are available online on Chanel.com.

Images: Just Jared

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