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August 30, 2011

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet & Beauté des Ongles Matte Top Coat

chanel rouge allure velvet lipstick for fall 2011

For fall, Chanel is unveiling a new matte lipstick – Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet. The soft, yet intense rich matte color is created with the inclusion of mother-of-pearl pigments. The introductory collection of Rouge Allure Velvet includes eight shades La Ravissante, La Câline, La Raffinée, L’Exubérante, La Fascinate, La Somptueuse, La Sensuelle, L’Exquise. The non-drying matte Rouge Allure Velvet comes in a sophisticated click-open case.  The Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet lip colours will retail for $32.

The Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet collection will also include 3 Le Vernis shades, Pirate, Rose Caché, Rose Exubérant, and the introduction of Beauté des Ongles – a new topcoat that will give any shade of nail polish a matte finish.  The limited edition topcoat and Le Vernis shades will retail for $25.

I’m excited to see this collection. I’m a fan of matte lip and nail products, I think they look really sophisticated. I also love the feel of this ad – it’s so simple and chic – very Chanel. The lighting, especially the use of the spotlight, creates a very femme fatale effect.

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Cosmetics,Chanel Nail Colour — Tags: , , — La Chanelphile @ 5:13 am

March 9, 2011

Chanel Fall-Winter 2011/2012 Beauté

I know, I know, from the moment you know Chanel is debuting a new collection the question at the tip of everyone’s lips is: What is the new nail color??? Well, the new nail color is called Graphite and will be in stores in July. It seems a bit lighter than Steel and a bit more gold than Black Pearl – very nice color – can’t wait to get it on my fingertips.

Here’s a breakdown of the products that Peter Philips developed for the Fall-Winter 2011/2012 collection…

Skin prepared with HYDRAMAX + ACTIVE Nourishing Cream for Dry Skin

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

The Eyes
ILLUSION D’OMBRE in Epatant – (available July 2011)
ILLUSION D’OMBRE in Mirifique– (available July 2011)
ILLUSION D’OMBRE in Fantasme– (available July 2011)
LE CRAYON YEUX Precision Eye Definer in Khaki Platine – (available July 2011)
STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF Long Lasting Eyeliner in Ebène
CRAYONS SOURCILS (available July 2011)
INIMITABLE MASCARA in Noir

The Cheeks
(No blush)

The Lips
LE CRAYON LEVRES Precision Lip Definer in Natural
ROUGE ALLURE VELVET in La Furtive- (available November 2011)

The Nails
LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Graphite – (available July 2011)

Image Source: Chanel, photos to Vincent Lappartient

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December 14, 2010

12 Days of Chanel: Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel is ahead of the curve as far as nail lacquer goes.  With trend setting colors Vamp, Jade, and Blue Satin, wearing the latest Chanel Le Vernis is a sure fire way to keep a look current.  At $24-28 a bottle (depending on how limited the color is) Chanel Nail Colour is the “gateway drug” of a Chanel addiction – one that may lead to purchases of fragrance, shoes, bags and accessories!  Le Vernis make a great gift or stocking stuffer – just be sure to get those limited edition colors fast!

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Nail Colour — Tags: , , , , , — La Chanelphile @ 7:28 am

November 19, 2010

Chanel Links: 11.18.10

chanel links

  • Show Studio has a sneak peek of the Spring 2011 collection – I love the details especially the ladybugs!  ShowStudio.

  • Karl says who he’d like to take his place at Chanel via WWD:

In an interview in Numero’s November issue, Lagerfeld replied: “I have a contract for life so it all depends on who I would like to hand it to. At the moment I’d say Haider Ackermann.” Lagerfeld has recently been enamored of Ackermann’s fashions, and had invited him to attend the most recent Chanel show. Ackermann reacted by saying, “What can one possibly say to such a phrase?! Such a compliment! Honored I feel, how can one not be?! In all honesty tremendously, immensely touched especially coming from Monsieur Lagerfeld.”

  • Nail artist extraordinaire Sophy Robson got an early look at the Chanel Spring 2011 polishes, Black Pearl, Pearl Drop and Peche Negree.  Sophy Robson Blog.

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November 17, 2010

Collection Côte d’Azur: The Chic Shades of Saint-Tropez

A while back we got a preview of Riva – the new must-have limited edition nail colour.  Now we see the four new limited edition Rouge Coco Lip Colours: Sari Doré, Perlé, Taffetas Rose and Chintz.  The Collection Côte d’Azur is available now online and in select stores.

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November 15, 2010

Sneak Peek: Chanel “Mimosa” Nail Colour Spring 2011

Just caught a glimpse of this sneak peek on the web… apparently Chanel is releasing a new “must have” Le Vernis Nail Colour for Spring 2011 called Mimosa.  The shimmery bright yellow color is like a burst of sunshine…er, or champagne with a bit of orange juice for your nails.  Word of the street is that Mimosa will be available in April 2011 – stay tuned for details.

Source: Mayzing Merique

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Filed under: Chanel Nail Colour — Tags: , , , , — La Chanelphile @ 11:58 pm

October 29, 2010

Chanel Links: 10.29.10


This post has been a long-time coming – I was out of town last week and got a bit behind on posting…hope you enjoy the links below.

  • The Cut reveals more rumors about Karl’s retirement and his possible replacements.

  • Refinery29 has the details on a trio of oldie-but-goodie nail colours that are coming out of retirement for a holiday gift set.
  • Chanel sues a chain of costume jewelry stores in Arizona for selling counterfeit merchandise.  Phoenix New Times
  • Chanel doesn’t want to become another “Q-tip” or “Xerox” so it took out an ad in WWD asking editors to not use “Chanel” to describe products that are not made by Chanel.  Huffington Post

  • I knew that the Costco in NYC sold Chanel bags for 1 day but I didn’t know you could get Chanel beauty products at Costco

  • Karl Lagerfeld is adding “island designer” to his resume.  Blackbook.
  • Kanye West is just like Karl Lagerfeld – according to Kanye.  Boombox.

  • Step-by-step tutorial on how to achieve a classic Chanel beauty look.  Telegraph.
  • Couture Allure shows photos of Chanel designs after the death of Coco Chanel and shows the magic touch that Karl Lagerfeld added.
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October 27, 2010

Chanel Cruise 2010-2011 La Vernis Riva

Effortless, natural beauty, relaxed girls who are enjoying their holidays. That was the main idea behind the look for this show.

- Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup

A few months back we gave you a glimpse into the Chanel 2010-2011 Cruise Beauty collection and we mentioned a then-unnamed new blue nail color that we thought was inspired by the azure sky and St. Tropez sea.  Well, it seems like our hunch was right, the new shade, dubbed RIVA (presumable after the yacht-maker), is a beautiful shimmery ocean blue.  A limited edition color, Le Vernis Riva will be available in Chanel boutiques on December 1st.

chanel cruise 2010-2011 riva

Source: Laquerized

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October 8, 2010

Chanel 2011 Spring/Summer Ready to Wear Beauty

Karl Lagerfeld showed me a sketch he had drawn of a girl with smoky eyes, so it was clear that we would put the focus on the eyes for this show. The inspiration for the color came from the black-white-green French garden that was recreated in the Grand Palais, from the glow that we can find in black, grey and white pearls, and the enamel that Karl integrated into the costume jewelry. I created deep, dark smoky eyes on a luminous fresh face with tinted, dewy lips. Nails were graphic and strong, and a thin black line was drawn in the hair.


- Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup

The beauty as the Chanel Spring-Summer 2011 Ready-to-Wear show will no doubt be oft-imitated as it was lovely.  Dark charcoal smokey eyes was the highlight of a seductive look that featured an otherwise natural face.  Lips had a hint of blush that was just a few shades deeper than natural lip color.  Hair was straight and pulled back tight with center and side parts accentuated with a thin straight black line drawn with eyeliner.  The nails always steal the show and Black Pearl looks like it will be a color that will surely be duplicated by mass market nail polish companies.  I love the black gunmetal look of it and it really does look like the beautiful iridescent grey of Tahitian black pearls.  On their toes, models wore Pearl Drop, a white pearly color.  Though Pearl Drop is nice, Black Pearl is definitely on my wish list for spring.

Peter used the following CHANEL products to create the runway beauty looks:

Skin prepared with HYDRAMAX + ACTIVE Nourishing Cream for Dry Skin

The Complexion: PRO LUMIÈRE Professional Finish Makeup SPF 15
POUDRE UNIVERSELLE LIBRE Natural Finish Loose Powder
ÉCLAT LUMIÈRE Highlighter Face Pen
CORRECTEUR PERFECTION Long Lasting Concealer

The Eyes: LES 4 OMBRES Quadra Eye Shadow in Regard Perlé (Spring 2011 Makeup Collection, available January 2011)
LE CRAYON KHÔL Intense Eye Pencil in Noir
LE CRAYON YEUX Precision Eye Definer in Noir
LE CRAYON SOURCILS (available August 2011)
LE SOURCIL DE CHANEL Perfect Brows
MASCARA INIMITABLE WATERPROOF in Noir

The Cheeks: JOUES CONTRASTE Powder Blush in Espiègle (Spring 2011 Makeup Collection, available January 2011)

The Lips: ROUGE COCO SHINE in Boy (available April 2011)

The Nails: LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Black Pearl on the hands (Spring 2011 Makeup Collection, available January 2011)
LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Pearl Drop on the feet (Spring 2011 Makeup Collection, available January 2011)

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August 23, 2010

Update: Les Khakis de Chanel Nail Collection Store Locations

Les Khakis de Chanel Nail Collection

I just got word that Macy’s will not be carrying Les Khakis de Chanel Nail Collection. The trio of khakis can be purchased on Chanel.com, Chanel boutiques and select Bloomingdale’s, Saks and Nordstroms beginning on September 10th – mark your calendars!

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