To find inspiration for the Fall / Winter Makeup Collection, Lucia Pica – CHANEL Global Creative Makeup and Color Designer – embarked on a Californian road trip. Her idea was startling in its simplicity: to experience afresh the lights and colors of the outside world, creating a complete starting point for her creative process. From the dawn mists and sun- dappled coastline to the City Lights and gritty noir of downtown LA, Lucia Pica embraced the serendipitous creative possibilities afforded when the journey becomes the destination.
”You can be inspired by a photograph that already exists, but creating your own inspiration gives another dimension to the process – it gets much more exciting…” Lucia Pica
”I wanted to make my own mood board; to be inspired by what is happening in the moment,” says Lucia Pica. She captured fleeting, photographic moments to find fresh nuances for color and visual textures that could inform the Fall / Winter Collection.
”I’m so passionate about each color,” says Lucia Pica. ”I care so much and I think it’s important that vibrancy comes through.” Her eye for new and unexpected color combinations brings a new sense of poetry to the collection:
”the feeling was depth and freedom,” she says. For example, LES 4 OMBRES Road Movie eyeshadow palette, with its satiny green-blue of the sea, satiny copper, matte stone beige and dark blue-green with grey undertone, presented itself to Lucia Pica almost fully-formed: ”there was the sea, with the sun coming from one side to create this beautiful coppery gold, and then this lighter, brighter blue and a darker blue, and the pavement looked this beautiful beige…it was an obvious palette. It was just right in front of me;
I couldn’t escape.”
For nails, LE VERNIS HORIZON Line captures the pale, soft greenish grey of the sea on a cloudy day with almost watercolor perfection. Inspiration came from everywhere: the bark of a tree, tyre marks, headlights. The journey’s end was in downtown LA, where Lucia Pica spent the day. ”Enough nature and poetry – I was inspired by grittier locations, too.”
As befits the freedom of a road trip, effortlessness is key to the collection, too: Lucia Pica also introduces a long-time dream of hers; a PALETTE ESSENTIELLE containing three key products to offer a modern touch of natural polish in the form of creamy concealer, highlighter and blush used also for lip and cheeks. And a renewed focus on brows with new STYLO SOURCILS WATERPROOF eyebrow pencils offers a sophisticated way to frame and define the face.
CHANEL’s Fall / Winter Collection is about the memories, emotions and connections that color can inspire – an exercise in broadening horizons, in every exhilarating sense.
The centrepiece of the collection, the PALETTE ESSENTIELLE takes the idea of effortlessness in beauty and redefines it for modern women. Available in three shades Beige Clair, Beige Médium, Beige Intense, each palette offers a 3-in-1 of new products which come together in one sleek, handbag-friendly compact. Together, they combine to create a fresh, glowy complexion all day long with that essential touch of refinement and polish – something Lucia Pica describes as her ‘signature for skin.’ ”I wanted a product that could achieve that fresh skin look I do on shoots,” she says.
First, and the most generous of the three, is a concealer, ”to use where you need it,” says Lucia Pica. She chose to make this the largest so that you could use it both to start the day and for touch-ups throughout. Unlike many concealers, its feeling is one of comfort and sophistication: it has a creamy, balm- like texture, which glides comfortably over skin. Spherical particles blur imperfections and create a flattering, soft-focus effect.
Next, a highlighter: an essential offering of pure, radiant light. The gliding, creamy formula leaves a delicate touch of luminosity on skin; nothing too shimmering or obvious; the high concentration of pearlescent particles provide a modern way with which to play with light.
Finally, a moment of color. A melting, creamy blush created to bring a translucent flush of color to cheeks and lips, creating a fresh and healthy look to the complexion. Each palette contains a buildable blush specifically chosen to work with the corresponding skin tone, the beautiful final flourish to a new essential gesture for the complexion. If a road trip is a metaphor for the journey through life, then this is surely the essential travel companion. A new expert gesture, and the new must-have of the CHANEL complexion.
Palette Essentielle $85.00
170 Beige Intense
160 Beige Medium
150 Beige Clair
And to complete the use of PALETTE ESSENTIELLE, CHANEL launches two elegant and essential brushes: The RETRACTABLE DUAL-TIP CONCEALER BRUSH, with a flat side at one end with which to pick up the concealer, and the soft tip at the other end with which to blend. The striking new RETRACTABLE DUAL-HEAD FACE BRUSH/BLUSH AND HIGHLIGHTER completes the collection: use the white side with the highlighter and the black side for the blusher.
Retractable Dual-Tip Concealer Brush $66.00
Retractable Dual-Head Face Brush/Blush And Highlighter (Not available in Canada)
The art of the unexpected; the energising jolt of taking a fresh look at familiar subjects. CHANEL presents Fall / Winter beauty as a new understanding of beauty and simplicity that very much celebrates duality. ”I am always trying to find the opposition – I think it’s something that is very CHANEL,” says Lucia Pica. So, for eyes, a darkness and intensity as enigmatic as the Californian ocean; for lips, the brightest pop colors that bring irreverence and energy. The smoky, spacey and skyward shades of the two LES 4 OMBRES eyeshadow palette CITY Lights and Road Movie are oxygenated by their outdoorsy inspiration, tones of deep water harmonising with shades of cool air.
LES 4 OMBRES Eyeshadow Palettes
288 Road Movie
286 City Lights *Limited edition
And two OMBRE PREMIERE crème mono eyeshadows Urban and MEMORY exemplify the easiness of Lucia Pica’s road trip-inspired collection; each a shorthand for elegant eye make-up, like Urban, a deep petrol blue that seems to exemplify the very essence of a road trip.
MONO CREME EYESHADOWS
818 Urban* Limited Edition
Another effortless essential, and a hallmark of Lucia Pica’s own work: the perfect deep black eyeliner pen. SIGNATURE DE CHANEL is a new fluid, intense and smooth formula that glides effortlessly across the eyes for an intense, satiny-black line, and is both waterproof and smudge-proof.
Signature De Chanel
Eyes are further intensified by an entirely new range of STYLO SOURCILS WATERPROOF eyebrow pencils in beautiful, natural-looking shades. A soft, buildable yet long-lasting formulation, the bevelled tip never needs sharpening, and offers a flat edge for a softer look and a pointed tip for definition, while a perfectly-shaped brush offers instant and essential brow grooming.
Available in the Colours
806 Blond Tendre
808 Brun Clair
810 Brun Profond
And so to the lips: Lucia Pica’s desire for this Fall / Winter collection was that ”bright pop colors” for lips would be a counterpoint to the intensity of the eyes. The color spectrum runs from nude beige through effervescent corals to burnished reds, but there is duality here too, as colors come in a variety of exquisite textures: for a nude look, choose from the matte liquid lip color of ROUGE ALLURE INK in Lost or the moist, creamy finish of ROUGE COCO in Daylight. For sunset shades, choose from either ROUGE ALLURE INK in the sweet orange Highway or the vivid coral of ROUGE COCO in Experimental.
Rouge Allure Ink Lost & Highway
And there are reds, too: ROUGE ALLURE VELVET, that decadent, soft, rich matte lipstick, expands the theme of opposition as it gets reimagined for day and night: and First Light is a bright, poppy orange-red; and Nightfall is a dusky burned red.
ROUGE ALLURE VELVET
64 First Light
Finally, nails are where the touch of irreverence in California’s beauty finds a home: LE VERNIS HORIZON Line is a soft greenish grey; LE VERNIS New Dawn is a muted taupe-grey.
576 Horizon Line *Limited Edition
578 New Dawn
MASQUE DE NUIT RÉCUPÉRATEUR
SKIN-RECOVERY SLEEP MASK
Le Lift Skin-Recovery Sleep Mask / Masque De Nuit Récupérateur $145.00
At night, skin never sleeps! It works tirelessly and regenerates itself continuously as the cell renewal mechanism goes into overdrive. This is the optimal time to apply a night care product and offer skin targeted anti- aging effectiveness. This holds true not only for the face, but also the neck and décolleté: two very delicate areas that need special care due to their thin skin and the effects of gravity while the body is in a reclining position during sleep. This is why CHANEL has completed its expert firming anti- wrinkle line with LE LIFT Skin-Recovery Sleep Mask.
Le Lift Firming Soothing Lotion /Fermeté Lissage $90.00
Prelude to every woman’s beauty ritual, LE LIFT Lotion becomes indispensable. This moisturizing, smoothing and firming lotion balances the skin to preserve the integrity of its barrier function. Formulated with a “magnetic water” complex, it diffuses its active ingredients within the epidermis, notably the active ingredient 3.5-DA. The skin is hydrated and regains its suppleness and softness. It is ready to receive the skincare products applied afterwards.
Products that are not available in Canada are as follows: Stylo Sourcils Waterproof 802 Aubrun Stylo Sourcils Waterproof 804 Blond Doré Retractable Dual-Head Face Brush / Blush And Highlighter
DISPONIBLE LE 4 AOÛT 2017 DANS TOUS LES COMPTOIRS BEAUTÉ CHANEL. AVAILABLE ON AUGUST 4th, 2017 AT ALL CHANEL BEAUTY COUNTERS.