You’ve heard this before, but for me, nobody does limited edition collections like CHANEL. This year’s holiday collection is so exquisite; I’m lost for words. It is the collection of dreams.
Mademoiselle Chanel was a very superstitious person, and had talismans that she kept close to her heart throughout her life. The number 5 was particularly special to her as it symbolizes manifestation. She chose the fifth sample of a set of fragrances for her first scent and her star sign; Leo is the fifth sign of the zodiac.
The lion is a symbol of strength and courage that Mademoiselle identified with throughout her career. This season, Lucia Pica (the house’s Global Creative Designer) created Collection Libre 2018 Maximalisme de CHANEL to harness the power of this talisman.
Glistening metallics are accentuated with deep jewel tones on the eyes and nails, while the lips are treated to layers of bold red hues.
The star of the collection is undoubtedly the Création Exclusive Le Lion De CHANEL (R1090). This incredible highlighter brings a festive golden glow to the complexion.
The eye offering is made up of four shades of Création Exclusive Ombre Première Poudre (R580 each) in Electrum Lamé, Noir Lamé, Cuivre Lamé and Vert Lamé. These are joined by Ombre Première Crème in Rose Lamé (R580) and the look is finished with Le Crayon Khôl Noir and Yeux Brun-Cuivré (R400 each).
Lips are adorned with the gorgeous Création Exclusive La Palette Caractère (R1180), a palette containing 5 shades to cover you for the whole festive season; from deep berry for Christmas day through to bright orange for January beach days.
If you prefer single colours, you could opt for Rouge Allure Velvet N° 5 (R615) or go glossy with Rouge Coco Gloss Liquid Bronze (this is great to wear over any of the lipstick shades) or choose glossy red with Flaming Lips (R545).
The finishing touch comes in the form of two shades for the nails in Le Vernis Opulence and Flamboyance (R455).
The collection is available in stores now, but it is a limited edition do don’t waste any time if you want to get your hands on it.