OMG. Chanel could not have nailed it (pardon the pun) anymore with this collection if they tried. Gold: LOVE; winged eye: LOVE; a twist on the French mani: LOVE; a black polish that's neither matte nor shiny: LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Peter Philips, Chanel's Global Artistic Director, created the mini collection for the Paris-Shanghai Art Trade fashion show and played around with contrasts and light, also citing Karl Lagerfeld’s reference to the film In the Mood for Love as inspiration. The look is both show-stopping and wearable, dramatic (take the gold shadow up to the brow bone and extend the liner wide) yet demure. The collection includes: Ligne et Ombre de Chanel in Jet-Gold ($88), a duo palette of gold eyeshadow and black eyeliner; Le Vernis in Black Velvet ($39), a velvety black, neither matte nor shiny; Le Vernis in Gold Lamé ($39) and Le Vernis in Illusion d'Or ($39), clear enamel flecked with sparkles. You like?
The Chanel Orient Extrême Exclusive Collection is available from May 16 exclusively at the Chanel Makeup Studio, Myer Sydney.