Get Colourful With Chanel's Spring/Summer 2018 Makeup Collection


January 25, 2018 | BY AFP

The French luxury label has unveiled a new spring/summer 2018 makeup collection inspired by the many facets of Naples, from its diverse landscapes to its cultural heritage and symbols.

For Chanel's new makeup collection, Global Creative Make-up and Color Designer, Lucia Pica, was inspired by her hometown of Naples, after taking a fresh look at this Southern Italian city and its rich and vivid history. The colours evoke the city's nature and landscapes, from the volcanic scenery of Mount Vesuvius to the waters of the bay, as well as its architectural heritage. With green, yellow, gold, red and black, Lucia Pica creates a diverse colour palette to test for spring/summer 2018.

Like each season, the collection centrepiece is the eyeshadow palette. Here, the "Les 9 Ombres - Edition N°1: Affresco" compact palette features matte, metallic and satin-finish shades, ranging from green to rusty brown, taupe, greenish grey, bright gold and beige.

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Adding to eyes, Chanel has released its iconic "Ombre Première" eyeshadow in "Crème Verderame," an ashy green-grey shade with metallic sparkle. "Mascara Dimensions" comes in "Nero Metallo," a metallic blue-green, and "Stylo Yeux Waterproof" eyeliner comes in "Nero Vulcanico," a deeper, more intense blue-green shade.

A new way to bring colour to lips

The French brand also brings innovation to its "Neapolis" collection with "Poudre à Lèvres," a product that completely reinvents lip colour. Each "Poudre à Lèvres" compact features a pressed powder pigment and a clear hydrating balm, allowing the powder to adhere while remaining weightless. This is applied with a finger or an applicator for buildable colour. Three shades are currently available: "Rosso Pompeiano," "Rosso Parthenope" and "Rosa Tempera."

Chanel classics come in new colours to increase options for lips, with "Rouge Allure" lipstick in "Vibrante" or "Incantevole" and "Rouge Allure Velvet" matte lipstick in "L'Aristocratica" or "L'Indomabile." Chanel's "Rouge Coco Gloss" and "Rouge Allure INK" lip colours get new shades too, with softer or more vibrant options.

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This season, nails go bold at Chanel with "Le Vernis" in pastel pink, mint green, sunny yellow and vibrant orange shades. For skin, Lucia Pica proposes a simple blush, with "Joues Contraste" in a pinky old rose shade.

The "Neapolis: New City" collection is out now in Chanel boutiques, accredited retailers and at

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