I believe by now you’d realise that I’m a little bit of a Lucia Pica fan-girl. Lucia Pica has been the Inventive Director of Chanel magnificence since 2016 when she kicked off the Le Rouge assortment for Fall 2016.
Since then, I anticipate every magnificence assortment launched from Chanel, realizing every time, that I’ll face just a little shock. Usually nice. So far, I’ve but to be dissatisfied.
For Spring-Summer time 2019 Imaginative and prescient d’Asie: L’Artwork du Element, Lucia Pica drew inspiration from mild, color and texture in Japan. Eyes are saved vivid within the Les 9 Ombres eye palette (I don’t have it, and haven’t but had the prospect to see it but it surely’s comparable in format to this one from final 12 months)
Lip are vivid and luxurious in matte velvet textures. But it surely was one new merchandise within the assortment that had me going “What on earth is that? How do I exploit it? Will I even use it?!”
Earlier than I delve into that one, complicated merchandise, let me rapidly run via the lip colors obtainable to us within the Chanel Spring-Summer time 2019 Imaginative and prescient d’Asie: L’Artwork du Element assortment.
Chanel Rouge Attract Velvet – No. 71 Nuance and No. 73 Imperial
I’m a giant fan of the Chanel Rouge Attract Velvet, which I’ve reviewed intimately right here, and won’t dwell an excessive amount of on it. This was and stays one of many few matte lipsticks I can comfortably put on and fortunately advocate.
The feel is light-weight, color is pigmented, it sits comfortably on my lips, don’t settle in my traces, don’t dry my lips out, and don’t look too matte. As a substitute, because the title implies, it leaves lips with a velvety end that’s flattering but fashionable.
There are 3 shades, of which 2 are featured right here.
- No. 71 Nuance – This can be a peach-beige based mostly nude lipstick that in all honesty, I’d run screaming away from. I don’t typically put on nude shades like this one. Nonetheless, I swatched it for functions of this submit, and I need to say that the color grew on me. I do must put on it with a extra outlined eye, or possibly brighter cheeks. But it surely did had sufficient color to stop me from wanting in poor health, so it was a shock hit.
- No. 73 Imperial – This one’s one thing extra like what I’d often put on. Imperial is a blue-based purple that appears brighter on lips than it does within the tube. I’d say it’s a purple that’s straightforward for many to put on, because it isn’t too vivid, and the velvet texture mutes it just a little. It isn’t vampy, however subtle. Very good!
Chanel Rouge Attract Liquid Powder – 962 Electrical Blossom & 964 Bittersweet
The Rouge Attract Liquid Powder was launched final 12 months to just about combined opinions. I’d say that on common, it scores a few 3/5 as a result of there are those that get pleasure from utilizing it, and those that don’t.
I occur to be a kind of who moderately loved them, which is a shock for me. I don’t often go for these kinds of textures nor applicators.
The Rouge Attract Liquid Powder lip colors are gel-based lip colors that are available in a squeeze tube, and have a sponge applicator. The product squeezes out opaque, however goes on semi-opaque and matte. I’d even go as far as to say sheer.
Personally, I discover it most snug when worn as a sheer trace of color on lips. I discover it much less drying this manner, and it’ll fade extra evenly. Nonetheless, as a lot as I do get pleasure from utilizing them, I additionally assume that I’d personal or put on one at most. My choice lies with regular lipstick bullets, or if a liquid lipstick, with a doe-foot applicator just like the Rouge Attract Ink.
There are 2 new shades on this assortment:
- 962 Electrical Blossom – A vivid, nearly neon orange when swatched on my hand. However on lips and sheered out, it was a vivid coral that was fairly nice. It does remind me of 954 Radical, simply brighter.
- 964 Bittersweet – This one’s a deeper plum that equally, appears to be like deeper on the again of my hand than it did on my lips. I do discover that this one applies extra patchily, and due to the deeper color, additionally fades extra erratically. For this system, I choose the lighter shades.
I’ve some swatches on my hand additional down, however right here is how they give the impression of being once I put on them.
I like how Nuance, the impartial lip color, appears to be like fairly pure on me. I’ve been sporting lighter lip colors not too long ago, as an alternative of the same old brighter reds, and it has been fairly refreshing!
However I wished to let you know in regards to the one merchandise within the assortment that had me scratching my head just a little.
Chanel Baume Important Multi-use Glow Stick – Clear and Sculpting
These Baume Important Multi-Use Glow Sticks are in regards to the measurement of the Les Beiges Wholesome Glow Cheek colors, which I like! However right here’s the place it will get just a little odd – there isn’t a color to those sticks.
What they’re, is a balm in stick kind, that Chanel says you should use in your face, eyelids, lips, wherever you need a refined glow and shine. It isn’t a lip balm, but it surely seems like one. Like a lip balm, it doesn’t dry down, and feels cheesy on the pores and skin.
The feel could be very emollient, and there may be discernible shine once you apply it to pores and skin. However I’m afraid that is the one product that I couldn’t perceive once I first noticed it, and nonetheless can not perceive now.
There are 2 variations – Clear, which is, because the title implies, clear; and Sculpting – which has wonderful shimmer and imparts extra shine.
I’ll say this. Should you like enjoying and experimenting with make-up and you want a excessive shine look on the highlights of your face, you then would possibly discover this an fascinating product. If you’re a make-up artist, I believe you will see numerous makes use of for this product particularly for editorial appears to be like.
For the lay individual or make-up fanatic, who can nearly handle to placed on equal quantities of eyeliner, I do assume that it is a little too superior for us. I personally can not consider an event once I would use these in any respect.
It doesn’t dry down, so it appears to be like cheesy and makes pores and skin look greasy. When you’ve got oily pores and skin in any respect, you include an in-built glow stick, so keep away from this 😛 When you’ve got dry pores and skin and the air is dry the place you reside, and also you spend numerous time indoors below candlelight, then maybe you would possibly admire this.
The remainder of us could get the identical use out of a stick of lipbalm or vaseline.
For as soon as, Lucia Pica has me stumped LOL!
These are the swatches on my hand for the merchandise I’ve featured right here. You could discover that the Baume Important Multi-Use Glow Stick exhibits up as a moist shine on my hand.
I believe that is the moist shine that Chanel goes for. One thing totally different. One thing backstage worthy. Until it is a look you go for, finally, it’s not user-friendly and extra importantly, leaves you wanting like a grease-ball in our warmth and climate.
I can obtain this sweaty shine all on my own, thanks Chanel! 😛
Chanel Retractable Highlighter Brush
I do have one factor from this assortment that I’m glad about – the brand new Retractable Highlighter Brush.
Chanel intends for this brush for use with their Multi-Use Glow Sticks. Swirl the comb over the sticks, and brush over your pores and skin, for a much less intense glow (I nonetheless don’t just like the sticks although!). To be sincere, I don’t like utilizing it for this function, as a result of it would gunk up the comb head.
I choose utilizing this little brush for making use of common powder highlighter and blush! 😀 You may even use it to mix out basis or with cream blush or highlighter.
This can be a dinky little brush that’s scarcely bigger than a tube of lipstick. The development is sturdy, and I imagine the hair is white goat hair (it seems like pure goat hair). The hairs are fairly lengthy, and the comb head is sort of versatile, so you’ve sufficient flex to mix out highlighter and blush, but in addition sufficient density to choose up color.
As a result of it’s pretty small, it permits for exact placement of product, which is useful when working with highlighters. However should you use this for mixing or making use of powder, it could possibly simply get into the crevices of your facial contours too.
The physique slides as much as defend the comb so it makes it straightforward to cowl with out damaging the bristles, and it’s so small, you may take it in every single place you go for fast touch-ups. I discover it really works very effectively with most merchandise and for fast mixing.
So if there’s one good factor that got here out of the Multi-Use Glow Sticks, it’s this dinky little brush! Such a useful little instrument 😀
Did something on this Chanel assortment stand out to you? How would you utilize these Glow Sticks?
I do assume the colors are fairly and I’m glad that we’ve left behind the pastel Spring colors of yore. I by no means appeared ahead to Spring make-up as a result of it was at all times pale and insipid. However as I at all times say, Lucia Pica has been good for Chanel – I simply can’t work out when or why I’d wish to use these Glow Sticks 😛