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Chanel Autumn 2012 Makeup Collection & Review

October 17, 2012

For Autumn 2012, Peter Phillips, Creative Director for Chanel makeup, amps up the intensity of the iconic house codes in his amazing Chanel Autumn 2012 Makeup Collection.

The collection has been on counter since late August (yes, even in South Africa) and I’ve just recently tried it out. As much as I love makeup, I usually find wintry colours a bit boring and bland, but Chanel really knows how to put the excitement back into Autumn makeup and bring out the most amazingly unusual colours.

Take a look…


Chanel Autumn lips are loyal to the Mademoiselle, each shade conveying a facet of the style of Chanel.

I tried the new Rouge Coco Shine in 73 – Chic. It’s a transparent beige that gives the lips a little bit of colour and at the same time, shine, however neither are overpowering.
Price: R340

There is one lip colour shade for this collection – Rouge Coco Caractere – and it is, in my opinion the best colour they could have chosen. I’m all for choice, but sometimes too many options can become overwhelming and this colour is perfect for all skin tones.

It’s a mysterious brown that has been offset with a dash of violent plum. It looks perfectly natural and is neither too light nor too dark. I love it!
Price: R340


Every season, the highlight for me is the nails! Le Vernis colours for this collection include a lilac, black and an intense pink all of which, make the most of their classic spirit, while at the same time, shaking up the codes of elegance.

I tried: Vertigo and Frenzy and all I can say about Chanel nail polish is that it is awesome! For a “serious” brand, they always come up with colours that wow and this collection is no different! Of course, it’s not just the unusual colours that make Chanel Nail Polish stand out, but their superior quality and long lasting ability.

Vertigo, which I’m wearing on my nails, is not quite black, but almost purple, almost grey and almost a brown, all mixed into one. Very unusual, which just like the season of Autumn, has different moods.

Price: R255 each


The eye quad, Les 4 Ombres in 38 Premier Regard is true to the expression of Chanel, with an intense black, beige, tender pink and a slightly scintillating taupe grey.

An amazing palette that goes on beautifully, blends beautifully and has virtually no fall out, which means it goes on and on and on…. and lasts for ages! I absolutely love the taupe and beige in this palette – I don’t have anything like them and the black is gorgeous!

Price: R540

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