Chanel États Poétiques Collection for Fall 2014

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Like Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, I love poetry! I also love makeup, Chanel and the colour pink!

For their latest Autumn/ Fall 2014 Collection, the house of CHANEL draws inspiration from a colour steeped in poetic tenderness: pink, interpreted in a spectrum of shades, an intense and fragile colour collection…

This collection also pays tribute to Gabrielle Chanel’s fascination with the art of poetry.

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Eyes are dominated by pink. With a palette of shadows that are different shades of pink, together with a bright  buttercup yellow, (called ADMIRATION) that brings and element of suprise to this collection.

I love pink eyeshadow. Not the Poppie pink from the 80’s! But rather, pretty pinks that enhance the eye! I have green eyes, and pink always helps to intensify the colour.

Above, are 2 of the 6 shadows. The darker one HESITATIONis an intense romantic rosewood, while PALPITATION (limited edition) is a deeper and more true pink. These two look great on their own, but especially great blended together.

The other shades in the Ombre Essentielle range for this collection include: SENSATION – (limited edition) a sweet, pastel shimmery pink, PULSION – a deep blackcurrant, EXALATION – an invogorating raspberry and ADMIRATION – a bright and playful buttercup.

For the quad lovers, LES 4 OMBRES in POESIE (limited edition) is a gradiation of shadows in a palette from light and dark tones. The perfect blend to help you create contrasting makeup looks. There’s a reddish brown with violet plum shimmers, a pure light rosewood and two medium shades of beige, that blend together to create a satiny nude base.

There’s also CHANEL’s new eyeliner, Ecruiture De Chanel that comes in two shades; NOIR and BRUN. These are cokey type liners that help you draw thick or thin lines with precision and dramatic effect.

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The nail polishes, betray every emotion of this collection. From the tips of the fingers, to the tips of the toes.

There are three shades in this collection; ORAGE – (meaning thunderstorm in French) which is an anthricite grey mixed with blue. SECRET is a soft milky pink that envokes innocence, while ATMOSPHERE (not featured) is a pearly nail colour with multiple shimmers that embody the magic of love!

Atmosphere is a limited edition shade, so if you want it, best you get your hands on it and quick!

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For the lips, there are four ROUGE COCO SHINE lipsticks that match the eyeshadow shades perfectly.

INTIME is a universal pink, CONFIDENT an intense rosewood, VIVA a seductive raspberry (limited edition) and AURA a deep blackcurrant.

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The glosses, or LEVRES SCINTILLANTES as they are called in CHANEL makeup, come in two delicate shades.

ROSE REVE, a soft milky pink that matches the SECRET nail polish, and SONGE, a limited edition, pearly multicoloured shimmer that pairs perfectly with the nail colour ATMOSHPERE.

And lastly, for the complextion, one beutifully girly blush, INNOCENCE, a warm rosewood shade that lifts the cheeks.

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The ETATS POETIQUES collection hits counters on the 18th August 2014!

Prices:
Les 4 Ombres Quad – R775
Ombre Essentielle (single eye shadows) – R435
Ecruiture de Chanel (eyeliner pen) – R505
Le Vernis (nail polish) – R355
Rouge Coco Shine (satin finish lipstick) – R480
Levres Scintillantes (lipgloss) –  R420
Joues Contraste (blush) – R590

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