When it comes to taking a road trip there are the essentials (wheels, camera, killer playlist, candy) and then there's the lust-list, topped by Chanel's new road trip-inspired make-up collection

Maybe things would have turned out differently for Thelma and Louise if only they'd had Chanel's chic new colour kit and global creative make-up designer along for the ride... We'll never know, but one thing we can confirm is how good the slick new Fall/Winter 2017 collection is. Aptly named 'Travel Diary', the 25-piece collection was inspired by all the hues and views a road trip through the picture perfect US state of California provides.

Lucia Pica, Chanel's global creative make-up and colour designer, says she took the road trip because "I wanted to make my own mood board, to be inspired by what is happening in the moment."  And to "...experience afresh the lights and colours of the outside world... from the dawn mists and sun dappled coastline to the city lights and gritty noir of downtown LA."

Each piece in the collection is inspired by the colours Pica saw on the trip, "I'm so passionate about each colour...I care so much and I think it's important that vibrancy comes through."  For the 'road movie' eyeshadow palette, a quad of green-blue, copper, stone beige and dark blue-green, Pica says "...there was the sea, with the sun coming from one side to create this beautiful coppery gold, and then this lighter, brighter blue and a darker blue, and the pavement looked this beautiful beige...it was an obvious palette. It was just right in front of me; I couldn't escape."

The collection includes two single crème eyeshadows, two 'les 4 ombres' eyeshadow palettes, a liquid eyeliner, two nail colours, four lipsticks, two glosses, waterproof eyebrow pencils, three brushes and the centrepiece of the collection - the 'palette essentielle' - a three-in-one palette with a creamy concealer, highlighter and blush (which can be used on lips as well as cheeks). The palette essentielle comes in three shades and is "the idea of effortlessness in beauty."

Chanel palette essentielle

Scroll through for the inspiration and images of Chanel's 'travel diary' collection.

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Take the coolest road trip with Chanel’s new make-up collection