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You need Chanel's new Le Rouge collection in your beauty kit

You need Chanel's new Le Rouge collection in your beauty kit

Seeing red

Text: Anna McClelland


"Red is the colour of life, of blood, I love red," - Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel's love affair with red - first realised in a Chanel lipstick in 1924 and in hot demand ever since - has been totally revamped care of the house's new global creative designer for make-up and colour, Lucia Pica. And we can't remember the last time we fell so hard for a make-up look.

For her first Chanel collection, Pica has subverted all the major make-up rules, putting red on eyes and aubergine on lashes.  Want Kristen Stewart's sultry red take on the smokey eye, as pictured above? You'll need the new Les 4 Ombres powder shadow palette, a pot of luxurious Illusion D'Ombre Velvet and a slick of the new Stylo Yeux waterproof eye pencils in Eros (a brown, burgundy-hued red) or Agapé (a rich reddy brown). Finish with a flick of Dimensions de Chanel aubergine-black mascara in Subversif.

You need Chanel's new Le Rouge collection in your beauty kit (фото 1)

Other highlights include the ultimate blush for anyone who shies away from rosy pink cheeks: Joues Contraste Rouge Profond, a reddish silken powder unlike any blush we've encountered - think a-rush-of-blood- to-the-head kind of flush. Six new red lipsticks - two Rouge allure and four matte Rouge Allure Velvet - lip pencils and two nail polishes round out the range. We love the Le Vernis Gloss Rouge Radical, a jelly-like, semi-transparent red.

Le Rouge - Collection N°1 hits Chanel beauty counters on Sunday July 31. 

You need Chanel's new Le Rouge collection in your beauty kit (фото 2)

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