Inspired by Gabrielle Chanel’s gypsy dress designs from the 1930s, Peter Philips, Global Creative Makeup Director for Chanel, wanted to reinterpret the language of the vagabond beauty and project it into the future. “The gypsy is a heroine with very distinctive beauty codes,” states Philips. Chanel’s Spring 2009 Collection, Bohemian Fantasy, is all about dark eyes and fiery lips.
The Lèvres Signées Chanel (shown)
The iconic symbol of Chanel has been transformed into a beauty addict’s fantasy. This palette houses five wearable lipstick shades, ranging from pale pink to deep plum, in a glossy black casing.
There are six new shades for the Spring 2009 Collection: Rose Rebelle (rosewood), Euphoria (intense pink), Fiesta (pink apricot), Fuego (coral red), Beige Desire (copper) and Gipsy Scarlet (vibrant red).
Lèvres Scintillantes Glossimer
Spring’s best dressed lips are wearing this gorgeous shimmer and high shine gloss in Wild Rose (rosewood with silvery reflections) and Beige Guitare (gold-sparkled pink beige).
Ombre d’Eau in Delta
Add a touch of iridescent colour to your eyes with this easy to apply, fluid eye shadow in soft golden champagne.
Foolproof in their application, these ultra fine powder eye shadows are true Chanel classics. Available in two new hues: Liberty (pink champagne) and Margic Night (dark plum).
Les 4 Ombres in Mystic Eyes (shown)
This quartet of plum, pink, beige and silver shades is perfect for creating multiple looks for spring.
Le Crayon Yeux in Brun-Cuivré
Emphasises and enlarge your eyes with this effortless eye liner. This season’s colour is a rich chocolate brown.
Inimitable Mascara Waterproof in Brun
Deliver volume, length, curl, precise separation and waterproof protection in a single stroke.
Poudre Universelle Compacte in 70 Beige
This new limited edition shade is ideal for a wide range of Caucasian skin tones. The powder can be applied on its own for a translucent, natural look, or over foundation for a more sophisticated result.
Joues Contraste in Fandango (shown)
This pink brown is between a blush and a bronzer, and is the perfect partner to the Mystic Eyes eye compact.
Two new nail polish shades complement spring’s wardrobes: Django (beige pink) and Vendetta (dark violet).
Available at Holt Renfrew in Canada and Nordstrom in the U.S.