The color red is just as classic as the house of Chanel, and this Fall the brand has created a color collection devoted entirely to the powerful shade. The very first lipstick shade introduced by Chanel in 1924 was red (and still a classic shade today), so it was only fitting for the Chanel Le Rouge Collection No.1 to explore different ways to incorporate red into makeup.
The collection is available now online and includes a vary of products for eyes, lips, nails and cheeks. I have the entire collection to show you, except for the blush (but it looks like the most gorgeous shade, so make sure to check it out if you can).
The collection features one Chanel Les 4 Ombres Eye Quad in the shade Candeur et Expérience, which contains a medley of soft browns along with a deep, brick red accent shade.
The most intimidating place to wear red is definitely on the eyes as there is a fine line between fashionable and looking ill. This palette nails the concept of incorporating red for an eye look by giving the red a deep tone, making it almost work like a burgundy shade.
Keeping the red shade away from the lashline is key to pulling off the look, whether that is applying the shade softly above the crease and lightly transitioning it into the brow bone or by using a thick, black eyeliner to create that separation from the lashes.
If you’re going to wear red around the eyes, this palette makes it easy and flattering.
The collection also features two Chanel Illusion D’Ombre eyeshadows; Rouge Contraste is a deep, chocolate brown with a “Velvet” texture and the the other, Rouge Brulé has a shimmery copper tone. Both of these eyeshadows are beautiful for Fall (they remind me of the colors of changing leaves)!
I found Rouge Contraste to be a bit less pigmented, although I think that makes it a bit easier to use and blend on the eyelid since it is such a dark shade.
The collection also includes two beautiful Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof eye pencils; Eros is a reddish burgundy and Agapé is a rich brown with a very slight red undertone. Even though I’m not a huge fan of colored eyeliners personally, I’m totally in love with these two. They both have a shimmery texture and really make the eye pop (especially Eros)!
Lastly for eyes, the Dimensions de Chanel Mascara in Subversif brings the entire eye look together. It’s a blackened aubergine color that adds that je ne sais quoi to the look.
It looks incredible on green or hazel eyes because of the slight burgundy tone, yet it still defines lashes beautifully.
With a collection inspired by the shade red, you better believe there are going to be some amazing red lipstick options! There are six lipsticks here; two Rouge Allure Lipsticks and four Rouge Allure Velvet Lipsticks (the former have a luminous texture while the latter are more matte).
The two Chanel Rouge Allure Lipsticks are Rouge Ingénue and Rouge Tentation. Rouge Ingénue ironically isn’t red at all—it’s a soft pink beige (however it’s the perfect nude pink lip to complement red elsewhere in the look like the eyes or cheeks) and Rouge Tentation is a classic, rich red.
The Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipsticks include Rouge Charnel (fire red), Rouge Feu (orange-red), Rouge Vie (deep red rose) and Rouge Audace (chocolate burgundy).
Each lipstick is beautifully pigmented, gorgeously creamy and with the range of textures and undertones, you’re sure to find the perfect red for you in this collection.
The collection also features two Chanel Le Crayon Lèvres lip pencils in two shades of red; Désir which is a bright, orange-red and Séduction is a deeper, rosy red.
Red nail polish is just as classic as a red lip and Chanel nailed these two shades of Le Vernis.
The first, Rouge Puissant is as traditional as it gets with a deep, creamy red hue and glossy shine. It has a slightly cool undertone and with improved long wear formula, it’s a classic staple you’ll love.
The other polish, Rouge Radical is actually a Le Vernis Gloss formula, which has more of a high-shine, jelly-like texture. The shade itself is more of an orange-red, but has a surprising amount of pigment on its own.
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