Chanel Le Rouge Fall Collection: How to Wear

05/08/16

Chanel Le Rouge for Fall

The Debut Collection by Lucia Pica
You might remember my reviews of the Chanel Fall and Festive collections last year. They absolutely blew me away with their pigmentation, colour palette and the inspiration that had gone into their creations. I cannot believe that it is already time for the launch of the 2016 Chanel Fall Collection, Le Rouge, but time seems to fly by ridiculously fast when the beauty game is being constantly reinvented, rejuvenated and enhanced. And this fall, Chanel has truly reinvented the Autumnal look with the help of their new Global Creative Makeup and Colour Designer, Lucia Pica.

Lucia is a big fan of red hues, and set out to find inspiration from textures and colours that matched her love of the natural shade. The images she captured were the key inspiration behind the Le Rouge collection, incorporating an assortment of red lipsticks, liners, shadows and varnishes. The Fall aesthetic has been revamped with an injection of deep, oranged and vibrant reds that will be sure to have you blushing.

Rouge on the Lips

There are six Rouge Allure variations within the Le Rouge collection, five of which can be seen within the imagery. My favourite being Rouge Charnel, the Rouge Allure Velvet Matte lip with a cherry red finish. I am wearing it in the imagery here, layered with the stunning beige lip, Ingenue. I primarily applied a lip line and full lip with the Lip Le Crayon in Desir before coating in Rouge Charnel. To the centre, I applied a coat of the Ingenue to add a touch more shine but to also create a more muted red tone for the evening.

I adore the matte texture of the Rouge Allure Velvet lipsticks, of which you can also see Rouge Feu, the more orange tone lip, and Rouge Audace in a deep plum red. But for a creamier finish, Rouge Tentation has a deep red finish if you prefer a lighter texture on the lips.

Shades L-R

Liner in Desir

Rouge Charnel

Rouge Ingenue

Rouge Audace

Rouge Tentation

Rouge Feu

Rouge on the Eyes

The eyes are the absolute highlight of this collection. Browns, beiges and rusted reds with the most beautiful red and burnt copper shimmer shadow. The Illusion D’Ombre shadows in Rouge Brule, the copper toned red shimmer, and Rouge Contraste, the deepend plum brown, are my favourites, creating an intense and vibrant finish for an Autumnal eye.

For the look shown here, I initially worked the lightest, beige-toned brown shade from the Quadra shadow palette in Candeur et Experience into the crease of my eye. I could have continued to use the rest of the palette, as the colours truly are beautiful and so perfect for a reddened fall finish. But I was too excited to try out the D’Ombre shadow pots. I took a flat brush and pushed the shadow from Rouge Brule all over the mobile lid for a vibrant copper red flash of colour. The pigmentation is incredible. The darker shadow in Rouge Contraste I then worked into the outer corner and crease of the eye for a smokey finish, before applying lightly to my lower lash line. To finish the look, I applied the beautiful Chanel Stylo liner in Eros to my upper and lower lash lines to accentuate the red flush around the eyes. This liner is a stunning metallic copper red and so unusual for my own makeup collection, but I truly adore it. And for the lashes, two coats of the Chanel Dimensions Mascara in Subversif, with an almost brown plum hue. Not too jet black and harsh, but not too red that it overcomplicates the look. This is a mascara I will be reaching for regularly.

And just FYI, I accidentally dropped the quadra palette into the pool whilst taking these shots, and after a mild panic, strop and leaving it to dry in the sun, it may have looked worse for wear, but it still worked a treat!

Rouge on the Nails

For rouge nails, two shades have been selected for the collection including a Longwear Nail Colour, Rouge Puissant, and a new Le Vernis Nail Gloss in Rouge Radical. Whilst the Chanel longwear varnishes were recently reformulated to a more longwearing and chip resistant formula, Rouge Puissant brings a deep blood red rouge to the line. Yet the Nail Gloss is a new product in my own collection, almost mimicking the glossy finishing effects of a clear top coat yet injected with a wash of colour. One coat provides an orange toned red with a shiny finish, whilst two coats builds up the colour to a rouge gloss. Such a stunning and unique finish.

What do you think of the new Chanel Le Rouge collection? Chanel and Lucia have most definitely stolen the Autumn show, once again. I can’t wait to hear what you think!