‘Lucia Pica, CHANEL Global Creative Makeup and Colour Designer, has developed a new Spring 2017 makeup collection for CHANEL to celebrate, reinterpret and decipher the five iconic colour codes of CHANEL: red, black, gold, white and beige.
“RED, BLACK, GOLD, WHITE, BEIGE: THESE ARE THE ‘SECRET CODES’ OF CHANEL BEAUTY.”- Lucia Pica’
Since Lucia Pica is in charge of Makeup & Colour, Chanel changed a lot for the best makeup-wise (in my opinion, of course).
There is no collection created by her, which I don’t love.
Everything that Lucia Pica has developed so far is fun & easy to use, the textures are much better, the shades are more modern and I absolutely adore what nail polishes she creates; also, I’m a big fan of the tinted top coat.
COCO CODES Makeup Collection Spring/ Summer 2017 is such a sophisticated and elegant collection! The shades are just perfect for Spring.
The collection includes:
- COCO CODE in Blush Harmony – limited edition (57,00 €);
- LES 4 OMBRES in Codes Subtils & Codes Élégants (53,00 €);
- CALLIGRAPHIE DE CHANEL in Hyperblack (26,00 €);
- JOUES CONTRASTE in Élégance (43,00 €);
- STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF in Mat Taupe & Noir Pétrole (26,00 €);
- ROUGE ALLURE in Ardente & Indépendante (36,00 €);
- ROUGE ALLURE VELVET in La Secrète & Libre (36,00 €);
- ROUGE COCO SHINE in Beige Doré & Noir Moderne (36,00 €);
- LE VERNIS LONGUE TENUE in Beige Beige, Blanc White & Rouge Red (25,00 €);
- LE TOP COAT Black Métamorphose – limited edition (25,00 €).
Chanel Les 4 Ombres 278 Codes Subtils (53,00 €) | One of the two eye shadow palettes is housed in Chanel’s signature black lacquered square compact case with a mirror on the inner lid and accompanied by the velvet pouch includes:
- a shimmering peach (top left)
- a shimmering taupe (top right)
- an intense olive (bottom right)
- a bronzed mid-brown ((bottom left).
The shades are very pigmented, easily blendable and long lasting.
They are great for more softer day-time looks but also for intense evening makeup when used with a damp brush.
The formula is velvety, it doesn’t crease and staying power (when used over a primer) is of 8+ hours.
Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof 932 Mat Taupe (26,00 €) | I’m a fan of Le Stylo Yeux Waterproof in general.
I own several shades because I think the formula, the level of pigmentation and the staying power are just perfect for me.
This nude brown suits my green eyes and I like to wear it along the waterline but also smudged on the entire mobile eyelid.
It stays put for 6+ hours and doesn’t irritate my sensitive eyes.
Chanel Joues Contraste 370 Élégance (43,00 €) | This beauty is also housed in Chanel’s signature black lacquered square compact case with a mirror on the inner lid and accompanied by the velvet pouch and a small, cute natural bristled brush, which works great and is super travel-friendly.
This blush is mix of peach, nude, dusty pale rose and some ultrafine gold shimmer which creates a unique subtle rose-gold hue.
I like to use it on my lids because I think it makes a great first colour; I’m also using it as a highlighter.
The formula is velvety and light, it doesn’t cake and has a staying power of 8+ hours.
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine 126 Beige Doré (36,00 €) | This sexy gold lipstick has a very sheer and slippery formula and it actually acts and feels like more like a tinted lip balm.
It moisturises to perfection, it feels super comfortable and I can’t wait to wear to during summer because I thing it will make a gorgeous contrast to tanned skin.
Staying power: a couple of hours.
Although perfect for Spring, COCO CODES Makeup Collection is so complex and well developed that it can be easily worn throughout the year; it suits every age and many skin tones.