Inspired by beautiful Fall foliage, the Chanel Fall Collection, Les Automnales, is a rich tapestry of earthy shades. Neutrals dress eyes in natural splendor, while copper tones and deep reds blaze on the lips. Le Vernis provides the ideal complement to autumnal colour.
Highlights of the CHANEL Fall 2015 Les Automnales Collection include:
Illusion d’Ombre Long-Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in 816 Rouge Gorge (rust orange) and New Moon (iridescent copper), $36
Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in 914 Feuilles (intense khaki), 918 Ardent (copper), 919 Erable (shimmering bronze) and 921 Pomme de Pin (charcoal brown, shown above), $32
Joues Contraste Powder Blush in 260 Alezane (shimmering brown pink), $45
Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour in La Bouleversante, $36
CHANEL Lèvres Scintillantes Glossimer in 212 Chene Rouge (brick red), $30
Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine in 99 Melancolie (copper) and 112 Temeraire (deep brick red), $36
CHANEL Le Vernis in 669 Chataigne (deep brown), 671 Ecorse Sanguine (brick red) and 679 Vert Obscur (dark blue green), $27
The Chanel Les Automnales Fall Collection is a study in beautiful fall colors. The shades are diverse and neutral and will work on a broad range of skin colors and tones. My favorite pieces of the collection are the Les 5 Ombres Eyeshadow Palette, the Joues Contraste Blush and the lip products.
When you first look at the Les 5 Ombres Eyeshadow Palette, you might be tempted to think “another neutral palette”, as there have been so many lately. But, of course, this being CHANEL, there is that luxurious element. The eyeshadows are silky and luminous, with an embossed “stained glass” pattern. There are a variety of finishes with the eyeshadow, including a subtle shimmer. The five shades include shimmering beige, velvet beige, luminous bronze, intense brown and satin pink. If you have blue eyes, this palette is your new best friend.
The Joues Contraste Blush in Alezane is a must-have. I know I can’t resist a CHANEL Blush, but this shade? It’s so swoon-worthy. It’s a pink-nude-slightly fleshy color, with a subtle hint of shimmer that is barely noticeable. It won’t take over a soft smoky eye. For some reason, this color begs to be paired with a cashmere sweater.
And the lips. For Fall, matte lips are everywhere and CHANEL gives us the exquisite La Bouleversante, a crimson red shade. My favorite formula, Rouge Coco Shines are also striking. Melancolie is a barely-there shade with copper shimmer and Temeraire is a deep brick, also with a bit of shimmer. Of the two, that’s my pick.
The CHANEL Fall 2015 Collection, Les Automnales, is available now in department stores including Nordstrom and at CHANEL.com. If you love traditional fall colors, there is plenty to pick from in this collection!