The little black dress, the quilted handbag, the two-toned shoe — the iconic essentials created by Coco Chanel are what inspired Peter Philips, Creative Director of Chanel Makeup, to create the elegant Fall 2012 Collection, LES ESSENTIELS DE CHANEL. Read on for more…

LES ESSENTIELS DE CHANEL emphasizes classic pinks and natural beiges that soften the face and lips, while fuschia and modern black dress the nails. This is the type of Fall makeup collection that is a good investment; like having a classic CHANEL tweed jacket or purse, you’ll get infinite wear from these colours.

Highlights of the Fall 2012 LES ESSENTIELS DE CHANEL Collection include:

LUMIÈRE D’ARTIFICES BEIGES Illuminating Powder with shimmer:
This highlighting face powder epitomizes the modern-classic look of Fall beauty and the artistry of Chanel. Designed to resemble sequins, the duo of lighter and darker beige shades blends together harmoniously for a subtly iridescent complexion, extending a summer glow. $65.00

LES 4 OMBRES Quadra Eye Shadow in Premier Regard; shades include Taupe brown, tender pink, beige and intense black. The colours in this eyeshadow Quad is so versatile, it’s worth picking up. $58.00


ROUGE COCO Hydrating Crème Lip Colour in Caractère, a lustrous Rose brown, this shade is universally flattering. $32.50


STYLO YEUX Waterproof long-lasting Eyeliner in Silver Light, $30.00

LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Frenzy (lilac grey), Suspicious (fuschia) and Vertigo (grey black). Fall nails strike the balance between edgy and polished. Of course, this was the piece of the collection I had to buy first. I picked up Vertigo and it’s such an interesting shade–the complexity illustrates why I buy CHANEL Le Vernis. Deep purple-grey-black with a hint of shimmer in the light, it’s like nothing else I have in my collection. And of course, the formula is flawless. Love! $26.00

The Fall 2012 LES ESSENTIELS DE CHANEL Collection is available now at department and specialty stores and on

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