CHANEL Le Rouge Collection No1_beauty campaign

CHANEL debuts the first collection by Global Creative Makeup and Colour Designer Lucia Pica, and it centers around the color red. Red is a statement color…bold, passionate, sexy, powerful. And those are the qualities the Le Rouge Collection N°1 embodies.

CHANEL Le Rouge Collection-Fall 2016

Sometimes you look at colors in a makeup collection and immediately dismiss them–“not for me”. That would be easy to do with the Le Rouge Collection N° 1. When I first saw it, I though there’s no way I can pull off red. Maybe the eyeshadow or blush; but I’ve never been able to muster the confidence to wear a red lip. After playing with the products, however,  yes…this collection is wearable.

To wear the Le Rouge Collection N° 1, the key is to identify your focal point. The two words I think of with this collection are restraint and balance. If you focus on the eyes and a strong lip, don’t add the blush. If cheek color is your thing, use the neutral colors in the eyeshadow quad…you get the idea.

Highlights from CHANEL Le Rouge Collection N° 1 include:

CHANEL Les Ombres Eyeshadow Quad 268 Candeur Et Experience

Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow in Candeur et Experience ($61)

CHANEL Illusion D'Ombre Eyeshadow_Rouge Contraste

Illusion D’Ombre Eyeshadow in Rouge Contraste ($36) – deep chocolate brown

CHANEL Joues Contraste Blush_320 Rouge Profond

Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Rouge Profond – brick red ($45)

CHANEL Rouge Allure Luminous Lipstick_169 Rouge Tentation

Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Rouge Tentation ($37)

CHANEL Rouge Allure Velvet Matte Lip Colour_Fall 2016

Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour in Rouge Charnel (fire red), Rouge Feu (luminous orange) and Rouge Audace (chocolate burgundy).

CHANEL Stylo Yeux Waterproof_98 Eros

Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner in Eros (brown burgundy red)

CHANEL Le Crayon Levres_98

Le Crayon Levres Precision Lip Definer ($31) in Seduction (rosebud brick)

CHANEL_Fall 2016_Le Rouge Collection No 1

Honestly, once I tried the products in the Le Rouge Collection N° 1, I realized that they can be used in a neutral, but impactful way. For a soft smoky eye, try the Illusion D’Ombre Velvet in Rouge Contraste. It has a matte finish, is super pigmented and long-wearing. The Joues Contraste Blush formula is one of my favorites of any brand, and the Rouge Profond shade is surprisingly wearable; just use a light hand/brush and build you color to the intensity you want.


CHANEL Le Rouge Collection


CHANEL Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Fall 2016

The Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Multiple has a matte finish. The shades have excellent pigmentation and are so silky. I’ve mainly used the three brown shades, but you can actually mix the red in for a pop of color or ombre look.

CHANEL Le Rouge Lipsticks

Of the Lip Colours I tried, my favorite is Rouge Audace; I’m obsessed with this shade for Fall! The Precision Lip Definer in Seduction is a versatile shade that can be used to build color with a lipstick.

The CHANEL Le Rouge Collection N° 1 for Fall is out now in department stores and online at Do you love a good red?


Disclosure: Press samples were received for editorial consideration, product testing, photography and review. Affiliate links have been used in the post, which helps to support this site.
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