Red alert: Chanel’s new collection is here

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

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We dare you not to go out and paint your make-up collection red when you catch site of Chanel’s new Le Rouge autumn 2016 collection. Red is the colour of life and death, love and desire and also the inspiration behind the new Chanel range by their global creative make-up and colour designer Lucia Pica.

“I am obsessed with the colour red – I always have been. Red is strong for me and it is also intrinsic to the world of Chanel,” she says. “I really wanted to explore the meaning of colour and what is behind it in the collection. There is an idea of the symbolism of red and a red undertone runs throughout. It is mainly an emotional and abstract response to colour.”

Coco Chanel’s favourite colour was red. Considering that this is the woman who once said: “Mettez du rouge et attaquez” (Put on lipstick and attack), there’s no better way to honour her legacy than by launching a collection infused with various shades of red.

Kristen Stewart does not seem to be in the twilight of her Chanel muse modelling career and is the face of the campaign. She shows off sensual lips and expressive eyes all wrapped with passionate red-hot radiation.

We’re still not sure we could pull off the red eye trend, but as Coco said: In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.

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Le Rouge autumn 2016 collection

For the eyes: Les 4 Ombres in Candeur et Expérience (R920), Illusion d’Ombre cream eye shadow in Rouge Contraste and Rouge Brûlé (R560), Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner in Eros and Agapé (R450) and Dimensions de CHANEL mascara in Subversif (R575).

For the lips: Le Crayon Lèvres in Désir and Séduction (R415), Rouge Allure Velvet in Rouge Feu, Rouge Vie, Rouge Charnel and Rouge Audace (R610) and Rouge Allure in Rouge Ingénue and Rouge Tentation (R610).

For the face: Joues Contraste in Rouge Profond (R720

For the nails: Le Vernis in Rouge Puissant and Le Vernis in Rouge Radical (R450).

The collection is exclusive to CHANEL studios in select Edgars stores.


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  1. Lindiwe Tindleni

    The Channel Lipsticks and Cream Eye Shadow scream “Sexy, Confidence,Move over”….

    2 years ago •

  1. Cookie Nandlall

    The Chanel Red lip range is seductive and captivating. A bold sophisticated visual appearance.

    3 years ago •

  1. Candice Petersen

    This lipstick is absolutely gorgeous!

    3 years ago •

  1. Priyanka13# Padayachee

    The lipstick colour is very nice and eyeshadow is nice for a Smokey look

    3 years ago •

  1. Sandra Phoma

    Beutiful packaging and great colour pay off. I adore the red lipstick. It makes me want to put on some heels and attend a presidential event.

    3 years ago •

  1. MariskaHolder Holder

    I would love to try this for evening out events! This dark red shades is the perfect combination

    3 years ago •

  1. Phumelele Mampuru

    Would love to try this red colour and the eye colour palatte.

    3 years ago •


    That red shade looks amazing on Kirsten! Got to have it!

    3 years ago •

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