Into the Woods: Collection Les Automnales by Chanel

Meet Fall’s most luscious colours


By Terry Saw

Into the Woods: Collection Les Automnales by Chanel

I’m seriously considering the possibility of the Chanel Makeup Creation Studio team spending an impressive number of hours in the great outdoors – painstakingly studying every shade of earth and bark, moss and foliage to come up with a collection this stunning, and well thought out.   

For starters, this luscious limited edition eye palette deserves it’s very own close up. Composed of five matte-satin shades ranging from golden beiges and bronze to deep browns and copper, these colours were inspired by the lunaria, planetree leaf, acorn, chestnut peel and helleborus flower as a tribute to the ever changing tones of the stunning Autumn landscape. And that beautiful graphic stamp is reminiscent of Cistercian stained glass, a motif believed to have inspired Mademoiselle Chanel to design the iconic double C of for the House – now how’s that for detail?

Try: Creation Exclusive Entralacs, RM200

And it’s okay to secretly want that Giselle-worthy glow without working for it. Gently sweep this willow catkin- and eucalyptus leaf-inspired shade across the cheeks for a delicate sheen with a subtle hint of shimmer to warm your complexion and enhance your features – hello cheekbones!

Try: Joues Contraste Alezane, RM145

Now for (hopefully) the toughest decision you’ll make today: picking from a selection of flaming red lip offerings that are equally intense with a satin-matte, semi-sheer finish that’s perfect for day or night.

Try: Rouge Coco Shine Melancolie, RM106

Saving the best for last is my favourite nature-inspired story from the collection – nail colours with a flash of illumination inspired by a bird’s iridescent plumage – in this case, the ocellated turkey feather that resulted in this deep flamboyant, high-shine red that gets you ready for just about anything life throws your way – nature walks and forest hikes included.   

Try: Le Vernis Ecorce Sanguine, RM82

Collection Les Automnales will be available at Chanel Fragrance & Beauty Boutiques and Chanel counters at all leading departmental stores from 1st August 2015.

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