Do you know your favorite lipstick shade? If you do, it’s great, you have a vibrant companion, but on the flip side, it’s unimaginable for a woman to go through life without knowing her favorite shade of lipstick. I would call it a predicament but not without offering a solution.
Parisian Maison Chanel has launched a stunning app called Lipscanner that will make life easier for lipstick lovers by using a combination of patented AI and AR technologies to allow you to identify any color and finish of lipstick from any physical or digital image. If you’re obsessing over color in a magazine, social media post, or someone standing right in front of you, remember the app on your phone and use it. Next, a corresponding Chanel lipstick or product that will flash in front of you may also be tried virtually. If you like it, take a photo and also share it with your girlfriends for their opinion. The app also obviously allows you to buy the liked product on Chanel’s website as that’s the whole point of this exercise.
This isn’t a groundbreaking app as L’Oreal’s AI-powered lipstick device creates a shade of your liking on the spot. Still, Chanel takes a solid stand saying that its algorithm “saves users the task of trawling through large online inventories by seamlessly doing the color recognition and matching for them,” and dubbed the app a ‘world-first for smart beauty. Lipscanner features all of Chanel’s lipsticks and glosses, nearly 400 of them in various finish options from matt to satin. Chanel’s Lipscanner is available to download for free now on iOS. Come into the beautiful world of Chanel.
This holiday season, discover Chanel’s Boy-Friend watch, now available with a steel and diamond case, white dial and quilted black leather strap. With pure lines, balanced proportions and perfected shapes, the timepiece is an alluring blend of boldness and restraint. It was only a matter of time till the Boy·Friend had a fresh new update in time for its fifth anniversary (the watch was created back in 2015). Still classy, still minimalistic, but with a twist, of course.
There are a total of 3 sizes, small (27.9mm by 21.5mm), medium (34.6mm by 26.7mm) and large (37mm by 28.6mm), with the Boy·Friend made available in either in steel, beige gold, white gold and/or set with diamonds. While all 3 sizes are powered by Chanel’s high precision movements, they all bear slight differences in terms of specifications. The small features a plain opaline guilloché dial, the medium has an added date indicator, while the large features a seconds indicator, little nuances so ‘minute’ you’ll miss them if you blink.
The Boy·Friend is now customisable (which is something you still can’t do with your actual boyfriend), and there are a total of 19 interchangeable bracelets to change up the look of your timepiece, from quilted patterned calfskin to tweed metal, just to name a few. The small and medium timepieces are powered by Chanel’s high precision quartz movement, while the large ones are powered by manual winding mechanical movement.
The Chanel Boy-Friend watches are available at Chanel’s Watches & Fine Jewellery boutiques, and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful and timeless world of Chanel.
French maison Chanel presents Rouge Allure Laque, the first lip color offering extreme shine and intensity: a comfortable ultrawear texture that is easy to apply and wear, offering a satin brilliance that dazzles non-stop. Rouge Allure Laque reconciles all contradictions in a single creation. Its fluid formula fuses with lips and dresses your smile in elegance in all circumstances.
Delicate and creamy, water-resistant, it also withstands the rubbing and smudging of daily life. Its thin, supple mesh is composed of two agents: the first traps pigments for unchanging color radiance, while the second locks in a blend of oils for continuous shine. In a single stroke, this ultra-comfortable second skin imprints lips with lasting color and shine for up to 12 hours.
Rouge Allure Laque is available in 20 Vibrant Colors. Each color expresses all of its intensity with a savvy mix of finely ground pigments. Coated in precious oils, they reveal an extremely pure color presence. On application, a volatile oil evaporates, leaving nothing but vibrant radiance on the lips.
In addition to delivering extreme shine and intense color, Rouge Allure Laque cares for lips and envelops them in comfort. The skin barrier of the lips is perfectly preserved by an antioxidant complex of Sappan wood and vitamin E.
The Palette* 60 Inflexible, a luminous iridescent beige (Not available in China) 61 Continuous, a luminous beige 62 Still, a real natural nude 63 Ultimate, a pinky nude 64 Exigence, a rosewood 65 Impertur bable, a brick pink 66 Permanent, an intense rosewood 67 Steady, a light pink (Not available in China) 68 Unlimited, a slightly pink luminous coral (Not available in China) 69 Rémanence, a bright pink 70 Immobile, a raspberry pink 71 Mythe, a metallic red 72 Iconique, a brick red 73 Invincible, a true red 74 Expérimenté, a strong brown-red 75 Fidélité, a brown nude 78 Tenacious, a light plum 79 Éternité, a deep burgundy red 80 Timeless, a profound cherry red 81 Obstination, a deep brown * Shades available depending on market
If you’re interested to see what the colour might look like on your lips before heading to the store, there’s also a new virtual try-on makeup feature on chanel.com. Simply click on the ‘Try On’ box on the right side of page and select any of the 20 lipstick colours you’d like to experiment with.
The packaging looks really stylish and chic, it comes in a tube that dresses up in a shiny gradation of black lacquer with a sheer finish to reveal the pure, radiant shade inside. Its high-precision curved and streamlined applicator with an ultra-soft foam tip adapts to the shape of the lips to leave just the right amount of product, for application that is easier than ever.
Chanel Rouge Allure Laque is available at Chanel Fragrance and Beauty Stores and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Chanel.
Iconic French Maison Chanel is writing a new chapter in the story of the legendary perfume Chanel No.5 with Thomas du Pré de Saint Maur, the Maison’s Head of Global Creative Resources Fragrance and Beauty, behind the creative process. The new face of the fragrance is the French actress Marion Cotillard, featured in the video commercial directed by Johan Renck.
Marion was the obvious choice. Returning to a French actress meant returning to a subconscious image of French femininity dear to the spirit of the Maison… What I like about Marion Cotillard is that when she acts, she has this sort of reserve that is simultaneously ultra-powerful.
Thomas du Pré de Saint Maur, Head of Global Creative Resources Fragrance and Beauty
Marion Cotillard continues the lineage of female icons who were the face of this revolutionary fragrance, starting with Marilyn Monroe, who in 1954 dared to talk about nudity, preferring to be dressed in just this perfume. She was followed by Catherine Deneuve, Carole Bouquet, and Nicole Kidman. In addition to her beauty and free spirit, Marion Cotillard, embodies that ‘je ne sais quoi’of French elegance. The actress claims to have felt an instant connection to No.5 which, more than a fragrance, is a work of art.
Swedish director Johan Renck is known for his music videos as well as advertising campaigns, photography and television shows, the most famous of which is the multi-award winning series ‘Chernobyl’.
This new campaign pays tribute to the history of No.5, all the while making the unique and radical choice to consider beauty as a bet of joy and equality. The woman and the man guide and support themselves, seducing each other in an elegant and whimsical pas de deux. More than a dreamlike digression, the union of the lovers after their celestial dance embodies an ideal: It is made for a woman who strives to accomplish her dreams. That is the power of No.5.
The movie shows a mysterious woman clad in a black cloak walking across a Parisian bridge, covered in snow on a full moon night. Suddenly, she is on the moon where a man is waiting for her and the two of them are dancing a unique choreography. The dance ends with the two of them leaping together, and she is on the bridge again, where she meets the same man. The song ‘Team’ by Lorde, recorded by Flavien Berger and interpreted by Marion Cotillard, is an ode to modern love, where two beings speak as equals.
“I wanted Marion to perform in a dress that was completely Chanel, past, present and future. Iconic. We started from the dress worn by Mademoiselle Chanel, immortalized by Cecil Beaton in 1937, which Karl Lagerfeld particularly liked… We adjusted it so that Marion could make it her own, dance in it; we wanted the dress to serve her and not the other way around”, said Virginie Viard, Artistic Director of Chanel.
The choreography in the new campaign is done by Ryan Heffington, and Marion Cotillard’s partner is Étoile dancer, Jérémie Bélingard.
Chanel No.5 is available in different concentrations and packages, and a beautiful matching bodyline at Chanel Beauty Boutiques, and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Chanel.
The same week that Chanel unveiled its new Spring/Summer 2021 collection at the Grand Palais in Paris, the French Maison has announced that it purchased its Bond Street store for £310 million, in a show of confidence to retail in London.
Chanel’s little black dresses, softly tailored tweed jackets and two-tone shoes have been a fixture at 159 Bond Street since 2013. In a boom for British retail, the Parisian fashion house has agreed to pay £310 million to buy the boutique outright, which is £70 million more than the original £240 million asking price.
Chanel reportedly fought off competition for the prime location from the Abu Dhabi royal family, as well as private investors in Hong Kong, Europe and America. Spanning 12,600 sq ft, the flagship boutique is one of the largest Chanel shops in the world and houses the French Maison’s complete offering of ready-to-wear, footwear, accessories, fine jewellery and beauty, with sumptuous VIP changing rooms and an art-filled lounge.
The Chanel Boutique at Bond Street is one of Chanel’s largest spaces worldwide, the store covers three floors and sells fashion, beauty and accessories.
Designed by Peter Marino, the boutique’s showpiece is a supersized, sculptural string of pearls that hangs down the middle of the stairwell, made from hand-blown Murano glass by French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel.
The French Maison has further outposts on Sloane Street in Knightsbridge and Walton Street in Brompton Cross, as well as a jewellery boutique on New Bond Street.
The acquisition highlights Chanel’s commitment to British retail despite the high street reporting a fall in sales and shoppers following lockdown measures. While the premium brand accessed the Bank of England’s emergency coronavirus lending scheme at the start of the pandemic, borrowing some £600 million, the company has said this has since been paid back in full.
While it is an undeniably difficult time for British retail, the luxury sector has continued to perform well: there have been consistent queues outside Bond Street’s most popular boutiques since they reopened in July, as well as steady footfall in Knightsbridge and Chelsea. During September, The Deck opened as the first all-female tailor on Savile Row, and Thom Sweeney unveiled a multistorey townhouse on Old Burlington Street. Off-White also recently debuted its first standalone London store on Sloane Street.
Chanel is currently controlled by Alain Wertheimer, 72, and his brother Gérard Wertheimer, 69. In 2018, the French fashion house elected London as the base for its global headquarters, transferring staff from New York and its native Paris. In 2019, Chanel increased profits by 16.6 per cent, totalling $3.5 billion, and announced in June that it still expects to turn a profit in 2020.
Chanel devotees can rest assured that the Parisian mega-brand isn’t budging from Bond Street. Come into the beautiful world of Chanel.
Keira Knightley is the face of Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle L’Eau Privée ‘Eau Pour La Nuit’, the Maison’s latest take on the Coco Mademoiselle range first launched in 2001. With the new addition, Coco Mademoiselle comes in five varieties: Parfum, Eau de Parfum Intense, Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette, and the new L’Eau Privée.
With L’Eau Privée, I wanted to create a light and delicate version of Coco Mademoiselle, imagining a night fragrance like a soft and sensual veil.
Olivier Polge, Chanel Perfumer
For the first time, Chanel’s in-house parfumier has imagined a night fragrance. L’Eau Privée has been described as ‘a watercolour scent’, composed around a delicate accord of jasmine absolute and rose petal notes. L’Eau Privée exalts the most sensual and softest musk notes of the Coco Mademoiselle fragrance. Chanel says it remains true to the original oriental fragrance but is more ‘confidential’ and delicate. It is seen as a ‘night scent’. It’s the ultimate touch before night falls.
You would love to apply it on your pulse points, where the skin is warmest: ‘the place where you would be kissed’, on the wrists, behind the ears, in the dip of the décolleté or at the nape of the neck, or even to scent the hair. Screen icon Marilyn Monroe famously said in an interview in 1952 that she wore ‘five drops of Chanel No. 5’and nothing else in bed. I am going to say, I only wear a spritz of L’Eau Privée.
The flacon of Coco Mademoiselle L’Eau Privée is in translucent frosted glass, with the words L’Eau Privée in gold lettering, looking more subtle against the contents.
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle L’Eau Privée Eau Pour La Nuit is available in a 50 and 100ml flacon, and is available at selected stores worldwide, and online. Come into the beautiful world of Chanel.
Let us dream a little of careless summer days with this new make-up collection by French Maison Chanel. It’s the promise of an airy and dazzling warm season. The delicious caress of sunlight on skin beaded with seawater. A feeling of freedom, instilled by a sailboat gliding along the coast against the Mediterranean. Inspired by the relaxed lifestyle of the French Riviera, Les Beiges sets sail this season with an exclusive collection: Summer of Glow.
A subtle iridescence, a sun-kissed radiance, a naturally tanned effect. The Les Beiges Summer of Glow collection of lightweight, longwearing makeup illuminates skin any way you wish. For a never-ending summer, bathed in light.
Les Beiges Summer of Glow shakes up summer with a powerful breeze of freedom. Luminous, it is an infusion of beloved summer light. Delectable warmth on the skin. Lightweight, inspired by the aura and free spirit of Mademoiselle Chanel, this new collection has only one goal in mind: a sun kissed healthy glow that seems revived by the great outdoors.
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Illuminating Powder
Les beiges began with foundation. This season, Les Beiges Healthy Glow Illuminating Powder comes in two shades. Playing with shadows and light, the powder subtly intensifies the features and enhances natural beauty. Lightweight and airy, it gives the complexion a discreet glimmer, accentuated by luminous pigments with golden shimmers. To preserve this instant healthy glow, the formula is completed with hydrating and antioxidant kalanchoe extract.
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Illuminating Powder is easy to take from its generous jar, it glides on with a Kabuki brush, wherever the sun naturally touches the skin: the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin. Workable and easy to apply, the cream can be used to structure the facial contours (smoothed under cheekbones with circular movements) or for an allover look (dabbed on and blended in, from the middle of the face outwards).
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Illuminating Powder is available in 2 shades: Sand– mediumlight,or Sunset – intense
A delicately iridescent complexion enhancer, Les Beiges Healthy Glow Highlighting Fluid lights up face and body with a ray of sunshine. Instantly, its formula embellishes the complexion with a subtle luminous veil for an immediate healthy glow highlighting effect. Skin radiates with vibrant freshness and sunny luminosity.
Summer of Radiance. A liquid highlighter that instantly illuminates skin with a fresh finish.
What could be more delicious than the sensation of bare skin? Like the entire Les Beiges line, this fluid feels imperceptible. Featherweight, it instantly blends into the skin to reveal its natural radiance. For an instant retouching effect, this embellishing filter enriched with pearly particles enhances skin texture on application. Radiant skin is also, and above all, pampered skin. This is why this embellishing highlighter contains 69% water and a marine-origin emollient. The complexion seems lit up from within. In parallel, kalanchoe extract protects skin’s natural beauty.
Ultra-sensorial, it is applied with fingertips, dabbed on to structure the face (the top of the cheekbones, on the cheeks, the bridge of the nose and the Cupid’s bow), or as a makeup base for a natural glow. It can also be used on the décolleté and body to intensify the skin’s radiance.
Chanel Les Beiges Sheer Healthy Glow Highlighting Fluid is available in 2 shades: Pearly Glow – a pearly ivory (above), or Sunkissed – a pearly bronze.
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream
The effects of a golden tan without the risks of prolonged sun exposure… Who could ask for more? Soleil Tan puts this sunbathed finish within hand’s reach. This cult product joins the Les Beiges line and is now called Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream. Lightweight and extremely soft, this gel-cream becomes one with the skin to reveal its natural beauty. Tanned as if you spent a day in the great outdoors, the complexion dresses up in sunny radiance. Skin is delicately velvety and features are smoothed.
Summer of Warmth. A cream bronzer with a velvety finish for a sun-kissed look
Surprisingly lightweight yet dense, and easy to blend, its texture embraces the skin and disappears. It contains just the right balance of natural-origin wax for melt-away application and mineral powders for a healthy glow effect. In parallel, kalanchoe extract preserves the beauty of the complexion.
Easy to take from its generous jar, it glides on with a Kabuki brush, wherever the sun naturally touches the skin: the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin. Workable and easy to apply, the cream can be used to structure the facial contours (smoothed under cheekbones with circular movements) or for an allover look (dabbed on and blended in, from the middle of the face outwards).
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream is available in one shade: 390 Soleil Tan Bronze Universelle – a pearly bronze.
Chanel Les Beige Healthy Glow Natural Eyeshadow Palette
A sunny healthy glow is ensured by a radiant complexion, but also fresh eyes. This is why the Les Beiges Summer of Glow collection includes a new Healthy Glow Natural Eyeshadow Palette harmony. A palette of five colors, as warm as the landscapes of the Mediterranean coast, and easy to wear and combine. With shimmering tones, each eyeshadow recalls a relaxed and radiant summer: a soft cream beige, a soft and satiny peach beige, a coral with golden and pink sparkles, a peach coral, a taupe brown… A color chart of eyeshadows inspired by gleams of sunlight and luminous sunbeams.
Summer of Shimmer. A versatile eyeshadow palette featuring coral shades.
Whether darker or lighter, satin or matte, all five eyeshadows of the palette have a creamy, melt-away texture. Comfortable and longwear, they blend seamlessly together, gliding so easily over the skin that they can be applied with fingertips or a brush.
Multipurpose, the palette can be used as a base or eyeshadow. The eyeshadows can be used on their own or combined. It’s foolproof. The palest shade catches the light at the corner of the eyes and beneath the brows. As for the darkest shade, it can be applied as liner along the base of lower lashes or on the brows to densify t
Chanel Les Beige Healthy Glow Natural Eyeshadow Palette is available in one shade: Warm – a delicate cream beige, a soft and satiny peach beige, a coral with golden and pink sparkles, a peach coral and a taupe brown.
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Lip Balm
The sea, the sun, the freedom of the great outdoors, nature, the Mediterranean… All of these elements, dear to Gabrielle Chanel, bring a smile to one’s face. This year, with Les Beiges Healthy Glow Lip Balm, lips dress up in a sheer and luminous coral.
Summer of Hydration. A lightweight lip balm with sheer colour and long-lasting hydration.
With its creamy, melt-away texture, enriched with moringa butter and a Vitamin E derivative, this balm nourishes, protects and envelops lips in delightful comfort. Composed of emollient oils, its extreme hydrating power perfectly cares for the lips and further protects them against dryness. After the first application, lips are smooth, soft and delicately tinted with a fresh and luminous finish.
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Lip Balm is available in one shade: Warm – a luminous coral
Chanel Les Beiges Le Vernis
Their colors bring to mind a sun-drenched apricot or a sugary raspberry. The two new vibrant shades of the season are little treats to help you shine down to your fingertips. In this Les Beiges collection, Le Vernis de Chanel offers brilliant color that lasts for days on end. Ultra-resilient, thin and shiny, the coat of color ensures a very long-lasting and even result.
Summer of Shine. A touch of longwearing nail colour.
Chanel Les Beiges Le Vernis is available in 2 shades: Cruise – a vibrant coral, and Sailor – a pink coral.
The Chanel Les Beiges Summer of Glow Collection is available at Chanel Beauty Boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Chanel.
Somehow, the Frenchest of actresses (Marion Cotillard) wasn’t already the face of the Frenchest of fragrances, but the universe has a way of working these things out.
Today, destiny fulfilled itself when Chanel announced it had chosen Cotillard as the new face of its iconic Chanel No.5 fragrance, which is a big deal in beauty-contract land. This is the first time that Marion is lending her image to a fragrance, although she has been connected to the French Maison since early on in her career, walking the red carpet in Chanel for the Jean-Pierre Jeunet film ‘A Very Long Engagement’ (2004) and Olivier Dahan’s ‘La Vie en Rose’ in 2008.
It isn’t hard to see why this is a match made in French perfume heaven, but in case things are blurry, the Maison describes Cotillard as ‘the perfect incarnation of French natural beauty’, with an elegance and an irresistible ‘je ne sais quoi’ that’s all her own. With her new role, Cotillard will have one more thing in common with fellow genetically blessed beings Brad Pitt and Gisele Bündchen, who were both former faces of the storied scent. Come into the beautiful world of Chanel.