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BEAUTY NEWS: CHANEL CRUISE 2019

“A woman is only as good as the light and peace she radiates.” 
Gabrielle Chanel

For this collection, Lucia Pica found inspiration in the sensation of being in East Asia. "The atmosphere there practically makes you vibrate" she explains. In VISION D’ASIE : LUMIÈRE ET CONTRASTE luminous shades and satin textures are used to softly sculpt the complexion. True to her love of contrasts, Lucia teams these shades and textures with intriguing high-gloss accents on the eyes and lips for a spectacular effect.

ENVELOPE by Lotte Fuhre Ellingsen

 
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THE FACE

VISION D'ASIE: LUMIÈRE ET CONTRASTE does not focus on shading, but rather on luminosity. The collection's exclusive creation DUO BRONZE ET LUMIÈRE lends it's peachy-beige and golden chocolate tones for a lightly structured summer face.

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THE EYES

Contouring around the eyes is among CRUISE 2019 COLLECTION’s most daring elements. Match it a slick gloss on the eyes to create an audacious look inspired by the mysterious blurs and abstractions of Pica’s pictures of East Asia. Application comes in two parts: depth and definition is created from cream shades; colour and highlights are achieved with the powders and gloss.

 

“STYLO OMBRE ET CONTOUR can be used to line inside and outside the lashes, or blended for a smoky eye look,” Pica says. “The pens are easy and effective while their colours are muted and surprising. The two matte and two shimmery colours of LES 4 OMBRES work well with STYLO OMBRE ET CONTOUR, there is real softness in the colours. It isn’t an ordinary eyeshadow palette.”

“I’m very fond of gloss for the eyes,” Pica says. “And the translucency of OMBRE PREMIÈRE GLOSS creates an incredibly sophisticated result. I adore textures merging with one another.”

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THE LIPS

Two elegant lip shades reflect the range of Pica’s East Asian image inspiration with the rosy beige and dusty pink of ROUGE COCO FLASH. These shades leave a dewy luster that confers wellness that is unique to this Summer look.

“Both ROUGE COCO FLASH and the glossier ROUGE COCO GLOSS (which will only be available in the US and Japan) highlight the lips while bringing depth to the eyes,” Pica adds.

 

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THE NAILS

And how would any excursion to Japan and South Korea be complete without a memento of something strange and exotic to the Western eye? The final keepsake is a trio of LE VERNIS in a neutral shimmer, sky blue and lavender.