Cruise 2017 makeup collections: Chanel introduces ‘Les Indispensables de l’Eté’ collection

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New shades of "Rouge Coco Shine" and "Rouge Coco Stylo". Image courtesy of Chanel
New shades of “Rouge Coco Shine” and “Rouge Coco Stylo”. Image courtesy of Chanel

The French luxury label has unveiled its first Cruise 2017 makeup collection, created by Lucia Pica, Chanel’s global creative makeup and colour designer. The new collection, called “Les Indispensables de l’Eté”, redefines the notion of glamour, channelling a liberated and natural vision of it, as envisaged by Gabrielle Chanel several decades earlier.

This sunny offering is inspired by the liberty, audacity and carefree, laid-back vibes of the summer season. It is this spirit of summer, this ability to let go, that Lucia Pica set out to capture in the Cruise 2017 collection.

"Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour". Image courtesy of Chanel
“Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour”. Image courtesy of Chanel

The products in the “Les Indispensables de l’Eté” collection are designed to create a naturally glamorous summer face, with a makeup look that’s not overly complicated. Inspired by summer landscapes and their inherent luminosity, as well as summer sunsets, the collection draws inspiration first and foremost from nature.

“The concept is that there is no concept! It is about sensuality, feeling and the spirit of things,” explains Lucia Pica. “It’s about being yourself, rising above judgements or perceptions of what you should be.”

Anna Ewers wears products from the Chanel Cruise 2017 collection - "Les Indispensables de l'Eté". Image courtesy of Chanel
Anna Ewers wears products from the Chanel Cruise 2017 collection – “Les Indispensables de l’Eté”. Image courtesy of Chanel

These natural vibes are captured in Chanel’s “Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour”, which, as the name suggests, gives skin a healthy, radiant and lightly bronzed glow. This facial powder has a lightweight texture for a natural, second-skin effect, with ultra-fine gold particles bringing luminosity and glow. It’s available in five shades (Light, Medium Light, Medium, Medium Deep, Deep), ranging from a pink/beige to an intense bronze.

The collection’s nature-inspired lip colours reflect a spectrum of sunny shades from sunrise to sunset, bringing summery sensuality to this seasonal beauty look. The iconic “Rouge Coco Shine” comes in new shades, with the peachy “Golden Sun” and the nude “Golden Sand”, while “Rouge Coco Stylo” comes in the soft beige of “Panorama” and the coral pink “Esquisse”.

New colours of "Le Vernis Longue Tenue" nail polish. Image courtesy of Chanel
New colours of “Le Vernis Longue Tenue” nail polish. Image courtesy of Chanel

Four shades of “Vernis Longue Tenue” nail polish complete this Chanel Cruise 2017 collection. “Sargasso” is a shimmering grey and “Coquillage,” “Coralium” and “Sea Whip” are softer, pinkish shades.

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