Magical and ripe, fall is the season when nature once again transforms, a time when trees don their red-orange foliage, and gardens and parks take on shades of ochre. The last rays of the summer sun are still casting their soft, warm light over the landscape when the equinox occurs. In this brief instant, day and night are in perfect balance and time stands still, marking summer’s glorious end and heralding the beginning of a new cycle. It’s no wonder Gabrielle Chanel adored fall, a season that inspired her with creative potential, inspiring her velvet and tweed pieces as well as her cozy knits and sweaters in warm, distinguished, powerful colors. This year, it was also the source of inspiration for the Chanel Makeup Creation Studio for the Fall-Winter 2023 makeup collection, translating it all into colors and effects for the Équinoxe de Chanel collection.
Spotlight on shadows
A new limited-edition creation with a fine, powdery, airy texture, Ombre Première Libre comes in six natural, earthy shades that warm up the eyes: a satiny hazelnut brown, a deep walnut brown, and a warm burnt sienna are joined by a luminous, orangey copper, a caramelized garnet, and an intense aubergine.
Featuring an ethereal texture and a new cap with a built-in sponge-tip applicator, the creamy, sensuous powder can be applied in the blink of an eye for a simultaneously deep and delicate color effect.
Duos of lights
Echoing nature and its reddening foliage, Douceur d’Équinoxe blushes give cheeks a flush of intense yet delicate color and leave the complexion with a natural, luminous glow. The muted coral and beige palette warms up the complexion with energizing color, while the rosy beige and mauve pairing creates a soft healthy glow effect.
For the ultimate touch of sophistication, six new shades of Rouge Coco Bloom – ranging from luminous coral to brownish rosewood and sienna – were added, coordinating with two new shades of Le Vernis. Hydrating and plumping, Rouge Coco Bloom combines a high concentration of pigments with the Hydraboost complex, composed of natural waxes and oils, for spectacular shine and long-lasting lip color.
With a bright orange hue and a shade of red-brown, Vibrant Le Vernis nail polish prolongs the joyful warmth of summer and ushers in fall.