Despite a less is more approach to elegance, Gabrielle Chanel had a penchant for decorative ornaments such as the deep lacquer Chinese Coromandel screens and shimmering gold leaf that decorated her apartment.
This love of splendour and baroque style, has inspired the latest line of Chanel beauty products which showcase glamour for the modern age.
Named, Les Ornaments De Chanel, the festive beauty line features statement smoky eyes, glossy lustrous lips and fresh luminous complexions — which play with the contrast between grandeur and minimalism.
In fact, contrasts are balanced throughout the collection which was crafted by Chanel’s Global Creative Makeup and Colour Designer, Lucia Pica. “The woman I imagine using this collection is completely CHANEL,” says Lucia Pica. “She’s seeking timeless simplicity, but she also loves richness and glamour.”
The range also features exclusive packaging and powders which have been ornately engraved with a vintage Chanel button. The iconic Rouge Allure lip is revamped in six new luminous shades and placed within a graphic, gold-edged limited-edition case.
Sophisticated, yet refined Les Ornaments De Chanel offers an elegant alternative to the expected Christmas glitter with classic palettes and radiant-looking complexions — perfect for any festive soiree.
From the holiday-inspired highlighter with its subtle soft shine to the decadent and dramatic eye palette, the festive line is must-add to your wish-list.
The festive 2019 collection, Les Ornaments De Chanel, is available from November 1 at the Chanel Beauty Boutique at The Dubai Mall; +971 4 382 7180