Friday 9th November

| BY Helena Fletcher

Chanel Launch Their Holiday Make-Up Line, Maximalisme De Chanel

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Lions are an animal that traditionally symbolise wisdom, courage, royalty, justice, dignity and power. Bearing these connotations in mind and encapsulating the glory, decadence and emotional intensity of the festive season, Chanel have adopted Gabrielle’s beloved lion icon as the emblem of the maximalist Collection Libre 2018. Open up the golden highlighter or the four shimmering ombres première poudre eyeshadow compacts and you will be faced with the mighty Chanel lion mid-roar, etched into the the products themselves.

“By pinpointing and intensely researching a classic symbol of the House, I’m able to invest those existing images and ideas with new energy and spirit,” explains Chanel’s inimitable global creative makeup and colour designer Lucia Pica. The golden and copper metallic textural shades run through the highlighter, nail varnishes and luminous eyeshadows, evoking the creature’s sun-like mane. These in turn are offset by the rich and powerful intensely saturated rouges of the lip palette and red-cased limited edition Rogue Allure Velvet No5 lipstick. Without a doubt, a slick of the Rogue Coco Gloss or a sweep of the highlighter across your cheekbones will ensure you have the fiercest look this festive season.

Collection Libre 2018 Maximalisme de Chanel launches in stores and online on November 9th.

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