More Make-Up for Men: BOY DE CHANEL

By creating its first makeup line for men, BOY DE CHANEL, in 2018, CHANEL reaffirmed the ever changing codes of an unchanging vision: beauty is not a matter of gender; it is a matter of style. A foundation, a lip balm and an eyebrow pencil… Three key pieces of a new men’s wardrobe to use instinctively, with imperceptible formulas and a natural result. A line with midnight blue packaging, an understated design and timeless elegance.

Today, BOY DE CHANEL enriches this new approach to men’s style with a complete beauty line for modern, fluid masculinity, at ease with its era. Simplicity, precision and intuition… A skincare product and three new makeup products arrive to diminish imperfections and signs of fatigue, giving men an additional reason to feel self-confident. As always, men can count on undetectable formulas, long-lasting benefits and a natural result. FORTIFYING GEL MOISTURIZER, CONCEALER, 3-IN-1 EYE PENCIL and LE VERNIS are the essentials of a new state of mind: to live your life while being completely yourself, only better.

BOY DE CHANEL FORTIFYING GEL MOISTURIZER
A hydrating and protective skincare product with vivifying freshness to protect skin from dehydration and daily aggressors. CHF 95.00

Fresh and lightweight, its melt-away gel-cream formula is instantly absorbed without an oily finish. Weightless, it offers a bare-skin sensation. Used on its own, as after-shave or before applying BOY DE CHANEL FOUNDATION, it reduces sensations of tightness and discomfort after shaving. FORTIFYING GEL MOISTURIZER can also be applied on the beard, smoothed in the direction of hair growth. It doesn’t flake or stick to beard hair. Elegant and subtle, its green scent heightens this sensation of freshness.

BOY DE CHANEL CONCEALER
The essential step to chase away signs of fatigue, intuitively and imperceptibly, in one stroke. CHF 52.00

Incredibly melt-away, its non-oily and glide-on formula perfectly conceals dark circles and all skin imperfections thanks to a combination of carefully selected oils and a high percentage of coated pigments. As soon as you apply it, you’ll forget it’s even there! Matte and undetectable, this concealer erases the appearance of imperfections and signs of fatigue for 8 hours. Available in 8 shades that perfectly match all skin tones, in harmony with the 8 shades of BOY DE CHANEL FOUNDATION:
20 Light, 30 Medium Light, 40 Medium, 50 Medium Plus, 60 Light Deep,
70 Medium Deep, 90 Deep, 120 Deep Plus.

BOY DE CHANEL 3-IN-1 EYE PENCIL
An elegant pencil with a melt-away formula that glides over the skin for easy, spontaneous and intuitive application.  It’s a concentration of matte color that enhances the eyes with 12-hour hold. CHF 51.00

Its delicate multipurpose tip meets every need. A simple line of pencil at the base of the lashes to define the eyes. As eyeliner at the inner corner of the eye to intensify it. Blended into a monochrome shade like eyeshadow for a bolder effect. Available in 3 shades:
614 – Brown, 616 – Navy, 618 – Black.

BOY DE CHANEL LE VERNIS
Matte nail color for an easy application. CHF 38.00

Imperceptible or absolutely fashion-forward, manicures go masculine to show off impeccably groomed hands: LE VERNIS Natural for a perfectly clean result and LE VERNIS Black for a more intense look. With its flat circular brush, perfectly adapted to nails, LE VERNIS goes on in one stroke. Thanks to strengthening panthenol, its luminous matte formula dries in less than 64 seconds.
Available in 2 shades:
402 – Natural, 404 – Black.

The collection will be available from Mid August 2020. In Switzerland at Boutique CHANEL Parfums & Beauté in Geneva and at the CHANEL counter at Jelmoli in Zurich.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © CHANEL

CHANEL Desert Dream

«I was looking for something poetic, like a memory – a natural filter that makes everything look dreamier.» Lucia Pica

Today’s post about CHANEL‘s new S/S 2020 make-up collection, called DESERT DREAM, will make you literally dream, something we need in today’s difficult times.

If the eye is a camera with its shutter open – always recording, turning experience into image – it is Lucia Pica’s unerring instinct to train her lens on visions less familiar. Seeking inspiration for her S/S 2020 collection, the CHANEL Global Creative Makeup and Color Designer took a photographic trip to the center of the ancient desert, an expedition that uncovered a completely new perspective on color.

Initially drawn to the desert for its famous orange dunes, sacred cave paintings and lunar plains, Lucia Pica was soon captivated by the uncanny silence of the vast nothingness she found there, its powerful stillness moving her to reappraise the landscape through fresh eyes. Shifting her gaze toward the quieter hues of the quartzes, basalts and shales scattered across the desert floor, and forests bleached by the relentless sun, Lucia Pica unearthed a muted palette that is surprising new territory for her. DESERT DREAM is characterized by peachy rose tones, cool browns and the romantic undercurrents of mauve, whose shimmering, at times metallic textures echo the desert’s hidden treasures.

«It was beautiful in the desert but quite unexpected,» Lucia Pica says. «In the desert, there is almost a universe of one single, dominant color – mauve – which really came to life with the particular photographic process we used.»

Like distant memories, the dreamy Polaroid pictures at the heart of DESERT DREAM lend their sensual soft focus and painterly abstractions to a makeup collection that is perhaps Lucia Pica’s most poetic take on femininity yet. Using the prints’ soft colors to bring subtle emotion to the face – mysterious, mauve intensity to the eyes, planes of warm light on the high cheeks and red-hot desert heat on the lips – Lucia Pica evokes a womanly state of inner calm, self-possession and utter contentment.

DESERT DREAM
SPRING SUMMER 2020 COLLECTION
Le Teint
Eclat du Désert CHF 70.-
Exclusive Creation (Edition Limitée)
Baume Essentiel CHF 55.-
Golden Light (Edition Limitée)

Les Lèvres
Rouge Allure CHF 48.-
191 Rouge Brûlant
Rouge Allure Velvet Extrême CHF 48.-
132 Endless

Les Ongles
Le Vernis CHF 33.-
735 Daydream
739 Mirage


Le Regard
Les 4 Ombres CHF 77.-
352 Elemental
354 Warm Memories
Ombre Première Laque CHF 42.-
22 Rayon
24 Rising Sun (Edition Limitée)
26 Quartz Rose
28 Desert Wind
32 Vastness
Stylo Ombre et Contour CHF 42.-
34 Contour Brun (Edition Limitée)
36 Contour Mauve (Edition Limitée)

YOU CAN SHOP THIS BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION ONLINE AT MARIONNAUD.

LoL, Sandra

 Photos: © CHANEL

Les Ornements de CHANEL – Holiday 2019

For the Holiday 2019 Collection, Lucia Pica, CHANEL Global Creative Makeup and Color Designer, found inspiration in one of Gabrielle Chanel’s particular — and perhaps unexpected — penchants: her love of ornaments.

After all, while Mademoiselle Chanel famously pioneered a «less is more» approach to elegance, she was equally fascinated by aesthetic opulence: by the deep lacquer of Chinese Coromandel screens, or the shimmering gold leaf that decorated her apartment. Now her paradoxical proclivities are reflected through LES ORNEMENTS DE CHANEL, which showcases festive grandeur for the modern age. Within Lucia Pica’s vision for the collection, a statement smoky eye or a glossy, lustrous lip appears set against a fresh, luminous complexion, and the contemporary contrast between indulgent splendor and refined minimalism is gleefully indulged.

THE LIPS
RICH. LUXURIOUS. MODERN.
«The vivid reds are very rich. I wanted that sense of being bathed in colourLucia Pica

In celebration of the Holiday Collection, the iconic ROUGE ALLURE is revamped through the introduction of six luxurious, luminous shades suspended within graphic, gold-edged limited-edition packaging. For a modern richness, each intensely saturated ROUGE COCO GLOSS can either be worn alone or layered atop lipstick to amplify its impact.

LUCIA’S TIP
A fresh complexion means that you can be bold in your adornment. A deep, glossy lip is made entirely modern when paired with a natural, luminous complexion.

EXCLUSIVE CREATION ROUGE ALLURE – CHF 52.00
Rouge Délicieux: a soft rosebud
Rouge Majestueux: an intense muted raspberry
Rouge Splendide: a pink coral
Rouge Magnifique: a bright orange
Rouge Spectaculaire: a true red
Rouge Noble: a black cherry burgundy

 ROUGE COCO GLOSS – CHF 39.00
Rouge Carmin: a light brick red
Rouge Grenat: a brownish red

THE FACE
LUMINOUS. GLEAMING. RADIANT.
«The highlighter brings light sculpting to the face with a soft shine.» Lucia Pica

A luminous backdrop of angelic skin sets the scene for holiday splendor; an elegant incandescence amplifies the depth of colour to come. A creation exclusive to LES ORNEMENTS DE CHANEL, ÉCLAT MAGNÉTIQUE DE CHANEL offers the perfect starting point for glamorous festivities, its blendable texture melting into the skin to seemingly illuminate from within. Embossed with the likeness of a vintage CHANEL button, its lustrous, pearlescent shine can be used to highlight the contours of the face for a gently sculpting, radiant effect.

LUCIA’S TIP
Using a brush to diffuse the powder, create an iridescent halo of light around the eyes either before or after eyeshadow application for a fresh approach to highlighting.

EXCLUSIVE CREATION
ÉCLAT MAGNÉTIQUE DE CHANEL
Metal Peach: a satiny peach

THE EYES
INDULGENT. OPULENT. SUMPTUOUS.
«The eye palette is sumptuous and rich, yet earthy and realLucia Pica

A harmonious series of sumptuous shades, each eye product encapsulates the spirit of the season with a lustrous effect fit for festive indulgence. Decadent, silken shadows, with a creamy powder texture, exclusively etched with the form of a CHANEL button, LES 4 OMBRES and OMBRE PREMIÈRE can be blended or layered, diffused or defined. Fairer shades can envelop chocolate browns or gunmetal khakis in a «veil of light»: lightly pressing over the center of the lid with a soft peach, or antique gold, will offer a modern dimension to deeper hues. A rich, deeply pigmented khaki pencil, STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF can add elegant definition, or be blended outwards for dramatic effect. Through Lucia’s creations, a world of lavish possibilities awaits.

LUCIA’S TIP
As well as being worn alone, OMBRE PREMIÈRE Grandeur offers the perfect base for other shadows, making their impact even more lush and luxurious, or can be used as a highlighter and swept across small areas around the eyes or cheeks.
EXCLUSIVE CREATION LES 4 OMBRES – CHF 77.00
Lumière et Opulence: a dark gunmetal khaki, soft peach
a bronzy khaki, a chocolate brown
EXCLUSIVE CREATION OMBRE PREMIÈRE – CHF 45.00
Grandeur: a metallic old gold
Poupre Brun: a plum brown
STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF – CHF 35.00
Khaki Intense: a dark gunmetal khaki

THE NAILS
GLOSSY. LACQUERED. PRISTINE.
«I expressed the idea of opulence by creating profound and generous colours. A chestnut red and a black green, as deep as the lacquer of Gabrielle’s CoromandelsLucia Pica

With long-lasting, high-shine shades that reflect the Holiday palette, the dramatic pigmentation of LE VERNIS offers the perfect final touch to the look of the season.

LE VERNIS – CHF 32.00
Deepness: a gunmetal green
Richness: a chestnut red

The limited edition Les Ornements de CHANEL collection will be in stores Mid November 2019.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © CHANEL

Olympia’s Wonderland

Last Friday afternoon, I was at the Lancôme press conference to learn more about the most beautiful upcoming collaboration hitting the shelves end of August 2017. Parisian fashion designer Olympia Le-Tan is joining forces with Lancôme to create a makeup collection that is full of vintage glam and sexiness.

STAR PRODUCT
Olympia’s Wonderland Palette – CHF 109.00

TEINT
Cushion Highlighter – CHF 62.00

EYES
Monsieur Big – CHF 35.00
Artliner – CHF 47.00
1967 Moderato
1975 Bleu
1976 Insoupçonnable

LIPS
Matte Shaker – CHF 30.00
1976 Insoupçonnable
1980 Olympia
1988 Rouge Profond

L’Absolu Rouge Le Bisou
1955 Rouge de Rose
1980 Olympia
1988 Rouge Profond

NAILS
Le Vernis – CHF 32.00
1967 Moderato
1969 Cardinal
1975 Bleu
1976 Insoupçonnable
Top Coat Amour (see below)

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Lancôme and © Sandra Bauknecht

Chanel L.A. Sunrise Collection

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This spring, CHANEL pays tribute to my favorite city in the world, Los Angeles, with their upcoming make-up collection L.A. SUNRISE. Discover the most beautiful colours that reveal the vibrant mood of an endless summer in the City of Angels. Flashes of purple, teal and green capture the city’s carefree spirit, while a dreamy spectrum of pink, coral and raspberry shades evoke the California morning skies.
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SUNKISS RIBBON BLUSH | CHF 70.00 | LIMITED EDITION

In an interlaced-ribbon design, this exclusive creation brightens cheeks with a radiant palette of pink, beige and coral, and leaves a smooth, satin finish.

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ILLUSION D’OMBRE | CHF 47.00

Ocean Light (122)
Griffith Green (126)
Moonlight Pink (118)

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LES 4 OMBRES | CHF 77.00

Tissé Beverly Hills (262)

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STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF | CHF 35.00

Fervent Blue (924)
Pacific Green (925)
Purple Choc (926)

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ROUGE COCO SHINE | CHF 46.00

Shipshape (114)

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Mighty (116)
Energy (118)

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LE VERNIS | CHF 33.00

Sunset Strip (683)

The collection is in stores in Switzerland Mid January 2016.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Chanel

Collection Chanel’s Delights

Collection Chanel Delights

Sweet StarFor Vogue Fashion’s Night Out, the CHANEL‘S DELIGHTS collection has been pre-launched. It draws inspiration from the F/W 2014 runway show, giving the focus to the eyes. Lines are precise, intense and full of colour.

At the heart of the collection, LE CRAYON YEUX is available in three intriguingly named shades: COCORANGE, SWEET STAR and BERRY LUCKY. A variation of three unique colours ranging from sparkling orange or electric turquoise to spellbinding garnet red to create a host of new looks.
Paired with these graphic eye makeup looks, LE VERNIS takes a daring, surprising turn with SWEET STAR, a metallic silver illuminated with multiple reflections.

If the beauty addict in you is eager to get your hands on the brand’s newest collection, you better hurry. In Switzerland, it is on sale from September 24, 2014 at Jelmoli.

LoL, Sandra

Stills: © Chanel

My Look: Happy

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On Wednesday, I had a busy afternoon. First I went to Marionnaud‘s press conference to explore the house’s newest beauty brand BE CREATIVE MAKEUP, followed by a fashion show with Montblanc for the 6th edition of MODE SUISSE inside Zurich’s Lichthof.

This week has been perfect, many amazing things have happened and I am extremely happy. That might have been the reason for the pink splash of color I added to this elegant outfit giving it a joyful and fresh upgrade. And as you see, I had quite some fun taking those pictures.

Sandra Bauknecht in Jason Wu Dancing

My Look: Elaphe-paneled wool sweater and snake-print silk-satin and chiffon skirticon, both by Jason Wumetallic snake-effect leather pumpsicon and pink pussybow silk necktie, both by Saint Laurentfringed tote by Lanvin and diamond ring by Vainard Fine Jewellery.
Lips: Kiss Kiss Shaping Cream Lip Colour in 361 Excessive Rose by Guerlain.
Nails: Le Vernis Nail Colour in 619 Pink Tonic by Chanel.

LoL, Sandra

Jason Wu Sweater with Saint Laurent Bow

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K-Sandra Bauknecht in Jason Wu A

Beauty Wu Look 2

Lanvin Python Bag with Fringes

Sandra Bauknecht in Jason Wu F

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht and Courtesy of Montblanc

Chanel Etats Poétiques Makeup Collection

Chanel-Etats Poetiques

This fall, CHANEL launches its new poetic makeup collection ÉTATS POÉTIQUES inspired by passion and emotion with the main focus on eyes.

Eyeshadow aficionados should be all over it – along with a neutral shadow quad, the new releases include six shades of Ombre Essentielle singles. A redesigned eyeliner pen defines a tone of mystery with a sleek felt tip for ultimate precision.

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It is an intriguing game of opposites: innocent and stormy, soft and intense. A spectrum of pink shades, a poetic tenderness, balanced with tones of purple, radiant yellow and dramatic grey.

Art of poetry that we love… here is the complete collection:

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LE TEINT
Joues Contraste Powder Blush (CHF 60.00)
160 Innocence

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LE REGARD
Les 4 Ombres (CHF 77.00)
234 Poésie

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Ombre Essentielle (CHF 43.00)
102 Sensation (ivory pink)
104 Palpitation (soft rose)
106 Hésitation (pink plum)
108 Exaltation (bright pink)
112 Pulsion (deep plum)
114 Admiration (golden yellow)

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Ecriture de Chanel Automatic Liquid Eyeliner (CHF 49.00)
10 Noir
20 Brun

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LES LEVRES
Rouge Coco Shine (CHF 46.00)
93 Intime (soft pink)
94 Confident (intense rosewood)

Rouge Coco Shine Full Colour (CHF 46.00)
95 Viva (raspberry)
96 Aura (plum)

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Lèvres Scintillantes (CHF 41.00)
189 Rose Rêvé (milky pink)
191 Songe (iridescent pearl)

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LES ONGLES
Le Vernis (CHF 35.00)
625 Secret (nude)
629 Atmosphere (iridescent pearl)
631 Orage (grey blue)

Secret by Chanel

My favorite shade is 625 Secret, it is just the perfect nude tone that suits every skin color.
The collection will hit the stores in Switzerland in the end of August 2014.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Chanel, Julien Claessens et Thomas Deschamps, © Sandra Bauknecht

Chanel Collection Notes De Printemps

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I love this time of the year when the new makeup collections will soon hit the shelves. The main beauty trend for Spring 2014 is cute and sweet, soft pastel shades mixed up with some vibrant hues. All very feminine and romantic. Here is your sneak preview of CHANEL‘s Notes De Printemps, one of the most beautiful ones for the new season.

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NAILS
Chanel Le Vernis (CHF 35.00 each)
Charivari – a deep aubergine
Tapage – a vibrant coral red

LE TEINT
Chanel Poudre Universelle Compacte (CHF 62.00)
Préface – translucent light peach

Le Blush Crème de Chanel (CHF 54.00 each)
Intonation – intense coral pink
Chamade – tangy rosy red

Chanel Illusion d’Ombré

LE REGARD – EYES
Chanel Illusion d’Ombré (CHF 47.00 each)
Impulsion – silver-shimmer pastel pink
Diapason – violet-plum brown

Chanel Spring 2014- Quadrille

Chanel Lumière Facettes Eyeshadow Quad (CHF 77.00) Création Exclusive (Edition Ephémère)
Quadrille – Grey lavender, Shimmery gold-ivory, Satin apricot pink, Matte deep brown

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LIPS
Chanel Rouge Allure (CHF 48.00 each)
Mélodieuse – candy orange-red
Fougueuse – fuchsia

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet (CHF 48.00 each)
L’Adorée – matte plum
La Diva – matte electric pink

Chanel Le Crayon Lèveres Lip Liner (CHF 34.00)
Sonic Pink – soft pink

Chanel Glossimer – Lèvres Scintillantes (CHF 41.00 each)
Murmure – coral
Plaisir – sheer soft pink
Sonate – red

Rouge Coco Spring 2014

Chanel Rouge Coco (CHF 46.00 each)
Dédicace – sweet blue-based pink
Triomphe – sweet peach pink

The collection will be available in Switzerland in the end of January 2014. In some other countries, like the United States, already around the 10th.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Chanel 2013

Rouge Dior

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“I love the red, it is the color of life.”Christian Dior

In 1953, the famous Rouge Dior lipstick was created in Paris and it has been since then launched in more than 1500 shades. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of this beauty icon, Dior launches this fall the new Rouge Dior Collection which features not only an impressive number of over 30 signature shades but also 12 shades of Lip Contour Pencils and 4 Le Vernis nail polishes.

Beautiful actress Natalie Portman is once again the face of Dior’s new campaign.

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ROUGE DIOR – CHF 50.50
ROUGE DIOR CONTOUR PEN – CHF 34.00

In stores in Switzerland from September 2, 2013.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Dior