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

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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

Superstition de Chanel

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The symbols of good fortune that Gabrielle Chanel loved most inspire fall’s enchanting colour collection SUPERSTITION DE CHANEL. In vibrant shades from coral to intense pink, new LE BLUSH CRÈME DE CHANEL sets off sumptuous khaki tones of eyeshadow, mascara and polish. Coordinating lipsticks seamlessly pair with the new blush for a playful colour match.

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CREATION EXCLUSIVE – LE TEINT
Le Blush Crème de CHANEL

This innovative powder-cream formula offers an enticing new way to blush with sheer yet vibrant pigments for instant luminosity. The silky texture offers a long-wear satin finish – soft and comfortable for every skin type – and is simple to apply with fingertips or brush.

Destiny (61), Présage (62), Révélation (63), Inspiration (64), Affinité (65) and Fantastic (66)
CHF 54.00

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LES LEVRES
Rouge Coco Shine

This innovative formula with intensified pigments takes colour and sheen to a new level of vibrancy. Sheer, shiny, colour-rich shades are effortlessly chic, infinitely wearable. Hydratendre Complex softens and plumps lips for a healthier, fuller appearance.

Secret (85), Instinct (86), Rendez-vous (87) and Esprit (88)
CHF 46.00

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Rouge Coco

A modern interpretation of classic creme lip colour as an homage to the rich life and legacy of ‘Coco’ Chanel. Lightweight lip colour glides on for easy application, and features a Hydratendre complex to help soften, soothe and condition lips – even boosting their ability to hold in moisture – for a plumper, smoother and healthier-looking appearance.

Icône (55) and Mystique (57)
CHF 46.00

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LE REGARD
Ombre Essentielle

An instant CHANEL classic, this ultra-fine powder eyeshadow is sensuous in feel, foolproof in its application, and fabulous in its range of matte, satin and shimmer finishes. The versatile formula can be applied dry for subtle shading, or dampened for more intense colour – and the complementary shades can be blended with one another to lighten or deepen tone.

Hasard (99) and Gri-Gri (101)
CHF 43.00

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LE REGARD
Les 4 Ombres

One essential compact offers unlimited eye looks, with shade combinations that range from matte to satin to shimmer. Versatile smudge-proof formula can be applied dry for subtle shading, or dampened for more intense colour, all with long-wearing results – in even extreme climates.

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CHF 77.00

Khaki Précieux Chanel

Stylo Yeux Waterproof

Waterproof, smudge-proof eyeliner delivers long-lasting definition with a twist of the wrist: Colour winds up when you need it, winds down when you don’t. Gentle, soft, silicone-enriched formula delivers smooth, even lining. A built-in sharpener at the opposite end detaches for quick refreshes.

Khaki Précieux (40)
CHF 35.00

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Mascara Le Volume de CHANEL

This high-precision mascara achieves instant volume and intensely lush colour in a single stroke. Its innovative formula expands, plumping lashes to their fullest. The exclusive new ‘Snowflakes’ brush combines long and short bristles to deliver an extreme, eye-opening effect.

Khaki Bronze (40)
CHF 47.00

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LES ONGLES
Le Vernis

Classic and trend-defining shades from the runways of Paris. State-of-the-art formula strengthens and moisturizes nails as it delivers long-wearing, high-shine, chip-resistant colour. Applies evenly without streaking.

Elixir (589), Alchimie (591) and Mysterious (601)
CHF 35.00

In Switzerland in stores end of August 2013.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Chanel

Chanel Collection Rouge Allure Moiré

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Before Chanel’s F/W 2013 makeup collection Superstition (post coming up soon) will finally become available here in Switzerland at the end of this month, we can indulge in the beautiful Chanel COLLECTION ROUGE ALLURE MOIRÉ which will hit the shelves this week. Inspired by the beauty and refinement of overflowing fabrics and ribbons, the warm and delicate moiré colours heighten the charm and mystery of intangible makeup.

Let’s take a closer look at those new irresistible products:

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ROUGE ALLURE – CHF 48.00

Each name of the eight shades could be used to describe a seductive and mysterious woman. You just have to find out which one suits you best! Do you feel stunning, fierce or mysterious?

122 FAROUCHE A sensual and luxurious chocolate gleaming with silver shimmer.
124 AMBIGÜE A rosy brown warmed by bronze and violet plum pearl.
125 INDÉCISE A natural rosy beige enhanced with a coppery effect.
129 SURPRENANTE An intense pink with ultra-luminous fuchsia shimmer.
131 ÉTONNANTE A satiny apricot with golden pearl, both delicate and elegant.
132 IMPULSIVE A stirring reddish pink, enlivened with gold and silver.
134 AUDACIEUSE A bold rosy red with a more intense moiré effect.
135 ÉNIGMATIQUE A deep brownish red, lit up with gold and silver pearl.

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ROUGE ALLURE EXTRAIT DE GLOSS – CHF 48.00

Ultra-shiny and highly concentrated with pigments, it combines the easy application of a gloss and the lasting hold of a lipstick.

71 RÉFLEXION A reddish pink glowing with freshness.
72 CONTROVERSY (pictured to the left) An intense violet plum.

Chanel Lip Liner 69 Rose Ardent

LE CRAYON LÈVRES – CHF 34.00

The smile and the intensity of colour are accentuated by a pencil line tracing the lip contours.

68 ROSE POUDRÉ A slightly greyish pale pink gives precision to delicate shades.
69 ROSE ARDENT (pictured) A reddish pink with a bold character offers vibrancy to the most dazzling shades of the collection.

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LE VERNIS – CHF 35.00

Always in movement, painted nails naturally play with the light. The partner of a bewitching smile, LE VERNIS comes in two satiny shades with shimmering reflections.

593 ROSE MOIRÉ A greyish pink for a delicate version.
595 ROUGE MOIRÉ A raspberry red for a seductive version.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Chanel