Earlier this week I was invited by the Chanel team to preview several of their new and upcoming beauty launches. The preview took place in their pressroom, and it was almost like I am sitting in a chic (and beige) Parisian apartment, complete with a wardrobe filled with Chanel fashion.
I didn’t take too many pictures as I was also occupied with catching up with the team and learning about the new releases and recollecting our fave pieces from past seasons many years ago.
At the end of the session, I also tried on their new iconic bag – Gabrielle – which sparked a bag lemming in my mind. I love the shape and overall casual chic vibe, the mixed metal hardware, the way the straps are meant to be worn, really resonated with my style aesthetics!
Here is a quick run down of the new beauty releases – do note I am just rattling off everything that I can recall, I do have the official press release and press images, which I might use to supplement this post if you are keen to see more. Here is just a more organic/ informal sharing.
1: new shade extensions (now 5 instead of 2) to their concealer range
2: new and revamped single eyeshadows (now in a round pan, and featuring gold logo emblem on the case)
3: new cream eyeshadows (more muted, less sparkly than their illusion ombre)
4: new brow pencils (retractable, and with a blade tip)
5: Jasmine face oil to mark 90 years of Chanel skincare
6: sneak preview of new perfume Gabrielle
7: blue serum the anti anti-aging serum
8: AW 2017 Fall makeup collection
9: Holiday 2017 makeup collection
10: new dual ended and dual fibre makeup brushes – travel friendly, retractable ones
11: new lip crayons (glossy finish, creamy more long lasting than the rouge stylo which are more balmy)
So as you can see, lots and lots of new products to go through and it was impossible for me to swatch and touch everything. I did however, picked a good range of products which I will definitely be testing out and report back soon.
I will feature these items time to time on the blog/ IG as I start to use them.
Shiseido’s exciting new Inkstroke Eyeliner series is inspired by the Japanese art of calligraphy
The inkstroke eyeliner pays tribute to the grace and artistry of the time-honored practice of calligraphy, offering ultra precise application, smooth texture and deep color tones.
Paired with a unique gel based formula, this product glides on and delivers color impact and adds definition to the eyes.
The eyeliners are soft and creamy and come in flattering shades. They are long lasting and has a sweat and sebum resistant formula. The packaging includes an easy to use, fine tipped eyeliner brush with a cap for beauty on the go.
Comes in 6 shades, which are flattering eye colors.
Shikkoku Black BK901
Deep and lustrous black
Empitsu Grey GY902
Dark gray, like graphite
Kon-ai Blue BL603
Shinrin Green GR604
Nasubi Purple VI605
Eggplant dark purple
Kuromitsu Brown BR606
Rich warm brown
Also new, the Inkstroke Eyeliner Brush sits easily on the lip of the pot, and allows for perfect control with the amount of ink added to the fine-tipped brush.
Matte, translucent creme eye color, inspired by Japanese washi paper
Washi paper has a unique and exquisite translucence that comes from the layering of mulberry fibre.
New Shiseido Paperlight Cream Eye Color is smooth and delicate – light touch just like washi paper.
These cream eye color come with a translucent yet matte finish, like traditional Japanese washi paper.
Besides the matte yet translucent finish, they have a smooth texture that adheres well to the skin, and does not crease, thanks to the flexible network structure. They also have a long lasting effect which does not fade.
Comes in 8 shades, inspired by the natural Japanese landscape.
Nobara Pink PK201
Sweet and bright pink, cool undertone
Namiki Bright Green GR302
Vivid bright green
Yamabuki Yellow YE303
Shobu Purple VI304
Hisui Green GR705
Bright soft green with a touch of blue
Asagi Blue BL706
Dewy and bold, soft blue
Sango Coral OR707
Warm soft coral
Usuzumi Beige Grey GY908
Natural beige gray