At the weekend, Chanel brought out their new Autumn makeup, Les Essentiels de Chanel, a lovely collection of colours with violet-plum, pink, beige, grey, silver and gold. I was especially interested in finding a lipstick or lipgloss and a gold or metallic eyeshadow.
Caractère, no. 45 in the Rouge Coco lipstick range, is an unusual blend of brown, violet and plum. In the Rouge Coco Shine range there are two new shades, no. 73, Chic (a beige) and no. 74, Parfait (a pink) both containing gold. Then there is Lèvres Scintillantes lip gloss in no. 297, Sweet Beige (a beige with gold). I chose Parfait, a very pretty pink, because I wanted a pale shade and I loved the sheer, shiny texture of Rouge Coco Shine.
I like Chanel's Ombre Essentielle mono eyeshadow in its little black, mirrored compact. There are four new shades for the Autumn - no. 93, Complice (pink), no. 94, Eclairé (gold), no. 95, Furtif (grey) and no.97, Infini (silver). Eclairé was just what I was looking for, a sparkly gold, in the season's opulent Baroque mood. The photograph doesn't capture the full beauty of the colour.
I discovered an attractive but inexpensive range of costume jewellery, by Odile & Fleur, at Boots the Chemist. I thought that this set of six pairs of earrings - studs and drops in carved old gold, crystal and pearl - suited the Baroque mood. The crystals are a lovely orangey-peach colour.
It's hard to believe that it's almost September. I shall be looking around now at the new Autumn clothes that are coming into the shops.
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