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Wednesday 14 September 2016


September seems to have come round very quickly! Now the Fashion Weeks are on and even though we are having an Indian Summer here, it's certainly time to be thinking about new trends for Autumn.  I always begin with new makeup, which gets me into the mood for the season. 

I love CHANEL's "Le Rouge" Autumn makeup collection.  Shades of red, ranging from orange-red and intense reds to burgundy, combine with brown and copper to create a perfect autumnal palette. 

I was looking for a bronze or copper toned eyeshadow, an eyeliner and a red lipstick.

The collection includes two new shades of eyeshadow:

ILLUSION D'OMBRE Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow
Rouge Brûlé (128) - copper/orange

ILLUSION D'OMBRE VELVET Long Wear Luminous Matte Eyeshadow
Rouge Contraste (132) - chocolate

Although I thought Rouge Brûlé was a beautiful and exciting colour, I thought it would be too bright for my colouring and I opted instead for their ILLUSION D'OMBRE in Mirage (95), a golden bronze with a metallic glow.  This eyeshadow has a silky, cream texture with a lovely shimmer.  it comes complete with a little brush and can actually be used as an eyeliner as well as a shadow.

STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF Long-Lasting Eyeliner is a waterproof eye pencil complete with integrated sharpener.  There are two new colours for Autumn:

Eros    (928) - burgundy
Agapé (929) - reddish brown

I chose Eros as I thought the burgundy suited my grey-blue eyes and looked really good with the golden bronze eyeshadow.

I generally go for shiny, semi-sheer lipsticks or lip glosses but I thought that I should at least try one of the new matte lipsticks.  ROUGE ALLURE VELVET Luminous Matte Lip Colour is luminous and really does have a lovely soft velvety feel.  There are four new colours for autumn:

Rouge Feu (57) a bright orange/red
Rouge Vie (58) crimson
Rouge Charnel (56) a flamboyant red
Rouge Audace (59) burgundy with a hint of chocolate brown

Although I was very attracted to Rouge Audace, I decided that I needed a brighter shade and that Rouge Feu was the right colour for me.


There is also a beautiful nail polish in the collection - LE VERNIS Longwear Nail Colour in Rouge Puissant (528), a deep red shade.  I resisted the temptation to buy this at the moment because I do have three nail polishes on my dressing table in ideal colours for this Autumn's look.

Hypoallergenic makeup for Autumn: My next post, out shortly, will suggest some lovely makeup for those of you that suffer from allergies or choose to wear products made from natural and organic ingredients.