Launched almost simultaneously with the La Pausa Spring-Summer 2022 Collection (reviewed here), CHANEL released La Comète — a collection inspired by Gabrielle Chanel’s first and only high jewelry designs launched in 1932, ‘Bijoux de Diamants‘. Representing Mademoiselle’s lucky number, five timeless themes were chosen, with the crowning piece being the spectacular ‘La Comète‘ necklace. So while I may never be able to own the jewelry, I’m definitely happy to add the makeup versions to my collection.
In the 1920’s, Gabrielle Chanel chose idyllic Roquebrune-Cap-Martin on the Côte d’Azur to build her elegant villa, La Pausa — which also serves as inspiration for the Spring-Summer 2022 Collection. All the pieces are imbued with the earthy tones and sparkling light of the French Riviera, and in my honest opinion, this has to be one of CHANEL’s best releases to date … but fair warning: EVERYTHING is limited edition (*crying internally).
Apart from the quality of materials used, something that impresses me about luxury skincare is the amount of solid R&D behind each formulation. And while the fancy packaging may be lovely, I’m more interested in the main event: performance. Over the years I’ve tried a few products from Lancôme’s Absolue range and I’ve been always wowed, so when I attended a virtual skincare seminar on The Serum, the brand’s latest from the range, and which also happens to be the perfect companion to the Rich Cream, I couldn’t wait to try both out. Then there’s the divine rose fragrance …
Every year CHANEL pays tribute to the virtuoso hands behind all the exquisite details that go into each creation with the Métiers d’Art show, with the 2021/22 Collection held at Le 19M — the new venue where all of the Maison’s artisans are currently housed. Initiated by Coco Chanel herself, this endeavour helps to preserve the incredible skills of several hundred artisans, while also shaping new specialists to further these time-honoured traditions. The beauty look was both avant-garde and timeless … and you can bet that I’ll be trying my hand to recreate it. Wish me luck.
Laura Mercier’s original setting powder has earned a well-deserved reputation as a must-have item in basically every makeup artist’s kit. Now this cult-fave product comes in a new “light-creating” finish and in 3 tones to suit a wider range of complexions. I personally am not one to set my makeup on the regular, but I’ll have to make an exception for something as pretty as this, no? Plus it’s the holiday season where a bit of sparkle is always a good thing!
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