If Coco Chanel lived today, she would be outraged by the state of the world. She had a personal style that’s become iconic and a point of view that was ahead of her time. “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud,” she said. Her clothes — the ones she made and the ones she wore — celebrated the female body without exposing it. And the colors she favored are part of Chanel’s DNA, from couture to makeup.
Coco Codes is a makeup collection that journeys into the colors that shaped Gabrielle Chanel’s life: red, noir, white, beige. It’s the modern woman’s task to incorporate them into their style. Lucia Pica encourages a bit of rebellion. Wear black in spring. Wear gold over your reds. Paint your nails white. The possibilities are endless because these are classic, must-have shades that can be worn with anything. Here’s proof, imagined with Chanel’s resort 2017 collection.
WEAR THEM LIKE COCO
Karl Lagerfeld created a modern-day princess look, matching bold menswear-inspired pieces — a cropped tuxedo jacket, a wide men’s tie — with a full lace skirt complete with appliqués. A strong look like this one can be complemented with soft, feminine shades of peach: a rosy bronze glow of the cheeks, a rosy nude on the lips, and a creamy, translucent sheen on the nails.
ADD A HINT OF WATTAGE TO CASUAL DRESSING
A casual safari look, or any look, has the potential to be appropriate for any occasion (especially these days) with a dusting of sparkle. This Rouge Coco Shine in Beige Doré from the Coco Codes collection is surprisingly flattering and very subtle. Wear it alone or over a bold red. Codes Subtils eyeshadow come in four shades that are blendable and wearable for daytime. The pink is especially refreshing. Keep nails looking groomed with a beige polish with high shine.
BE BOLD, BREAK THE CODE
Things don’t always have to match. Reds, corals, golds and browns can go in perfect harmony, as the Coco Code blush-slash-highlighter-slash-bronzer proves. A peachy coral like this Rouge Allure Velvet in Secréte on the lips and bold red nails do go together — anyway, it’s physically impossible for anyone to look at your face and your nails at the same time. Also, who cares, it’s your code.
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Coco Codes spring/summer 2017 makeup collection is available at Chanel counters.