For her first Chanel 2017 Cruise makeup collection, Lucia Pica has created a collection of makeup which encapsulates instinctively the beauty and warmth of a Chanel Summer; a tribute to the free and solar personality of Mademoiselle.

LES INDISPENSABLES DE L’ÉTÉ is a luminous and glamorous makeup collection that distills Summer beauty down to its absolute essentials. It is makeup made effortless, focusing on bronzed, glowing skin and easy, understated flashes of color. Colors are inspired by natural landscapes. A palette of sun-baked earthy tones, from warm peachy nudes to intense deep bronzes, is punctuated by green accents and a delicate grey-blue, with glossy coral-pinks evoking a deep, majestic sunset.

“It is all part of the relaxed freedom that is at the base of the collection,” says Lucia Pica.

She has taken the idea of Summer beauty and traced its aesthetic back to the sense of freedom that we find in nature. “It’s a vibe really,” she says. “You want to look good, but not artificial. It’s about maintaining that spirit of freedom.” For Lucia Pica, the collection is all about “deconstructed glamour. It’s about how
to achieve glamour without looking or being overly complicated – this is almost
like a letting go.”

The hallmarks of the look, bronzed, glowing skin and confident flashes of natural color, are sensual – always effortless and relaxed.

As an addition to Lucia Pica’s CRUISE COLLECTION, Chanel introduces two new bronzing LES BEIGES products for the face. With the emphasis on light and easy textures, they are CHANEL’s most effortless bronzing products ever.

LES BEIGES HEALTHY GLOW LUMINOUS COLOUR takes healthy glow powder to a new level of radiance creating a subtle, natural veil over the skin, delicately lit with ultra-fine gold particles. A choice of five bronze shades, from subtle pinky beige through to deep chocolate bronze, allows you to create the own perfect Summer glow.

Lips shine with shades spanning a spectrum from sunrise to sunset. Choose the gleam: ROUGE COCO SHINE offers two beautifully glistening shades combining the glamour of a lipstick with the easiness of a gloss. Golden Sun, a modern, sunny peach, and Golden Sand, a warm intense nude. A trio of ROUGE COCO STYLO lip pens is the perfect Summer travel companions. Sépia* offers Lucia Pica’s version of a summery statement mouth, an intense bronzey chocolate to add a touch of Summer glamour.

The eyes are where the effortlessly bronzed beauty of Summer finds an added element of intrigue. Rich browns create definition and intensity, while unexpected flashes of deep color reinvent the classic Summer palette.

Lastly, a quartet of LE VERNIS Longue Tenue both complement and redefine the idea of a Chanel Summer. A trio of coral and pinky shades adds a holiday feeling and a touch of breezy Summer glamour.

The collection will be available as of May 1st at all Chanel beauty counters.