First a flash of brilliance and then the dark – polarities of light shine through Lucia Pica’s powerful beauty creations for the Chanel Cruise 2019 Vision d’Asie collection.
This second chapter of her homage to contemporary East Asia is shaped by Pica’s quest for the undiscovered optical treasures to be found along the road less traveled on the streets of Tokyo and Seoul.
“I wanted to capture the sensation of being in East Asia; the atmosphere there practically makes you vibrate,” Pica explains. “It’s only once I get the photos developed that I have a true sense of the collection and that it’s so obvious which elements of each image will inspire a particular product. So this is a slightly edgier Cruise Collection, about subtle contouring.”
With Chanel’s newest collection, satin textures are used to softly sculpt the complexion. True to her love of contrasts, Lucia teams these shades and textures with intriguing high-gloss accents on the eyes and lips for a spectacular effect. Delicately shaping the face begins with the first of the collection’s exclusive creations, Duo Bronze et Lumière, a sophisticated pairing of matte bronzer with a pearlescent highlighter that delicately accentuates contours whilst also mattifying the skin. The matte pink warmth of Rouge Coco Flash lends a lustrous glow to the lips for effortless Summer beauty.
A new duo for the eyes brings definition and drama as deep color layering is teamed with incandescent flickers of gloss. Shimmering Ombre et Contour pens line the lids or blend into smoky, metallic bases with the rosy beige, caramel, bronze and platinum shades of Les 4 Ombres. The Ombre Première Gloss adds a blaze of modernity – a translucent slick of silver or dark gold gloss. As Pica says, “It’s quite a statement to have gloss on the eyes in summer.”
Vision d’Asie: Lumière et Contraste will be available beginning May 3rd at all Chanel Beauty Counters and on Chanel.com.