Falling for Chanel: MUA Zoe Taylor on Chanel’s Fall/Winter Beauty Collection

Black and White; they’re the ultimate symbolic colours of Chanel, SIXTY9°’s Francesca Arculeo sat down with Make-up artist and Chanel Beauty ambassador Zoe Taylor to find out how these classic tones have been reinterpreted for the brand’s latest beauty collection.

“The thing about the collection is, whilst it is black and white, it’s not your standard black and white and so it makes it really wearable!” The collection comprises of eight products with a number of them in limited edition shades and can easily be identified for the eyes, lips and nails.

“My favourite products are the Ombre Première Top Coats. They create this incredible kind-of liquid metal finish and work great on top of a smokey eye! These are probably my most favourite because it’s a formula we haven’t seen before at Chanel and it’s very unusual because you cannot use a brush with it, you have to use your fingers. They are so heavenly to use!” Zoe adds.

A staple in most makeup bags, The Le Volume Ultra-Noir De Chanel (RRP £28) mascara is sure to become a cult classic as Zoe declares “it makes your lashes look like they’re fake”. Stylo Yeux Waterproof (RRP £22) in Blanc Graphic took us by surprise. A soft white eyeliner that can be worn everyday on the waterline or to create bold graphic looks. “You can also use as an eyeshadow base to amplify your look” Zoe enlightens.

To complete a graphic or smokey eye, two new shades of Rouge Coco Gloss (RRP £28) add dramatic shine, and bold but muted shades of Rouge Allure Liquid Powder (RRP £31) and Rouge Allure Velvet Extrême (RRP £31) add timeless glamour. “The lipsticks are seriously matte which is really exciting, they are beautiful.” For finishing touches there are two limited edition additions to Chanel’s classic LE VERNIS (RRP £22) in intense black and optic white to round off the graphic collection.

“We are moving into a different territory of makeup, we’re seeing that there are no boundaries. I can create something incredibly unusual and editorial with this but I can also do makeup on my mum and it look really pretty. There are no boundaries and it’s not frightening.

The Noir Et Blanc De Chanel collection is available at the best beauty counters and www.chanel.com
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