Tracey Kroukamp, our beauty ed, is a big fan of red lipstick, and her current favourite is from Chanel’s Le Rouge Collection Nº1.
“Nothing makes a women feel more confident and in control than a red lip, and Chanel’s new Fall 2016· Le Rouge· Collection Nº1 is all about the love of red,” Tracey says.
With everything from luxe polishes, burgundy eye-shadows and hot red lipsticks; there’s a texture, finish and shade for everyone.
The creator’s inspiration
“I am obsessed with the colour red, I always have been. There is strength and emotion, warmth and disruption in red. It is a colour that has both a sense of the real and the radical about it. Red is so strong for me and yet it is also intrinsic to the world of Chanel,” says Chanel’s Global Creative Makeup and Colour Designer, Lucia Pica.
“Red is intense, vulnerable, sexual and eternal. I really wanted to explore the meaning of colour and what is behind it in the collection. There is an idea of the symbolism of red and a red undertone runs throughout. It is mainly an emotional and abstract response to colour.
“At the same time, I wanted quick, effective and bold ways of doing makeup. So, there are also ideas of liberation and practicality in the collection, using the power of red. I wanted to look at an opposition of textures; this is something I find interesting and am frequently drawn to in my work.”