Chanel has added a new limited-edition collection to its Le Blanc makeup range for spring 2016.

Inspired by the bright radiance of Coco Chanel’s beloved pearls, the Les Sautoirs de Coco collection will be available in selected regions from Chanel.com from the end of the month.

This limited-edition collection is inspired by Gabrielle Chanel – aka Coco – and her iconic look of glistening pearls against all-black clothing. This striking contrast lit up her face with a bright radiance that the French fashion house has now captured in a makeup collection, Les Sautoirs de Coco, that pays homage to its founder.

Fresh face, bright eyes

This new collection in Chanel’s Le Blanc makeup range includes a highlighter directly inspired by Coco’s favourite neckwear. Named Perles et Fantaisies, this exclusive creation combines two pearly powders, with a pink to brighten the complexion and a pearly white to highlight.

Eyes are lifted with the iridescent shimmer of the Les 4 Ombres – Tisse Ombre de Lune eyeshadow palette. This includes four shades that reflect the different nuances of pearl, with a gray, a pearly gold, a pink and a black.

Another option for eyes is the Illusion d’Ombre luminous eyeshadow in Iridescent, an almost translucent shimmering shade that brightens and illuminates eyes.

Bold lips

In contrast to the subtlety of the rest of the look, lips go bright with three intense new shades of Levres Scintillantes gloss Pinctada, a hot pink, Babiole, a rich red, and Clarte, a pearly shade with iridescent sparkle.

For stronger colour, there’s a Rouge Allure lipstick in Indemodable, a timeless red shade, and a Rouge Allure Velvet lipstick in La Delicate, a fresh pinky colour. – AFP Relaxnews