October 12, 2017 Focus on French Launches

Red eye shadows

It is the trendy colour this autumn, and even supermarkets have adopted it. You are scared of looking like an albino rabbit? No panic: even if it is not that easy to wear, when it is shaded with brown or purple or provides a burgundyish or earth-toned result, it gets much more flattering.

It all started with Chanel and their Christmas 2016 collection resolutely focused on the famous Rouge Noir shade (Illusion d'Ombre 857 Rouge Noir, €30.50; Le
Crayon Khôl 17 Rouge Noir, €21.50, both limited editions). The test must have been conclusive, since the brand has released similar colours this season, with Ombre Première 36 Désert Rouge (€32), an earth-toned red.

The same shade is available in Les 4 Ombres de Chanel 268 Candeur et Expérience (€52, Travel Diary Collection).

Lancôme has added an iridescent burgundy colour to their autumn palette drawn by Olympia Le-Tan (Olympia's Wonderland Palette, €80).

In turn, Dior chose a precious, sparkling ruby shade as the flagship colour for their splendid Christmas collection (5 Couleurs Precious Rocks, Palette Regard Couture 857 Ruby, €61, as from November).

Unparalleled hair dyer Nars could definitely not do without red. The brand offers two of them: Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Desdemona, an iridescent burgundy (€27), and Kuala Lumpur Duo Eyeshadow, a brownish red (€34).

Supermarkets are not lagging behind

L'Oréal Paris has created Infaillible Eye Paint Nudist, a liquid, hyper-pigmented, long-lasting burgundy eye shadow (€10.40).

Artdeco has imagined two of them, again with two dominant shades: hot red (130 Pearly Chocolate) or cold red (359 Glam Bordeaux) in a tailor-made palette (Système Mosaïque Beauty Box Trio, €38.40).

Lastly, Maybelline New York has just launched The Burgundy Bar Palette (€14.90), 12 eye shadows from matte to scintillating burgundy shades for a passionate look.

Spectacular and theatrical, red eye shadows create a devilishly romantic style and will turn you straight away into Alexandre Dumas's Dame aux Camélias…

Ariane Le Febvre

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