Chanel’s New Makeup Collection Is Inspired by Italy’s Most Underrated City

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Think of Naples and you may think of cheesy pizza and Elena Ferrante. But the city serves as inspiration for Chanel Beauty’s new collection, Neapolis: New City. Yellow nail polish, red lipstick, and emerald eye shadow are part of the 23-product collection directly inspired by the hometown of Lucia Pica, Chanel’s global creative makeup and color designer. Limited-edition shades include names like “L’Aristocratica” and “Parthenope,” a peachy nude lip gloss named after the ancient Greek city that is now part of Naples.

New to the brand, the “Poudre à Lèvres” product is a stand-out. It’s eye shadow — but for your lips, with a lip balm and a powdered-pigment duo. Makeup artists like to tap pigmented powder onto lipstick to create a jolt of bright color and a velvet-y texture (like the orange lip seen at Jason Wu’s spring 2017 show), and this allows you to replicate the trick at home. The limited-edition product comes in three red-and-pink shades and was used on Jessica Biel for the Critics’ Choice Awards.

The collection, first introduced in an Italian villa in October, is available now on Chanel’s website.

Chanel LE VERNIS
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Chanel LE VERNIS
Chanel LE VERNIS
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Chanel LE VERNIS
Chanel LE VERNIS
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Chanel LE VERNIS
Chanel LE VERNIS
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Chanel LE VERNIS
Chanel LE 9 OMBRES
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Chanel LE 9 OMBRES
Chanel ROUGE ALLURE VELVET
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Chanel ROUGE ALLURE VELVET
Chanel ROUGE ALLURE
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Chanel ROUGE ALLURE
Chanel ROUGE ALLURE
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Chanel ROUGE ALLURE
Chanel ROUGE ALLURE INK
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Chanel ROUGE ALLURE INK
Chanel ROUGE ALLURE INK
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Chanel ROUGE ALLURE INK
Chanel POUDRE À LÈVRES
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Chanel POUDRE À LÈVRES
Chanel POUDRE À LÈVRES
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Chanel POUDRE À LÈVRES

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Chanel’s New Makeup Collection Takes Inspiration From Italy