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Chanel’s Latest Range Of Makeup Brushes Was Made For Regular Women

Most women find makeup tools intimidating and time-consuming to use. However, this new collection of Chanel makeup brushes was made to be fuss-free and require no makeup experience.

Lucia Pica, Chanel Global Makeup and Color Designer, wanted to give all women access to her makeup techniques by creating a complete range of brushes for the complexion, eyes and lips. “I wanted to bring my editorial techniques into the everyday life of women. I wanted to use brushes that do the job fast, yet are practical. They achieve results quickly and are easy to use.”

The Les Pinceaux de Chanel is a collection of 21 brushes: 12 for the complexion, eight for the eyes and one for the lips. They are made with soft and silky bristles that help you pick up just the right amount of product for perfect application. Elegant and understated with their black lacquered ferrules and handles, the brushes are protected in a sleeve that covers the tuft of bristles. The collection will hit our stores on 7th September 2017.

Here, we break down the different brushes in the collection and how to use them.

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#1: Powder Brush, $98
Use this brush to powder and remove shine from large areas of the face. Dip the tip of the brush into the powder and tap off excess on the back of your hand. Then, sweep over the face, from the center outwards, for a light mattifying effect. #2: Precision Powder Brush, $84
Use this brush to powder and remove shine from smaller, specific areas of the face. Dip the tip of the brush into the powder and tap off excess on the back of your hand. Then, sweep over the face, from the center outwards, for a light mattifying effect. For a denser, more precise application of powder use the tapered point of the brush to press the powder onto the skin. #3: Contouring Brush, $84
Use this shading brush to shape the contours of the face. Dip the tip of the brush into the product and tap off excess on the back of your hand. Then apply the product, using the brush to define the contours of the face, below the cheekbones, into the temples and along the jawline, with the angle of the brush always pointing downwards. Use a mix of sweeping strokes followed by small circular, buffing motions to avoid any hard lines. #4: Blush Brush, $84
Use this brush to apply powder blush to the apples of the cheeks. Dip the tip of the brush into the product and tap off excess on the back of your hand. Then apply, starting from the highest point of the apple of the cheek, below the eyes, blending the color downwards and outwards. #5: Small Kabuki Brush, $84
This portable, universal face brush can be used with powder bronzers, face powders and powder blushers. It can be taken along for touch-ups throughout the day. For powder: take a small amount of powder with the tip of the brush and dust off any excess on the back of your hand. Starting at the center of the face, work outwards with small circular movements, building up the coverage until you achieve the desired effect. For bronzer: buff the product onto the most prominent surfaces of the face that naturally catch the sunlight (forehead, bridge of the nose and top of the cheekbones) for a natural sun-kissed glow. For blush: take a small amount of powder with the tip of the brush and dust off any excess on the back of your hand. Then, lightly sweep the color across the apples of the cheeks in a downward and outward direction. #6: Retractable Kabuki Brush, $74
Use this brush to buff powders and bronzer onto the face. For a face powder, take a small amount of powder with the tip of the brush and dust off any excess on the back of your hand. Starting at the center of the face, work outwards with small circular movements, building up the coverage until you achieve the desired effect. To use with a bronzer, buff the product onto the most prominent surfaces of the face that naturally catch the sunlight (forehead, bridge of the nose and top of the cheekbones) for a natural sun- kissed glow. #7: Retractable Dual-Tip Concealer Brush, $80
Use this retractable double-ended brush to apply concealer and color corrector. To apply concealer using the double-ended brush, start by taking some product with the flat side and applying it to the areas that need the most attention. Then, using the full end, buff the concealer so that it blends seamlessly into the skin, without hard edges. If lighter coverage is required around the eyes, use the full end to apply and blend the concealer. The concealer can also be blended around the eyes with the full end to create an excellent eyeshadow base. #8: 2-IN-1 Foundation Brush, $80
Use this brush to apply powder or liquid foundation. For a powder foundation, dip the brush into the compact and remove any excess on the back of your hand. Then, buff into the skin with small circular motions. Build up the product in fine layers until you achieve the desired coverage. For a liquid foundation, squeeze a drop of foundation onto the back of your hand. Then, take a small amount with the tip of the brush fibers and remove any excess on the back of your hand. Buff into the skin with small circular motions. Build up the product in fine layers until you achieve the desired coverage. #9: Foundation Brush, $70
Use this brush to apply liquid foundation for denser coverage. Squeeze a drop of foundation onto the back of your hand. Then, take a small amount using the tip of the brush fibers. Start from the center of the face, applying downwards and outwards with smooth strokes. (To avoid streaking, avoid having too much product on the brush.) Build up the product in fine layers until you achieve the desired coverage. #10: Retractable Foundation Brush, $80
Use this brush to apply fluid, gel or cream foundations. Its ergonomic shape makes it possible to perfectly reach all the key points and contours of the face. Use the very tip of the brush, working from the center of the face outwards. #11: Foundation-Blending Brush, $80
Use this brush to apply liquid or cream foundation for a lighter, “airbrushed” effect. Squeeze a drop of foundation onto the back of your hand. Then, take a small amount with the tip of the brush fibers or a small amount of cream foundation from the compact. Remove any excess before applying to the face. Starting from the center of the face, buff the product into the skin using small circular motions, building up the product in fine layers until you achieve the desired coverage. #12: Retractable Dual-Head Face Brush, $90
Brush designed to apply the blush and highlighter of the Chanel Palette Essentielle. To apply the blush, take some color from the palette with the dark side of the duo ber brush. Then, delicately apply the product on the most prominent part of the cheekbones, blending downwards and outwards on the cheek. To apply the highlighter, take some color from the palette with the light side of the duo ber brush. Then, delicately apply the product to the most prominent part of the cheekbones, the bridge of the nose and the cupid’s bow of the lips, blending downwards and outwards on the cheek. #13: Eyeliner Brush, $50
Use this brush to apply cream eyeliner. With the brush, take some eyeliner from the jar. Then, remove excess on the back of your hand before applying to the eye. Starting from the inner corner, run the tip of the brush along the base of the lashes, gradually thickening the line towards the outer corner. Extend the line outwards and slightly upwards, following the direction of the lash line, to naturally extend the eyes. #14: Eye Contouring Brush, $50
Use this brush for precision eyeshadow application. Dip the tip of the brush into the product and tap off excess on the back of your hand. Starting from the inner corner, run the brush along the base of the lashes to create a soft focus effect around the eyes with a powder eyeshadow. This brush can also be used to apply a powder eyeshadow over a pencil or cream liner to mattify and set it. #15: Rounded Eyeshadow Brush, $60
Use this brush to apply a sheerer wash of eyeshadow across the entire eyelid. Dip the tip of the brush into the product and tap off excess on the back of your hand. Sweep the brush backwards and forwards to apply color over the entire lid, covering the area between the lashes up to the socket line. This brush can also be used clean to blend away hard lines of eyeshadow that has already been applied. #16: Flat Eyeshadow Brush, $60
Use this brush to apply eyeshadow over a larger area of the eyelid and to layer on eyeshadow for a denser application. Dip the tip of the brush into the product and tap off excess on the back of your hand. When applying eyeshadow across the whole eyelid, turn the brush sideways to its widest point and sweep across the lid from lashes up to the socket line. For a denser application, use the at part of the brush to apply the eyeshadow to the lid. To blend below the eye, turn the brush sideways to its narrowest point and buff the colour into the lower lash line. #17: Eyeshadow-Blending Brush, $60
Use this brush to soften hard lines or eyeliner and to apply eyeshadow to more specific areas of the eye. Dip the tip of the brush into the product and tap off excess on the back of your hand. After a pencil eyeliner, this brush can be used to smudge the line for a softer effect. Using this brush to blend color into the socket line and along the lash lines makes it easy to add depth and definition to the eye. #18: Retractable Dual-Tip Eyeshadow Brush, $80
A retractable double-ended brush to apply and blend cream and powder eyeshadows. The long, rounded “shader” tip precisely picks up and applies eyeshadows. The full “blender” tip with its supple bristles blends and mixes different shades together and softens contours to perfect the makeup result. For a natural result: take some eyeshadow with the “shader” tip and apply to entire eyelid to sculpt and de ne the eyes. Then, use the “blender” tip to sweep the eyeshadow outwards and soften contours. For a more intense result: after precisely applying eyeshadow with the “shader” tip, apply another eyeshadow on top with the “blender” tip and blend around the eye to create a halo effect. #19: Retractable Dual-Tip Eye-Contouring Brush, $80
A retractable double-ended brush to precisely apply and blend cream and powder eyeshadows, sculpt the eye contour and soften the makeup result. The flattened “precision” tip allows for precise, adjustable application of eyeshadows and reaches the inner and outer corners of the eye to trace the eye contour and define the eyes. The streamlined “blender” tip with its supple bristles blends eyeshadows together for a gradation effect, lightens pencil lines and softens contours. For a gradation effect: take some eyeshadow with the “precision” tip and apply to entire eyelid. Then, apply a darker eyeshadow on the socket crease with the flattened side of the same end to create contrast. Next, blend the eyeshadows together with the “blender” tip, smoothing from the inner to the outer corner of the eye. For sophisticated eyes: take some eyeshadow with the “precision” tip and apply along the base of upper and lower lashes to de ne the eyes. Then, apply an eyeshadow to the entire eyelid with the same end. Finally, use the “blender” tip to blend the result together. #20: Retractable Dual-Tip Brow Brush, $60
Use this brush to groom and fill in brows. First, use the eyebrow brush to groom the eyebrows into place, brushing the hairs upwards and then angling out slightly at the arch. Then, use the angled brush to fill in any gaps with single, feathery strokes to mimic the natural appearance of individual hairs. You can reuse the brow brush to soften the color at the end. #21: Lip Brush, $50
A brush designed to apply lipstick and trace lip contours. Using the brush, take the color directly from the lipstick bullet. Always wipe any excess product from the brush onto the back of your hand for more precise application. If there is too much on the brush, it may bleed over on the edges. Open your mouth wide and glide the pencil from the corners, upwards (top lip) or downwards (bottom lip), to meet at the center of the lip contour. Angle your wrist in the same direction to achieve a slightly fuller, more rounded effect. Rest your little finger lightly against your face to help steady your hand for a smoother finish. Work in ne layers to build up the intensity of color. Like this? Check out Female’s resident beauty junkies talking about their favourite facial oils, the latest Korean calming skincare to soothe sensitive skin and all the Korean facial masks you’ll need to transform your complexion.