Bombay Express de Chanel Chanel Bombay Express Collection

Bombay Express de Chanel is lavish makeup collection inspired by a vision of India.

India does evoke images of sizzling shades of red and coral but somehow, someway, gold suddenly overtakes the place of those shades and images of slightly slanted eyes heavily lined with kohl and splashes with vibrant gold take their place.

Here’s a look at the Chanel Bombay Express Collection.

Each year, the Chanel Métiers d’Art fashion show celebrates the exceptional talent of the Métiers Houses, pairing their know-how with a legendary destination. This year, Bombay Express de CHANEL showcases a specific vision of India. Peter Philips, Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup, intensifies the proportions of iconic Indian eye makeup to give it a universal character.

Graphic makeup with saturated color blocks stretches out from the corner of the eye to express strength and femininity. Eyes succumb to the boldness and mystery of a black eyeshadow in all its nuances with ILLUSION D’OMBRE Mirifique. The rest of the face focuses on gold and light. The Exclusive Creation of the Collection is a precious, evanescent golden powder to dab onto cheekbones and eyelids in scintillating touches. In its classic black-lacquered case, ROUTE DES INDES DE CHANEL recreates an embossed motif of a rare fabric, a piece of bronze brocade from an Indian-influenced collection created by Gabrielle Chanel in the 1960s. A stroke of blush structures the face and warms the translucent complexion with the hint of an elegant and sunny earth tone. Lips remain natural, enhanced by the luster of luminous beige shimmering with gold. On nails, an original nail polish mixing pale gold and silver recalls the traditional festival of lights, for which it was named Diwali.

Chanel Powder Blush $43

  • Brume D’or (LE)

Chanel Nail Colour $30

  • Diwali (LE)

Chanel Bombay Express Illuminating Powder with Shimmer $80 (LE)

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine $32.50

  • Empreinte

Chanel Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow $36

  • Mirifique


Bombay Express de Chanel is available now on

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  • 6/28/12 11:21 Amber:

    I really love that illuminating powder! I just don’t know if I want to spend $80 on it…


  • 6/28/12 11:43 18thCenturyFox:

    Aww what happened to the ombré in Nirvana that kept showing up on the runways and was supposed to be in the limited launch? I feel like a baby whose candy has been taken!


    • 6/28/12 20:13 Zoelarue:

      I think nirvana is fall LE. Keeping looking for it.

      I am a sucker for all things Chanel. This collection is no exception.


  • 6/28/12 12:46 LINDARRAGNAR:

    i love the blush color! a nice burnt rose color!


  • 6/28/12 15:54 Shivani:

    Oh my poor wallet!


  • 6/28/12 18:29 SusanT:

    I want every single thing, OMG, they are all so beautiful, but I think the blush would be my first pick, and then the lipstick.

    Muse, when are you going to cover the Chanel fall 2012 collection? I already bought one of the blushes — I am in love!


    • 6/29/12 12:31 the Muse:

      hopefully shortly susan don’t wanna rush it too quickly girl lol!


  • 6/29/12 11:47 Emily:

    that. lipstick. i want it so BAD!


  • 7/1/12 19:50 Emily:

    The illuminating powder is *gorgeous* X) but I’m afraid that if I got it I would never want to use it because of the lovely design. And for $80 I had *better* get some use out of it…. :/


  • 7/2/12 13:29 Holla:

    Lol, how many indians you know have slanted eyes? XD I absolutely love the gold powder though, gorgeous!


    • 7/2/12 13:36 the Muse:



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