Best Bet: Striking Gold


Leave it to Chanel’s global creative director, Peter Philips, to whip women into a beauty frenzy (remember how we all died over the Jade polish last year?). Next month the brand is coming out with yet another limited-edition makeup collection, which in all likelihood will sell out in warp speed like the others. Created for the Paris-Shanghai show that took place in Shanghai in December, the polishes ($25) and shadow ($45) stick strictly to a black-and-gold theme. Illusion D’or is a clear polish with subtle gold sparkles (looks mores intense in the bottle), while Gold Lamé has a sexy coppery feel. Unlike its sister Black Satin, Black Velvet is the polar opposite, in an inky matte black. Simply put, Ligne et Ombre de Chanel (matte black eyeliner and sparkly gold shadow) is absolutely stunning. Philips just has a knack for making women look and feel pretty.

Available April 1 at Chanel (15 E. 57th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-355-5050).