Chanel’s Aquatic Makeup Collection Is All I Want to Wear This Spring

Taking mermaidcore to another level.

still life Chanel Les 4 Ombres Coral Treasure eyeshadow and Roses Coquillage blush on a blue rippling background
(Image credit: Chanel)

Chanel Beauty is synonymous with the classics: red lipstick, nude nails, and pretty blush. But to usher in a fresh take on spring beauty trends, the luxury house is departing (or should I say diving?) from tradition with its Spring 2024 aquatic-inspired line.

Rather than have one makeup artist serve as creative director, the brand enlisted three—Valentina Li, Ammy Drammeh, and Cécile Paravina—to lead its Cometes Collective. These artists were charged with cultivating Chanel's era of experimentation while staying true to the brand's classic style. To do so, Li, who designed the first collection, infused it with a bold take on color.

Valentina Li applies chanel lipstick to a model with her finger

Valentina Li applying lipstick to a model on set.

(Image credit: Chanel)

For inspiration, Li turned to the colors of the ocean. "I remember the first time I saw rain when I was a child. I kept asking questions about the color of the water: why is the ocean blue and the river green? In doing so, I discovered that water and light are magical makers of color," she says in a press release. As such, the color palette of Li's collection reflects the luminosity of seashells, the glitter of sunlight on the ocean, the vibrant shades of coral, and the rich indigo of deep water.

Below, you'll find a blue-tinted highlighter fit for a mermaid, an eyeshadow palette of warm pinks and oranges, and an array of coral-toned lipsticks. Much of the line is already sold out, so shop fast—it's only a matter of time before the entire collection is gone.

Brooke Knappenberger
Associate Commerce Editor

Brooke Knappenberger is the Associate Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she specializes in crafting shopping stories—from sales content to buying guides that span every vertical on the site. She also oversees holiday coverage with an emphasis on gifting guides as well as Power Pick, our monthly column on the items that power the lives of MC’s editors. She has over three years of experience writing on fashion, beauty, and entertainment and her work has appeared on Looper, NickiSwift, The Sun US, and Vox Magazine of Columbia, Missouri. Brooke obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism with an emphasis on Magazine Editing and has a minor in Textile and Apparel Management.