More than 100 years since Chanel first launched in Paris, the maison is launching its first-ever make-up range for men. Called simply Boy de Chanel, it references one of Gabrielle Chanel’s great loves, Arthur “Boy” Capel, a British polo player who helped finance her early business ventures. Those expecting garish lipsticks, however, will be sorely disappointed. This is Chanel, a er all, so it goes without saying that this new offering (thus far just three products) is both understated and discreet, and offered in stylish, semi-matte black packaging. Le Teint is an all-day skin cream with the lightest of tints, to even out skin tone. Available in several shades, it has SPF 25, to help protect skin from the damaging effects of sunlight, while hyaluronic acid helps keep skin hydrated and supple. Next is Le Baume Levres lip balm, made from a combination of shea butter, jojoba oil and vitamin E, to ensure effective moisturising (but it comes with a totally matte finish, so only the wearer knows he is using it). Finally, it makes sense to keep eyebrows well groomed, too, and Chanel’s Le Stylo Sourcil eyebrow pencil is available in four shades to help add definition and shape. Double-ended, the design offers a spiral brush for application, while the other end has a clever self-sharpening pencil. Made using wax and oils, this promises to stay put for eight hours, and even comes with instructions.