It may have appeared that most of the world was talking about that hula hoop-style bag after the recent Chanel S/S 13 Ready to Wear show, but for me, it was all about the eyes!
Chanel makeup Creative Director Philips told Vogue UK: "The inspiration of this look is a few key words that Karl [Lagerfeld] gave me: shine, focus on eyes and silver. So I tried to put different 'types' of shine in the look.”
He started with luminous, shiny skin using Vitalumière foundation and avoiding powder (except for on the T-zone). He then created a metallic 'shine' on the eyes using a full cover layer of Illusion d'Ombre eye shadow. “For this show I exclusively created a platinum shade which you can apply sheer, for a subtle luminous effect, or for a metallic result you can put a thick layer,” he added, and you just know this look is going to be copied and coveted for months to come.
The third element of shine was on the lips, and involved a clever combination of Chanel's Lèvres Scintillantes in Plaisir and Rouge Allure in Gracile for a pretty shade of shell pink.
And what about the nails, the Chanel makeup element people go nuts for every season? It was the most discreet, sweet and shiny French manicure, using Le Vernis in Ballerina. If anyone can bring a basic, super sophisticated French back it’s Philips, and I for one am backing him all the way!
The products rundown in full is:
Skin: prepared with Hydra Beauty Serum
Complexion: Vitalumiere, Ecllat Lumiere, Correcteur Perfection, Poudre Universelle Compacte
The Eyes: Illusion D’Ombre "Platine Précieux" - Exclusive Collection, "Souffle de Liberté", Style Yeux Waterproof "Ebène" (N°10), Le Crayon Kohl "Graphite" (N°64), Crayon Sourcils, Mascara Inimitable Waterproof "Black" (N°10), Recourbe Cils de Chanel
The Cheeks: nothing!
The Lips: Rouge Allure "Gracile" (N°89), Levres Scintillantes "Plaisir" (N°164)
The Nails” Le Vernis "Eastern Light" - "Hong Kong Collection CHANEL, Le Vernis "Ballerina" (N°167), Beaute des Ongles "Laque Brillance Extrême".
** Photos Vincent Lappartient **Tweet