Each season we wait with baited breath to see the beauty look and latest nail colour from Chanel. Here, for Autumn 2012 the house’s look combines cool, gentle make-up, where skin is kept matte, cheeks are contoured with a specially designed, lavender-grey powder and lips dabbed with flushed pink. The effect is quite the English Rose and a perfect foil for the focal point: the eyebrows.
These appliquéd brows were created by the embroidery house of Lesage, under the direction of Chanel Makeup Creative Director, Peter Philips. ’Each eyebrow consists of an anthracite gray sequins and pearl base, embroidered with several sorts and shades of mineral stones and crystals,’ he says. It’s a look that reinforces today’s trend for a full, definite brow taken one step further for the benefit of the show.
Says Philips: ‘The inspiration for the makeup look came from a few key words and a sketch that Karl Lagerfeld provided: minerals, shading and eyebrows were the key words and the sketch showed a face with stone-lined eyebrows.’
As for the nail polish we can all eagerly await for Fall? It’s called Frenzy – expect taupe with hints of lavender. A cool neutral for neat nails. But hey, let’s get on with Springtime first.
2012-13 Fall-Winter Chanel Ready-to-Wear Show Backstage, Makeup Peter Philips, © Chanel, Photo Vincent Lappartient