Chanel Fall/Winter 2011 Haute Couture Review


Flashing shoes, a backdrop of the spectacular Place Vendôme and a masculine/feminine silhouettte were all inspiration for Peter Philips, creative director of makeup at Chanel. Gauzy delicate lace masks adorned the models faces based on the idea that they were burglars, or wearing a veil to hide them from a night of naughty behaviour. The focus was on the eyes, which Philips illuminated with Illusion d'Ombre in Mirifique, a pitch black shadow with starlight sparkles. To achieve extra definition for eyes that would "see in the dark" Philips lined them with Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner in Ebène finishing with a coat of Inimitable Waterproof Mascara in Noir. 

Skin was kept pure with a base of Vitalumiére Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup and Poudre Universalle Libre Natural Finish Loose Powder. To hide imperfections and give models a flawless base in which to show off their dramatic eyes Eclat Lumiére Highlighting Face Pen and Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer were applied. 

Lips were kept to a velvety peach in Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour in La Furtive, echoing the soft grays and whites that punctuated the almost entirely black collection and "perfect for stealing kisses." As a final touch nails were painted in Le Vernis Nail Colour in Blue Satin to echo the shade of night. 

Photo courtesy of Chanel by Vincent Lappartient

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