In the early stages of the Haute Couture Collection, a few key elements came up. Karl mentioned the masculine/feminine silhouette, the decor (Place Vendôme), the fact that we were going to do a show at night and the flashlight shoes. That’s where the veil/burglar idea came from. The focus is on the eyes, but through a veil. Skin is pure with a hint of blush and the lips are velvet peach. On the nails we used Chanel’s classic “Le Vernis – Blue Satin”, a timeless night blue.
I wanted to create an eye that would read through a veil, that’s why I used “Illusion d’Ombre in Mirifique”, a pitch black with starlight sparkles. Eyes that see in the dark and nails the shade of night. And a soft touch of “Rouge Allure Velvet – La Furtive”, perfect for stealing kisses.
–Peter Philips on creating the Chanel Makeup Looks for the Fall-Winter 2011/2012 Haute Couture Show
The makeup used in the Haute Couture show – though behind a veil – made a statement. The dark smokey eyes are lovely, especially as they play off of the darkness of the set and the black sparkle of the floors. Even with the lace veils you could see there was some serious makeup going on under the lace. I love that Philips used Blue Satin – one of my favorite nail colors, it’s perfect to evoke the midnight feel of the show.
Here are the products Peter Philips use to create the looks:
Skin prepared with HYDRAMAX+ ACTIVE NOURISHING CREAM
VITALUMIÈRE AQUA Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15
POUDRE UNIVERSELLE LIBRE Natural Finish Loose Powder
ECLAT LUMIÈRE Highlighting Face Pen
CORRECTEUR PERFECTION Long Lasting Concealer
ILLUSION D’OMBRE Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Mirifique – Fall 2011 Collection
STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF Long Lasting Eyeliner in Ebène
INIMITABLE WATERPROOF Mascara in Noir
RECOURBE CILS DE CHANEL Precision Eyelash Curler – August 2011
JOUES CONTRASTE Powder Blush in Rose Ecrin – Fall 2011 Collection
SOIN TENDRE LÈVRES Hydrating Lip Treatment
ROUGE ALLURE VELVET Luminous Matte Lip Colour in La Furtive (Exclusive to Asia)
LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Blue Satin – on the hands
LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Jade Rose – on the feet