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December 14, 2010

Chanel Métiers D’Art Pre-Fall 2011 Paris-Byzance Beauty

The theme of the collection, Paris-Byzance is a great inspiration on it’s own. The links and associations with Chanel are rich and plenty.  Karl gave Sam (McKnight) and me a sketch giving us a rough idea of the direction he wanted for the look, from then the tone was set.  Karl also showed us the world-famous mosaic portrait of Theodora, the Empress of the Byzantine Empire Mosaic from the Saint-Vital de Ravenne Basilica, which very naturally became the inspiration for the show’s makeup. The portrait gave me a focus point : the red eye shadow/liner that she wears on the arch of her eyebrows. This look is all about light and rich textures. The choreography between gold, bronze, black and red can be easily personalized according to the desires of each woman.

- Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup

I LOVE this look – very theatrical and perfectly compliments the collection.  I can’t wait to see Beige Petale, the new nail colour!

Peter used the following CHANEL products to create the runway beauty looks:

Skin prepared with HYDRAMAX + ACTIVE Nourishing Cream for Dry Skin

The Complexion:
VITALUMIERE AQUA Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15
POUDRE UNIVERSELLE LIBRE Natural Finish Loose Powder
ÉCLAT LUMIÈRE Highlighter Face Pen
CORRECTEUR PERFECTION Long Lasting Concealer

The Eyes:
REGARD SIGNÉ DE CHANEL in Topkapi (Exclusive Creation, available June 2011)
JOUES CONTRASTE Powder Blush in Rouge (Exclusive Creation, available June 2011)
LE CRAYON LEVRES Precision Lip Definer in Rouge
LE CRAYON KHÔL Intense Eye Pencil in Clair
LE CRAYON YEUX Precision Eye Definer in Brun Teak
LE CRAYON SOURCILS (available August 2011)
INIMITABLE MASCARA in Noir

The Cheeks:
JOUES CONTRASTE Powder Blush in Or (Exclusive Creation, available June 2011)
JOUES CONTRASTE Powder Blush in Moca

The Lips:
SOIN TENDRE LEVRES Hydrating Lip Treatment SPF 15

The Nails:
LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Beige Petale on the hands (Summer 2011 Makeup Collection, available May 2011)

Photos: Vincent Lappartient for Chanel

Photo of Mosaic: Absolut Bologna

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