The secrets behind the Chanel Autumn/Winter 2012 make-up look

The secrets behind the Chanel Autumn/Winter 2012 make-up look

Eyebrows have been key for some time now in the beauty world, and Chanel’s Autumn/Winter 2012 show put them centre stage, bejewelling them to perfection. These brows were the show-stopping beauty look of the season.

Peter Philips, the Director of Make-Up at Chanel, revealed that the inspiration behind the legendary brows were a few keywords and a sketch from Karl Lagerfeld, which showed a model with stone-lined eyebrows.

The eyebrows themselves were separately created, as Peter explains: ‘I worked with the Maison Lesage to create sets of embroidered eyebrows. Each eyebrow consists of an anthracite gray sequins and pearl base, embroidered with several sorts and shades of mineral stones and crystals.’

The rest of the face was then kept natural-looking and matte, with Chanel’s Mat Lumiere foundation used all over the face, while the specially created Ombre Contraste compact was used to shape and contour the cheeks. The lavender/taupe Notorious shade was applied to the cheeks and eye sockets to create the defined, highlighted look.  

Finally on the nails, Le Vernis in Frenzy was used to complement the Notorious colour used on the face.

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