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Get Chanel’s Pre-Fall 2011 Beauty Look

To create a beauty look for Chanel’s Byzantine-inspired pre-fall show, global creative director of makeup Peter Philips took inspiration from a Byzantine-era mosaic of Empress Theodora.


Get Chanel's Pre-Fall 2011 Beauty LookFor the last few days, pre-fall shows have been taking place in various locations around the world. In Paris, Chanel showed a Byzantine-inspired collection in its Rue Cambon salon, which had been transformed into a Turkish tearoom for the occasion.

To create a beauty look for the show, global creative director of makeup Peter Philips took inspiration from a Byzantine-era mosaic of Empress Theodora. “I re-created the red eye shadow/liner that she wears on the arch of her eyebrows by drawing the shape with Le Crayon Lèvres in Rouge,” Philips told Style.com. He then dusted lids with “luminous golds and bronzes,” mixing pigments from Chanel’s forthcoming Les 4 Ombres eyeshadow quad in Topkapi with the brand’s Joues Contraste blush in Mocha. To finish, he drew a black line along the outer edge of the upper and lower lash lines to create choreography between the colors.

While the eyes were clearly the showpiece of the beauty look, Philips also paid attention to the lips and the nails. He left lips nude, adding just a touch of clear balm. Then, he gave each model a red pedicure using Chanel’s Le Vernis in Coromandel.

Photo: Vincent Lappartient

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