The Face Of Chanel: Step-By-Step Instructions
Being a brand spokesperson for Chanel extends beyond lending your image to a fragrance ad here and there. As the face of Coco Mademoiselle, Keira Knightley also makes appearances at certain Chanel functions, such as yesterday’s Couture show in Paris, where the 24-year-old screen star naturally showed up in a head-to-toe Karl Lagerfeld creation, with a glossy new haircut to boot. Knightley’s eye-grazing fringe called to mind Jane Birkin in her glory days, but her makeup look was 100 percent modern. Makeup artist Kay Montano tended to the actress preshow with an arsenal of Chanel products. “I thought Keira’s makeup should be very ingenue in contrast to her traditional attire,” Montano said of Knightley’s mauve eyes, natural flush, and nude/pink lip. Below, the face painter cues us in on what she used to get the look.
Montano kept Knightley’s skin very translucent with Chanel Vitalumière sheer foundation in Clair, followed by a light dusting of Poudre Universelle in Beige to give her a soft, matte texture. She then applied Chanel’s new Fandango blush, a beige-y peach, to the cheeks for a natural flush.
After liberally smudging a brown eye pencil around her lash line, Montano applied a Chocolate Plum shadow from Les 4 Ombres in Mystic Eyes onto Knightley’s lids, completing the look with liquid liner on her top lash line, extended to a flick at the ends. A few coats of Exceptionnel de Chanel Mascara in black topped it all off.
Combining touches of the beige, brick, and pink shades from Chanel’s new, limited-edition Lèvres Signées Chanel satin lip cream palette, Montano created an intricate version of the classic nude lip with flecks of warm color.