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August 20 2014

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Peter Philips Goes Green At Chanel

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“I was told by Karl [Lagerfeld] that the collection mainly included black, white, pink, and a dash of jade,” creative director of makeup Peter Philips said of the inspiration for the look he created backstage at Chanel yesterday. Keeping models’ faces “graphic but soft at the same time,” Philips translated these colors into cosmetic terms, designing black and white lash embellishments brought to fruition by artisans at the Lesage embroidery atelier in Paris, adding coral pink accents to eyes and cheeks, and applying a few coats of a jade nail color to fingertips. “I love to work very soft around the eye with gray-green or light pink shadows, putting the focus on the nails with a red or a dark jade,” Philips divulged, adding that the flip side of this technique also works well: “You can also go for something strong around the eye, like a dramatic gloss, with a subtle nail in pearl or soft jade.” Luckily, both options will—fingers crossed—be available when his new Fall color collection launches this summer. On tap: an eye gloss quad that features four iconic shades associated with the brand in black, rouge-noir, pearl, and gold (a palette for which Philips admits to having a “soft spot” that we will no doubt develop, too). And while the green nails he sent down the runway were created just for the presentation, Philips is known for using the catwalk as a preview for limited-edition cult nail colors to come (the Moscow collection, anyone?) so we can only hope a lacquer in vert is in the works for public consumption.

Photos: Monica Feudi & Gianni Pucci

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