249 posts tagged "Chanel"
A common occurrence among those who receive blockbuster holiday palettes brimming with possibility: You hit pan on your go-to shades—the universally flattering neutrals that are appropriate for day but can be easily amped up for night—while bold, attention-grabbing hues of green and blue are barely touched.
The truth is, not everyone can pull off a lid splashed with color like we saw on the Chanel runway for Spring 2014, but the barely there look (seen at Chloé this past season) is wearable and achievable—without having makeup master Peter Philips at your side. Beauty brands are also taking a more minimal approach. Urban Decay recently released the Naked3 (which has already sold out twice), a collection of twelve flesh colors ranging from cream to dark brown, all with a rose gold undertone. Another one of our favorites is the aptly named The Essentials palette by Clarins, which features eco-friendly formulas in ten nude shades. And for on-the-go touch-ups, Bobbi Brown’s limited-edition Smokey Warm Eye Palette is compact enough to fit in a purse and boasts six versatile shadows in matte and shimmer finishes. Beige, it seems, is anything but boring.
The women that walked Chanel Pre-Fall last night wore their war paint well—baring cheeks, lids, and temples that were burnished with gold and silver cross-hatching, inky black mascara and liner on top lashes only, and natural, pink-toned lips. To complement the makeup created by Peter Philips, Sam McKnight tucked double-C stamped feathers into select models’ wind-tousled low ponytails, while others sported a Lady Gaga (the early years)-style bow comprised of actual strands. Who knew playing cowboys and Indians could be so chic? Well, I suppose Karl had an idea.
Yes, another wig worn by Lady Gaga. I, too, am tiring of keeping up with Mother Monster’s many hair changes (on Sunday, she was sporting a Christmas tree, topped with a giant gold star, on her head). However, this week’s dreads were reminiscent not just of a Rastafarian but the runway. They made an appearance on Max Mara’s minimalist catwalk for Spring 2012; at Karl Lagerfeld’s decadent, Indian-themed Pre-Fall 2012 presentation for Chanel, where Sam McKnight created jewelry-laden updos; and, more recently, at Junya Watanabe’s Spring 2014 show—with a look inspired by those (hippies, ravers, et cetera) who wait for their hair to “clean itself.” Here’s hoping Gaga sends her rug out to be laundered long before that happens.
When Chanel launches a new shade of nail polish, it’s not unlike a magician’s prop in that it seemingly vanishes before your eyes. The new duo that appeared on chanel.com today is likely to perform the same disappearing act as the many bottles of limited-edition colors (like the elusive Jade) that came before it. Magic, an indigo, and Cosmic, a black lacquer laced with blue and silver pearl, are both designed with the night sky in mind. Reminiscent of the house’s Fall 2013 collection, the onyx hue evokes the glittery tweeds sent down the runway, and the cerulean tone is similar to the blue fur hats fitted on select models’ heads, or the double-breasted jacket worn by Cara Delevingne. Karl Lagerfeld and makeup artist Peter Philips intended the celestial lids dotted with jumbo silver sparkles (created for this season) to be seen from the last row at the Grand Palais, but these subtle yet festive varnishes are to be viewed at cocktail-party range—subtly catching the light as you tip back your flute of champagne.
$27 each, chanel.com