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We may have had mixed feelings about her hair, but Sarah Jessica Parker still managed to wow us on the red carpet last night by going big with the skin art. How best to accessorize a Chanel Couture dress, you ask? With Peter Philips’ new, limited-edition temporary tattoos from the house’s Spring collection, of course. We noticed this little gem last night when a fellow fashion-minded friend pointed to Parker’s bedazzled wrist and said, “That bracelet isn’t moving.” (Good eye). What do you think of the tats off the runway and on the red carpet?
The Glam Squad: Celebrity makeup artist Angela Levin for Chanel Beauty and hairstylist Adir Abergel for Frédéric Fekkai.
The Face: “I wanted Sandra to look like the true movie star she is, so we went with modern-classy Hollywood makeup: dewy skin, soft eyes, and a bold red lip,” Levin says of the look she crafted for Bullock, which started with Chanel’s Sublimage Fluid and Vitalumière Satin Smoothing Fluide Makeup in Shell. Using a brow powder rather than a pencil or a wax to give Bullock’s arches structure, Levin moved on to the eyes, lining both upper and lower lash lines with a brown shadow and opting for three coats of Chanel’s Inimitable Mascara in Noir—the Waterproof version, just in case any trips onto the podium should kick-start the waterworks. The X factor came from Bullock’s red lip, however, which Levin built using Chanel’s new Rouge Coco Lip Colour in Paris, which she also gently dabbed onto the apples of her cheeks—a signature trick to add a bit of warmth.
The Hair: For his part, Abergel wanted to “bring back simplicity,” which he achieved by coating Bullock’s hair with Fekkai’s Silky Straight Ironless Smooth Finish Serum and fashioning a deep side part. He then pulled all of Bullock’s hair over to one side and added a wave at the end—a popular style at the Oscars this year, also spotted on Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet.
The Result: A win over Meryl Streep and the bevy of nude lips and frizzy updos that ruled the red carpet last night.
Spring is supposed to be about the absence of gray, but on nails it’s staying put—with darker variants of the hue already on the agenda for Fall. The latest fixation with this steely shade was sparked by Chanel’s much discussed, strangely beautiful mushroom-mauve lacquer, aptly named Particulière. The idea of a gray nail polish, with its slightly sullen cast and tragic-chic aura, offers a tasteful hard edge to any number of wardrobe staples, but knowing that I probably wouldn’t wear the varnish season after season, I couldn’t get behind shelling out for the fancy French version—not to mention the fact that it promptly went on back order upon its debut in January. The fix: Sally Hansen’s Complete Salon Manicure in Commander in Chic. The rich formula glides on evenly with its smooth wide brush, delivering a subtle yet complex gray that changes colors in different lights. Plus, the glossy finish lasts for days, thanks to a molecule that hides imperfections by releasing shine every time your nail bends and flexes, so that $6.99 you’ll pony up at the counter will go a long way.
To celebrate her new role as the face of its Rouge Coco lipstick collection designed by makeup artist Peter Philips, Chanel threw a lavish dinner for model/actress/chanteuse Vanessa Paradis last night in New York. What to wear for the occasion? Gabrielle, of course, a creamy matte red pigment from the new range. Flawlessly powdered skin and soft tendrils pinned into a loose updo completed the look. If this doesn’t make you want to dabble in high-opacity pout perfecters, nothing will. Thoughts on the color?
There were no little black dresses at the Chanel Couture show today, and no thick black cat-eyes courtesy of Peter Philips, either. Three little word combinations that came directly from Karl Lagerfeld—”liquid silver,” “neon baroque,” and “chemical pastels”—inspired the models’ brightly painted lips and metallic pewter eyes and nails. Philips used Rouge Allure in Genial, an as-yet-unreleased product from the brand’s summer Les Pop-Up collection, to get the “chemical coral” pout he was going for. He created an elongated silver/gray eye with Chanel’s new Ombres Contraste eye shadow duo in Gris-Subtil, and subtly contoured cheeks with its Les Tissages de Chanel in Tweed Corail. As for the makeup guru’s knack for sparking nail varnish fads, there might be a lull in the madness—at least for the Euro set. He revived Chanel’s Duo Platinum Silver today, which was only available across the pond when it launched in 2007. Mr. Philips, if you’re reading this, a relaunch in the U.S. would not be frowned upon.