248 posts tagged "Chanel"
A spin-off of spring’s coral trend, apricot blush seems to be usurping better-known shades of pink as the cheek color of choice these days, popping up in makeup collections and on the red carpet with increasing frequency. As far as we’re concerned, Chanel’s new Fandango and Givenchy’s Maharani Orange shades take a close second and third to Benefit Cosmetics’ Georgia face powder, an old favorite in this color category that still gets the job done. But according to New York-based makeup artist Mariel Barrera, cream blushes are the way to go if you want to fully rock this look. “A cream-based product helps your blush look like skin,” Barrera says, pointing out that the appeal of an apricot blush lies in the fact that it can mimic the sun, providing a much more natural finish than, say, an icy pink or deep berry. “The color tends to work better on women with darker complexions,” Barrera says, ” although if you have fair skin you can still wear it; just be wary of over-applying so you don’t look too orange.”
Application tips: Apply your apricot blush similarly to the way you might apply a rouge, starting on the apples of your cheeks and blending outward toward the cheek bones. Then add a little color to the bridge of your nose and forehead, anywhere the sun might hit, to make it look as natural as possible.
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.
You can thank the ruling on a class-action lawsuit for what could legitimately be the best thing that’s happened to you all year: Beginning on January 20 and continuing for one week, $175 million worth of free cosmetics will be doled out at beauty counters across the country while supplies last. According to an article in BusinessWeek, retail giants like Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s, Dillard’s, and Macy’s as well as a handful of designer brands including Lancôme, Chanel, Guerlain, and Estée Lauder broke antitrust laws and conspired to fix prices on a number of their products. To pay back customers who may have been affected by the alleged scheme, which reportedly spans almost ten years from 1994 to 2003, anyone who purchased products from these stores is entitled to receive one free item in reparation. Click here for a full list of participating stores and brands and get ready to get yours on Tuesday morning.
The editors at i-D magazine essentially dedicated January’s “Beautiful Issue” to cover girl Eniko Mihalik, the Hungarian model and Gucci campaign star whose otherworldly cheeks and generally perfect, Daria Werbowy-like visage are garnering her It girl status. An It team was thus assembled to prep and photograph her for the shoot, including Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin behind the lens, Oribe on hair, and one Peter Philips on makeup duty. Occasionally taking off his creative director of Chanel makeup hat for the right editorial engagement, Philips applied a precise coat of what we’re assuming is one of Chanel’s new goth-inspired Rouge Allure lip colors due out in February (Hysteria is a phenomenal shade of black with a hint of violet) to Mihalik’s doll-like pout while utilizing actual jewels, rather than jewel tones, to make her lower lashes, er, stand out. A strange accessory to be sure, although one that could potentially have a shot at retail success. (Chanel devotees are generally cut from an exceedingly loyal cloth.)
At Karl Lagerfeld’s “Paris-Moscou” themed Chanel Pre-Fall show earlier this month, homage was paid to a myriad of Russian inspirations for a collection of clothes and accessories that we called an “excursion into Coco Chanel’s exotic history with men.” But the detail-oriented among you, those who made it past the chain headdresses and elaborate heels, likely noticed sparkling nails inspired by, get this, the beauty of women. “Russian women,” said Peter Philips, Global Creative Director for Chanel makeup, who created a new, limited edition collection of lacquers for the occasion. Philips added a different glimmer to each of the three black-based metallic shades, using flecks of shimmering red (Feu de Russie), gold (Or de Russie), and blu (Nuit de Russie) to distinguish one from another. Available through January 2009, visit www.chanel.com to get yours while supplies last. And remember, once they sell out, there’s always eBay.