110 posts tagged "Peter Philips"
The lash embellishments and smoldering eyes Peter Philips turned out for Chanel’s Fall and Resort collections, respectively, are forever burned into our memory. But the makeup star still managed to impress us with his craftsmanship at the house’s Couture show yesterday when he took the classic cat-eye and blew it out of proportion, quite literally, making it thicker, pointier, and more dramatic than we’re used to seeing it. “We wanted to create something that was a mix between sixties and punk,” Philips said of the inspiration for the look. “Some of the embroideries on Karl’s creations are reminiscent of studs, and at the same time there was a 1960′s elegance. That’s why we went for the graphic black eyeliner.” And how does one pull this off, if, say, one were in the business of trying to emulate the creative director of makeup’s every move? (It’s not stalking when it’s well-intended.) See Philips’ step-by-step guide for a fail-safe cat-eye application below:
1. Look straight into the mirror and use an eyeliner pencil, like Chanel’s Automatic Liquid Eyeliner, to mark with small dots where you want the eyeliner to start and end.
2. Close one eye and connect the dots. Note: Depending on the shape (and age) of the eyes, this line might be straight or zigzag.
3. Finish by lining the inner rim of the eye with a pencil liner and apply a few coats of black mascara, like Chanel’s Inimitable Mascara in Noir-Black, on the top lashes only.
OMG a thousand times over, exclamation point, exclamation point. We just received word that after much speculation by this blog and every other Chanel nail polish-loving media outlet the world over, Peter Philips’ dreamy jade lacquer from the brand’s Fall 2009 collection has indeed gone into production and will be released as a limited-edition offering in October. It will be joined by a Jade Rose shade as well, although we’re a bit more excited for the original minty green that we spied back in March. It might just be the next frenzy-inducing color in the company’s long line of cult favorites that have helped carve out the politics of polish. More on that when our new The Look feature goes live on Friday. Get excited.
When we first reported on the opening of Chanel’s inaugural beauty boutique in Tokyo, we filed the idea of a storefront devoted entirely to the brand’s cult fragrances, color collections, and skincare range in the “lust-worthy things we would like to partake of but will likely never have access to” compartment of our brain, along with a wardrobe of Balmain dresses, a selection of Balenciaga bags, and an Eames-era dinette set. But talk around the blogosphere this week is that Peter Philips’ limited-edition Tokyo Happening collection, which the Chanel artistic director of makeup created exclusively for the store’s launch in April, has become available for purchase stateside. The coffers of shimmering pastel face palettes, lip glosses, and nail lacquers have apparently already almost run dry, although word on the cyber street is that the supply will be replenished—and that the coveted items will hit retail boutiques in July. We’ll be waiting.
After seeing the backstage beauty look from the Chanel cruise show last night, we might have to rescind our “no makeup at the beach” dictum from two days ago—or at least qualify it a bit. Because if Peter Philips, Chanel’s creative director of makeup, is calling for a dark smoky eye, nude lip, and vampy nails for all future resort season ocean-side engagements, compliance may need to be in order. We’ll still probably go makeup-free this summer, though (eyelash extensions don’t count). Thoughts on the runway look—and getting dolled up for laying out?
“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.