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Chanel Spring/Summer 2013 Show: From Lagerfeld’s Floor to the Grand Palais

Beauty from Chanel's Spring/Summer 2013 Show

When offering up inspiration to Peter Philips, the Creative Director of Chanel Makeup, for the Spring/Summer 2013 Ready-To-Wear Show, Karl Lagerfeld said only one word: shine. With that, Philips created a fresh-faced look for his models, whose eyes and lips were boldly brought out with shimmering color and texture. “The inspiration was actually the floor in Karl’s new studio, which is a metallic parquet,” the Creative Director revealed (Whose floor but Lagerfeld’s could inspire runway style?). The metallics surfaced in the eyeshadow and glossy lips of the beauty look, and even on the limbs of the models, as Philips claimed pre-show that, “We’re going to oil them up a little bit, too.”

What was noticeably pale were the models’ cheeks, creating a clean canvas onto which was painted the light green, shimmering eyeshadow that the designer blended all the way up to the brows. He further highlighted the eyes with a cat-eyed swipe of dark liner and an intense application of mascara. Hair was divided by a middle part and pulled back into a messy, low ballerina bun, which was decorated with CC-logo pearl jewelry, another glint of shine for the show. “It’s kind of heavy-handed but in this kind of big venue, we need to do something that can be seen,” Philips explained, referring to the imposing setting of the Grand Palais.

Whether you’re trying to steal the attention away from a majestic Parisian backdrop or already have the full attention of the crowd, you can stun in this look. Here’s what you need to get started:

1. Hydra Beauty Serum
At Neiman Marcus for $97.50

2.    Vitalumiere Moisture-Rich Radiance Fluid Makeup SPF 15
At Nordstrom for $55
3.    Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer
At Nordstrom for $40

4.    Exclusive Creation Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow
At Nordstrom for $36
(“Souffle de Liberté” Collection available March 2013)
5.    Stylo Yeux Waterproof Longlasting Eyeliner
At Bloomingdale’s for $30
6.    Inimitable Waterproof Mascara
At Nordstrom for $30

7.    Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Color
At Nordstrom for $34

Beauty from Chanel's Spring/Summer 2013 Show

Beauty from Chanel's Spring/Summer 2013 Show



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