Makeup inspiration @ Chanel Paris in Rome Métiers d’Art 2016

I loved the entire set imagined by Karl Lagerfeld, I was amazed by the beautiful images of the movie and I was dreaming of some of the outfits seen at Chanel Paris in Rome Métiers d’Art 2016 (from glinting metallic boucle dresses to black lacquered pencil skirts, little black pleated dresses and the new three-piece suit). But, for sure, I couldn’t help but notice the gorgeous makeup of the models: smokey eyes, dark, intense and slightly glittery, nude glossy lips and perfect cheeks, a perfect statement for Chanel makeup.
And then I thought: couldn’t this be also the perfect makeup of the season? May I solve, this way, all the dilemma relating to my makeup for the winter parties? The answer is, definitely, “yes”, and the black-rimmed eyes and nude lips put together a fresh makeup look just as the weather is turning colder. Therefore, I put on my makeup list of this season Les Beiges – Healthy Glow Foundation & Poudre Universelle Libre, La Palette Sourcils de Chanel “Brun”, Le Volume de Chanel “Noir” (No 10) and the “Lovely Beige” Le Vernis. As for my hairstyle… I don’t know if I can be so bold (and handy) for a Bardot-esque beehives (as seen on models) but for sure I could try. At least once.

Held in Teatro number 5 (nothing better for a Chanel spot) – the studio where Federico Fellini filmed his 1960s masterpiece “La Dolce Vita” – Karl Lagerfeld reconstructed the set for “Paris à Rome” in spectacular, meticulous detail. Built entirely in black and white, it not only recalled Italy’s moviemaking heyday with the silver patina of old projector film stock but also the era when Coco Chanel dressed its greatest stars, Jeanne Moreau, Monica Vitti and Romy Schneider for their performances in films directed by Italy’s movie maestros Visconti or Antonioni. Karl Lagerfeld explained that his ulterior motive for the monochromatic set was that it should bring the clothes into sharp relief, since so many of them played on the classic Chanel palette of black, beige, cream, grey and navy blue. So when the show’s live music began (interpreted by Chistophe Chassol, playing the piano in a restored bandstand) and the models emerged from the set’s Metro station, the clothes were indeed more luminous than ever.

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Products used. Face: Les Beiges – Healthy Glow Foundation – (2016), Eclat Lumiere, Correcteur Perfection, Poudre Universelle Libre; Eyebrows: La Palette Sourcils De Chanel – “Brun” (n°50) – (2016); Eyes: Illusion D’ombre “griffith Green” (n°126) *** – L.A. Sunrise Spring 2016 Collection, Illusion D’ombre Velvet “Fleur De Pierre” (n°106), Stylo Yeux Waterproof “Noir Intense” (n°88), Le Volume De Chanel “noir” (n°10), Black Glitter Around The Eyes (not On Sale); Blush: Les Beiges – Healthy Glow Sheer Powder; Lips: Rouge Coco Baume, Rouge Coco Stylo “Script” (n°218) – (2016); Nails: La Base, Le Vernis “Lovely Beige” (n°663)**, Le Top Coat; Colour Available ** Only In Certain Markets / *** Worlwide Except China

Pictured: makeup looks from the Chanel Paris in Rome Métiers d’Art 2016 show.
Photo: Benoît Peverelli