Did Creative Director Peter Phillips Resign From Chanel Makeup?

The long-time makeup artist in charge of Chanel's runway beauty looks is moving on

Chanel Fall 2012; Photo Courtesy of Chanel

Chanel Fall 2012; Photo Courtesy of Chanel

Peter Phillips, Chanel Makeup creative director responsible for recent runway beauty looks such as the jewelled eyebrows of Fall 2012 and the fluttery tulle lashes of Haute Couture Spring 2013, has decided to break out on his own as a freelance beauty director and makeup artist. At the help of the beauty brand since 2008, Phillips will still contribute to Chanel’s Fall 2013 presentation in Paris in a few weeks’ time.

Today, Chanel issued this statement:

“Peter Phillips, as Creative Director of Chanel Makeup, has brought his talent, creativity and vision to Chanel makeup and made women dream, the world over. After five successful years, Peter Phillips has decided to return to a more independent position continuing his work as an artist collaborating with the best photographers, stylists and models for editorials and projects such as Chanel fashion shows.

The Chanel Makeup Studio, which has supported him during his tenure, will ensure the continuity, the creativity and the quality of the brand’s makeup products and collections. Peter Phillips has left an indelible mark on Chanel Makeup and his contribution to the brand is an important part of the Chanel legacy. He will remain a cherished friend and contributor to the House of Chanel.”

A follow-up statement from the House of Chanel: “Peter Phillips has expressed a wish to return to a more independent status, therefore, while he will not be in charge of product development and creation anymore, he will remain a Chanel spokesperson and collaborator. He will also still be in charge of the makeup looks at the shows.”

Here, a look at some of Phillip’s stunning contributions to the world of Chanel:

Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2013

Chanel Métiers d’Art 2012-2013