Fashion lovers were flying high at the Chanel Haute Couture show this week, where models sported shades of blue down a runway inside a mock aircraft created for the presentation. While the collection took cues from sixties stewardesses, the beauty look was decidedly more air-band than airport.
Peter Philips, creative director of Chanel Makeup, developed the look with instructions from Karl Lagerfeld to go for blue and “make sure the models don’t look like stewardesses.”
Teased faux-hawks, extravagant hair accessories and smouldering eye makeup kept things far from prim and proper. Philips contoured eyes with dark blue liner then painted grey-blue shadow across lids, fading towards the outer corner.
Light silver-blue shadow added brightness to the inner corner of the eye and the brow bone. To finish the look, Philips drew along the waterline with a rich navy pencil and added mascara to lashes.
The nail polish, though verging on metallic, was the most conservative piece of the beauty puzzle. A pale opalescent blue that perfectly suited the shades running through the collection, Le Vernis in Sky Line is sure to be the next coveted Chanel polish.
The Blue Illusion makeup collection, which also features a soft pink lipstick, lip liner and gloss, hits stores in July 2012.