October 2, 2013

The lead make-up artist and global creative director for Chanel Makeup, Peter Philips, concepted a painterly eyes inspired by "finger paint" for the Chanel Fashion Show in the Grand Palais. This fall, Karl Laggerfield revamped the Grand Palais into an art exhibit, adorned with a Chanel No. 5 robot, cast of a silhouette of a woman and a canvas with pearls. Meanwhile, Hairstylist Sam McKnight, got his inspiration from 80's black , blonde and brunette wigs with blunt bangs and shoulder-grazing lengths.

Make-up designer extraordinaire, Peter Philips created a paint splattered eye makeup on the models, using electrifying chromes like lavender, red, yellow, green, pink, blue and fuchsia. He stated that he was inspired by a fabric in the collection that looked like a Benjamin Moore swatch card. The completion was a breath taking cosmetic master work.

Here's what Peter Philips has to say about his creation:

"It looked a bit like a sample card for a paint company,”
 “The black base acts like a frame, then next to that we can do all the playful colors on the eyes,”
 “The different colors don’t touch, and I won’t put more than two colors in the inner corners,”
 “And if I use a lot of lavender, I won’t use much green, or if I use coral I won't do pink. I want it to contrast.”
 “There’s a symmetry to the look, but also calculated mistakes,”

Although this effect is too "runway" for everyday wear, it might inspire eye make-up trends to be more adventurous with colors.


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