Chanel Beauty Spring Summer 2019

Written by Pari Damani

For the fall-winter 2019/20 show, Chanel transformed the Grand Palais to a cozy peaceful village in the mountains, a mise-en-scene imagined by Karl Lagerfeld and Virgine Viard.
The kind of village you see in old movies, the kind I would imagine myself in if I ever decide to pick up skiing. The colors marking the collection, and a true palette to the House of Chanel,  winter white, beige, navy blue and black with flashes of purple, fuchsia, brick and emerald green lifted the white snowy catwalk.

But for a beauty lover, the magic happened backstage. Lucia Pica, Chanel's Global Creative Makeup and Color designer, vision for the Chanel fall-winter collection 2019/20 was a mixture of cold warmth. The skin was even and luxurious using the new foundation Les Beiges - Eau de teint,  softly blended rosy cheeks as if you have been outside for hours,
a tone of a dewy cold contrasting the lightly warm eyes. A light touch of mascara lifted the masculine shape of the brows, the models were groomed as if to mimic the ones of Cara DeLavigne (longtime friend and muse of Karl Lagerfeld and the house of Chanel) who opened the show, brows I wish I had, using the Stylo Sourcils waterproof eyebrow pencil.  The soft highlights and the moist lips using Coco de Baume made the winter beauty look complete. The hair was lightly tied up halfway, by hairstylist Sam McKnight, hair brooches, satin bows, and camellia flower clips adorned the healthy, freshly styled hair.

Les Beiges water-fresh tint is a new makeup product that enhances women’s natural beauty. It is worn a subtle and undetectable second skin.” -Lucia Pica

Eau de Teint
Composed of 75% water this gel-like foundation is light, hydrating, refreshing with a neroli scent, and gives the skin a natural transparent glow. The micro-fluid technology in combination with the micro-droplets of pigments really gives this foundation a true bare skin effect. With Eau de teint you can choose to either use it on its own, as an illuminating top coat or as makeup touch-ups as often as needed. Adding concealer where needed on the models, Lucia Pica created a look that made the skin shine through the makeup in perfect harmony with the winter wonderland scene for the show.