Photo by Vincent Lappartient

This is my  most favourite theatrical look created by Peter Philips, Chanel’s global creative director. To achieve this gothic twist with smokey eye you will need to follow the steps of the Master and of course pick up few bits from makeup store. This is what Peter Philips said about his creation :

“New Vintage” was the theme of this Haute Couture show, and that was for me a starting point for the makeup look.  I took some basic makeup classics and twisted them in a subtle way. “Smoky eye”, “Eyeliner”, “Blush”, “French manicure”


The focus was mainly on the eye. I did a soft, blue/grey, metallic smoky eye, using OMBRE ESSENTIELLE “Furtive”. On that, I applied a thick, almost bulky eyeliner with LE STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF “Noir Intense”. A few layers of black mascara INIMITABLE WATERPROOF “Black” and the CRAYON KHOL “Clair” in the eye.

I placed the blush JOUES CONTRASTE “Rose Initial” a bit higher than usual.

On the lip I used our lipliner LE CRAYON LEVRES “Natural” and ROUGE ALLURE “Evanescente” lipstick.

When we were playing around with the idea of doing a nail polish, Karl evoked the idea of using two shades on one nail. I combined a vintage shade “Silver” with an existing one “May”. Instead of doing a classic French manicure, I painted the whole outline of the nail in a lighter shade with LE VERNIS “Silver” and used LE VERNIS “May” to cover both the center and the tip of the nail. LE VERNIS “May” is the full nail polish shade, and LE VERNIS “Silver” is the outline shade .

Will you give it a go?