The recent Chanel Paris-Bombay Métiers d’Art show wowed the fashion world with its opulence and attention to detail, details like the exotic makeup created by Peter Philips which he described as mix of “the mysterious and rock ‘n’ roll”.
The creative director of Chanel Makeup, Peter Philips discusses his concept for the Paris-Bombay Métiers d’Art show in the interview below supplied by Chanel; and check out the glorious looks in the photo gallery.
What was your inspiration to create the make up of this show? Did Karl Lagerfeld give you a brief?
Peter Philips: We wanted to create an almond-shaped black khol-ed eye. A graphic interpretation of an iconic Indian beauty ideal. Something between mysterious and rock 'n' roll.
Where was the focus? Can you describe it and tell us the products you used? Is there a specific product that you particularly developed, or enjoyed using for this makeup look?
PP: I kept the focus on the eyes. I achieved a matte pitch black makeup result by using a new shade of Illusion d'Ombre called Nirvana. I used Le Crayon Khôl – Black on the eyes and Mascara Inimitable Intense Black on the lashes.
For skin I used Perfection Lumière. For the cheeks I used a touch of Joues Contraste – Brume d'Or. On the lips, I applied Rouge Coco Shine in Empreinte for a natural dewy lip.
Last minute I added some golden highlights on the cheeks and the eyes with Route des Indes de Chanel, a limited edition pallet that I specially created for this show.
For the nails I created a new light golden shade called Le Vernis - Diwali as a homage to the famous “Festival of Lights” that takes place in India.