Karl Lagerfeld Collaborates With Shu Uemura To Create His Own Beauty Range!

11 June 2012 by

Karl Lagerfeld Collaborates With Shu Uemura To Create His Own Beauty Range!

GALLERY > Karl's Greatest Beauty Looks

Yes it’s grey and rainy and yes we are bored of this weather now but what’s putting a massive grin on our faces this morning is news just in that Karl Largerfeld is set to collaborate with one of our all-time fave brands Shu Uemura. Squeal, shriek, yelp!

Just in time for Christmas, Mr Lagerfeld will be creating an exclusive collection for the brand following a long-standing friendship and relationship of mutual admiration with Mr. Uemura that's lasted over 20 years.

A meeting between two of the fashion and beauty world’s most highly respected talents is nothing short of ultimate dream material and also brilliant is the story behind Unkle Karl's fondness for Shu. Get this: the designer uses the pressed eye shadows to sketch his gorgeous creations. How chic! And so the partnership is a natural move for the duo.

'I love sketching in the morning,' Karl says. 'When I go to sleep I always put my pens and papers next to my bed. I use Shu Uemura shadows to sketch, since they are such fantastic colours. I design with Shu Uemura make-up because other manufacturers do not offer such beautiful colours.' Spot on King Karl, we couldn’t agree more.

The two bonded over their untiring quest for innovation and beauty - the legendary Mr Uemura has transformed the image of women through makeup and turned beauty into a true work of art while Monsieur Lagerfeld has had an illustrious career as a fashion designer, photographer, curator - you name it! So what can we expect from the exciting collab? We've taken the opportunity to compile a gallery of the best beauty looks Karl has created for Chanel - and bring on December!

Chanel Spring Summer 2009

For his Spring Summer '09 show Karl had his models in Baroque meets modern gear with a futuristic twist. One of our fave ever shows to date!

Chanel Autumn Winter 2009

At the Chanel Autumn Winter '09 show, Jourdan Dunn was the talk of the catwalk with her heavy black eye makeup and gorgeously bling diamantes on top.

Chanel Spring Summer 2010

Spring Summer '10 was a pastel parade and Karl wanted his models to looks fresh and radiant with a touch of edge too. Cue porcelain skin and bleached blonde locks with a hint of rosy cheeks. We love!

Chanel Autumn Winter 2011

For their Autumn Winter '11 show, Chanel went silver-chic in the beauty department. This was when we went futurama-ready and became ob-sessed with silver shadows! Oh Karl you do inspire us...

Chanel Autumn Winter 2012

The brows! Who could forget the brows! For Autumn Winter '12 Karl went all browtastic on us with these fine beaded beauties which were pretty darn splendid. We've been trying (and failing) to create the look ever since.

Chanel Cruise 2013

More recently, we're still reminiscing over Karl's magical display of beauty in Versailled for the brands' Cruise '13 show. Inspired by Marie-Antoinette on acid, it is the pinacle of Mr Largerfeld's genius mind and was talked abou the wrold over.


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