WATCH Chanel Makeup Confidential Film: Miroir Miroir

05 July 2012 by

Erm excuse us, but how awesome is this new Chanel Makeup Confidential Film? Created by famous make up maestro Peter Philips, Creative Director of Chanel, it features gorge model Inguna Butane and a sneaky preview of the new Rouge Allure lipstick shades which are set to launch on the 14th September this year. Subsequently we’ve got our beady eyes set firmly on all of those ravishing rose hues and delicious corals.  Aren’t they just so sheer, so shiny and so, well, scrumptious? Get a load of Peter’s soundbites below...

On the inspiration: ‘I wanted to do a film, a teaser, to announce the coming lipstick event that CHANEL is doing around our Rouge Allure line…I was mainly inspired by an editorial makeup I did a few years ago. It was a composition of pieces of crystals and mirrors that I applied on a girls face. We did some amazing pictures, but I always felt a bit frustrated that we never captured this makeup in movement. I loved the sparkling, hypnotizing effect, which, unfortunately, you partially loose in a still image. When the idea of doing a film around the lipsticks and Paris Bombay Show started growing in my head, The concept complimented the shades and the hypnotizing, psychedelic aspect fitted well with the Indian theme.’

On that mask: ‘The "mirror look" isn't an actual mask. The pieces of crystals and mirrors are individually applied onto the face. The composition is created around the central mirror that's applied on the forehead as a third eye, surrounded by a peacock-tail motive. The whole face is covered with pieces of crystals and mirrors to create a mesmerizing effect. The only touch of colour is the changing lip shades. The application of the crystals and mirrors took 4 hours.’

On the makeup I kept the eyes almost naked. I only curled the lashes, applied Ombre Essentielle in “Ivory” and our “Clair” khol liner on the eyes, and that's it. On the lips I applied 5 different, new shades of Rouge Allure lipstick: Pimpante, Excentrique, Enjouée, Exaltée, Palpitante.

On model Inguna: ‘The brightest sparkle of this shooting, was our model, Inguna. She was truly amazing, her beauty and patience made it for the whole team an even better experience.’

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