06 March 2012 by

Backstage Beauty at Chanel's AW 2012 Show: Bejewelled Eyebrows and Sleek Ponytails

It was all about precision backstage at the Chanel show this morning. Peter Philips demonstrated the neatest makeup table we've ever seen and painstainkingly measured the perfect brow height with a protractor no less, while Sam McKnight made sure each individual hair on the models' super sharp ponytails was running in sleek, straight lines. There's no room for error here! "It's all about creating a uniform model army today," Peter verified.

Grazia watched on as Arizona Muse and Cara Delevingne had their larger than life browns primped, prepped and dressed with strips of crystals and mineral rocks (in case you haven't already guessed, minerals and crystals were the theme of the show this season.) These were handmade just for the show and valued at around 400 euros a pair, but here's hoping for ready to wear versions coming to a shop near you.

We also spotted a curious looking dark brown blusher on Peter's very neat make up table. Aptly named "Notorious", it was applied to the contours of the cheeks and temples in a super-straight line for a modern chiselled effect. Described by Peter as an "eye shadow meets blusher", this beauty is set to be the hero product of Autumn Winter 2012 and launches later this year along with a chic mushroom nude polish that we know you'll want to snap up!

Hairstylist Sam McKnight told us that he 'didn't want the hair to interfere with the make up,'  which is why he decided on this sleek, sharp pony. His secret weapon? ' A ton of Frederick Fekkai gel and a healthy shot of serum to keep the 'tails' shiny and sleek.'

So there you have it, folks: Chanelegance goes futuristic.


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