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At Chanel, gray matters

March 10, 2011 | 11:20 am

The Chanel fall/winter 2011 ready-to-wear collection was full of asphalt-colored clothes and slouchy silhouettesm, as reported by our fashion critic Booth Moore who was front and center at the show. And the makeup, which was a palette of shimmery silver and gray, fell right in line with the collection’s tough DSC_51732 mood.

Peter Philips, creative director of Chanel Beauty, used the following products to create the fall/winter face.

Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup and Poudre Universelle Natural Finish Loose Powder were applied to the complexion along with Eclat Lumiere highlighting face pen. 

The soft steely color on the eyes was the main focus; to achieve the look Phillips used a combination of new Chanel colors that will be out in July, including Illusion D’Ombre in Eptant, Mirifique and Fantasme, Le Crayon Yeux eyeliner in Khaki Platine and of course, plenty of black mascara.

Phillips skipped the blush altogether and also kept the lips light, using just Le Crayon Levres lip definer in natural and Rouge Allure Velvet in La Furtive, so the dark eye would present a heavy contrast against pale skin.

The nails were also made a cool, gray using the brand’s sure-to-be-a-trend shade called Graphite (out July 2011).

-- Melissa Magsaysay

Photos, from top: A model at the Chanel fall/winter 2011 show; a model's nails are painted in Graphite. Credit: Chanel