As promised in my Runway Report on the CHANEL 2017/18 Cruise Collection, here is my love letter to the beauty look from the show:
The hair and makeup were, in my opinion, a beautiful interpretation of classical Greek beauty. Hair was loose and feminine, framing the face and appearing as if windswept by the salty air coming off the Aegean Sea. Monsieur Lagerfeld completed this part of the beauty look by crowning models with elegant hair adornments perfectly reminiscent of the headbands and diadems favored by women in the ancient Greek world.
Women of the era also utilized cosmetics which were crafted from natural materials they found in the rich Greek landscape. Berries were used to bring a rosy hue to cheeks and to stain lips while skin had a healthy glow thanks to the application of olive oil. This favored beauty ideal of Classical Greece translated seamlessly to the runway through the makeup look created for this collection. Models had a luminous glow about them with richly underlined eyes, bold brows, and subtly tinted lips.
The entire beauty look from the CHANEL 2017/18 Cruise Collection has been one of my favorite to date. It not only perfectly complemented and highlighted the collection without overpowering the garments, it is stunning on its own. It could easily translate to everyday wear by toning down the eye liner ever so slightly or even worn as is for an evening event. You can find the full list of products used below but please note not all items are available in all markets.
Skin prepared with HYDRA BEAUTY MICRO GEL YEUX and LA SOLUTION 10 DE CHANEL
LES BEIGES – TEINT BELLE MINE NATURELLE
LES PINCEAUX DE CHANEL – Retractable Foundation Brush (2017)
LE GEL SOURCILS (Eyes Collection 2017)
OMBRE PREMIERE – Noir Satin N°26* (2017 Eyes Collection)
OMBRE PREMIERE – Sable N°28 (2017 Eyes Collection)
LES PINCEAUX DE CHANEL – Retractable Dual-Tip Eyeshadow Brush (2017)
STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF – Noir Intense N°88
LIGNE GRAPHIQUE DE CHANEL – Noir-Noir N°10
LE VOLUME DE CHANEL – Noir N°10
LES BEIGES – POUDRE BELLE MINE ENSOLEILLEE* (2017)
ROUGE COCO – Michèle N°468* (2017)
LE VERNIS LONGUE TENUE – Blanc White N°548* – COCO CODES – (2017Spring/Summer Collection)
LE GEL COAT
Photography Benoit Peverelli