Last week, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art was transformed into an ancient Egyptian paradise for the Chanel Métiers d’Art 2019 show – complete with Sphinx statues, huge urns of flowers, and gold galore. A lot of the magic, however, took place backstage, where Chanel’s Global Creative Makeup and Color Director Lucia Pica and her team created an abstract Cleopatra-inspired look that focused on floating liner, natural skin, nude lips, and a subtle blush. Read on to discover the key Chanel beauty products that were used and how to get the look yourself.
The key to flawless, natural-looking skin? Properly prepping your face. Start by cleansing your skin with the ‘La Solution 10 de Chanel’, which soothes and smoothes even the most sensitive of skins. Next, brighten your eyes and reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles with the ‘Hydra Beauty Micro Gel Yeux’. The formula contains antioxidants and active ingredients to treat the delicate eye area, helping to diminish the appearance of fine lines. Finish your prep with a light layer of the ‘Hydra Beauty Micro Sérum’, which contains camellia micro-droplets to deliver an intense hit of hydration.
Once your face has been fully prepped, use Chanel’s ‘Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation’ to do just what its name suggests: give your skin a healthy glow. Use the ‘Pinceau Fond de Teint’ foundation brush to ensure flawless application, then conceal any blemishes and areas of discoloration with the ‘Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer’.
Using the dual-ended blush and highlighter brush (the white side is perfect for precision highlighting and the black for beautiful blush application), apply the ‘La Palette Essentielle’ to sculpt and add a healthy flush of color to your skin. It includes a bronzer to contour, a red blush, and a shimmery shade to strobe. This look was all about a subtle pop of blush, so focus on the apples of your cheeks and blend outwards and upwards.
The eyes were the makeup stars of the show, framed with freehand eyeliner of white, black, or inky blue that was drawn on in abstract lines, wrapping eyes almost completely. We can exclusively reveal that Pica’s star product was Chanel’s longwear intense cream eyeliner as she revealed the ‘Calligraphie de Chanel Hyperblack Eyeliner’ was “just a perfect product for this look”.
Lips were left natural and bare, with just a touch of the ‘Rouge Coco Baume’ used to load them up with moisture for a soft, plump pout.