“The makeup has this 90s feeling to it with a soft take on 20s heroine women. The skin is healthy and polished with a luminous 90s vibe to the makeup. The shiny black mouth and slight contour has a little take on a 20s heroine woman.” – Lucia Pica
It was all aboard the Chanel train at the Cruise 2020 show, where models made their way down the runway as the Grand Palais turned into chicest train station we’ve ever seen. Naturally. But it was backstage where a lot of the magic happened, all thanks to Chanel’s Global Creative Makeup and Color Designer, Lucia Pica.
Not only did she create the ultimate barefaced beauty look, but she also had us itching to try Chanel’s new black lip gloss – yes, black. Trust us, you’ll be joining the queue for one when you learn more about the effortlessly elegant but edgy look that Pica created. So, on that note, read on to find out exactly which products were used and how they were applied as Savoir Flair sneaks a peek backstage with these exclusively shared images.
It really is all about that base, so after properly prepping your skin by cleansing, toning, and moisturizing, apply Chanel’s brand new ‘Les Beiges’ complexion tint – the ultimate ‘no-makeup makeup’ skin savior for summer. Super lightweight and made of 75 percent water, it uses suspended pigment-filled oil droplets that, when mixed into the skin, burst to reveal a sheer veil of natural color. Obsessed doesn’t quite cut it.
Conceal any blemishes with the ‘Correcteur Perfection’ concealer before dusting skin with the ‘Poudre Universelle Libre’ to provide a sheer, lightweight veil of coverage. For a subtle touch of bronze, the new ‘Chanel Duo Bronze Et Lumière’ palette is just the ticket. Pica also used a sweep of the transparent ‘Baume Essentiel’ for a beautiful, radiant highlight.
Eyes were subtly defined using taupe shades of the ‘Stylo Ombre Et Contour’ pens, which were blended into the eye creases and along the lower lash line. To make your eyes appear bigger and brighter, use the new ‘Stylo Yeux Waterproof in Blanc Graphique’ inside your waterline.
Add a coat or two of the ‘Le Volume Révolution de Chanel’ mascara to define your lashes before subtly defining your brows with light, upward strokes of the long-wear brow pencil. Brush them and set them in place with a few strokes of the ‘Le Gel Sourcils’ brow gel.
Lips were either left au naturel or coated with a slick of glossy black color. Yes, black is back, and Pica used it rather unexpectedly to create a dramatic – but very wearable – lip look that we can’t wait to try.
To ensure your product stays put, start by coating your pout in a layer of the ‘Le Crayon Lèvres in Rouge Noir Vamp’ lip pencil to set the base. Next, load lips with the soon-to-launch ‘Rouge Allure Velvet Extrême in 130 Rouge Obscur’ lipstick before finishing them off with the ‘Rouge Coco Gloss in N°816 Laque Noire’. The only bad news here is that we have to wait for fall before we can get our hands on one, but it’s worth the wait.
Black cherry smiles, where we come.