Chanel Beauty backstage - Métiers d’Art

Written by Pari Damani

Interview by Chanel

The Chanel 2019/20 Métiers d’Art show took place in Paris 4th of December 2019, the catwalk was build to resemble Mademoiselle Chanel’s apartment on 31 Rue Cambon in Paris.  An interview by Chanel with Lucia Pica, Global Creative Make-Up and Color Director for Chanel, backstage images, the makeup she created for the show and her inspiration for the looks. The skin was prepped with hydra beauty micro serum following with moisturizer la solution 10 de Chanel and finally hydra beauty micro gel yeux, for the eyes.

What were your sources of inspiration for this makeup? What brief did Virginie Viard give you? 
LP: The sources of inspiration were the beautiful mirror stairs and the craftsmanship of Métiers d’Art. I wanted to play with texture and materials.

Can you describe the fashion show makeup?
LP: The first look was a masculine-feminine one realized with the Baume Essentiel Transparent with the accent of a strass placed in the inner corners of the eyes to catch the light.  There was the mascara Le Volume Revolution De Chanel Mascara 10 Noir on the top and bottom lashes.

The second look was a wash of silver on the eyelid realized with Les 4 Ombres 334 Modern Glamour, that went into the inner corners of the eyes and underneath in a straight strong line focused just in the inner part of the eye. This look has a cool minimal 90’s vibe.

The third one was a more sophisticated and feminine one. The skin was perfect, thanks to Les Beiges Eau De Teint. The focus was on the perfectly shaped glossy burgundy lips. First, I defined the lips with Le Crayon Levres 188 Brun Carmin. Then I applied Rouge Allure Velvet Extreme 130 Rouge Obscur direct from the bullet of on the lips. I finished the look with Rouge Coco Gloss 772 Epique on top to deepen and intensify. On the eyes, I applied a touch of Baume Essentiel Transparent and mascara Le Volume Revolution De Chanel Mascara 10 Noir on the top lashes only.

The eyebrows are groomed and boyish in all the three looks. First, I used Le Stylo Sourcils Waterproof and then The Gel Sourcils to add depth and volume to hairs.

Do you have any professional tips and tricks to share with us?
LP: To have a strong defined glossy lip with a solid colour, layer the lip pencil all over the mouth, a strongly pigmented lipstick and a high shine gloss.

Is there a product that you particularly enjoyed using for this makeup look?
LP: The Baume Essentiel Transparent. It’s perfect to recreate the high gloss eyes of the show for your day to day life. It adds freshness to the look and highlights naturally.