Get the look: Master the dewy, luminous makeup as seen at Chanel’s spring/summer 2020 runway show
Breaking fresh ground
It is an irrefutable fact that the spring/summer 2020 shows have borne many trailblazing makeup looks. From Marni's slicked-up, skyscraper locks to Giambattista Valli's larger-than-life, petal-adorned visage, big and bold has taken centre stage within the beauty community. TV shows (Pose, Euphoria) and movies (Hustlers) have been getting on the bandwagon too. And so it comes as no surprise that subtlety stands out in a time where showy, flashy mugs reign supreme — as proven by the arresting beauty looks spotted at Chanel's SS20 runway.
"The vibe of the show is the Nouvelle Vague. The girls are walking on the roof top of Paris. Virginie wanted the girls to look super fresh," Global Creative Makeup and Colour Designer Lucia Pica says, referring to the creative vision of Chanel's new designer, Virginie Viard. "It's really about the luminosity and transparency of the skin with a little colour on the lips. I tried to exaggerate all these features with the makeup." This translates to an ethereal, radiant complexion paired with a glassy, glistening pout — a look that is understated yet unique; wearable but striking. We get the lowdown on the the tips, tricks, and techniques behind this season's hottest lewk, below.
The bronzed, lit-from-within glow, with Chanel's Baume Essentiel Golden Light
This moisturising and highlighting balm grants a subtle luminosity to skin, gliding on effortlessly for a glimmering effect that enhances and sculpts your moneymaker. "To create the exaggeration of the naturality of the skin, I added the new bronzy Baume Essentiel Golden Light across the bridge of the nose and the cheekbones," explains Lucia Pica. "I added freckles too! All this created the illusion of a sun-kissed look."
The soft, silvery sheen of eyeshadow, with Chanel's Ombre Première Laque in Quartz Rose and the Baume Essentiel Transparent
Picture an ultra-pigmented, -blendable eyeshadow formulation that goes on like butter, painting lids in a wash of saturated colour to last for hours. Pica opted for the hue in Spring before sealing it in with a generous helping of the Baume Essentiel Transparent to mimic the effects of a reflective mirror.
The kissable, glossy pout, with Chanel's Rouge Allure Liquid Powder Radical and the Rouge Coco gloss Crystal Clear
All pout-related imperfections are kept soft and non-discernable with a dose of the Rouge Allure Liquid Powder, which comes in a forgiving cream-to-powder texture. It conceals just about anything. "What I tried to do is to replicate the feeling of a girl who has just eaten a strawberry," Pica explains. "So, I put Rouge Allure Powder Radical, right in the middle of the lips, blending out into nothing to the edges of the lips." To accentuate the mouth a tad more, she reaches for concealer and apply it to the outer edges of the mouth as the final step. A makeup masterpiece? All signs point to yes.
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