Playing a role: Chanel Beauty Talks Episode #6

Acting beauty

Text: Renée Batchelor

Ever used makeup to change your look? Chanel's Lucia Pica shows ingenue Lily-Rose Depp how to transform herself in subtle ways

One of the most powerful things about makeup is its ability to transform an individual. But rather than go for a caricaturish look — like say, Dark Betty in the TV series Riverdale, you can try for something subtler. Lucia Pica, Chanel's global creative makeup and colour designer always makes applying makeup seem fun and easy and this time she has a true thespian to carry off her looks in the form of teenaged model and actress Lily-Rose Depp.

Watch as Depp, with a few key products switches up her look three times. First up, as a spy (complete with beret, striped top and liquid liner), Pica recommends using the new Rouge Coco Lip Blush a 2-in-1 matte formula, lightly on the lips and on the cheeks for just a hint of flush. She used the shade Tender Rose for this ultra-natural look. Bonus points for the fact that this slim tube can do double duty ('cos we doubt spies have a lot of space for multiple makeup products when they're on the run).
Lily-Rose Depp

When playing a 'Writer', Pica recommends starting with illuminator from the Palette Essentielle on the cheekbones and upper planes of the face and the Lip Blush in a lush, fuchsia red shade, called Rouge Captivant — the bold lip ensures your kissers don't get lost when you're donning your nerdy-chic best. Our personal favourite was her 'Ingenue' look, which Depp dubbed her American in Paris face (above), which is basically an overdose on blush and the lips in a complementary pink shade. Using the Lip Blush in Teasing Pink on her cheeks and lips, Pica then amped up the flush with more Joues Contraste in Foschia Rosa on top. The looks are so simple to do, they inspired us to try one on almost immediately after. After all, life is hard enough, why should applying makeup be too?

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