Pretty gritty: Get the look from Chanel Metiers d'Art Paris-Rome 2016

Pretty gritty: Get the look from Chanel Metiers d'Art Paris-Rome 2016

Let's rock 'n roll

Text: Renée Batchelor

Image: Benoît Peverelli

The makeup at the recent Chanel show was 60's French pop star meets 70's glam rock chick

Imagine if Françoise Hardy tried glam rock on for size. That's the makeup the models at Chanel's pre-fall show at the legendary Cinecittà studios in Rome sported as they sashayed down the runway. With sexy pouts, mini poufs on their heads and dramatic, glitter eyes, this was a total look you could easily rock for New Year's Eve. Here's what we loved the most.

1. The baby Bardot hairdos
While the bouffant 'dos weren't quite as voluminous as Brigitte Bardot's there was definitely a mix of French girl insouciance and movie star glam in these styles. How fitting since there were nods to cinema in the collection and the setting.

Chanel Metiers d'Art Hairdo

2. The glitter eyes
The perfect way to dress up ho-hum smoky eyes is with a touch of black glitter. Our recommendation? Apply your eye makeup before you do the rest of your face, so that you can clean off any mistakes, wipe away glitter that has gone astray or even remove smudged shadow. Here the glitter is concentrated mainly on the outer edges and lower lashline — so your look is not too OTT. And although the base shadow looks almost black, it's actually an iridescent mermaid green created using the Illusion D'Ombre in Griffith Green that will be out with the brand's Spring makeup collection next year.

Chanel Metiers d'Art Eyes

3. The perfect nude lips
Sure the eyes may be grabbing all the attention, but the peachy-nude lips are pretty darn cool as well. The makeup artists used Rouge Coco Baume to prepare the lips before applying the new Rouge Coco Stylo Script in No 218. The slim, pen-like lippie is not available in Chanel counters yet, but look out for this new product in March. 
 Chanel Metiers d'Art Lips