Chanel’s Global creative makeup and color designer, Lucia Pica answers some questions regarding the makeup at Chanel Cruise 2019/20 fashion show.
What were your sources of inspiration for this makeup? What brief did Virginie Viard give you?
I noticed that in Virginie‘s collection there was an element of black going through: whether it be a ribbon, or pants, even the colored looks, that is why I added a black mouth. You will see that about twenty girls have this black shiny cherry lip. I kept this lacquered black lip on only a few models as an element of surprise and also because it went with some of the girls character’s and outfits. I think this is what makeup is about, it’s an accessory to help express and enhance yourself.
Can you describe the fashion show makeup?
The makeup has this 90’s feeling to it with a soft take on 20’s heroine women. The skin is healthy and polished with a luminous 90’s vibe to the makeup. The shiny black mouth and slight contour has a little take on a 20’s heroine woman.
Do you have any professional tips and tricks to share with us?
I contour the eyes with Stylo Ombre et Contour Electric Brown or Stylo Ombre et Contour Contour Clair depending on skin tone. It is very easy to use, you apply into the inner socket and blend the edges, giving a natural shadow. This is a fast glamorous look. On the lips for the color to stay on a little longer I started with the lip liner Le Crayon Lèvres Rouge Noir -Vamp and a very burgundy mat lipstick underneath Rouge Allure Velvet Extrême Rouge Obscur. I finished the look with the black cherry gloss on top Rouge Coco Gloss Laque Noir for a lacquered effect. The trick is the layers underneath which help to keep the gloss on.
Is there a product that you particularly enjoyed using for this makeup look?
I would say the black gloss Rouge Coco Gloss Laque Noir it’s fun and cool.
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