For her first solo CHANEL Haute Couture debut held this past July 2nd, Virginie Viard paid a breathtaking tribute to the House’s legacy, literally transforming the Grand Palais into a blown up rendition of Mademoiselle’s personal library. The effect was nothing short of spectacular, and while you’d think that stepping into the shoes of the late Karl Lagerfeld would be almost impossible to accomplish, Virginie Viard not only rose to the occasion beautifully, but managed to do it in a way that conveyed calm & serenity, albeit in CHANEL’s true spirit of luxurious grandeur.
For the beauty look, Lucia Pica was inspired by the library’s vibe and imagined it filled with luxuriously elegant readers. The focus was a strong brow paired with a simply lined eye, while the rest of the features stayed soft and neutral. Hair was in keeping with the theme: side-parted and slicked back into a low ponytail. All in all, the entire effect not only complimented the stunning creations (of which I want ever single item), but ranks as one of the most eminently wearable makeup looks I’ve seen to date … and plan on making my signature look, while I’m at it.
Skin prepared with Hydra Beauty Micro Sérum, Hydra Beauty Micro Gel Yeux, and La Solution 10 de CHANEL
FACE | Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint (2019), Palette Essentielle, Poudre Universelle Libre, Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder (2019), Les Pinceaux de CHANEL 2-in-1 Foundation Brush, Powder Brush, Retractable Dual-Tip Concealer Brush
EYEBROWS | Stylo Sourcils Waterproof, Le Gel Sourcils, Les Pinceaux de CHANEL Retractable Dual-Tip Brow Brush
CHEEKS & LIPS | Baume Essentiel Transparent (Spring/Summer 2019), Les Pinceaux de CHANEL Retractable Highlighter Brush
NAILS | La Base, Le Vernis de CHANEL N°548 Blanc White, Le Gel Coat
2019-20 Fall-Winter CHANEL Haute Couture Show Backstage
Makeup CHANEL – Lucia Pica
© CHANEL 2019
Photos Benoît Peverelli