Mademoiselle’s beloved camellia flower was featured all over CHANEL’s recent Fall-Winter 2023/24 Ready-to-Wear Show, but I naturally zeroed in on the beauty look created. Personally, I’m all about makeup I can recreate at home and if it’s with products I already own, then that’s even sweeter.
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For this show, CHANEL’s Beauty Studio went with a diffused smokey eye in shades of steely grey-blue, a nice departure from the traditional black smokey look and thus made more wearable for those of us who don’t happen to work as runway models. The complexion was evened out but natural skin still showed through (love that), with a soft pink blush placed high on the cheeks to add a pop of freshness, and a hint of bronzer lower on the cheeks to provide subtle definition. Both lips and nails were kept neutral, but still sported a soft hit of colour. Loads of mascara gave this look a bit of grit and kept it from coming off as too dainty.
What makes this look very appealing to me, is not only how effortless it is to recreate at home, but that the products used are all in the current lineup; it drives me crazy when limited edition products are made & used for a specific show, that wind up not being available in my country. CRAZY, I tell you. And if you’re going for full-on authenticity and already have everything here, then that’s great — but you can easily recreate this look with similar products from other brands that you might currently own. If not, then the good thing is you can actually find all of these items at your nearest CHANEL counter. See how easy that is? Another takeaway here is that everything is customizable: you can always dial up/down the application to work with your particular style.
Les Beiges Touche de Teint Water-Fresh Complexion Touch applied with the 2-In-1 Fluid/Powder Foundation Brush N° 101
Le Correcteur de CHANEL applied with the Retractable Dual-Tip Concealer Brush N° 105
Poudre Universelle Libre Natural Finish Loose Powder applied onto T-zone and cheeks using the Powder Brush N° 106
Les Beiges Crème Belle Mine Ensoleillée applied on the lower cheeks to provide a bit of structure using the Foundation Paddle Brush N° 100
Joues Contraste Blush N° 72 Rose Initial applied high on the cheeks for a fresh effect using the Blush Brush N° 110
Brows were brushed up using the Dual-Ended Brow Brush N° 207, then filled in with small strokes using the Stylo Sourcils Waterproof Eyebrow Pencil and the finished with Le Gel Sourcils Transparent to provide depth and control
Using the Retractable Dual-Ended Eyeshadow Brush N° 200, the two grey colours of Les 4 Ombres N° 334 Modern Glamour Eyeshadow Quad were combined and applied all over the lid from the inner corner, then blended out towards the eyebrow arch. A small amount was added to the center of the eyelid to reinforce the smokiness
Stylo Yeux Waterproof in N° 88 Noir Intense was applied to the upper inner eyelid and the corner of the eye
The lower inner eyelid was rimmed with Le Crayon Khôl N° 69 Clair
Several coats of Noir Allure Mascara in N° 10 Noir were applied to complete the look
Rouge Coco Flash in N° 54 Boy was applied to all models using the Dual-Ended Lip Brush N° 300
Nails were prepped using La Base Camélia Base Coat, followed by 2 coats of Le Vernis de CHANEL in N° 113 Faussaire (new), and completed with Le Gel Coat
Hands were moisturized using La Crème Main