Karl Lagerfeld's stunning spring summer 2012 collection for Chanel was themed around an underwater sea world with gossamer-light frocks in a powdery palette of cream, blush, peach sherbet and white parading the runways, with every look from dresses to boxy jackets studded with pearl buttons, as were the ear-lobes and spines of the models gliding down the catwalk.
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Working with this theme, Creative Director of Chanel make-up Peter Philips shares his inspiration for the show: "The focus was on luminosity, purity and a touch of humour. I did pale, glowy skin with a pink/coral blush, a wet shiny eyelid finished with black eyeliner, slightly glossy lips and randomly placed pearl piercings. Some girls had a pearl spine."
Unveiling the colour for their highly anticipated spring summer 2012 nail lacquer, Peter says: "I created a white, pearl nail polish exclusively for the show and for the more "colourful" passages I used three nail polish shades called April, May and June. All three shades come out next spring."
And sharing his top beauty tips for the season ahead, Peter advises: "This is a very accessible, wearable look that is easy to apply and flattering for most women. The balance between shine and matte, topped with a hint of colour, is a perfect way to float into spring 2012."
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GET THE CHANEL LOOK:
For skin: Vitalumière Aqua Ultra Light Skin Perfecting Makeup Cream Compacts.
For the eyes: Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-lasting Eyeliner in Ebène, Mascara Inimitable Waterproof in Black, Le Crayon Khôl Intense Eye Pencil in Clair and two shades of Illusion d'Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow - Fantasme and Emerveillé.
For the cheeks: Blush Horizon de CHANEL.
For the lips: Rouge Coco Baume and Lèvres Scintillantes Glossimer in Plaisir.
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