The beauty of makeup is revealed in the smallest details.
Take a leaf out of Chanel’s FW21 show where kohl eyes reigned.
Chanel’s Global Makeup and Color Designer Lucia Pica has time and again artfully created looks that are equal parts charm, subtlety and drama.
[All images courtesy of Chanel]
The Fall-Winter 21/22 show once again brought that very aesthetic to the forefront. Virginie Viard’s show was about energy and desire where signature tweeds and two-tone silhouettes are matched with bold eye makeup.
The rest of the face was kept extremely simple, with just the right amount of blush and highlights. The base makeup in signature Pica fashion, is soft, feminine and delicate with a hint of gloss while hair is kept glossy, fuss-free and laidback.
Thick kohl-rimmed eyes are perhaps the best trend to come out of the runways. The top-to-bottom lined eyes make a statement in an age where we’re all wearing masks, putting focus on the eye.
And as the runways reflected the underground Parisienne nightclubs, so did the makeup — it was raw, pulsating and added a layer of drama. The blurred-out kohl look went soft on the upper and lower lashes giving it a worn-out vibe.
What we loved is the fact that the lines were not sharp or perfect — they were imperfectly hazy and had a lived-in look. The makeup heroes here are: Le Crayon Kohl Intense Eye Pencil and Le Volume Révolution de Chanel Mascara alongside Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Modern Glamour.
The rest of the face was matte, focussed, a tad sculpted but mostly, bare to accommodate the glorified eyes. What draws us the most to this look is the harmony of balancing the eyes with the soft skin. Alluring.