Holiday Makeup Look: Indian-inspired Cat Eye at Chanel Pre-Fall 2012

Classic Indian decadence might be the theme at the Chanel Pre-fall 2012 show, but the gorgeous black-rimmed almond eyes paired with embellished dreaded updo sure is a great look for the holidays.

Chanel Pre-fall 2012 Indian-inspired makeup look

To create the look, Chanel creative director of makeup Peter Philips started by evening out the skin with Perfection Lumiere Foundation then dusted Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Brume d’Or onto cheeks. Next, he blended a deep onyx cream eye shadow, Chanel Illusion d’Ombre in Nirvana, underneath the lower lash line and blended onto the crease, winging it outwards the temple. To up the drama, Philips rimmed the upper and bottom waterline with Chanel Le Crayon Kohl Eyeliner in Noir and coated lashes with Chanel Inimitable Intense mascara in Noir. He finished the look by adding golden highlights on the cheeks and eyes with Chanel Route des Indes palette, due out next June.

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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