Runway Makeup: Gray Eyes and Pink Lips at Chanel Fall 2012 Couture

To complement the black, gray and dusty pink theme at the Chanel Fall/Winter 2012 Couture Collection, Creative Director of Makeup Peter Philips created a gray smoky eye with soft cheeks and nude pink lips that are pretty and undeniably perfect for fall.

Chanel Fall 2012 Couture Runway Beauty

To create the look, Philips applied Chanel Ombre Essentielle Soft-Touch Eyeshadow in Furtif on the lid through the crease and lower lash line. Then, he created a thick line along the lash lines with Chanel Stylo Yeux Long Lasting Eyeliner in Noir Intense and added a few coats of Chanel Inimitable Mascara in Black and Chanel Kohl Liner in Clair on the inner rims. The cheeks were dusted with Chanel Joues Constraste Blush in Rose Initial while Chanel Lip Liner in Natural and Rouge Allure lipstick in Evanescente filled the lips.

Gray Eyes and Pink Lips at Chanel Fall 2012 Couture
Chanel Fall 2012 Couture Backstage Makeup


The modern French manicure was the result of a discontinued chrome color from 2007 applied on the entire nail bed and topped with two coats of Chanel Nail Colour in May (from Spring 2012).

Chanel Fall 2012 Couture Backstage Nails
Backstage at Chanel A/W 2012 Couture

Images: Vogue. it.

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, Glamour.com, 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 the beauty editor for Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

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