Runway Beauty: Platinum Eyes and Pink Lips at Chanel Spring/Summer 2013

The metallic parquet in Karl Lagerfeld’s new studio served as inspiration for the silver eyes and pink lips at the Chanel Spring/Summer 2013 show.

Chanel Spring/Summer 2013 runway beauty look

To create the look, Chanel Creative Director of Makeup Peter Philips blended Illusion d’Ombre Long-Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in a new, platinum color from the lid all the way up to the brows. He then swiped several coats of Inimitable Intense Mascara in Noir before tracing the upper and lower lashlines with Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Ebene and the inner rims with Le Crayon Kohl in Graphite.

To balance the intensity of the eyes, Philips finished with defined brows, flawless skin and shiny lips, using Crayon Sourcils Sculpting Eyebrow Pencils, Vitalumiere Satin Smoothing Fluid Makeup, Rouge Allure Luminous Satin Lipcolor in Gracile and Lèvres Scintillantes Glossimer in Plaisir.

Backstage makeup at Chanel Spring/Summer 2013
Platinum Eyes and Pink Lips at Chanel Spring/Summer 2013

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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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