Runway Beauty: Gothic Smudgy Eye at Chanel Spring 2013 Couture

A dramatic, smudgy eye decked with feathery lashes added a strong contrast to the romantic pieces at the Chanel Spring 2013 Couture runway show at Paris earlier this week.

Chanel Spring 2013 Couture makeup and nails

To create the look, Peter Philips, Creative Director of Chanel Makeup, applied Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow in Black Stream and Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Noir Intense all over the eyes before applying wing-shaped mesh fake eyelashes onto the upper and lower lash lines to create a smeared, smudgy effect. The skin was left matte courtesy of Chanel Vitalumière Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15, with a tinge of peachy blush (Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Frivole) on the cheeks and a pale, pearly pink on the lips.

Gothic Smudgy Eye at Chanel Spring 2013 Couture show
Chanel Spring 2013 Couture backstage makeup

Mesh fake eyelashes at Chanel Spring 2013 Couture show

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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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