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Reports are just coming from last night’s Chanel Les Metiers D’arts show last night in Dallas, Texas. Although I won’t be doing a full re-cap, I wanted to post a look or two, as well as to note that Chanel will be introducing a new foundation next year called Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet which was used at this event.


I think it’s fair to say that the show’s use of Native American-inspired pieces will generate some controversy. Here are a few more images from the show and from the press kit featuring some of the looks:


Rough and ready (well, it is Chanel, so not really so rough):









Chanel makeup genius Peter Philips explaining his inspiration (video with sound):

The look from Vogue Paris on Instagram:

A clearer shot:

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Accord to Phillips, he mixed sparkling gold and platinum powder pigments with exactly seven drops of a clear pro makeup mixing medium (maybe MAC?), then dipped the finished solution with a Chanel #7 foundation brush. “I trimmed the bristles with a pair of scissors,” he explained of its soft, irregular customized surface, which he used to paint a precise cross-hatched pattern along the cheekbones and temples.


The rest of the complexion was evened out with Chanel Perfection Lumière Velvet foundation (due out early next year). A thick line of Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof black pencil along the upper lashes, a bit of hazy shading (courtesy of the company’s forthcoming Les 4 Ombrés shadow quad #208) across the lids.


He also used Le Volume mascara grounded the look—while the custom-mixed gold nail polish models wore on their fingertips twinkled with just the kind of understated decadence the fashion house delivers so dallas beauty

The view of the beauty look on the runway:

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Here are all of the products used in the show:

  • New Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet



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  5 Responses to “Chanel Paris-Dallas Les Metiers d’Arts and New Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet Foundation Preview”

  1. Thanks for the wonderful review Amy! I love to hear Peter Phillips talk!

  2. Thank you for the post, I have a special relationship to Chanel, because Karl Lagerfeld was born near the city where I was grown up.
    Greetings from Germany!
    Btw. I saw him in a German tv show and he said, that his firm face after his big weight loss was a result of using Sisley cellulite cream.

  3. I noticed the eyebrow palette, Amy. That has long been discontinued, much to my dismay. Does its inclusion in your feature mean it’s coming back?????

    • Doubtful, Susie. Note that this product is still on the Chanel French site. I’m assuming that they’ve packed their kits with products available in Europe?

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