Thursday, 8 December 2011

Salaam Bombay (Chanel-style)

Normally when our new site update's uploaded (as it is today - click here for all the excitement), we cut ourselves some slack, and don't blog.  We file our nails a bit.  Flip through magazines.  While away the hours checking out Facebook.  (That's the theory, if not the reality...)
     But here's the thing...  For 48 hours we've been swooning over the photos from the Chanel 'Paris-Bombay' show in Paris (for which our friend Sam McKnight did the hair, Peter Phillips the make-up).
     So when an e-mail pinged into our inbox from Chanel about 10 minutes ago, we decided to share this beautiful image - and the inside info on products used to create this smouldering look, from Peter Phillips, Creative Director of Chanel Makeup.
   Think:  lashings of Le Crayon Khôl in Black, and (Jo's favourite) Inimitable Intense mascara in Black, on lashes.
    Think:  Perfection Lumière, to create the flawless base (launching early next year), with a whisk of Joues Contraste in Brume d'Or on cheeks.  Think:  Rouge Coco Shine in Empreinte, for those soft rose-pink lips.
     What we also love, though, is the use of jewellery in the hair.  Why not use a necklace, for an up-do?  For slightly more accessibly-priced hair accessories, meanwhile, click here for the for the speedy Party Hair Know-How feature on our website.
     Because (alas) we can't all have a live-in Sam McKnight.