At Chanel, Nostalgic Beauty Looks Celebrate Iconic Fashion Era
If there was any doubt, Chanel’s Spring / Summer 2022 show officially put the idea aside: nostalgia-driven beauty is going absolutely nowhere. This season’s show evoked flashbacks to perhaps fashion’s most instantly recognizable decades – the ’80s and’ 90s with hints of the ’00s, where models reigned supreme and glamor was the core epithet. for the hairstyle and makeup looks that appeared on the runway.
For the luxury house’s first in-person ready-to-wear show since the start of the pandemic, Virginie Viard has reinvented fashion’s most extravagant periods with an evocative collection and an ode to ‘click-flash’ photography. ‘at the end of the podium.
Hairstylist Damien Boissinot translated the vivid expression of the Viard era into mannequins’ hair through playful (albeit expensive) strands – smooth and straight mirror ball style, or pulled into braids.
The shiny lengths were adorned with ’90s accessories, including hair clips attached to the face, detailed headbands, and textured bows attached to the nape of the neck, adding to the retro aesthetic.
Using Chanel products, makeup head Tom Pecheux created a fresh, luminous complexion reminiscent of branded model skin: a peach-pink color, subtly sculpted cheeks, shimmering garnet eye shadow and a healthy dose. shine.
The skin was prepared with Chanel Micro-Serum Hydra Beauté ($ 135) and Hydra Beauty Camellia Water Cream ($ 94), with a mist of Sublimage La Mist ($ 374) for more hydration and glow. The nails were also primed with The base before receiving a light coat of the house classic The nailpolish hairspray in 167 Ballerina ($ 42) and The Gel Coat ($ 42) to finish
On the cheeks, depth, definition and warmth have been added to the complexion via the Cheek Contrast Powder Blush in the shade 608 Ombre ($ 75), with the Les Beiges Illuminating Fluid ($ 91) to enhance the radiance of every complexion, in Pearly Glow and Sunkissed tones.
The eyebrows have been carefully filled in and shaped using the Waterproof Eyebrow Pen pencil ($ 56), with Eyebrow Gel ($ 56) brushed to keep hairs in place. The lips remained soft and simple, with the Velvet Allure Red lipstick in 74 Low Key ($ 58) delivers the perfect matte pink pout.
Eye makeup took center stage, with a mix of brown berry and bronze undertones courtesy of the The 4 Shadows Eyeshadow Palette in 354 Warm Memories ($ 103) and Shadow And Contour Pen ($ 52) colors from the Chanel Fall 2021 makeup collection – including 15 Brown Outline, 17 Contours Graphite and 19 Contour Beige – for a soft smoky eye.
The eyelashes were lifted with a coat of The Chanel Revolution Volume mascara in 10 Noir ($ 57), and a touch of the iconic Multi-Use Radiance Essential Balm in Transparent ($ 71) was also applied to the lids and lips for a subtle glow that caught the light when cameras flashed.
Youthful hair and makeup wouldn’t be out of place in today’s TikTok feed, giving credit at a time when backward fashion and beauty trends are appearing with new life on the platform.
After a period of maximum precariousness, it seemed that the exuberant glances somewhat legitimized our collective appetite for comfort and familiarity, with a modern twist.
Nostalgic or not, we envision this aesthetic for our immediate future.
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