Chanel Métiers d'Art Paris-Salzburg: Backstage Beauty
Bows and braids
Inspired by Sissi, the 19th-century Empress of Austria (played by Cara Delevingne in Karl Lagerfeld's short film Reincarnation), looks for the Chanel Métiers d'Art Paris-Salzburg collection were adorned with delicate accessories and 21st century ease.
Hair was done by Sam McKnight, who blew dry hair off the the face with a touch of L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni Art Mousse, with a section of hair pulled back and fastened with a jewel-encrusted Chanel clip, black satin bow, or both. Some models even wore earmuffs comprised of plaits – which were actually headphones that McKnight called "braidphones" on his Instagram handle.
Unlike the mane details, makeup was kept fresh and bold with dabs of Rouge Coco in 'Julia' and 'Cécile' on lips, while eyes were accented with an innocent smoke eye, using the Les 4 Ombres palette in 'Intuition' topped with a sparkling golden edge on the lash line. The base of the face stayed neutral with the use of the ultra-light Vitalumiere Aqua foundation and highlighter face pen Eclat Lumiere, keeping the spotlight on the eyes.