Chanel Metiers d'Art backstage beauty
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As the global creative makeup and colour director for Chanel, Lucia Pica has been bringing the je ne sais quoi of the House to life through the medium of beauty. Her latest effort? The trio of makeup looks seen at the 2019/20 Métiers d’Art show at 31 Rue Cambon, the famed apartment of Mademoiselle Coco, where she took inspiration from the interior’s beautiful mirror stairs and the craftsmanship of Métiers d’art.

“I wanted to play with texture and materials,” says Pica. “The first look was a masculine feminine one realised with the Baume Essentiel Transparent with the accent of a strass placed in the inner corners of the eyes to catch the light.  There was the mascara Le Volume Revolution de Chanel Mascara 10 Noir on the top and bottom lashes.”

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Chanel Metiers d'Art backstage beauty
Perfect for re-creating the high gloss eyes of the show for every day, the Baume Essential Transparent adds freshness to a look and highlights naturally. Photo: Courtesy.

“The second look was a wash of silver on the eyelid realised with Les 4 Ombres 334 Modern Glamour, which went into the inner corners of the eyes and underneath in a straight strong line focused just in the inner part of the eye. This look has a cool, minimal ‘90s vibe.”

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Chanel Metiers d'Art backstage beauty
Keep the eyebrows groomed and boyish-looking by using the Le Stylo Sourcils Waterproof, and then the Gel Sourcils to add depth and volume to hairs. Photo: Courtesy.

“The third one was a more sophisticated and feminine one. The skin was perfect, thanks to Les Beiges Eau de Teint. The focus was on the perfectly shaped glossy burgundy lips. First, I defined the lips with Le Crayon Levres 188 Brun Carmin. Then I applied Rouge Allure Velvet Extreme 130 Rouge Obscur direct from the bullet on the lips. I finished the look with Rouge Coco Gloss 772 Epique on top to deepen and intensify. On the eyes I applied a touch of Baume Essentiel Transparent, and mascara Le Volume Revolution de Chanel Mascara 10 Noir on the top lashes only.”

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Chanel Metiers d'Art backstage beauty
Pica’s top tip: “To have a strong defined glossy lip with a solid colour, layer the lip pencil all over the mouth, followed by a strongly pigmented lipstick and a high shine gloss.” Photo: Courtesy.