FOTD: green-gray eyes, inspired by Chanel

After seeing the models’ eyes on the Chanel Fall 2011 runway, I knew that I had to try and dupe it. I absolutely fell in love with the gorgeous Épatant (one of three upcoming Illusion d’Ombre shadows) – it’s not quite green, not quite aqua, not quite blue… basically just perfection; undefinable perfection.

I can’t be the only one who’s currently revering Peter Phillips, right?

To get the eye…

Cover your lids (from lashline to brow) with a thin layer of Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin. Then, using a flat shader brush (Cozzette D225), apply a sheer layer of FaceFront Artistic Pigment in Nylon Garden. Pick up a fluffy blending brush (Rock & Republic 203) and blend together a bit of Nylon Garden and theBalm Shady Lady in Jealous Jordana; apply this to the outer 2/3 of the eye.

Next, clean off your flat shader brush and apply Senna Kinetic (disc) under the outer 1/2 of your browbone. Clean off the brush and “pull” this colour onto the inner half as well. Then, using an angled eyeliner brush, apply this same shade to the tearduct area.

To finish the eye, draw on a messy kitten flick with Marcelle Waterproof Eyeliner in Deep Charcoal and smudge thoroughly using a stiff brush (Cozzette D230). Line the upper and lower waterline with La Bella Donna Eye Pencil in Black, and use an angled brush to “push” this colour into your upper lashline as well. Curl lashes and apply Physician’s Formula Organic Wear Jumbo Lash Mascara.

To get the lip and cheek…

For the lip, apply a pinked nude lipstick (Marcelle Rouge Xpression Pearl lipstick in Romanesque). Contour cheeks (Smashbox Matte Eyeshadow in Smoke, disc) and blend well; no blush.

To get “Chanel Chic”

Cry for ages and beg. We mortals will never be this cute! (Or this underfed, so I’m alright with the way things turned out. I’ll take a sandwich over a size-zero any day, please and thank you!)



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  • vijiis

    Those outtakes belong in a magazine. F'real. You're so gorgeous!
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  • LOOOVE the look! the eyeshadow colours are just gorgeous.

    oh, and i love the brooches (or what i assume are brooches) in the models side buns… so chic <3
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    • Thank you! And oh my god, I completely agree – I don't wear them (because my hair is ridiculously low-maintenance), but I do *adore* how chic they are ^^

  • glittergeek

    AMAZING! I looooooooooove the eyeshadow shade.
    You m'dear are stunning!
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    • Ahem. If you're looking for stunning, lovely, you need not look farther than the closest mirror!

      Glad you like the look ^^

  • Beautiful look Rae!!
    Seriously, you should model!
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  • Pretty pretty pretty! Love the green-gray, and your pics are gorgeous :) I am also lusting over those brooches.

    And high five! I would also take a sandwich (and an ice cream cone) over size zero any day ;)
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    • Atta girl :p I'll see your ice cream cone and raise you a slice of banana bread! (Why I woke up with a craving for banana bread this morning I have no idea…. but I did.)

      & thank you :)

  • I think you're prettier than the models! Your look is great :D
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  • Rocaille

    Lovely as usual, I'm sure I'll recreate it next fall! Gorgeous photos… x
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  • makeupmorsels

    You look so effortlessly chic in that first outtake shot! My goodness. I lovee the Chanel look, and I love your take on it too.
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    I'm getting those products the second they come out :P

    You did a really good job at recreating it! Beautiful :)

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  • Jen

    I really love this look! You have such a charming look and such natural beauty!! I'm loving it :)

  • Nina

    OMG the last outtake photo of yours is just perfect! I think I like your approach to lipcolor even more ^^ And it made me realize I miss my lips, my lipsticks and waking up without a pair of swollen THINGS right above my chin =( Sob..

    • Oh my :( What's up with your lips, Nina? Allergic reaction? :s

      • Nina

        Nope. It's still the cold sore. It seems to heal to some point and then starts over again. I'm getting tired of it T.T

        • It feels like it's been bugging you *forever*! ((hugs)) :( Are you taking anything for it (lysine)?

          • Nina

            Yes, when I went to see my dermatologist she told me to take lysine too, she also prescribed some meds in both tablet and cream form but they just cooled it down and when I finished using them it fired up again. So I went to see her a few times more and we can't make it go away. She said we can use cortisone treatment as a last resort but I don't know.

          • :s That's not good! Keep me updated? < 3

  • Shivani

    This might be kind of unrelated…but you have awesome hair :)
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  • Stunning, you really nailed the look <3

  • Ciambella

    Aggghh so gorgeous! I love how the gray keeps it from looking too 80's. Love your take on it and how it looks on you!

  • Jilliterate

    "We mortals will never be this cute! (Or this underfed, so I’m alright with the way things turned out. I’ll take a sandwich over a size-zero any day, please and thank you!)"

    I lol'd. :D

    • Haha, glad you found it amusing :P We're like the Sandwich Superheros!

  • nice look! it suits you.
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  • That's a very pretty eye look. Very sultry!
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  • You look absolutely gorgeous here.

    I love your interpretation of Peter Philip's look, which is one of my favourite looks of Fall 2011.

    The lippy goes amazingly with this too!

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    • Aww, I'm glad you like it! Your Chanel interpretation was gorgeous as well ♥