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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  • Reply vijiis

    Those outtakes belong in a magazine. F'real. You're so gorgeous!
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    March 29, 2011 at 6:19 AM
  • Reply dani@callitbeauty

    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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    March 29, 2011 at 7:37 AM
  • Reply glittergeek

    AMAZING! I looooooooooove the eyeshadow shade.
    You m'dear are stunning!
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    March 29, 2011 at 9:52 AM
  • Reply Beauty Reflections

    Beautiful look Rae!!
    Seriously, you should model!
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    March 29, 2011 at 9:55 AM
  • Reply Larie

    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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    March 29, 2011 at 10:18 AM
  • Reply eight

    I think you're prettier than the models! Your look is great :D
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    March 29, 2011 at 11:27 AM
  • Reply Rocaille

    Lovely as usual, I'm sure I'll recreate it next fall! Gorgeous photos… x
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    March 29, 2011 at 11:37 AM
  • Reply 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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    March 29, 2011 at 11:46 AM
  • Reply Magui

    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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    March 29, 2011 at 11:58 AM
  • Reply Jen

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

    March 29, 2011 at 12:42 PM
  • Reply 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..

    March 29, 2011 at 2:57 PM
  • Reply Shivani

    This might be kind of unrelated…but you have awesome hair :)
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    March 29, 2011 at 5:01 PM
  • Reply @jadegrrrl

    Stunning, you really nailed the look <3

    March 29, 2011 at 6:24 PM
  • Reply 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!

    March 30, 2011 at 1:32 AM
  • Reply 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

    March 30, 2011 at 6:22 AM
  • Reply coco

    nice look! it suits you.
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    March 30, 2011 at 7:31 AM
  • Reply Vonvon

    That's a very pretty eye look. Very sultry!
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  • Reply Jfunnyvalentine

    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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