Chanel Miroir Miroir Film
Interview with Peter Philips, Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup…
Q. After “Here comes the Beauty Pack” and “Shade Parade” what was your inspiration for this video? What message did you wish to express?
Various elements came into account in the realization of this film. I wanted to do a film, a teaser, to announce the coming lipstick event that CHANEL is doing around our Rouge Allure line. I also was very inspired by the Paris Bombay Show that we did last December.
Q. The usage of a mask often occurs in your work, why the use of the mirror effect? What is the hidden message?
There is no hidden message behind this makeup. I was mainly inspired by an editorial makeup I did a few years ago. It was a composition of pieces of crystals and mirrors that I applied on a girls face. We did some amazing pictures, but I always felt a bit frustrated that we never captured this makeup in movement. I loved the sparkling, hypnotizing effect, which, unfortunately, you partially loose in a still image. When the idea of doing a film around the lipsticks and Paris Bombay started growing in my head, I actually found a platform to recreate this mirror face. The concept complimented the shades and the hypnotizing, psychedelic aspect fitted well with the Indian theme.
Q. How were these masks created?
The “mirror look” isn’t an actual mask. The pieces of crystals and mirrors are individually applied onto the face. The composition is created around the central mirror that’s applied on the forehead as a third eye, surrounded by a peacock-tail motive. The whole face is covered with pieces of crystals and mirrors to create a mesmerizing effect. The only touch of color is the changing lip shades. The application of the crystals and mirrors took a good 4 hours.
Q. What makeup products were used for this shooting to enhance the eyes and the mouth?
I kept the eyes almost naked. I only curled the lashes, applied Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Ivory and our Crayon Khol Intense Eye Pencil in Clair on the eyes, and that’s it. On the lips I applied 5 different, new shades of Rouge Allure lipstick: Pimpante, Excentrique, Enjouée, Exaltée, Palpitante.
Q. Any interesting anecdotes on the shooting?
The brightest sparkle of this shooting, was our model, Inguna. She was truly amazing, her beauty and patience made it for the whole team an even better experience.
Q. Who is the model?
Chanel Fall 2012 Collection – Les Essentiels de Chanel
The little black dress, the quilted handbag, the two-toned shoe — the iconic essentials created by Coco Chanel inspire Peter Philips, Creative Director of Chanel Makeup, to create the elegant Fall 2012 Collection, LES ESSENTIELS DE CHANEL. Classic pinks and natural beiges soften the face and lips while fuschia and modern black dress the nails.
Lumiere d’Artifices Beiges / Illuminating Powder with Shimmer ($65.00) (Limited Edition)
This highlighting face powder epitomizes the modern-classic look of Fall beauty and the artistry of Chanel. Enchantingly rendered to resemble sequins, the duo of lighter and darker beige shades blends together harmoniously for a subtly iridescent complexion, extending a summer glow.
Les 4 Ombres / Quadra Eyeshadow ($58.00)
- Premier Regard Taupe brown, tender pink, beige and intense black
Stylo Yeux Waterproof / Long-Lasting Eyeliner ($30.00)
- Noir Intense Intense black
- Silver Light Silver (Limited Edition)
Ombre Essentielle / Soft Touch Eyeshadow ($28.50)
- Complice Soft peach
- Eclaire Sheer gold
- Furtif Silver-grey
- Infini Silver
Joues Contraste / Powder Blush ($43.00)
- Rose Initiale Peach pink
Le Vernis / Nail Colour ($26.00)
- Vertigo Grey-black
- Suspicious Fuchsia
- Frenzy Lilac grey
Rouge Coco / Hydrating Creme Lip Colour ($32.50)
- Caractere Rose brown
Rouge Coco Shine / Hydrating Sheer Lipshine ($32.50)
- Chic Beige
- Parfait Tender pink
Levres Scintillantes / Glossimer ($29.50)
- Sweet Beige Beige shimmer
Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss / Pure Shine Intense Colour Long-wear Lipgloss ($32.00)
- Troublant Rose brown (Limited Edition)
- Caprice Delicate pink (Limited Edition)
Rouge Double Intensite / Ultra Wear Lip Colour ($34.00)
- Almandine Red plum
Le Crayon Levres / Precision Lip Definer ($29.00)
- Amarante Violet plum
Availability: July 2012