Saturday, July 7th, 2012

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?

Inguna Butane.

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14 thoughts on “Chanel Miroir Miroir Film

  1. Hannah

    This is beautiful. I can’t wait to try out the peachy shade! Also, I am so happy Inguna Butane is working high fashion again; she is so elegant and timeless!

  2. SuzanneDee

    Hi Christine,
    Is there a way to keep us updated about new products and lines without doing magazine-y interviews? I really love coming back to your blog for your reviews, comparisons, personal observations and photos. This sort of Q&A I could get anywhere…
    Of course, there might be other Temptalia fans who disagree. And they have the right to, too. This is my opinion, I hope it doesn’t turn into a sandbox fight. 

    • Temptalia has always featured both – we provide information about a new launch when we’re able to, and we also do reviews on the products that we’re able to review. We can’t cover every product released, so it’s important to at least make readers aware of what new products exist. If you’re not interested in the Q&A, just skip over the post and wait for a review. :)

      • niche

         @Christine (Temptalia) Just want to say that I enjoyed this video in the hopes that you will keep posting them. None of the other people I follow has posted it yet (and who knows if they will). I skimmed the interview as I was hoping to know who the model is but its easy enough to ignore a post or skip it when I realize its something I don’t care for. For example, I always skip your Milani reviews because I can never easily find those products. 

        • I get tons and tons of pitches about anything and everything, and things like this, I only post if I enjoyed it and think other readers would, too!  Glad to hear that you liked it as well.
          I’m the same way — if I’m not interested in a post, I just skip over it and go to one I am interested in!

  3. Peter Pjillips is a freaking genius

  4. Hmmmm…..really worlds away from CoCo Chanel and Parisian.

  5. blueraccoon

    I’m dubious about the video but can’t wait to see the new shades of lipstick. Rouge Allure Velvet is like the one matte lipstick I can wear that doesn’t suck all the moisture out of my lips, so I think I want to pick up one for fall/winter.

  6. DiamondTiara

    This is stunning. I love the music, the mask, the lighting changes, and of course, the LIPSTICKS! I’m very impressed by the interview, Christine, and would absolutely LOVE to see more. Thanks for this. :)

  7. Xina

    Are these five shades available yet? I couldnt seem to find them or any swatches of them online. TIA

  8. Cat G

    Pimpante, Excentrique, Enjouée, Exaltée, Palpitante… Those are impressive names for lipsticks!

  9. Hmm..going to have to replay to try and identify the shades I like 😉  .. no problem with that!

  10. This video is equal parts impressive and creepy. Definitely caught my attention!

  11. elsa

    whos the author of the music featured in the video?