The Pearl-Inspired Makeup at Chanel Spring 2012

The look was created by makeup artist Peter Philips.
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The look was created by makeup artist Peter Philips.
Chanel - Spring 2012 makeup

The look:

Pale, glowy skin with pink or coral blush; wet shiny eyelids finished with a black eyeliner; slightly glossy lips and randomly placed pearl "piercings."

The inspiration:

"To meet the inspiration of this fantastic underwater fairytale feeling, a mood of lightness, Karl [Lagerfeld] wanted shine and pearl. He made some beautiful sketches where the girls had pearl-studded ears and pearls following the spine."—Peter Philips, creative director of Chanel makeup.

The how-to:


  • Skin prepared with Chanel Hydra Beauty Serum
  • Chanel Vitalumiere Hydra Teint Compact Crème OR Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Compact Crème
  • Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre
  • Chanel Éclat Lumière
  • Chanel Correcteur Perfection
  • Chanel Blush Horizon de Chanel (limited edition)


  • Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in Fantasme (No. 81) and Emerveillé ( No. 82)
  • Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof in Ebène (No. 10)
  • Chanel Le Crayon Khol in Clair (No. 69)
  • Chanel Crayon Sourcils
  • Chanel Mascara Inimitable Waterproof in Black (No. 10)
  • Chanel Recourbe Cils de Chanel


  • Chanel Rouge Coco Baume
  • Chanel Levres Scintillantes in Plaisir (No. 164)


  • Chanel Le Vernis in Attraction (No. 545)