Luxe gold, black noir and shimmering red are the stars in Chanel’s 2011 Holiday Collection. If you like the look, here’s our step-by-step transformation applied on our model by Chanel makeup artist Helen Mack from our very own Scottsdale Nordstrom.
Our model is the lovely Gabriele, who
volunteered accepted my bribe to appear sans make-up in this holiday make-up tutorial.
She is brave. And she’s not a heavy makeup kinda gal.
First, Helen applied these eye shadows; she likes to do the eyes first. That way, she explained, you can correct any smudges or boo-boos before you have your foundation on.
She applied Ivoire shadow on the lid and underneath the brow line; the Noir shadow in the creases and corner of the lids.
Next, she applied eyeliner and mascara.
The Blazing Gold shadow was applied along the lower lash line.
For the foundation, she used Vitalumiere, beige rose (B20). If you haven’t tried this amazing formulation yet, I highly recommend it. It’s got a beautiful dewy finish and is light as air. I love it.
She also applied Tweed Brun Rose blush and the Ferrie illuminating powder, which adds a bit of sparkle and a light finish.
Gabriele demonstrates the proper cheek-sucking-in motion for the blush application. Money shot.
Next, the lips…
Helen used Rouge Allure “Famous” satin lip color, and finished the look with Myriade (#106) lip gloss.
Voila ! It’s amazing what a difference a bright red lip can make. I love how Helen kept a light hand as she applied this beautiful makeup.
Uh oh…now Helen & The Model are bff’s.
This never ends well.
Because now I’m getting the “ You are going to buy this entire Chanel collection for me, right, Mother ?” look.
Thank heaven, I am a professional at this.
“Well, let me think about it… First, I think we should discuss it over lunch.” And deftly, I move her away from the cosmetic counter, and into the restaurant where I distract her with a delicious bowl of the world famous Nordstrom Tomato Soup !
I’m like a magician.
Anywho, you can find the Chanel 2011 Holiday Collection online at Nordstrom, or wherever Chanel is sold. If you want to schedule your own custom Chanel make-over, call Helen Mack (Scottsdale Fashion Square) at 480-429-1054.
p.s. My sincere thanks to The Model, Gabriele, for volunteering her time and her bare-faced beauty for this post. I’m a little biased, but you’ll forgive me for that right ?