Chanel’s Spring 2012 beauty look transcends the runway to a glowing and gorgeous reality.
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One thing’s for sure, you can always count on the unexpected at a Chanel show. See the look and find out what you need to recreate it.


Karl Lagerfeld’s fantastical white underwater world gave way to a diverse collection inspired by the surreal life that inhabits seas and oceans across the globe. Steering clear of what could have been an obvious ‘mermaid’ vibe, Peter Philips, Creative Director of Chanel Makeup, brought a glowing, illuminated look to the girls’ faces.


Nothing short of fresh, radiant and slightly beyond natural, this is a look any bride can wear. The light, luminescent quality of the skin takes center stage while accents of opalescent shadows and peachy powders are flawlessly flattering for springtime nuptials.


For gorgeous glowy skin, which was key to the look, Philips prepped clean faces with Hydra Beauty Serum Hydration Protection Radiance, which hydrates and soothes while increasing skin’s radiance. An application of Vitalumiere Aqua Fresh and Hydrating Cream Compact Makeup, a water-based foundation formula, created a smooth, slightly matte finish. The star product, which gave Chanel’s girls a targeted brightening and light-reflecting effect, was the Éclat Lumiere Highlighter Face Pen. This brand new genius 3-in-1 concealer, highlighter and brightening pen multi-tasks to drown out the bad parts like dark circles and fine lines and highlight the good parts (insert yours here).


Eyes were bathed in the Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow, a long-lasting, intense gel shadow, in both Fantasme, a glowing pearly white, and Emerveille, a sparkling peach. While the colors remained soft, eyes were given a kick with the Inimitable Waterproof Mascara in Black and for definition, the upper lids were lined with the Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner in Ebene. And lastly, Le Crayon Kohl Intense Eye Pencil in Clair lined the inner rims of the eyes for that light luster of sparkle.