Ooooooh’ Chanel! The Man Behind Chanel Beauty: Peter Philips
Anybody noticed that Chanel’s makeup counter has been experiencing a seriously BIG “all shooken up!” beauty Shake up of late??
This is all thanks to Makeup maestro extraordinaire (drumrolllllllllle please!) Peter Philips: The Global Creative Director for Chanel Makeup.
Peter Philips, the man responsible for the birth of the ‘three T’s’: TEMPORARY. TATTOO: ‘TRENDY’! (Who woulda thunk it???!) Has struck gold again with the awaited Launch next month of Rouge Coco Hydrating lip colour, which is being billed as a “modern interpretation” of crème lipstick. Available in shades varying from crimson to rose, mauve and caramels and presented in a range of matte, pearl and soft ‘shimmer’ finishes- the new ‘era’ in lips is nothing short of l.u.c.i.o.u.s! “I wanted to get rid of the stigma that lipstick has to be red, which may scare away a lot of women who may be really curious to discover it as a power tool,” says Philips.
Since his ‘crowning’ in 2008, the Belgian-born face painter (who didn’t pick up a makeup brush until the age of 27 boys and gals!!! Uhuh! There is still time for you all yet! J ) Has fast taken the brand to a new level of ‘classically amazing’ by injecting his very unique beautiful style into the mix.
With Artistic inspiration taken from both old AND new world glamour (a pivotal moment in Philips’ career came at a Raf Simons shoot, when he drew a Mickey Mouse face on to a model in perfect scale-free hand: thanks to an earlier graphic design degree!) Together with classic old worldly glamour – “It’s a cliché, but I’ve always been inspired by black-and-white films and the iconic actresses—like as Rita Hayworth, Audrey Hepburn, Ava Gardner, and Sophia Loren.
They created the original fantasy for me,” says Philips. It is clear to see why (oooh!) Chanel jumped at the chance to work with such a creator of all things ‘bright’ AND all things ‘beautiful’. “Makeup, like fashion, is a non-stop moving organism, so textures and formulas evolve over time,” he says. “We’re not here to shock people,” Philips insists. “I get as much satisfaction out of creating a beige eye palette that’s beautiful and accessible as I do a green nail polish.”
And that- Mr. Philips.. Is precisely the ‘beautiful’ reason we in ‘beauty’ (lala-land) salute ‘YOU’!
Till next time dear Tangentines…