Holographic Eyes And Lion's-Mane Hair: Chanel Haute Couture Is The Only Excuse You Need

How to wear one of the most inspired beauty looks of the season in real life.

Couture is magical. Designers can take risks and create magnificent fashion creatures that don't have to look right at the grocery store. Keep staring, people; this dress costs more than your car!

Everyone is talking about Chanel's Spring/Summer 2014 couture show, and rightfully so. It was a masterpiece.

There was beauty in every corner. From the wonderful corseted midriffs to the bubblegum-coloured knee pads that somehow looked lady-like, I loved everything.

But since this is a beauty site, let's talk makeup and recreate this look.

First, I lined my upper lids in a thick winged style using a black liquid liner.


On the bottom lids, I used Lush's Emotional Brilliance eyeliner in Success, and topped it off with different colours of glitter.

If you look closely at the photo, you can see there are different reflections of blue and red tones in the glitter, though the overall effect is silver.

Unfortunately, I couldn't capture the colours close up on my eye--the pains of night-time shooting--but I did take a swatch in the morning so you can see what I mean.


Makeup artist Peter Philips used actual chunky hologram glitter in different sizes under the eye, but since I sadly didn't have any of that laying around, I had to improvise.

The hair was achieved using fake hair formed into a sort of headband, for an exaggerated lion's mane reminiscent of the '90s and early '00s. I paid homage to the look by doing a French twist and sticking up all the ends of my hair with bobby pins. I also used a fake fringe on the top bits, to add a bit more hair throughout.

I kept the face matte with loads of powder, but Philips used Chanel's Perfection Lumière Velvet foundation, launching in March. Sign me up for some of that, because all of the models' skin looked flawless.

Here is the final look:


Would you try it? What are some of your favourite haute couture beauty looks of all time?