If take-the-eye-outta-your-head oval nails, low-slung '80s style blusher, and dodgy eyeliner were a bit tame for your tastes, today's autumn/winter trend might be right up your street. Chanel's AW11 magazine ad campaign includes shots of model Freja Beha Erichsen leaning against the side of a photo booth, sporting Graphite nails and pouting into what looks like the the Prélude eye shadow quad, all the while rocking a mass of tumbling platinum waves and shocking pink eyebrows.
I just tried the eyebrows, as you can see, but I have created a step-by-step guide to show you how to recreate Freja's complete look at home. Sure between this and Testy Broader's hot tips, you're pretty much all set for the season ahead!
- Procure a nice curly grey wig. Alternatively, use a GHD/curling tongs to coax long straight hair into messy waves.
- Empty a can of talcum powder or original Batiste into roots, mid-lengths, and ends of hair (2-3 cans may be required, depending on length.)
- You can't use hair dye on eyebrows, so your Manic Panic or Stargazer pink are no use here, and Eylure have yet to bring out a brow tinting kit in pink. Not to worry. Get busy colouring them in with a waxy hot pink eyeliner or lipliner pencil or brush through a thick opaque pink gloss (I can see Sleek Pout Paint in Pinkini or Mauve Over working here) to create a slightly tacky base, and then apply pink eyeshadow over the top.
- A few strategically placed white camellias and camellia leaves complete the look, but since they're out of season white carnations will do in a pinch; your local garage forecourt should be able to hook you up.
Chanel pic credit: stylesight.com