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Catwalk to Counter: Chanel

With awards season wrapping up, if your recent morning coffees have been accompanied by a quick click through the red carpet line-ups, you’ll have noticed that one lipstick shade is dominating the pout of many a starlet. Yes, red is still Hollywood’s favourite shade, and it lends itself well to any evening occasion. Beauty Writer Sarah Rose Edwards caught up with Kay Montano at the Chanel counter in-store for a step-by-step guide on achieving this A-list look.

Catwalk to Counter: Chanel Credit: Rex
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    Step one apply Chanel VITALUMIÈRE AQUA foundation and LES BEIGES Healthy Glow Sheer Powder
    VITALUMIÈRE AQUA foundation, LES BEIGES Healthy Glow Sheer Powder and JOUES CONTRAST Powder Blush

    To create a flawless base, blend VITALUMIÈRE AQUA foundation onto skin using a sponge and set with LES BEIGES Healthy Glow Sheer Powder. To create defined, contoured cheekbones, use the same powder but one shade darker to sculpt the face, and finish with a flush of JOUES CONTRAST Powder Blush Orchid Rose.

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    Step two apply Chanel OMBRE ESSENTIELLE Safari and liquid eyeliner

    Apply OMBRE ESSENTIELLE Safari all over the lid, then shade in with LES 4 OMBRES Tisse Camelia, extending out towards the corner of the eyes. Follow up with liquid liner ÉCRITURE DE CHANEL; start at the inner eye and draw on very slowly - any mistakes can be tidied with a cotton bud. Finally, apply a few coats of INIMITABLE INTENSE mascara for a false-lash look.

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    Step two apply Chanel red lipstick
    ROUGE COCO Hydrating Crème Lip Colour Cambon

    Chanel's ROUGE COCO Hydrating Crème Lip Colour Cambon is the perfect Hollywood red and will suit almost any skin tone. Apply carefully with a brush and take your time, you can alter the shape of your lips by the lines you paint; for example, if you have a thin upper lip, subtly extend the colour over the central arch.

Final Result

The scarlet lip and shimmering smoky eye is a failsafe combo for high-octane evening glamour, with or without the red carpet.

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Credit: Natasha Corne
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