Yesterday I showed you the new Chanel Le Vernis Sky Line nail polish from the Chanel Spring Summer Haute Couture show and today I’ve got a whole host of lovely backstage pics of the hair and makeup and all of the information about the new Chanel Blue Illusion makeup collection.

Chanel Blue Illusion makeup collection at Spring Summer 2012 show

Chanel Blue Illusion makeup collection at Spring Summer 2012 show

Uncle Karl briefed Peter Philips the Creative Director of Chanel Make-up to create a ‘blue’ look that didn’t make the models look like stewardesses (seeing as the whole show took place in a jumbo jet!). So the look is a focus on the eyes and a touch of pearl on the nails.

Chanel Blue Illusion makeup collection at Spring Summer 2012 show

Chanel Blue Illusion makeup collection at Spring Summer 2012 show

I absolutely love this look – so beautiful and so wearable. I can’t wait to try and recreate it myself!

To make up the eye, Peter Phillips created a new intense blue eye pencil, Chanel Blue Aérien and used it to contour the whole eye. He also created two new Chanel Illusion d’Ombre eyeshadows (ooh how exciting!):

  • Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Apparition – an intense, greyish blue eyeshadow
  • Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Destination – a pale, silvery satin blue eyeshadow
Chanel Blue Illusion makeup collection at Spring Summer 2012 show

Chanel Blue Illusion makeup collection at Spring Summer 2012 show

The eyes were finished with Chanel Inimitable Intense mascara in Black and a deep blue line in the eye with Chanel Crayon Khôl in Marine.

Chanel Blue Illusion makeup collection at Spring Summer 2012 show

Chanel Blue Illusion makeup collection at Spring Summer 2012 show

Finally the lips were lined with Chanel LE CRAYON LÈVRES Precision Lip Definer in Natural and filled with Chanel ROUGE COCO Hydrating Crème Lip Colour in Superstition and Chanel JOUES CONTRASTE Powder Blush in Rose Ecrin was used to give the cheeks a subtle flush!

And of course the models’ nails were painted with the new Chanel Le Vernis Sky Line nail polish.

The Chanel Blue Illusion makeup collection is a limited edition collection and will be available from July 2012.