If there’s one lesson that’s sure to command our attention, it’s one of the makeup variety with Victoria Baron. The Chanel artist is a bonafide beauty buff; a master of colour, texture and really good skin. And today, GRAZIA played student, attending one of Baron’s masterclasses. Subjects included glassy skin, matte lips and the elusive formula of no makeup makeup. Like all good students, we took notes, and thankfully for you, we’re happy to share. See Baron’s best tips (and corresponding product recommendations) below.
No makeup [but also] makeup
No makeup makeup is a dichotomy as it does actually involve quite a bit of makeup. But Baron explains that layering light-textured products will give you glow without heaviness. The trick is to properly prep with a hydrating base like Chanel’s La Solution 10 De Chanel moisturiser. Next, buff in Chanel’s Les Beiges Eau De Teint with a brush – the finish is water-light and fresher than fresh. Conceal under the eyes and around the nose with the Palette Essentielle (a brush is best), before using the cheek colour to impart a youthful flush – don’t forget a little across the bridge of the nose. Take the highlighter (the third and final palette product) and dab onto the cupid’s bow, brow bone and the top of the cheeks. Voila! Baron’s version of perfectly bare skin.
A Game Of Contrast
Chanel Global Creative Makeup and Colour Designer Lucia Pica says it’s all about “black and white, and light and shadow”. For Baron, it’s also about matte and gloss. Use the Chanel Baume Essentiel in Transparent on cheeks, lids, nose and through the brows for skin that shines like glass. Baron’s expert tip is to use a brush so things stay glowy as opposed to greasy. For lips, Chanel’s Rouge Allure Ink Fusion in Berry is the ultimate anti-matte matte. It’s light as a feather so won’t cake or crumble, but dries down to a wonderfully soft, low-shine finish on the lips. Take Baron’s advice and press a tiny amount into the centre of the lips and blot for a diffused stain, or reapply to carve out a deeper shape. Against the high-shine skin finish, it’s the ultimate game of beauty contrast.
SHOP THE LOOK
Chanel Baume Essential, $73. SHOP NOW
Chanel Les Beige EAU De Teint, $109. SHOP NOW
Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Fusion, $53. SHOP NOW
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