“As we look evermore closely at Warhol’s portraits, we see that he was making people ready for the photo-graphic age. This is the true moment of image society, in which human subjects henceforth exposed to bombardments of up to a thousand times a day – begin to live a very different relationship to space and time, to existential experience as well as cultural consumption” Tony Sharazi, Author of Andy Warhol Portraits published by Phaidon.
Andy photographed or filmed most of my cultural icons. His influence is everywhere in the modern world. But who needs an excuse to feature a few of Warhol‘s icons- and Chanel Make-up ?
Debbie Harry. Top Left: Perfection Lumiere by Chanel. Long Wear Foundation. Medium coverage. SPF 10. Available in 20 shades. Top Right: Vitalumiere Aqua. Light coverage. SPF 15. This water light texture is oil-free and non-comedegenic. Comes in 10 shades. Bottom Left: Vitalumiere Aqua Cream Compact. I use this personally. Medium coverage, great for on the go touch-ups. SPF 15/ Comes in 10 shades. Bottom right: Eclat Lumiere Highlighter Pen. Under Eye Concealer/Brightener. Convenient brush on formula doesn’t look drying. Comes in 5 shades. See Chanel’s website for a ‘Foundation Diagnosis’ HERE
Ladies and Gentleman. Here’s. Grace. Miss Grace Jones. Top: Chanel Rouge Allure in Pirate. Moisture-rich, strongly pigmented. Left: Perfection Lumiere (as above) in Ambre. Right, Illusion D’Ombres in Mirifique. Despite the strong pigment, these cream eye shadows are surprisingly easy to apply. Long Wear. A unique product.
70′s Supermodel Cheryl Teigs. Top Left Chanel Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Furtif. Right: Chanel Powder Blush in Orchid Rose, a great all rounder, light-reflective blush. Bottom: Rouge Allure Extrait De Gloss. These decadently rich and pigmented lip colours are designed to be a cross between a lipstick & a lipgloss. Another unique product.
Jane Fonda. Left Perfection Lumiere as before. Above Right: Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow in Harmonie Du Soir. Right: Chanel Rouge Allure in Coromandel. I never tire of Chanel re-inventing lipsticks, the new Rouge Allure shades below are so fabulous.
Tina Chow below. Left Le Blanc De Chanel. An interesting product, it’s not a white foundation, but what I’d call a ‘brightener’. I often use it create more luminosity on fair skins by mixing a little into the regular foundation, Right Chanel Long Lasting Eyeliner in Grenat. Rouge Allure Lipstick in Incandescente. Below right: Rouge Coco Shine in Rebelle, a great way to get strong pigment without the density as Rouge Coco Shine is very sheer and more like a tinted lip balm.
Chanel have a great section on their website called Deja Vu where you can find ‘discontinued favourites‘ HERE