Chanel Cruise 2012/13 beauty: Marie Antoinette gets a Rock n Roll makeover
Models strode down the catwalk (which was actually a path around one of the breathtaking fountains that are scattered across the grounds) in thick candy-coloured wigs in green and pink (although here and there black wigs were dotted), powdered to dull them down to a soft, chalky pastel hue like they would have been by the royal inhabitants of the palace. The short, cheekbone length wigs were fixed over a long ponytail, tied with a huge ribbon, giving a punky, rock 'n' roll vibe to the sugar sweet style.
Girly with a edgy twist was the look of the show: peaches and cream complexions were created with Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Rose Pétale over a light base so that skin wasn't so heavy or "historical" and lips were dabbed with Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick in Evasion . Le Crayon Khôl eyeliner in Clair was appiled on the waterline of the eyes to give some subtle definition, and Chanel Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Rose Favorite was applied over the eyelid right up to the eyebrows, darkened to break up the heavily pink look with a shot of masculinity.
The finishing touch? A classic Marie Antoinette beauty mark given a Chanel makeover: two C's intercrossed, placed under the eye. If you like it good news: the velvet symbols will be available as part of the upcoming Collection Versailles de Chanel makeup line.
Check out all the fashion from the show at Catwalk Queen.