Chanel’s Cruise 2021/2022 Show Mastered Pared-Back Beauty with Edge

Mirroring the monochromatic collection, Lucia Pica balanced kohl-lined eyes with pearlescent skin

Set against the solar limestone of Provence’s Carrières de Lumières, it was Virginie Viard’s contrast of the angelic and the rebellious at Chanel’s Cruise 2021/2022 show that gave the Chanel girl plenty of attitude.

Crafted by Chanel’s Creative Makeup and Colour Designer, Lucia Pica, the beauty was no different. Abandoning bright lips of past collections, the Cruise show presented undone grunge, and perfectly indulged our beauty cravings – the fresh, velvet-like skin only skincare and a light hand of an illuminating fluid can achieve, and our desire to be noticed with bold eyes and inky lashes.

Bringing vitality to the drama of double winged eyeliner and cat eyes, cheeks were flushed and dewy, matched with soft nude lips. It’s this balance that makes Pica’s vision unexpected, contemporary and wearable, even for those of us not blessed with the high cheekbones and wide-awake eyes of friend of the house, Lily-Rose Depp.

Below, these are the radiant-skin-givers and smokey eye staples behind Lucia Pica’s striking Cruise 2021/2022 beauty look.

Chanel Hydra Beauty Camellia Water Cream

Inspired by the way light shimmers off water, this camellia-extract moisturiser preps skin for glowing makeup with lightweight hydration.

CHANEL Hydra Beauty Camellia Water Cream, $94;

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation

Gently buffed into skin with a brush, this natural-effect foundation creates a sheer veil to leave skin looking bright and refreshed.

CHANEL Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation, $91;

CHANEL Stylo Yeux Waterproof in 88 Noir Intense

The pencil behind the eye-catching creation, this waterproof matte black eyeliner can be drawn into a sharp wing or blended away for a lived-in effect.

CHANEL Stylo Yeux Waterproof in 88 Noir Intense, $47;

CHANEL Le Volume Revolution de Chanel in 10 Noir

This 3D printed wand delivers the perfect amount of the deep, lengthening and volumising mascara to lift lashes up and out.

CHANEL Le Volume Revolution de Chanel in 10 Noir, $57;

CHANEL Rouge Coco Bloom in 116 Dream

A new addition to Chanel’s iconic lip collection, the Rouge Coco Bloom lipstick creates a high-shine, comforting finish on lips in this universally flattering ballerina nude.

CHANEL Rouge Coco Bloom in 116 Dream, $58;

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