For the opening of The Costume Institute’s spring exhibition, “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,” Chanel collaborated with makeup artists to create stunning beauty looks for Whitney Peak and Margot Robbie.

Here are the details of the makeup artists’ looks for the Met and their makeup techniques to achieve a flawless look.

Whitney Peak by makeup artist Tyron Machhausen

WHAT WERE YOUR SOURCES OF INSPIRATION FOR TONIGHT’S MAKEUP?
Old Hollywood glamour meets modern goddess. I wanted to create a timeless, strong, and modern
sculpted look inspired by the incredible beading and silhouette of this stunning couture dress.

CAN YOU SHARE ANY TIPS ABOUT TONIGHT’S LOOK?
I love mixing a couple of drops of the CHANEL Les Beiges Sheer Healthy Glow Highlighting Fluid
in Sunkissed with the CHANEL Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation Hydration and Longwear for an
incredible lit-from-within glow.

Margot Robbie by makeup artist Pati Dubroff

WHAT WERE YOUR SOURCES OF INSPIRATION FOR TONIGHT’S MAKEUP?
My inspiration for tonight’s look is clean, glowy fresh and heightened perfection. I wanted to achieve a shine to mimic her CHANEL dress.

I started priming her skin by spraying CHANEL N°1 de CHANEL Revitalizing Serum-in-Mist on the face. Then, I layered CHANEL N°1 de CHANEL Revitalizing Serum and sealed in moisture with CHANEL N°1 de CHANEL Rich Revitalizing Cream.


I was strategic in placing shine in certain areas of her face. For a glowy complexion, I used CHANEL Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundations Hydration and Longwear in BD21 and B30. Then, I powdered her face with CHANEL Poudre Universelle Libre Natural Finish Loose Powder in 10. I used the peachy shade from CHANEL Les 4 Rouges Yeux et Joues Eyeshadow and Blush Palette in Tendresse on the apples of her cheek and laid CHANEL Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Jersey on top. Next, I applied CHANEL Stylo Ombre et Contour Eyeshadow in Electric Brown to gently contour under her cheekbones and her eyelids.


We wanted a strong lash focus to pair with her glowy fresh complexion. I used 2 different mascaras for her eyes. First, I used the CHANEL Le Volume de CHANEL Mascara in Noir and pushed it to the base of the lash, acting as a fake eyeliner, then, applied multiple coats. Next, I used CHANEL Noir Allure Mascara in Noir and applied another layer on the lashes on the inner corners of her eyes. The look was all about shine, so I used CHANEL Baume Essentiel Multi-Use Glow Stick in Dragée on top of the cheekbones and on the eyelids.


Lastly for her lips, I applied CHANEL Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour in Intemporelle all over and shaped with CHANEL Le Crayon Lèvres Longwear Lip Pencil in Beige Naturel. I added more shine to her lips by layering CHANEL Rouge Coco Flash Hydrating Vibrant Shine Lip Colour in Easy on top.

Rand Al-Hadethi is an art, culture, and fashion writer who approaches all her creative endeavours with a penchant for storytelling. She explores the intersection of fashion, culture, and society and sheds light on talent and cultural movements across the Middle East and the world. Rand also publishes a bi-monthly themed substack newsletter called WebWeaver™. To reach Rand, email her at rand@khamsa5.com or follow her on social media @rundoozz.
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