I love this image for the limited capsule collection from Chanel, Bombay Express. Dark eyes and nude lips on beautiful, perfect skin – the brows dark and groomed, a hint of a flush on the cheeks. You can’t see it properly in this image, but the skin is lit all over with a fine gold highlight – the Route des Indes de Chanel illuminating powder. Stunning!
I tried to recreate this look for myself – dark eyes, pale lips, gold shimmer – using the Route des Indes highlighter and Chanel’s Mirifique eyeshadow. I loved the effect and I’ll probably do a video in the very near future – I think that it needs some false lashes and a less elongated flick at the corner of the eyes, but once I’ve perfected the eye I think it’ll look great!
The press release for the Bombay Express look does cite Mirifique as the eye colour used, but on me it looks a hell of a lot more sparkly! I might try with a matte shadow and see how that turns out – I do love a heavy eye!
The gold highlighter, by the way, is fabulous. I shall be using it daily when the summer decides to make a proper appearance – and I might even add a coat of the Diwali polish to my nails for some matching glimmer!