Fishnet eyelashes, you guys. At Chanel. We thought this might possibly be some kind of weird fever dream brought on by the super-flu that's slowly making its way around our office. But, no, this is a real thing that went down the haute couture runway this week. And maybe it's the Theraflu talking, but we kind of dig it.
To create these gothic, devilishly disheveled eyes, Chanel's creative director for makeup, Peter Philips, outlined and filled in the eyes with the new Stylo Eyeshadow in Black Stream (available in May), applied mesh cut-outs along the lash line, then used Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner in Noir Intense to blur out the edges and heighten the eerie, sinister vibe of this smeared smoky eye. Lips were given a coat of pinky-beige color and nails were swiped with glittery nude Emprise Le Vernis.
Clearly this isn't something we'd be trotting out IRL, but in terms of gasp-worthy runway makeup moments, this just claimed one of the top spots on our lists. We also love the idea of an imperfect smoky eye on a more toned-down level — there's something so brooding and mysterious, yet still intrinsically feminine about it.
What do you think of this spooky, haute couture look?
Photos: Courtesy of Chanel