The French fashion house has finally found a replacement for a position that's been largely vacant since the departure of Peter Phillips (who went to Dior, we might add) in February. Chanel has tapped the Italian makeup artist Lucia Pica as their new Global Head Of Makeup and Colour Design, a move that marks the beginning of a new era for Chanel, as Pica's known for her love of colour and adventuous creations. Here's what we think we can expect from Pica's era...
1. Colour, colour, colour
Pica knows her way around a colour wheel and is a genius at picking out bold colours that still compliment the complexion. Having worked a lot editorially and also backstage at shows like Peter Pilotto, Pica's work features bold use of pigment, with an unexpected touch: think violet lids and blood orange lips. However, all Pica's creations carry the all delicacy and beauty necessary for a Chanel campaign - and let's not forget that Coco Chanel was something of a rebel herself.
Lucia Pica's Makeup
Bold smokey blue eyes
A beautiful look on Kate Moss
A look for the Chanel holiday campaign
Lucia's signature glowing skin
Chanel holiday beauty
2. Perfect skin
Pica's also renowed for creating totally immaculate skin on shoots: her models' skin is always glowing, even and radiant. Even when working on 'no makeup' style shoots like the look she created for Gisele on the cover of Self Service magazine, with her freckles resplendant, still had the Pica's Midas touch of unbelievably good skin.
3. A return of the bold lip
We're excited about the return of lipstick here at Grazia; after season on season of gloss, balms and stains, we're eagerly awaiting the matte comeback. And who better to signal the resurgance than Pica, whose personal signature is a deep red lip? Here's hoping this inspires a new covetable range of lipsticks at Chanel..*. *