Earlier this year, we joined Lucia Pica
, Chanel Beauty's Global Creative Designer for Makeup and Colour in Tokyo to uncover the visual treasures from her East Asian photography expedition across Japan and Korea. With the aim of 'seeking beauty in the ordinary', Lucia, along with photographer Harley Weir, captured a series of everyday details along the streets of Tokyo and Seoul before transforming them into an extraordinary vision board, which inspired a beautiful two-part makeup journey.
"I wanted to capture the sensation of being in East Asia; the atmosphere there practically makes you vibrate. It's only once I get the photos developed that I have a true sense of the collection and it's so obvious which elements of each image will inspire a particular product." – Lucia Pica
Following a vibrant Spring Summer 2019 Collection
, the second chapter sees the Cruise 2019 Collection's quiet beauty radiating through a collection of matte and metallic finishes, pearlescent highlighting shades and subdued colours that hold its own.
Key takeaways from Lucia: the Korean glow isn't going anywhere; contouring gets a ladylike makeover and glossy but glamorous statement eyes are always a good idea
. While the classics are still what's trending, this season, these key looks are reimagined with fresh takes and twists that naturally put you in the spotlight, without you having to seek it out.