Inspired by Chanel LA Sunset Spring 2016

If you are not familiar with the „Inspired by…“ series, click here for an explanation.
But short story even shorter, each month I choose a seasonal ad and try to recreate the models look with colors I already own.
Dressing up and awkward posing included!

Chanel LA Sunset Spring 2016 (Picture Source)
Chanel LA Sunset Spring 2016 (Picture Source)


This months choice was requested by my favorite Italian blogger Carol in a page, who suggested I´d do this one because „I already had the hair“ (original quote).

Now my hair may have a slight resemblance, but I did lack the wind machine, blue skies and the defined jaw line (I am 31 weeks pregnant after all), so please keep that in mind when looking at my attempt.


Inspired by Chanel LA Sunset Spring 2016
Inspired by Chanel LA Sunset Spring 2016


To make things easier to recreate, I decided to film my struggles technique this time. The voice over was necessary because I knew from previous experience that there might have been some swearing in the process. Not sure if I like the concept of voiceover though, tell me what you think in the comments.



Products uses on my eyes

Products used on my eyes
Products used on my eyes
  1. MAC Painterly Paintpot (buy here)
  2. Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in BL711 on my upper lash line (LE, similar here)
  3. I love my P2 Collection eyeshadow bar (the lilac shade on the left) on my upper lash line, dragged upwards (Review)
  4. MAC eyeshadow in „Semi-Precious“ on my mobile lid and as wing
  5. I love my P2 Collection eyeshadow bar (the violet shade on the right) slightly above my crease (Review)
  6. MAC Fluidline in „Midnight Blues“ for the wing (buy here)
  7. MAC Pigment in „Vanilla“ as inner corner highlight (not pictured, buy here)


Products used on my face and lips

Products used on my face
Products used on my face
  1. Maybelline „Eraser“ under my eyes (Review)
  2. MAC Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation (Review)
  3. Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer for spots and as highlight (buy here)
  4. Maybelline „Mattemaker“ Face powder (Review)
  5. MAC „Harmony“ Blush as contour (Review)
  6. MeMeMe „Sun Beam“ as highlighter
  7. Astor lip crayon in „VaVaVoum“

There you go: A look you would wear?

And do you prefer voiceover or me chatting along?

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  • Ohmmmy Anne you totally killed it.
    The eyemakeup and the pose are amazing.

    • Thank you. It turned out way better than I thought during the process.

  • Raindrops of Sapphire

    Purple is one of my favourites on the eyes! So pretty!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

    xx Elisa

  • Gorgeous! Will definitely be checking this out! xx


  • I love purple toned shades so this a gorgeous eye makeup look. Great tutorial x

    Beauty with charm

    • I have really been into purple this season, and it seems to be a continuous trend.

  • Woah, girl, you are on a ROLL with your videos! I love that you not only copied the look but also did a tutorial on it. I wish I could do my make-up like that (mirror in hand), but at the moment I just can’t find a camera setup that works for make-up tutorials… Anyway, back to you! Love how much of a difference that concealer makes, really evens out and lights up your skin. And those eyeshadow shades are just gorgeous, so rich!

    • I am far from satisfied with the setup and tried a different background for the next video coming up. I sat on the bed to have a nicer background, but ended up hunching over with time, not looking very attractive. It will take a lot of trial and error and in my case a move to finally figure out how I want it to be…

  • As I said on YT, I think you did amazingly well, you look impressively similar to the model! I just knew it would be the perfect look for you, wind machine or not! 😉
    I usually prefer talk-through tutorials rather that voice overs, but I can see the first option being more complicated to film and edit. If I were to make a video tutorial, I’d probably do a voice over as well, at least at the beginning!

    • I have another tutorial up on Sunday which was talk-through, so you can compare and tell me what worked better. I am still not sure which one I prefer.

      • Girls, are you both have YT channels?? That is so cool! 🙂 „Inspired by“ series are my favorite, absolutely love to see how you recreate different looks xx

        „My favorite tinted moisturizer“ //

        • Not for very long, at least not myself. I only started it a few weeks back. It is great fun. Do you have one as well?

        • I don’t have a YT channel. I have an account, but I’ve never uploaded any videos… Maybe someday! 😉

          • You totally should!

          • I still need to do my research on a good editing software. I don’t have a Mac so no iMovie for me!

          • Melissa uses a free Windows editing software, it works just as good as iMovie does.

          • Thaks for the rec, I think they had the brilliant idea of not including it in Windows 10 (which is the version I’m running at the moment)… I’ll check the Windows app store!

      • Can’t wait!

  • I love Chanel and their looks are always so beautiful. I love your inspired look here it’s really dramatic and beautiful. The MAC Painterly Paint-Pot is gorgeous and suits you really very nicely. Lovely post and tutorial. Laura xx

    • Yes, very dramatic, definitely not something for every day. And I do love my Paint-Pots, they work great as an eyeshadow base.

  • this is beautiful. impressive

  • this is beautiful. impressive

  • I think you did really great this time! It looks very similar and you do already have the hair, haha 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • It reminds me that I am in desperate need of a cut and color appointment…

  • You did so well recreating the look! The pinky-purple eyeshadow is not one I would have thought would have been very wearable but it looks great on you! 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • To be honest I wouldn’t wear it out, at least not in that placement.

  • So great dear!!! I love the make up!


  • I’ll have to watch the video later, but just going by the photo you’ve done another brilliant job! The purples really suit you x

    • I have been all about the purple lately, pretty much all fall and winter so far.

  • Noortje Wijckmans

    I’m always a fan of purple eyeshadow! It’s maybe a bit to light for me, when I do purple eyeshadow I almost always make a smokey eye! But you did a great job, and you look great in de picture!

    Project NW | Nakd Addicted

    • Thank you. Smokey eyes are my favorite on an everyday basis as well.

  • Mary Kate

    You know, I think you did an amazing job! I always get jealous when I see how great models look in ad campaigns, but I never take the time to think how I could modify their look for myself- I love that you’re doing that in this series!

    Mary Kate

    • I was the same way, and I wanted to know what I could achieve, that way the idea of this series was born.

  • You did a great job! I’m sure there was loads of photoshop involved with the first image- so in reality it looks pretty darn similar! I don’t feel experimental enough to try a purple eye shadow, but I might just have to give it a go 🙂

    • Just do it. It looks great on many skin tones, and there are a lot more subtle ways to try it than that one for a start.

  • Voice over or you chatting, both!
    And hun, I think you recreated a sweeter look yet more realistic. Love it!

    Jhem |

    • Thank you Jhem. I hope you and your baby boy are doing great. Do you manage to get enough sleep?

  • First of all, your video is getting better and better, you just seems so at ease in front of the camera, Anne. It’s as if you’ve been doing this for years. I think you did a brilliant job at recreating the look and I love how it turned out. I don’t mind the voiceover, I think it’s great! I also love chit-chat type of makeup tutorial but I’m sure you’ll add that into the mixture in the future. 🙂

    ps: You’re such a pro with makeup application! I am such a novice in comparison. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • I actually have one coming up this Sunday, coincidentally, so I can ask people to compare. The video was the last one I filmed, and there are a few others that will go up over time that I filmed beforehand, so I incorporated everything I had learned so far. Making videos is so much fun, and I have to get some recorded before baby boy arrives…

      And I am far fro being a pro, I feel so awkward telling someone how to apply makeup, as I am always discovering new things myself!
      When will you be leaving fro your family holiday?

      • We’re flying on 31 Jan and will only be back on 18 Feb. I look forward to taking a very long break from the blogsphere. 😀

  • Such a beautiful look, I am glad you recreated it and brought some summer colors into this gloomy snowy weather (at least in Ohio). I loved the video too, it’s always interesting to see someone else do their own makeup, see the order and the techniques they use! Awesome job, Anne <3

    Oh, and I actually like the voice over. I know it's a lot of work but sometimes it's just easier, depends on the kind of video you're filming, I guess.


    • I never thought much about how I apply my makeup until I settled down to film in and had to lay my products out in front of me. It was a strange feeling.
      Voice over was actually easier in a tutorial, but I have a chatty one coming up on Sunday and after that we will compare.

  • Maise Moura

    Thats so nice post, i want try it my dear,,

    love your blog

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  • oh wow, das ist so mega gut gelungen 🙂 das makeup sieht richtig schön aus und sehr gelungen 🙂 es ist schön jetzt im winter auch mal wieder so schöne strahöende farben zu sehen und nicht nur winter looks 🙂 der frühling steht ja vor der tür und der winter ist hier in deutschland ja ohnehin halb ausgefallen 😀

    • Mein Winterlook kommt dann am Sonntag, damit wir in der Jahreszeit bleiben!

  • I love these tips!

    I love natural makeup, it feels so much nicer on your skin.

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  • Love this! It’s such a gorgeous look and she’s absolutely right, you’re perfect for it 😉 xx

    Gyudy @ Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

  • Wow what a great post! Your video was great! I can’t believe the tape trick with the eye makeup! How clever! Gemma x

    • It has been around for ages, but I never tried it before. It makes a winged out makeup so much easier.

  • This is such a stunning look Anne, love the color combo. Love that you included a video tutorial, too!

    Thirteen Thoughts

    • I figured it would be easier to follow than my written explanations would be.

  • Whenever I try to have that clean eye makeup and use tape, I end up giving myself red face, I guess I shouldn’t be that hard when I apply it. You did a great job with recreating the look, even the posing is perfect. Voiceover is probably easier than chatting along, at least then you could focus on your makeup rather than trying to explain what you’re doing. Poor matte maker… 🙂

    Ela BellaWorld

    • Try sticking it to the back of your hand a few times first, so it barely holds on to the skin. That way it won’t be as harsh when you remove it.

  • You look absolutely gorgeous! I’m in love with the whole look. I love purples and these shades are pretty amazing. So glad I just came across your blog, Anne! I’m loving it! I also suscribed to your Youtube Channel! xx

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    • Thank you, Ale. I am glad you enjoyed it. What kind of makeup do you usually wear?

  • You look great! For some reason I couldn’t play the video at my work desk but I’ll imagine your silent swearing trying to get the pose right 🙂
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    • I get very creative with words when I attempt a new makeup look…

  • Great job! The colors used to create this look are very flattering you!

  • What an awesome idea to recreate looks for ads. I love the idea behind your series! You did a really nice job with the eye, the colors were nearly SPOT ON!!

    Much Love!
    -Stephanie Eva

    • i just figured one day i couldn’t rush out and buy everything newly released anymore, so i tried to recreate everything while shopping my stash.

      • I feel the same! I may have to start my own inspiration series! 😉 😉

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  • Lauren Blair .

    Omg, SO gorgeous and bold!! What a fun look 🙂 XO

  • Beautiful makeup 🙂

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  • Is the lip in the Chanel photo more orange than red or just an orange undertone to the red. I love the look on you though. Vibrant.

    • i think it is a more orange undertone, but that could be the blue background bringing out the color more.

  • Adalias C

    Love the concept of this post and purple eyeshadow is my favourite! xx

  • Wow! You look gorgeous.

  • You are looking so beautiful, nice post!

  • Such a gorgeous look! I really enjoy the voice over, I think you did a great job. I never use bright colours but you’ve inspired me to play around with a few.

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  • Amazing style inspiration in beauty here! I love Chanel and this looks is epic. x

  • Personally, I think you did a great job with both the voiceover and the look recreation. Those vibrant colors are lovely on you!

    • I don’t think I actually wear them out and about, but I liked the finished look.

  • Oh my goodness! That makeup is just AMAZING! Woah! 🙂 Love it!


  • Great makeup tutorial, Anne 🙂 -Maireem

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  • I love the look. Purple is my favourite colour, I just wish it would suit me better.

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    • There are so many different shades, one will surely suit you.

  • Beautifully done! Looking great!


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  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    Always enjoy catching up with your posts, lovely! 🙂 This look is absolutely amazing, you look so much more beautiful than the model in the ad! That intense eyeshadow really suits you. 🙂 Can I make a suggestion for an Inspired By post, too, please? 😀 I’ve always loved the classic Scarlett Johansson look in the Dolce & Gabbana The One campaign, and I’d love to see your take on it! x

    Just a suggestion ofc x x


    • Oh wow, such a stunning picture. I have to make sure I try and recreate it when I am still pregnant/breastfeeding, otherwise I´d need a boob job to even come close…

  • Rosanna Briguglio

    Great video, I love your eye makeup!!
    Have a lovely weekend:)
    Rosanna x

  • You look amazing Anne! I think these inspired by…posts are incredibly cool and you rock it!!! Even while being 31 weeks pregnant!

    Love, Layla Rosita

    • I guess it helps the sweatpants and fuzzy socks aren’t in the picture.

  • The eye-makeup in the campaign is so bold, your interpretations are always fun to watch/read about!

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  • You did a great job recreating the Chanel look. It’s bold and very cool! 🙂

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  • Nataliya Ogle

    Personally, I don’t mind swearing, but I also don’t mind the voiceovers. ;p

    I think it came out very well! The eye makeup is on point!

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  • Anu Dev (50shadesofvanity)

    Wow you are so damn close even looking beautiful then her…Love your eye makeup..

  • This is such a neat series! I think you did a wonderful job recreating it. The colours are perfect and I like that you used a mix of drugstore finds with department store brands. I’ve never done the tape trick either but will give it a go. I think my favourite part of the look is the blue/purple over the eyeliner. Have a wonderful weekend, Anne! You look stunning! xx SS

    • The idea behind the series was to use what I already own, this is how the mix is created. I adore MAC, but I tend to buy a lot at the drugstore as well, especially basic work horses like powders etc.
      The tape trick has been around so long, but I never tried it before. No I wish I would have, it really made everything so much easier.
      How is the jet lag going? Already back to normal?

  • Catarina Neves

    I love this makeup! So pretty!

  • Wow, you did a really great job, your eye makeup is an exact copy of the model’s! And your jawline is perfect, what are you talking about?

    I’m not sure I’d wear this look, I like purple, but I don’t particularly like to mix it with blue.


    • After doing it, I am pretty sure I wouldn’t wear it to leave the house. It is one of these looks that look great in a shoot, but strange when you actually talk, eat or move around.

  • Aditi Oberoi Malhotra

    Stunning results babe!!

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  • Nadia

    I really love and always enjoy your Inspired series, Anne! Such a fab recreation of the look. The shadows look amazing <3 I am not sure if you've done this look before but I LOVE Rosie's makeup here and would love to see how you recreate it hon (whenever you get a chance or inspiration).
    Have a great weekend!
    xox Nadia

    • Such a lovely look for summer. I will add it to my list and see when I can fit it in. But I do need more of a tan for this one!

  • thefashionsalt

    You look amazing in this and I love that you showed how to do it in the video. I love the voice over in this. I think it would be much more difficult to talk while doing it at the same time. The voice over makes it more seamless and professional in my opinion 🙂

    • I will have a talk-through tutorial up tomorrow, so there is a direct comparison. I am still learning and figuring out what I prefer, so every input is welcome.

  • I still say your hair looks great! I think you did a great job recreating the look. I might have to try something similar one day. But I doubt I’d ever post it because I probably won’t even come close lol. Still looks like a lot of fun though!

    • It is, the fun is what keeps me going, I wouldn’t leave the house in about two thirds of the looks of this series, and they look much better in pictures and going than they do in real life usually.

  • Great recreation! This is such a cool series! You look fantastic. x

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  • Belle M

    I think you did a fabulous job recreating that look, you look better than the model! 🙂

    And I really like the voiceover because we can follow along as you talk rather than a talk through where you’d have to repeatedly pause and tell us what you were doing.

    • Haha, thank you.
      It seems that the voice over is really popular. The next tutorial on Sunday will be talk.through, so we can compare directly, but voiceover seems to be a favorite at the moment.

  • Ich finde deine inspired by Serie toll! 🙂 xxx

  • Such a great look and I think you did damn well! I like voice over as much as talk through so no particular favourite. You should have got your husband to stand out of shot waving a book to create the wind effect! 🙂 x

    Brenda BusyBee | Win a Billion Dollar Brows 60 Seconds To Beautiful Brows Kit

    • Haha, I do all the stuff hen he isn’t home, he has no patience with all that.

  • You look lovely. Really all you need is wind to blow in your hair!

    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

    • And temperatures that won’t leave me freezing when posing like this. Oh, and the blue skies!

    • And temperatures that won’t leave me freezing when posing like this. Oh, and the blue skies!

  • Wow, what an amazing re-creation – you’ve totally nailed it! I’ve always preferred voice overs, but more because it’s easier for the video maker to edit and cut out necessary bits?? Even so, I don’t mind hearing you chatter along 🙂

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    • After doing both I feel voice-overs are easier for tutorials, but I like to chat along when it comes to empties etc. And actually the editing is similar difficult, because you have to match the length of you talking to the clip, which can be a struggle.

  • Wow, what an amazing re-creation – you’ve totally nailed it! I’ve always preferred voice overs, but more because it’s easier for the video maker to edit and cut out necessary bits?? Even so, I don’t mind hearing you chatter along 🙂

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