Peter Philips (makeup artist)
Philips' love of fashion and photography began when he was young. He studied graphic design, then moved to Antwerp's Academie Royale des Beaux-Arts. After being inspired by observing Paris Fashion Week backstage, Philips began working as a makeup artist. He has become known for his use of unusual materials, at times incorporating feathers, pearls, and fabrics into his looks. For Chanel's spring 2014 show, he designed a well-received selection of eye makeup in "bold swipes of color" made from common fingerpaints.
For two years before assuming the post of global creative director at Chanel Makeup in 2008, Philips trained with Dominique Moncourtois and Heidi Morawetz, who jointly headed Chanel Makeup for more than 30 years. As to his plans for Chanel Makeup, Philips told Vogue in August 2008, "I just want to do the things I like. I don't have a plan. I would like to shake up the brand a bit but not break it, and offer a nice palette, nice tools for women to use.