Fashion Month is over for another season – there were so many amazing clothes and make-up looks! I headed a show in London for the designer Gyunel, she wanted the girls to look beautiful, fresh and expensive but in a simple modern way. The fabrics were very luxurious so we wanted the make-up to reflect that. The stylist wanted the hair and make-up to complement the collection rather than distract from it, so we decided to keep the make-up quite understated but still bring out the girls’ beauty.
I love doing gorgeous skin so this look was perfect for me, I wanted the models to look flawless but in a natural way so no heavy foundation. A gentle flush of colour on the cheeks freshened their skin even more with a healthy glow. A glossy eye (there were loads of these on the runways so a definite trend for autumn/winter!) also kept the look fresh and reflected the lights on the runway, lifting the girls’ eyes and adding a sparkle. We chose silvery grey to complement the colour pallete of the clothes, for which the theme this season was Snowdrop. Lips we kept nude and simple, keeping the eyes as the focus.
My team and I – thank you AOFM – prepped skin well by cleansing with Weleda’s Almond Soothing Cleansing Lotion and moisturised with Nude’s Radiant Day Moisturiser – this is nice and light and won’t be too shiny on the runway, but great under make-up.
For the skin we used Aveda’s Tinted Moisturiser, I love this because it is so lightweight and gives skin a gorgeous glow. The show was sponsored by Mehron so we used their Compact Foundation to even out any imperfections, buffing it in well with a foundation brush. We used their baby pink lipstick as the blusher, really working it into the skin so it just looked like part of the skin.
On the eyes we mixed Inika’s Mineral Eyeshadow Pigment in Platinum with a gloss and used our fingers to press it onto the eyelid, blending it up to the eyebrows and into the inner corners of the eyes too. Gloss looks amazing on the eyelids because it catches the light and really brightens the area. It can be high maintenance as gloss has a tendency to move around and crease. I personally don’t mind a little creasing but for this look we wanted it smooth and perfect, so there was a lot of de-creasing going on backstage! If using it on yourself, just try a little dab in the middle of the lids rather than all over. Use a balm for a subtle sheen or a clear lip gloss if you want more of a wet look – this will definitely move more though.
Lashes we just curled and brushed through and brows we just brushed through too, no colour was applied.
Lips were simple too, we dabbed on Ilia’s Humble Me for a soft nude. This is a great nude colour that is easy to wear, it will help neutralise the natural lip coliur but without washing you out. Apply with a brush for precision or straight from the bullet for a more relaxed feel.
Powder was used just on the T-zone so the girls still looked glowy but not sweaty under the strong lights.
Coca Rocha opened the show which was amazing and caused quite a stir. I had the pleasure of making her up, she is so nice and a dream to work with.