London Fashion Week AW13 exceeded our wildest fashion fantasies!
Our sponsorship of the Matthew Williamson’s autumn/winter collection imagines a spirited English rose seeking adventures new. The Royal Opera House was the ideal setting to showcase the opulent colour and print in the collection, inspired by the Northern Lights.
Our makeup team for the show was led by the artistic Lisa Eldridge, and our own
Head Makeup & Trend Artist, Lisa Potter-Dixon. The concept for the makeup was to have it looking like a sepia photograph, with natural looking makeup, neutral but with definition.
Brows were the key to this look. As Lisa Eldridge explained, “I wanted big, natural, bushy brows so I “backcombed” the brows using brow gel, really working it into the roots of the brows to create bulk before brushing up to smooth.”
Here are our 10 steps on how to create the Matthew Williamson AW13 look:
1.) Cleanse the skin with remove it makeup remover.
Apply it into cotton wool pads and sweep over the face until the skin is clean.
2.) Spritz the skin with ultra radiance facial re-hydrating mist to rehydrate the skin.
3.) Massage total moisture facial cream into the skin for a few minutes, paying special attention to any dry areas. Leave it to soak into the skin for 2 minutes to allow the moisturizer to work, for your perfect, ‘ready for makeup base’.
4.) Next lightly apply hello flawless oxygen wow liquid foundation using a foundation brush, starting from the centre of the face and blending outwards. Really buff this into the skin using blush brush to get that air-brushed, ‘no makeup’ makeup look.
5.) Next into concealer. Start by applying boi-ing concealer around the eyes and noce, and on any red or problem areas using a concealer brush. Then go over the same areas with fakeup hydrating concealer (launches April 2013). Finally buff the concealer into the skin using powder shadow brush. Your skin should look fresh, dewy and naturally flawless.
6.) For the eyes, apply high brow under the bottom lash-line and onto the top lash-line and blend it in. Apply the base shadow from peek-a-bright eyes over the top to accentuate the colour. Then apply high brow into the water line of the eye.
7.) Take the powder from brow zings in light and apply it into the eyelid up to the socket, and then blend. Next take the contour shadow from peek-a-bright eyes and mix it with the deep charcoal from the smokin’ eyes kit and blend it into the socket of the eye to create a sepia-shadow effect.
As Matthew Williamson says, “makeup’s a kind of cherry on the cake, I make the clothes and Benefit do the makeup, and it’s a great marriage”.