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Benefit Cosmetics at #LFW! Get the look…

Our collaboration with Matthew Williamson has gone from strength to strength; firstly collaborating with the inspirational designer back in 2012 for his anniversary catwalk show (25 years at London Fashion Week), then came the release of the Matthew Williamson makeup kit, the rich is backand now we have collaborated once again for s/s14 London Fashion Week along with celebrity makeup artist, Lisa Eldridge.

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The Benefit team perfectly prepped with Lisa Eldrige & Matthew Williamson

This season Matthew Williamson’s S/S 14 took place in the contemporary setting of the Saatchi Gallery, a unique space that allowed the garments speak for themselves. Lisa Eldridge along side Lisa Potter-Dixon our Head Makeup & Trend Artist (& Brow Expert), designed the makeup look to complement the collection. The look encapsulates the essence of the 70’s, with strong color and a little retro glamour to depict a jet-set beauty.

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The Benefit team watching celebrity makeup artist Lisa Eldridge work her LFW magic.

 

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The Matthew Williamson S/S14 70’s jet set look using Benefit Cosmetics makeup!

How to achieve the  look: 

1. Cleanse the skin with remove it makeup remover, £16.50. Apply it onto cotton wool pads and sweep over the face until the skin is clean.Massage total moisture facial cream, £27.50 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 make-up” base.

2. For the base, lightly apply hello flawless oxygen wow liquid foundation, £25.50, using foundation brush, £19.50, starting from the centre of the face and blending outwards. Really buff this into the skin using blush brush, £22.50, to get that air-brushed, ‘no make-up’ make-up look.

3. Next onto concealer. Start by applying fake up, £18.50, on any dark areas, focusing on the under eye. Buff the concealer into the skin using powder shadow brush, £17.50. Your skin should look fresh, dewy and naturally flawless.

4. Use watts up highligher, £24.50, on the cheek bones and down the centre of the nose to illuminate. Apply using foundation brush, £19.50.

5. Buff my two cents, £15.50, onto the eyelid, taking it into the socket and under the lower lash line. Next, contour with no pressure, £15.50, building up the depth of the contouring with bronze have more fun, £15.50.

6. Gently curl the eyelashes with Tweezerman for Benefit ProCurl Curler® eyelash curler, £15.50, and apply bad gal plum, £17.50, on the top lashes only. To finish the eyes, put high brow glow £15, into the inner corners of the eyes.

7. Mix together no pressure, £15.50, and my two cents, £15.50, onto a blush brush, £22.50, and buff into the skin in a figure of 3 on either sides of the face. Go over this with hoola bronzer, £23.50, for a golden glow.

8. Back-comb the inner area of the brows upwards with speed brow gel, £13, to create a thicker looking brow, whilst smoothing the remaining areas down.

9. Pat hoola ultra plush gloss, £14.50, onto the centre of the lips for a hydrated, plump-looking finish. 10. To finish, stroke on bathina take a picture body balm, £23.50, onto your arms, legs and collar bone, and massage bathina soft to touch body oil, £26.50, over the top, for a silky sheen.

We’re not only ones who are fans of the fabulous Matthew Willamson!

Olivia Palermo with beautiful natural makeup look on the front row for Matthew Williamson!

Sienna Miller front row at @MWWorld #LFW SS14… one of the many #ohMW moments #Benefit4MW

Until next time,

Glam Squad

xx