The divine Jourdan Dunn for Burberry Beauty’s new campaign. So loving seeing black women in major beauty ads – and with supermodel Joan Small’s recent spate of covers (I think I can count 5 this month, including Italian and Australian Vogue) finally maybe we’re seeing a significant shift in the representation of all races and skin tones in fashion? Here’s hoping.
When I saw how gorgeous Kate Bosworth looked at last week’s Burberry show at London fashion Week, I had to find out her makeup look. Luckily I know her makeup artist, Florrie White as I used to assist her in London, so Florrie gave me the info on what she used – and now I REALLY have my eyes on some of those yummy Burberry eyeshadows…
“Kate was very relaxed about her make up and let me work to create the “best version of yourself” make up. Kate has a healthy warm Californian skin tone which I evened out with Sheer Foundation in Trench no. 3 and 4, using the lighter shade to even out the complexion and the darker shade to add a little contour over her features. I banished any shadows under and in the inner sockets of her eyes with Sheer Concealer in Light and Soft Beige.
I didn’t need to touch her perfect eyebrows so I concentrated on subtly shading her eyelids with sheer Shadow in Gold Trench all over her lids and then more definition in the outer socket of her eye and under her lower lashes in Chestnut. I brought out her lash more by smudging Eye Definer in Midnight Brown into her
lower lashes then enhanced her top lashes with a soft but solid line across her top lashes. I curled her lashes and then applied 3 coats of mascara in Midnight Black, combing through the lashes afterwards.
A further warm and sunny glow was achieved by applying Fresh Glow to highlight her temples and top of her cheeks and then I swept Warm Glow in Copper Glow over the apples of her cheeks, across the bridge of her nose and over her forehead into her hairline.
I highlighted her Cupid’s bow with Lip Definer in Nude Beige and also on the bottom outer edge of her mouth and the filled it in with a creamy layer of lipstick in Nude Beige.”
Makeup by Wendy Rowe | All products by Burberry Beauty
• Apply Effortless Mascara in Midnight Black No. 01 to the upper and lower lashes
• Apply Eye Definer in Midnight Black No. 01 outside the upper and lower lash line using the definition liner brush to blend and intensify
• Sweep Sheer Eyeshadow in Gold Trench No. 04 across the eyelid as a base
• Blend Sheer Eyeshadow in Taupe Brown No. 07 into the socket line and the outer corner under the eye
• Blend Sheer Eyeshadow in Almond No. 06 under the eye for a smoky look SKIN
• Apply Fresh Glow to the skin to illuminate and moisturise
• Use Sheer Concealer to highlight features, conceal dark circles and even the complexion
• Apply Sheer Compact Foundation with a sponge for a flawless matte finish
• Gently contour cheeks with Light Glow in Earthy Blush No. 07, adding freshness with Light Glow in Misty Blush No. 08
Apply Lip Cover in Delicate Rose No. 22 followed by Nude Cashmere No. 26 for a natural satin finish
Makeup Director Wendy Rowe | Report by Celine Bopp
“Every season for Burberry the girls grace the catwalk with elegance and style, the look is effortlessly beautiful. Makeup Director Wendy Rowe created the look using Burberry’s own make up range. The girls all wore a very well blended light smokey eye using Burberry Eyeshadows in Almond and Taupe brown. A little mascara in Midnight Brown was used on each girl. The skin was kept fresh only given a tiny bit of a warm base where needed using Burberry’s Sheer Foundation. A gentle sculpting was used on the cheek, and Burberrys Lip Cover in a rose shade was applied very sheer on the lips. Absolutely divine.”
London makeup artist Florrie White was looking after the two Victoria’s Secret angels last week, and gave them both bombshell screen siren red pouts, with the help of Burberry Beauty. On Rosie, she used Burberry Lip Definer in Brick Red no 5, and Rosy Red lipstick no. 5. Candice got a mixture of Burberry lipsticks in Union Red no 17, and Hibiscus no 20. Talk about a pair of 1930’s femme fatales!
We all know that Rosie H-W is, quite frankly, a goddess. Whiplash hair, feline eyes, that incredible Victoria’s Secret body. She’s enough to make grown men cry and make Angelina Jolie look like, well a bit of a moose. (Sorry Angelina).
When I saw pictures of her at the Burberry show last week in London, and at Mario Testino’s 1930’s party that night (but more on that later), I had to find out what her makeup look was. So I emailed her makeup artist, Florrie White, for the inside scoop.
As Rosie is the face of Burberry Florrie was able to choose whatever she wanted from the gorgeous new Burberry makeup line (an MM fave, if you hadn’t already gathered), to perfect that already pretty damn near perfect face. Here’s what Florrie used:
Decleor Harmonie Calm and Neroli Oil
Burberry Sheer Foundation in 04/05
Burberry Sheer Concealer no 02
Burberry Warm Glow
Burberry Midnight Brown eye pencil
Burberry Sheer Eyeshadows in Midnight Brown and Chestnut
Love this new Burberry Body ad with the divinely radiant English supermodel, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Shot by Mario Testino, with makeup by Charlotte Tilbury and music by The Feeling, it’s as beautiful as we have come to expect from this legendary British brand.
I am LOVING this powder foundation. Let me say right off the bat that I have never been a powder foundation fan, but this guy has made me change my mind in a big way. It is so lightweight and sheer with super finely milled pigments, and it’s the perfect option for everyday when you just don’t have time. It is a gorgeous, heavy compact – truth be told a little too heavy for me to cart around in my handbag, but since I have a car I can just toss it in my makeup bag in the car (the car can handle its luxurious heaviness better than my shoulders.)
I don’t use powder foundations in my makeup work, as my favourite way to perfect the skin will always be liquid foundation and concealer, and when you add powder foundation on top of that it can look a bit cakey and old-fashioned – always the fear with too much powder. However my Burberry Powder Foundation (in Trench, don’t you know) is the perfect colour for my skin and provides a veil of coverage on those days when I don’t have more than 30 seconds for makeup – which does happen more often than I would like! I also do use it as light powder over Myface MyMix foundation sometimes when I’m going out at night – the Myface MyMix foundation is so light that sometimes it can do with a little coverage boost, which is when my Burberry comes into play. I apply with a soft powder brush, not a sponge as I think the sponge does rather take it dangerously close to Whatever Happened to Baby Jane territory.
Everything I have tried from the Burberry range so far is absolutely gorgeous – beautiful quality cosmetics that are very wearable for everyday, and with exquisite packaging. There is a reason why Burberry is one of the fastest growing luxury brands in the world! This range is what the Calvin Klein ranges (both times) wanted to be and never quite got right.
Whether this lovely foundation will encourage me to experiment with other powder foundations I’m not quite sure – all the others I have tried tend to be way too heavy and way too powdery in my opinion, but this one has humbled me. It just goes to show that there’s always room to change your mind.
Burberry Beauty is available from Harrods in London and will be on-counter at David Jones in Australia as of the 1st August. www.burberry.com