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Brigitte Bardot

Right Now: Luxury Nudes

Let’s get naked. Not clothes-wise, lips-wise. I’m all about lips at the moment – I can’t tell you how many gorgeous lipsticks and glosses I have received lately, so with your indulgence I will be posting about the best of the bunch over the next few weeks.

I was starting to get pretty bored with my nudes palette – not that it isn’t chock-full of classic nudes, creams and beiges and it has given me many good miles of service, but sometimes you just need something new in the mix to stop you poking the model in the eye from boredom. Enter my new naked lippy love, which is Burberry’s delicious Lip Cover in 01. It’s a beautiful creamy beige peach nude that has a very slight silvery reflective sheen to it, so it helps to stop the lip from looking too flat  (a problem with some nudes).

But then! (And this is where it gets really interesting), I’m now slathering Sisley’s new Phyto Gloss in 1 on top. This is the perfect biscuity hi-shine gloss that instantly takes a look into the realms of luxury. A good nude gloss can be hard to find as many of them are too pale, and pale, goopy beige gloss is never a good look. This one has enough density and pigment to make it chic and not Kardashian.

I do need to put a disclaimer however – obviously nude lips need to be based on what is nude for your skintone. What is one woman’s Claudia Schiffer Guess bombshell lip is another woman’s Corpse Bride, so always try before you buy. And nude lips are best with a hint of cheek and something delicious on the eye – either full –on smoky or at least some black, brown or grey liner and mascara for definition. Otherwise you will look like the Woman With No Features.

So channel your inner Brigitte Bardot and get naked.

burberry show cara delavigne

New Beauty Breakdown! Burberry Spring/Summer 2013, London

 Makeup by Wendy Rowe

The Burberry show is always a stand-out on the MM show calendar. The clothes are amazing, the front-row celebs are always swoon-worthy (and look like a million bucks, decked out in Burberry clothes AND beauty), and the hair and makeup – by Neil Moodie and Wendy Rowe respectively – is always gorgeous. Easy, modern glamour that never looks contrived.

This season Wendy Rowe went for a beautiful red lip, courtesy of the new Lip Velvet lipstick in Siren Red, that’s launching later this year (and if it’s anything like the new Velvet foundation this is definitely going to be a product worth checking out).

Burberry Beauty: The show look
Siren red lip with soft definition, inspired by the strong, feminine attitude of the season’s Burberry girl
Sheer, sculpted complexion combines with naturally defined and almost bare eyes for a modern-day look
Elegant modern look as seen on the Burberry Prorsum spring/summer 2013 runway

Burberry Skin
Sheer Foundation
Sheer Concealer
Sheer Powder

Burberry Glow
Fresh Glow
Light Glow Earthy Blush no. 7

Burberry Eyes
Sheer Eyeshadow Gold Trench no. 04
Sheer Eyeshadow Pale Barley no. 26
Eye Definer Golden Brown no. 06

Burberry Lips
Lip Velvet Siren Red – launching soon
Lip Definer Brick Red no. 05

Burberry Beauty is available at Burberry stores and selected department stores worldwide. www.burberry.com

rosie huntington whiteley, burberry

In My MakeUp Kit – Burberry Lip Mist 213 in Field Rose

So you would think that with two full palettes of nude lipsticks, that would be enough. I thought so – or I’ve been trying to think so as I’ve been trying to use the products I have instead of madly cruising for new ones (a girl can, unfortunately, only carry so much makeup). However! Now I’ve found the new Burberry Lip Mists, and all bets are off.

When one thinks of Burberry, one thinks of trenchcoats, London, and Rosie Huntington Whiteley (well I do anyway). The Burberry makeup range won’t dress you or take you to London but it may take you that little bit closer to Rosie’s look – OK, well some of the way anyway. They do some of the best nude lipsticks I’ve ever found. Lots of nude lipsticks actually make you look dead, by stripping too much colour out of the lips, which can be great to pair with a strong smokey eye but quite frankly, is just not that flattering on most people. What works better is something that enhances the pigment you have in your lips, which is why the Burberry lippies are so great. There is a plethora of natural shades to choose from, so you can find something that makes you look gorgeous, instead of Night of the Living Dead nude.

I am loving the Lip Mist in 213 Field Rose right now, as it IS the colour of my natural lips, but kicked up, ooh maybe half a notch. It’s quite creamy and not too sheer so it sort of fills in the edges and makes my lips look fuller and well, dare I say it, a little bit pouty. Not quite Rosie territory but getting there. I do love a lip product that you can just whack on without thinking about, and this is one of those – effortless gorgeousness.


Burberry Beauty is available from selected David Jones’ stores in Australia.


Burberry’s New Beauties


Burberry have just announced their new line up of English roses for their latest Burberry Beauty campaign – Jourdan Dunn, Cara Delevigne and Edie Campbell.

Having worked with Burberry on and off throughout the years, this is a brand close to my heart. I love their clothes, their ethos of luxe, wearable everyday beauty and the high-end formulations of the products themselves.

Jourdan and Cara are both Burberry regulars, but new to this year’s Burberry Beauty line up is the gorgeous Edie Campbell, who I actually met on her first ever shoot (with Bruce Weber, at the Dorchester, for British Vogue no less. What an impeccable start to a modeling career.) She is just as beautiful in real life as she is in these videos – and her skin! English Rose indeed.


Video: Jourdan Dunn for Burberry Beauty Spring 2012

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.


Kate Bosworth, Burberry, London Fashion Week

New Beauty Breakdown! Kate Bosworth at the Burberry Prorsum Show, London

Makeup by Florrie White
All products by Burberry Beauty

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.”