Makeup by Florrie White
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:
Burberry Makeup is now available in Australia at David Jones.
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 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.
My complete infatuation with all things Burberry shows no signs of slowing down with the launch of their new Winter Storms campaign. Check out this immaculate new ad for Burberry, shot by incredible London photographer Jacob Sutton. I shot a TopMan campaign with him earlier this year, and he’s just a lovely, down to earth guy, as well as being a brilliant photographer. He’s now shooting regularly for British Vogue and is behind the new campaign for Burberry’s Beat fragrance. I’m thrilled he’s doing so well – if anyone deserves it, he does.
As always Burberry is blowing me away with their iconic take on classic British fashion. As an added bonus the songs in their campaigns stay in your head for days! Enjoy.
I was on a Burberry shoot a while ago in London, when we were all having a chat in the makeup room (as you do) and the discussion turned to the new beauty line that Burberry were releasing. My ears pricked up as I not only love the aesthetic of Burberry clothes, which are classic, simple and elegant yet under the direction of English designer Christopher Bailey increasingly full of covetable items, but I also love the effortless beauty looks that Burberry always have in their campaigns and their runway shows. I mean really, who doesn’t want to look like the supernaturally beautiful Lily Donaldson?
Of course I kept the impending release under my hat until I started to hear a buzz in the blogosphere quite a few months later, and when I actually tried some of the products I wasn’t disappointed.
From what I have tried from the range I have been extremely impressed. The packaging is very luxurious with a heavy silver casing with the Burberry check on it. They are absolutely items that you could keep on your dressing table or whip out in public for touch-ups as they just look so gorgeous. They are very heavy, so for someone like me who has trouble doing heavy lifting a whole kit of them would be problematic, but having said that I adore the Burberry lipstick so much and it looks so chic that I can’t bear to decant it! (Although its days are numbered if it wants to start getting schlepped on jobs – like pretty much everything in my kit now it will get squished into a palette. It’s amazing how much makeup magic gets lost in that process, but hey ho.)
I have the lipstick and lipliner in Nutmeg which when I first saw it my initial reaction was “Yuk! Dead person brown”, but dutifully I gave it a whirl and it’s my secret new It colour for the coming autumn/winter season (although perhaps not that secret now it’s on my blog). Once on it is the perfect, updated version of the 1990’s brown mouth that is staging a massive comeback – it’s what you’d get if one of MAC’s old skool 1990’s lippies like Taupe mated with a Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick (which has a similar luxurious feel to the Burberry lippie). It’s very moisturizing yet surprisingly dense, and the colour holds true. Add in the Nutmeg lipliner and this is a real power mouth, to be worn either with lots of lashes or a full eye for rich, luxurious evening makeup. I’ll be mixing in a bit of ruby to give it an added dash of glamour.
Be warned though, colours like this need either perfect skin (or perfect foundation – isn’t that really the same thing?) as any redness or blemishes will be shamelessly exposed. I for one can’t wait to try more from the Burberry line as its quality, brand heritage and naturally beautiful colour selection has me hooked. I do love the Burberry makeup aesthetic – like you only better, and more gorgeous. It’s what the Calvin Klein line (both times) has tried to do but not quite made it, and I’m really happy another brand has stepped in to fill that gap. Well played Burberry, well played.
Check out the video below for the incredibly gorgeous Lily Donaldson and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Makeup that makes me look like that? Yes please!