Our final report of the week comes from Richard Nicholl’s show – predictably another standout show from the Aussie designer.
The makeup from Sam Bryant’s team was either a wash or purple or a wash of orange on the eyes. These were created using a mixture of textures – creams, shimmer powders, and pigment mixed with MAC Mixing Medium.
The show was sponsored by MAC.
Purple and Orange Eyes
Base – MAC Studio Sculpt foundation, with MAC Pearl Cream Color Base as a highlight
Eyes – Purple
Apply a color wash of purple crème all over eyelid, from lash line to browbone
Mix MAC Fuchsia pigment with MAC Makeup mixer and apply to outer corners for intensity
MAC Swish Frost eyeshadow
Eyes – Orange
MAC Dusty Coral Paint Stick washed all over eye
MAC Basic Red Paint Stick blended and washed into the Dusty Coral
Blush – Powder blush blended right into the temples and hairline (the product used was a Mineralize duo that’s not yet available)
Lips – Dab crème colors over lips with fingertip and blend
Niamh Kavanagh was on Miranda Joyce’s team yesterday, for TopShop Unique, where the inspiration for the show was none other than Pamela Anderson, who is rapidly gaining a living icon status.
Hair was by the ever- amazing hair wiz Paul Hanlon and featured totally disheveled ponytails gripped with neon-pink bows.
Sponsored by MAC
Neon Pink Pumped up Lips
Base – MAC Studio Sculpt foundation, really minimal, only where needed
Lips – MAC Magenta Madness pigment, with Pink Shock Cream Color Base
The breakdowns continue! Niamh Kavanagh was on Charlotte Tilbury’s team yesterday afternoon for the Jenny Packham show, where the reference was grunge muse, Courtney Love.
This season MAC seem to have dialed down their ubiquitous presence at the shows, however even without sponsorship it seems no catwalk look is complete without a healthy dose of MAC. It leaves the playing field wide open for other companies – like NARS, Lancome and Illamasqua to sponsor shows, as the PR that follows is great for brand exposure.
Courtney Love Beautiful Grunge look – Charlotte Tilbury
Base – Very pale, using MyFace Fair foundation and MyFace Pressed Powder in Fair (which Niamh tells me is amazing!) all over face, down neck and onto arms for a Seattle moon-glow.
Eyes – Elizabeth Arden Smoky Eyes Powder Pencil in Smoky Black along the upper lash line, with no blending, and no winging at the outer corners.
MyFace Black mascara on top lashes, and slightly on lower lashes
MAC Clear Gloss all over top lid, up to the browbone, with a bit of the Elizabeth Arden Smoky Eyes Smoky Black liner mixed in with it, to create a shiny grey wash.
Lips – MAC Brick lip liner all over entire lip, then a mixture of MAC Ruby Woo lipstick and MAC Black Lipmix was dabbed on top of this to create a burgundy stain.
The look for John Rocha was very antique dolls – Sam Bryant’s team on makeup, and Sam Hillerby on hair.
Base – MAC Face and Body in C1, to make the girls slightly paler than their natural color
Eyes – Illamasqua palette in Solstice over the entire lid up to the brow.
MAC Gold pigment dusted over lid and into the crease to really add definition, and also up into the brows, onto the temples and over the cheekbones.
Then to make the shape more Egyptian, MAC Mixing Medium was added to the Gold pigment and worked into the inner and outer eye corners to make a more unusual eye shape.
Cheeks – Ben Nye Orange and Pink cream blushes, mixed together applied in an upside down triangle shape to cheeks, then blended well
Lips – The same Ben Nye cheek colors were used on the lips.
So the madness begins! London Fashion Week has kicked off again and I can guarantee that right at this moment hundreds of hairdryers are being used, lips are getting stained in all sorts of colors and mascara is going on lovely curled lashes all over this fair city. I’ll be bringing you the beauty breakdowns as they happen – the clothes, the girls, but most importantly – what eyeliner are they wearing?
Our first backstage report comes courtesy of makeup artist Niamh Kavanagh who is quite the lady in demand this season. She has shows all over town on teams ranging from Sam Bryant’s to Charlotte Tilbury’s. Her first show was Eon Jeong, with key makeup artist, Polly Osmond.
Eon Jeong was held at Somerset House which is Fashion Base Camp this season, and the energy backstage was off the charts! Alain Pichon was rocking out crazy big hair which is already looking like becoming something of a trend this season, storming the runways of New York and now hopping the pond over to London.
The show was sponsored by Loreal Cosmetics. The makeup was icy white eyes with a very clean base.
Base – L’Oreal’s Studio Secrets foundation, all over to even skin tone
Eyes – Studio Secrets white eyeliner inside and around both upper and lower eyelids
Mascara – Using the white of the Double Extension Renewal mascara to add a ‘touch of white’ to the lashes, top and bottom
Lips – Finish off with Studio Secrets lip lacquer 410 by gently pressing in to the lip with tips of fingers