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August 22 2014

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Blending In To Stand Out At Burberry

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“Christopher [Bailey] has a very clear idea of what he wants—he even chose the specific shade of silver for the actual runway,” said makeup artist Wendy Rowe, putting the final touches on Lily Donaldson’s face backstage at Burberry yesterday. With that kind of clear vision from the brand’s creative director, Rowe’s job was relatively easy. “We took colors from the trenches, like mustard and butterscotch, and just blended, blended, and blended,” she explained of the fresh look she hoped to achieve from alternating strokes of an arsenal of makeup that included face-perfecting weapons from Shu Uemura, MAC, Dior, and YSL. “We didn’t really want one thing to stand out,” she continued, “so it feels light and natural.” Added model-of-the-moment Anna Selezneva: “Normally I don’t feel that comfortable leaving shows in full makeup because it’s always a bit heavy, but this feels like what I would do on a normal day, almost like diet makeup!” The look’s wearability factor certainly fell in line with the collective aesthetic of the show’s very impressive front row. Gwyneth Paltrow, Liv Tyler, Freida Pinto, Victoria Beckham, Emma Watson, et al. seemed to abide by the same cosmetic credo: minimal, unobtrusive, and subtle (see this blog’s Celebrity Looks post below for a further discussion on the matter). “He just knows what he wants, right down to the shade of lipstick,” Rowe reiterated of Bailey. That meant matte, neutral pouts all around. Though Daisy Lowe and her bright red lips apparently didn’t get the memo.

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  1. passion_fashion says:

    Did anyone notice that daisy lowe’s look was just a little too harsh versus the “nautral” look that was going on? All the other girls, esp gwyneth and even posh looked so natural and fresh. In fact, I heard that Posh was even more beautiful in person than her pics suggest.

  2. Mollymgoo says:

    I have always been a fan of nude palettes on the face, and glad that Burberry sees it that way too. Women during the day anyway, should always try to go natural , like Lily is here.

    In this case, less is more!

  3. Linna says:

    OMG!I love this natural make up! this model looks pretty and effortless at the same time!

  4. Linna says:

    I love natural make up..this model looks effortlessly beautiful!

  5. drshoes says:

    Thank-you! Make-up from hottest show in London that is actually as relevant as the beautiful clothes that went down the runway……I agree, Daisy L looked way older than her years.

  6. drshoes says:

    Thank-you! Make-up as flattering and relevant as the most stunning collection seen on London’s runways….

  7. Linna says:

    well…i also think that a burberry trench coat looks much better with a strong lipstick color..as daisy always does..

  8. Linna says:

    a burberry trench coat looks much better with a bright red lipstick just as Daisy Lowe always does..

  9. drshoes says:

    Subtlety is infinitely preferable…….nude equals refined elegance.

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