Heaven-Sent Hell’s Angels Backstage At Burberry
“Biker chicks” was the order of the day from Christopher Bailey at Burberry Prorsum last night, a directive that reached his backstage team of hairstylist Neil Moodie and makeup artist Wendy Rowe loud and clear. But seeing as how this is a Burberry biker chick we’re talking about, a few slight adjustments to the hard-edged archetype were made. First off, there was no helmet head to speak of backstage, where Moodie was coating middle-parted strands with Bumble and Bumble’s Prep and its Thickening Hairspray before flat-ironing for a straight, “shaken-out” look. None of the thick black eye makeup typically associated with the ladies-who-ride-choppers set, either. Instead, Rowe went for an understated look, crafting “a sultry eye and fresh skin” with Burberry’s new cosmetics collection. Cheeks were slightly sculpted with the brand’s Contour Powder, which was brushed on top of a light coating of its Sheer Foundation. Eyes weren’t so much “sultry” as slightly smoldering, in our estimation, the result of Rowe’s layering skills with three different Burberry Eye Shadows in Rosewood, Khaki, and Almond. As for the lips, they were taken down a bit using its Concealer and finished off with a delicate dusting of gloss-topped blush for a hint of color. It was the prettiest, most fresh-faced biker gang we’ve ever seen.