August 29 2014

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Backstage At Burberry Prorsum: Modernizing The English Rose


BurberryThere was a departure from the norm in Kensington Gardens today. The Burberry girl is still ever present, but she’s taken twee and turned it modern.

Makeup artist Wendy Rowe went for a flower petal effect on eyes, using soft and sugary hues that echoed the pastel coats and lace dresses that made their way down the runway. Graduated tones of pink (from a forthcoming eye shadow quad) in a velvety finish covered lids and were smoked alluringly under the lash line. Determined to avoid “old lady territory,” Rowe kept lashes bare to modernize the look. The obligatory sculpting came into play to hone some killer cheekbones, and Lip Mist in Trench Kiss was added for a touch of nude.

Hair was a simple affair at the hands of Neil Moodie, who, after blow-drying strands, added Moroccanoil Frizz Control with his fingertips for a bit of natural texture. “It should look like the hair had a blow dry about two days ago,” he explained.

Meanwhile, an exciting development in the nail arena occurred with the unveiling of six new limited-edition Burberry nail lacquers—each perfectly corresponding to a bag in the collection. If we can’t get our hands on the macaroon-colored clutches come Spring, at least we can wear the same shade on our fingertips.

Photo: Yannis Vlamos /

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