16 posts tagged "Burberry"
Christopher Bailey’s Burberry woman has a fairly consistent beauty look. Perfect dewy skin, sepia-toned lids, a nude-rose mouth, and some well-placed highlighted contours are par for the course here, and somehow, the winning combination doesn’t get old—even when it’s given a slightly more specific direction. “He wanted a girl who had been going out in the town all week and then retreated to her country estate for the weekend,” Bailey’s trusted face painter Wendy Rowe said of the “field and country” theme of the designer’s Fall collection. “She loves the excitement of city life, but she’s not afraid to get her hands dirty in the country.” So how does this translate in makeup terms? With a wind-blown flush and a modern update on the smoky eye, according to Rowe.
Using a palette of Burberry Eyeshadows that corresponded with the colors in Bailey’s clothes, Rowe traced its Dark Sable along the upper lashline to create depth before blending its Midnight Brown across the lid and pressing Mulberry, a burnt berry, into the crease. A few purposeful swipes of its Gold Trench defined the lower lashes. “There are no hard lines, none of the usual heaviness on the lid,” Rowe explained of the beautifully slept-in, diffused halo of neutral tones. The cold snap of a Yorkshire morning played across the cheeks courtesy of Burberry Blush in Earthy, and a mix of the brand’s Mocha Glow and Sepia Pink Lipsticks gave mouths a sumptuous, velvety finish.
Neil Moodie followed suit, “undressing” the hair rather than ramping it up. “She had a big blow-dry to start the week, but by the time she’s reached the country, it’s come undone and the waves have dropped,” the hairstylist elaborated, coating damp tresses with Bumble and Bumble’s Prep and its Thickening Spray before diffusing heat throughout the lengths and breaking up the ends with his fingers. A large curling iron added loose texture at random, while Bumble’s Brilliantine shine cream created additional separation and an expensive-looking sheen.
“Classic Burberry” has long been the inspiration backstage at Christopher Bailey’s show, and his hair and makeup team, made up of Neil Moodie and Wendy Rowe, respectively, show up knowing that resistance to the plan is futile. What exactly is “classic Burberry” beauty? “The key word is effortless,” says Moodie. “So it doesn’t feel as though [Wendy and I] have been here at all.” Their presence was more than necessary, though, considering that the kind of deliberate ease they were after happens to be extremely hard to manufacture. Prepping hair with Bumble and Bumble Prep lotion and its Styling Spray, Moodie diffused strands so they dried with a natural texture. Then, using his WAM ceramic curling iron and a few spritzes of Bb Shine Spray, Moodie “tapped out a bit of a bend” through the ends so hair didn’t lay flat but rather appeared as though a gentle gust of wind had swept through it.
Rowe did her part to honor the house’s beauty codes by taking the makeup “back to basics,” with a fresh, light color palette. Mixing Burberry Beauty Sheer Foundation with its Fresh Glow illuminator for sheer, dewy coverage, Rowe added a “wash of color” to lids using its Eyeshadow in Taupe Brown and Almond, dusting a hint of the shimmering beige Pale Barley onto the inner corners to catch the bright runway lights. Lips were treated to a slick of a new-for-Spring lipstick shade in Tulip, a tawny pink, while brows were slightly sculpted to enhance models’ natural shape if they needed enhancing. Model and muse Cara Delevingne’s arches certainly did not. (“I was born with these massive puppies,” she joked when we inquired about her enviable brows. “I do them myself—no threading, just a little tweezing.”) To complete the look, Rococo Nail Apparel’s Ange and Vernice Walker were brought in to paint on a few coats of their new Nude Wardrobe lacquer line, which features six different neutral polishes that coordinate with a range of skin tones. It was—and always will be—a nail-art free zone.
If you’re still marveling over those provocative Dakota Fanning-fronted ads for Marc Jacobs’ Oh, Lola!, get a load of this behind-the-scenes video from the shoot. [People]
Speaking of Fanning, the blond child star-turned-surprisingly well-adjusted adult star has been spotted sporting a pixie cut around the set of her new film, Now Is Good. But Fanning has not in fact pulled an Emma Watson; the new crop is just a really realistic wig. [Daily Mail[
In a move to shed her association with bad tanning habits, Jersey Shore‘s Snooki has taken up a different beauty trend: dip-dyed colored streaks. (She’ll always be all orange glow to us.) [Fashionista]
First a starring role in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, now a starring role in a new Burberry ad. Rosie Huntington-Whitley is the new face of the Brit brand’s forthcoming Burberry Body fragrance. [WWD]
Despite pulling out a deep red stain for a high-profile art function recently and a dark aubergine pout, à la Lucia Pieroni at Missoni, for the Chopard party in Cannes on Saturday, I have been fairly negligent about mouth maintenance of late. Moisturizing is a given (I never leave home without a pot of By Terry’s Baume de Rose), but I haven’t really been up to sporting “Hey, look at me” color. You can still do a statement lip without going for high glamour, though. The secret is finding a flesh-toned bullet that is slightly darker than your lips’ natural shade, thus rendering them conspicuously more impactful and even a touch more plump. I made this discovery recently thanks to two new releases that happily crossed my desk. The first is from Fresh, which has just debuted its latest Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Honey, a warm nude. Loaded with hydrating meadowfoam and black currant seed oils, it’s more of a hardworking, lightly pigmented conditioning balm than a fussy bit of makeup—which is exactly what Burberry was going for with its new Lip Mists. Offering just a hint of color and a dewy finish, each tube in the nine-piece range wears with incredible ease, No. 01 Cinnamon in particular. Sometimes, less really can be more.
“A modern version of the sixties feel” is how Wendy Rowe, Christopher Bailey’s go-to makeup artist, described the beauty look backstage at Burberry—a show that was designed in homage to Jean Shrimpton. And there were hints of Britain’s early-sixties model muse in the sculpted brows Rowe filled in with Burberry Eye Shadow in Taupe Brown and the near perfect skin she constructed using its Foundation and soon-to-debut Concealer. Also era-appropriate: hairstylist Neil Moodie’s middle parts, which he coated with Bumble and Bumble’s Prep Spray and its Styling Lotion, skipping the slight teasing preferred by Shrimpton and her cohorts in the heyday of high hair. But the wash of earthen pigment on eyes and lips was totally twenty-first century. Layering Burberry Sheer Eye Shadow in Almond and Antique Rose on lids, Rowe dusted its new-for-spring Blush Light Glow in Earthy across cheekbones, pressing its forthcoming Lip Mist in Copper 02 onto pouts for a moisturized, slightly tinted glow before applying a few lashings of its Effortless Mascara. The whole package made for an impression that was decidedly un-retro—a welcome counterpoint to Bailey’s nostalgic Dalmation-print caps.