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April 19 2014

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14 posts tagged "Wendy Rowe"

“Haphazard” Hair and Makeup, Backstage at Burberry Prorsum

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burberrySome things you can be pretty sure of when it comes to Burberry Prorsum: They will have an A-list front row, they’ll have the hottest models walking in the show (Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn, Edie Campbell, and Suki Waterhouse for starters), and the hair and makeup will be both effortless and wearable.

Today the house delivered on all fronts. Inspired by the painted pieces in the collection, makeup artist Wendy Rowe used broad brushstrokes to apply an aubergine powder across lids. To make the color movable, she topped it with Burberry Fresh Glow (a liquid highlighter). “The [shadow] should look a little haphazard, almost like the girls have applied it themselves,” she said. To complement the eyes, a new, plum-toned Burberry nail lacquer also made an appearance: Elderberry (available Fall 2014).

Neil Moodie created what he described as “day two hair.” Bumble and Bumble Tonic and a curling iron were used to form natural waves that looked groomed but not overstyled. Just before the girls took to the runway, Moodie tucked the length into the collars of the multiple trenchcoats in the collection and pulled some strands loose to complete the cool-girl persona.

Photo: Sonny Vandervelde; Indigitalimages.com

Magic Eraser

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Miley-Cyrus-Miranda-KerrBy now you’ve likely witnessed the frenzy Miley’s brows (or lack thereof) has caused. Perhaps the twerking phenom read the latest study on bleach and its benefits to skin and got carried away. But whitening the hair above your eyes is nothing new—just ask a model (like the women who walked Prada for Spring 2014) or Soo Joo Park, who recently posed for Vogue China sporting a choppy black wig and blond brows. Makeup artist Wendy Rowe, who created the look for the glossy, recently posted a step-by-step on her site on how to DIY without eradicating your arches. All you need is a tub of classic Jolen Creme Bleach, petroleum jelly, a spooly brush, and some blue-tinged shampoo to wash away any brassiness. Cara Delevingne may have the ability to make tweezer sales fall, but today, I’m considering investing in Clorox.

Photo: Instagram

Anna Sui Gives America’s Favorite Mouse A Makeover, Face Time With Sephora, And More

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anna-suiMinnie Mouse first debuted her red and white polka-dot dress and matching bow in 1928. Now she’s getting a modern update by Anna Sui, who dressed her in (what else?) black, along with the designer’s signature purple for the holidays. From mascara to mouse-shaped lipstick bullets, you’ll find a rocker version of the rodent on b-glowing.com—all part of a limited-edition collaboration with the online retailer.

In other product news, Bleach hair salon in London released a line of products including at-home bleaching kits and non-permanent dyes in punk-inspired shades like peach, rose, and “bruised violet.”

British makeup artist Wendy Rowe talks to Byrdie.com about how she tames Cara Delevingne’s famous arches. All it takes is some Elnett and a mascara wand.

Sephora is at your service on Google. Starting tomorrow, the store is launching Google Helpouts, where you can chat face-to-face with a pro about how to perfect your smoky eye gone awry or finally find a foundation that matches your skin tone. It appears that this chain is taking a cue from the chorus of The Spinners’ seventies hit “I’ll Be Around”: “Whenever you call me, I’ll be there/ Whenever you want me, I’ll be there/ Whenever you need me, I’ll be there/ I’ll be around.”

After a Brazilian blowout blunder, Jennifer Aniston steps out with a shorter cut. The bob is somewhat reminiscent of “The Rachel,” but don’t mention that to Aniston—she’d rather shave her head than wear the style that spawned millions of face-framing layers and chunky highlights. [EOnline.com]

Play Up Your Best Assets

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Wendy-RoweWhile we’ve seen some interesting things done with eyeliner in the past (Peter Philips at Chanel and Fendi anyone?), the bum shot that makeup artist Wendy Rowe posted on Instagram today was certainly cheeky. With denim recently incorporated into Anthony Vaccarello’s and Balmain’s collections, the hunt for that elusive pair that accentuates every curve without pulling across the front or gaping in the back is set to continue for Spring. Here, a black pencil offers a simple (albeit bold) solution to finding the perfect fit.

Photo: Instagram

Backstage At Burberry Prorsum: Modernizing The English Rose

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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 / Indigitalimages.com