Thursday, 25 February 2016

The Lookbook: AW16 Goes Nude


London Fashion Week is over, so it's time to take a breath, calm the fuck down and reminisce on the makeup trends that had us hooked. Glitter was the focus at Burberry and Charlotte Olympia, bold berry lips at Anya Hindmarch and Giles and blue eyes at Jonathan Saunders (yeh, blue eyeliner is back sis...get used to it). However, of all the looks that covered the catwalks, I only had eyes for nude...

Temperley London, Simone Rocha, Paul Smith and Preen focused on a pared-back, dewy face that featured only the slightest hint of colour on the lips or cheeks. Now - speaking honestly - I, of course, love this look for its celebration of natural beauty, but I'm more obsessed with how quickly you can put it together. Peace out lashes, contouring and all that other time-consuming bullshit and say hello to well-prepped skin, dewy foundation and serious simplicity. I put the above look together in approx 20 minutes, using two palettes from the new Urban Decay x Gwen Stafani collection...surprising, I know. Gwen is known for bright bold lips and heavy liner but girl still likes her soft pinks and creams and, lucky for us, these shades make an appearance across the range.

Skin was prepped with the Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum, SK-II Essential Power Rich Cream and Perricone MD Hypoallergenic Firming Eye Cream. As for the makeup, here is what I used to create the look...

- Make Up Forever Ultra HD (117=Y225) mixed with Benefit High Beam (2:1 ratio)
- Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer (Light)
- Paul & Joe Beaute Eyebrow Liner (02)
- Urban Decay x Gwen Stafani Eyeshadow Palette (Stark, Skimp and Pop)
- Benefit They're Real Mascara
- Rodial Instaglam Compact Deluxe Illuminating Powder
- Urban Decay x Gwen Stafani Blush Palette (Hush)
- MAC Lipstick (Hue)

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