St. Tropez at LFW (it’s not all about the golden tan!)

Posted by Lipglossiping On September - 21 - 2010

I’ll be honest, Spring looks usually do very little to inspire me… the pastels… oh the pukey pastels.  Great if you have that 14yr old fresh faced androgynous model look.  Not so great on a somewhat hefty big boned 29 year old who left her teen years behind with the closing credits of Heartbreak High.


I’ve surprised myself because I’m actually really enjoying the overall look from the Erdem Show, LFW S/S 2011!

All images property of St. Tropez

All images property of St. Tropez

St. Tropez skin-finishing expert Nichola Joss explains the skin…

[stextbox id=”custom” bcolor=”b0c4de” bgcolor=”e6e6fa”]“The inspiration for the skin comes from Cate Blanchett in The Lord of the Rings, when she has a hint of rose in her cheeks, It is as though the girls are outside running about in the woods. We are first spraying the models very lightly with the new Dark Mist; and then applying the mix of gold and pink illuminator over the skin. I love the combination – gold represents the golden light, which comes through the trees in the forest; and the pink is the pink blossom that grows within.”[/stextbox]

And the makeup?

[stextbox id=”custom” bcolor=”b0c4de” bgcolor=”e6e6fa”]Make-up artist Andrew Gallimore matched the face to the body with a very lightweight foundation that is almost a tinted moisturiser. “Then for the eyes,’ he said, beckoning the girl he has just demonstrated make-up to his team on, ‘there is a sort of day-glow plastic yellow colour. The face was super simple with a nude lip and no mascara. He then finished with a touch of St. Tropez Illuminator on the cheeks, down the bridge of the nose and in the cupid’s bow of the lips: ‘the whole feel is spring-like and Easter-y, in colour.”[/stextbox]

You can keep your day-glo yellow (though in fairness, it doesn’t look THAT day-glo to me)… but I AM loving the iridescent illuminator combined with those *just* pink cheeks.

For me, it’s all about that skin… I mean, no mascara? really? PAH.

There are so many illuminators and highlighters on the market and they are indeed one of my ‘downfall’ products.  And by ‘downfall’… I simply mean, I have way TOO FREAKING MANY of them.

The major problem that I encounter with these kinda products (and the reason I keep buying more) is thus:

a). They ensure that my pores can be used as ground markers for low flying aircraft

b). They tend look more metallic than naturally glowy


c). They often try to impart a heavy colour with the sheen.

If those photos are anything to go by… St. Tropez’s Skin Illuminator looks like it may be a pretty natural solution.

Oh and the hair’s kinda cute too!

St. Tropez Skin Illuminator is priced at £15 for a 30ml handbag sized tube and can be bought online from St. Tropez, HQ Hair and ASOS

19 Responses to “St. Tropez at LFW (it’s not all about the golden tan!)”

  1. Julia Arenas says:

    They have that ethereal glow, that minimalist look is so pretty :)

  2. Lisa says:

    They look ill O.o I mean the make up looks good, the skin is great but oh my gosh are they skinny. I understand some people are naturally that way, but holy cow they don’t look attractive to me, nice skin or not.

    • I saw a comment on the Daily Mail website this evening in reference to a model line up from LFW. The commenter likened the line up to something he sees when passing the local drug rehab centre… made me laugh (albeit behind my hand!)

  3. Wow, the models look 14 max… I like the look but not sure I could pull off the yellow, maybe a softer gold

  4. GeekFaerie says:

    Does anyone remember the Skipper doll by Barbie? This look reminds me of her. I don’t know if I like this. I’m in my early thirties and don’t get me wrong I love to look young but do I really want to look 12 all over again?

  5. Diane says:

    It’s definitely different. Refreshing, actually, to see the absence of eyeliner. I can go without that, but no mascara for me means, well, no lashes. Cannot go without lashes! Even brown mascara? This is minimalism to the extreme, and yet look how many products it took!

  6. Connie says:

    ugh, I TOTALLY feel the same way about pastels which is probably why Spring is my least favorite season for makeup trends.
    I like how the models still look “pale” but healthy! they don’t look at all fake-baked. Love the luminous skin

  7. Eliza says:

    Yep, I’m no pastel lover either. I couldn’t pull that look off even at 14!
    E x

  8. Jade says:

    OMG this looks perfect for pasty faced me, hope we get this here in Australia soon/now!!! LOL ahh Heartbreak High, we are from the same generation :)

  9. meibaola says:

    I buy too many illuminators too, even though I HAVE found my HG, that is Dior Skinflash #2: for me there is nothing better! It makes you glow and it is undetectable, I love it!

  10. Tina says:

    Well, love the glowy skin part, but glowy skin and barely there light pastels? Um no, not for me!
    (I mean, seriously, who thinks of Spring/Summer when seeing Cate Blanchett on Lord of the Rings…? And how does that translate to pale yellow eyeshadow, I ‘d love to know!) :/


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