Alex Byrne with Benefit Cosmetics for Jean-Pierre Braganza SS/12 LFW

Posted by Lipglossiping On September - 20 - 2011

Yesterday, I talked about the behind-the-scenes atmosphere at Jean-Pierre Braganza’s SS/12 show which took place last Friday at the BFC Show Space in Somerset House.

Today, I want to focus on the look that makeup artist Alex Byrne created with Benefit Cosmetics to complement the designer’s graphical, almost art-deco tailoring.  She wanted a strong look that remained feminine, working with and not against the strength of Braganza’s designs.

are those new brushes I spy?

Alex in deep concentration (where did I put that brush?!)  Faces were kept light with Benefit’s Boi-ing Concealer where needed and a light layer of You Rebel Tinted Moisturiser mixed with Porefessional.

Loose fishtail plaits from the Toni&Guy team accompany the structured styling of the SS/12 collection

Eyes were kept neutral with Benefit Creaseless Cream in Birthday Suit, Browzings in Light and many, many coats of They’re Real mascara as an alternative to false lashes.

Some gentle contouring with Hoola Bronzer

BrowZings to define the top edge of the brow

ChaChaTint painted heavily onto the top of the cheekbone…

…and blended out with Coralista Powder Blush, the picture-perfect slices of cheek colour mimic the graphical edges in Braganza’s designs.

Benefit’s latest release Watt’s Up was used to highlight and define the top edge of the cheekbones…

…and a sneak peek of the new product in question.

Full Finish Lipstick in Mod Squad completes the look.

Jean-Pierre Braganza looking pleased with the entire team’s efforts immediately after the show

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Thanks to Benefit Cosmetics for letting me have a sneak peek to see what goes on behind the flashbulbs at London Fashion Week!


6 Responses to “Alex Byrne with Benefit Cosmetics for Jean-Pierre Braganza SS/12 LFW”

  1. Robyn says:

    Gorgeous! I LOVE the cheeks.

  2. Fee says:

    I must admit I am getting a bit bored of all the LFW posts as I didn’t attend/not that interested! oops

    However I had to leave a comment to tell you how much I enjoyed this post… one word – amazing!

    So interesting and definitely a different type of post than lots of others! Better than Vogue could of done!

    Fee x

  3. Rae says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous photos, Charlotte! Everything looks absolutely breathtaking – I can’t even imagine what a phenomenal experience it must have been! x

  4. kelly says:

    My eyes have gone greeeeeennnnn!

  5. Alex Byrne says:

    Wow! Thanks for the great coverage of the Gorg products I worked with and cheers for the comments as well! A.x

  6. […] some of the hair-madness that goes on backstage during London Fashion Week.  I already experienced first-hand just how crazy it gets behind the scenes… but throw in a bunch of styling tools and I bet it […]

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