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