The womenswear section of London Fashion Week closes today, and
so we reflect on our favourite SS12 from our home town - first
makeup, then hair. Now, on to Milan...
MAKEUP and NAILS
Issa: Inspired by the show's theme of a hot
night in Rio, Kay Montano created a 'Bo Derek in 10' look - using
MyFace Foundation; DuWop Bronzerush for a sheer non-pearl
raspberry cheek; Topshop Kohl in Saddle for a brown lashline,
and the taupe-mauve creamy shimmer of Chanel Les Ombres
in Ebloui and Illusoire over the lids. Lips we kept nude
but glossy with Bobbi Brown lipgloss in beige pink. Nails Inc's
Bond Street polish was the urban finishing touch. Look out for
our how-to guide with Kay in the spring.
House of Holland: Nichola Joss mixed St Tropez
Rose Illuminator with a new silver rose illuminator due out this
spring, over a very light base of colour. The result was a 3D
glow to the skin rather than a striking tan, channelling
Henry's 'pastel punk' muse. Lucia Pica worked this ethereal glow up
to the face, with just a touch of pale coral over the lid and a
thick MAC black kohl line along the lower lashes to punctuate a
Erdem: Nichola Joss started with a light base
of St Tropez Instant Glow Wash Off Mousse and topped with a blend
of silver shimmer and duck egg blue illuminator, especially
mixed to support the Wedgewood blue hues in Erdem's collection.
Andrew Gallimore continuted the glossy finish across
the face with MAC Tendertones in Hot and Spicy for a rosy, dewy
glow, and a softly stained lip smudging the new
MAC Lipstick in Scarlett Ibis with a dab of MAC Pigment in Red over
Temperley: Gucci Westman - inspired by
Grace Kelly in High Society - mixed Revlon lipsticks in Candy Apple
and True Red, topped with a slick of Fire Gloss for a statement
lip. She also debuted Revlon's next new foundation launch,
Photo Ready Mousse Foundation for a creamy, flawless finish that
sparkled beneath the photographers' flashes.
Topshop: Sophy Robson alternated between
Metallic Nails in Heart of Gold, Nails in Peeping Tom and Nails in
Minted on each hand, with hieroglyphic transfers over the top,
reflecting both the colours and prints in the clothing. Meanwhile,
Hannah Murray focused on skin, using Topshop GLOW to create a hyper
sheen on the face.
Text: Grace Timothy