On Friday afternoon, the buzz backstage at the Mattijis van Bergen show all about a creating a fun loving, sexy and Summery feel. Hair was pulled back and teased in the front to create a kind of frizzy, wind-blown effect, whilst makeup was controlled yet luminous using toned down metallics. My pal, the friendly makeup artist Rachel Wood said,
"Because the designer is using copper and bronze jewellery, I wanted to complement the look and accent the eyes with that same colour scheme. The goal for this face was to create something ethereal, summery and light."
As Benefit Cosmetics was the official makeup sponsor of the show, all of the products used were theirs, and Jessica Nails used a light coloured nudey-pink shade on each of the models. To see more photos from backstage, and for a list of all of the colours that Rachel used to create this gorgeous makeup look, just read more.
- FACE: Begin by blending Boi-ing (concealer), Erase Paste (brightening concealer) and a a little bit of Moon Beam (liquid highlighter) on the cheekbones, lips and brow bone to create a smooth canvas with a touch of luminescence.
- EYES: Then, to create that perfect metallic colour on the eyes, Rachel mixed some One Hot Minute and Big Daddy Lust Dusters and blended it all over the lids of the eyes on top of Birthday Suit (an oyster cream shadow she used as a base). Next, she lined the eyes with Gilded Tequilla (a gold highlighter pencil that she used as eye liner), she added some High Brow white liner on the inside of the eyes and finished the look with a couple coats of Bad Gal Mascara.
- CHEEKS: As a contour, Rachel lightly dusted Coralista Blush on the model's cheeks and left them bronzer-free.
- LIPS: First, lips were prepped with Benetint Lip Balm and them she added a little bit of Moon Beam over the balm for an iridescent effect.