A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of doing Pixie Lott for the cover of Fault magazine in London. Pixie has just released her new single, Baby, which is her first new single for three years.
It was a lovely job as Pixie not only has a dream face for makeup but is super nice, and very warm and relaxed.
I used quite a lot of Charlotte Tilbury’s range on Pixie – I really love it for red carpet and celebrity (as well as private clients) as it just works. Quite often time is short with celebrities and you need products that are quick and easy to use and make them look amazing in the shortest time possible.
Pixie has beautiful skin so I just used Chanel Vitalumiere foundation on her with a damp sponge, and a bit of Tom Ford Traceless Foundation Stick in areas that needed more coverage.
She has amazing brows so I just filled in where needed with MAC Lingering pencil (always a classic!) On her eyes I wanted a rock n’ roll smoky eye with some colour to give it some edge and also to work with the red background that the photographer, Rossella Vanon had chosen. I used MAC Embark eyeshadow in the crease to create some depth and then a mix of Charlotte Tilbury’s Eyes to Mesmerise in Marie Antoinette (a golden oyster champagne colour) with Charlotte Tilbury’s Eyes to Mesmerise in Veruschka, which is an incredible complex grey-taupe shade with some green to it, which was lovely on her eye colour.
I used MAC Smolder eye pencil all around her eyes, as well as NARS Filibuste black shadow stick on the outer corners, topped with MAC Carbon eyeshadow. Kat Von D black liquid liner and MAC Haute and Naughty mascara finished the look.
On her cheeks I used Charlotte Tilbury’s Filmstar Bronze and Glow as well as MAC Fleur Power blush. Lips were lined with Charlotte Tilbury’s Iconic Nude lipliner and finished with Charlotte Tilbury’s Nude Kate lipstick which I have to say was the loveliest, easiest nude lip ever!
Photographer – Rossella Vanon
Stylist – Rachel Gold
Hairdresser – Enzo Volpe
Manicurist – Georgia Hart
Shot at Huddle Studios
So the Burberry woman doesn’t vary that much from season to season – she’s always polished, English, and quintessentially cool with the expert hands of makeup artist Wendy Rowe and fabulous hairdresser Neil Moodie tweaking her look, but always sticking with the brand DNA.
This season I particularly liked though, as it’s inspired by the Bloomsbury literary and artistic movement of last century, and this is the type of eye I think is perfect for the cooler months. It’s a gorgeous mix of aubergine and taupey-mauve that works not only for the likes of Burberry girls like Edie Campbell, Cara Delevingne and Suki Waterhouse, but also makes the eye colour of mere mortals pop. The sheer coverage foundation and light enhancing luminsers makes even average civilian skins look good. Here’s the Burberry Beauty products Wendy Rowe used:
- Fresh Glow in Nude Radiance and Golden Radiance
- Sheer concealer
- Sheer Powder
- Light Glow Blush in Earthy no 7
- Complete Eye Palette in Nude Blush
- Effortless Kohl in Stone 03
- Effortless Mascara in Midnight Black
- Lip Cover in Tulip Pink No 27
Ah the couture. Magical clothes that are made by the world’s most skilled artisans, and designed by the greatest fashion minds of our time, with price as no object. Could there be anything more beautiful?
The redoubtable Karl Lagerfeld has done it again at the Chanel Haute Couture show last week, creating a dazzling collection that culminated in Cara Delevigne as the bride, wearing trainers. Which sounds like so many shades of wrong until you see it, when you realise it captures fashion’s current mood perfectly.
And the makeup! Peter Philips has done it again with a simple, ethereal gorgeous makeup featuring a silver glitter liner under the eye. Here’s the Chanel products he used:
- Perfection Lumiere Velvet – New Foundation Collection (available in April)
- Eclat Lumiere concealer
- Poudre Universelle Libre
- Ligne Graphique de Chanel “Noir-Noir” (N°10)
- Le Crayon Khol “Clair” (N°69)
- Mascara Volume de Chanel “Black” (N°10)
- Eyelash Curler de Chanel
- Crayon Sourcils
- Le Sourcil de Chanel
- Blush Joues Contraste “Espiègle” (N°65)
- Rouge Coco Shine “Satisfaction” (N°89) – (from the “Variation” Collection available March)
- Le Vernis “Frisson” (N°543)
PS If you want to get your paws on that silver glitter, MAC do a fabulous range of glitters, or a theatrical makeup store should be able to help you find something just as gorgeous. I like Screenface, Charles Fox or Guru Makeup when I’m in London, or in Sydney you could try my favourite makeup artist store, Scotty’s Makeup on Broadway.
Makeup by Kay Montano
I said we were spoiled with new Beauty Breakdowns at MM this week, and I wasn’t kidding. Here’s my favourite new actress, the fabulous Jennifer Lawrence in Cannes at the premiere of the new Hunger Games film, Catching Fire. How gorgeous is this lipstick colour?
Jennifer’s hair was by LA/NY hair supremo Mark Townsend (who he works with regularly).
- Diego Dalla Palma Lifting Effect Cream Foundation in Natural Beige (Available at M&S Your Beauty)
- Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer in SX 08 around her nose
Powder: Jurlique Rose Scented Powder brushed onto the T-zone
Blush: Autograph Pure Colour Powder Blush in Pale Blush (available at M&S Your Beauty)
- Pur Eyeshadow trio in Rock Goddess (Available at M&S Your Beauty)
- Autograph Quick Dry Liner Pen in Black (Available at M&S Your Beauty)
- Mascara – Cover Girl (official sponsor of the Hunger Games) Mascara in Flamed Out
Lips: Autograph Chubby Lip & Cheek in 98 Pink Geranium
Makeup by Kay Montano
Foundation: MyFace MyMix foundation in F2
Powder: Jurlique Rose Powder
- Chanel Black Slate (New eyeshadow pencil) blended with a brush
- M&S Autograph Quick Dry Eyeliner pen in black
- Chanel Le Volume mascara in Black.
Blush: Diego Dalla Palma in Orange Coral blush
Lips: Bobbi Brown Lip Colour in Nude Beige