New Beauty Breakdown: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley – The Collector’s Issue, The Sunday Times

Rosie Huntington Whiteley

Style Magazine
Makeup by Florrie White at D+V Management
All make up and skin care by Sisley Cosmetics

This weekend the 10 year anniversary of the Sunday Times Style came out, and there are a number of anniversary covers. I worked on the Eva Herzigova cover with Kay Montano when I was in London in April (what a day that was!), and there’s another fab cover with Burberry model Jourdan Dunn (makeup by Thomas de Kluyver). But when I saw the Rosie Huntington-Whiteley cover which is just full-on, old-skool mega-glam supermodel, I had to know what her regular makeup artist Florrie White used. Here’s what Florrie told me:

“We were on day three of shooting the Autograph collection and Rosie’s lingerie campaign for Marks and Spencer’s, and we had an hour and a half to change the hair and make-up, style Rosie and take the shots. This is when working on shows really comes into play, fast working with products you trust. It obviously also helped that Rosie is a supermodel and highly professional.

To start the base for the complexion I applied Sisley Radiant Immediate Lift which really evens out the skin and I added extra sheen with the Instant Perfect on the high cheek bones, down the nose and on her lips for hydration and as a holding base for the lipstick.

I wanted to create a really porcelain base which would showcase Rosie’s gorgeous features. So I applied Eye Concealer 1 in the inner corners of her eyes, banishing any shadows from there, and around her nose. I applied a very fine amount of Phyto Teint Éclat in Porcelain and Vanilla to finish perfecting her complexion.

I enhanced the shape of Rosie’s brow by just filling in the natural shape with Phyto Sourcil perfect in Blond, then brushing the product through the brows so they are just accentuated, and not heavily filled in. I love the brows to be swept up.

For the eyes I started with the Sisley eyeshadow in Vanilla 1 in the inner corner of her eyes, top and bottom, then sweeping and blending it out and over the top lid. I applied and blended Sorbet 2 up from the inner top lid and into the crease. I then created a definition from the inner socket of the eyelid, over the crease of the lid with Mango 20. I find this really accentuates the lash line. I then used Toffee 7 over the top lid, really getting into the lash line and up to the socket. I then blended and winged it out, subtly, following Rosie’s natural contours. I left the lower lid clear for once! This was Rosie’s suggestion. She knows what suits her best and I embrace and devour advice from these professionals. Eyelashes curled then lengthened with Phyto Mascara in Ultrastretch, and then thickened with Ultra Volume mascara.

I accentuated Rosie’s contours with Sisley Touch in Golden Touch and Copper Touch in the middle of her cheekbones, blended upwards to create a warm glow on the cheeks.

La pièce de resistance, Rosie’s lips! I lined her perfect pout with Phyto Levres Perfect in Ruby, then filled them in with the same pencil. I then coated this base with Hydrating Long Lasting Lipstick in L30. This created really luscious and high shine lips.

Make up was set with Phyto Teint Éclat Compacte then Rosie went off to sizzle on set.”


In My MakeUp Kit – Burberry Lip Mist 213 in Field Rose

rosie huntington whiteley, burberry

So you would think that with two full palettes of nude lipsticks, that would be enough. I thought so – or I’ve been trying to think so as I’ve been trying to use the products I have instead of madly cruising for new ones (a girl can, unfortunately, only carry so much makeup). However! Now I’ve found the new Burberry Lip Mists, and all bets are off.

When one thinks of Burberry, one thinks of trenchcoats, London, and Rosie Huntington Whiteley (well I do anyway). The Burberry makeup range won’t dress you or take you to London but it may take you that little bit closer to Rosie’s look – OK, well some of the way anyway. They do some of the best nude lipsticks I’ve ever found. Lots of nude lipsticks actually make you look dead, by stripping too much colour out of the lips, which can be great to pair with a strong smokey eye but quite frankly, is just not that flattering on most people. What works better is something that enhances the pigment you have in your lips, which is why the Burberry lippies are so great. There is a plethora of natural shades to choose from, so you can find something that makes you look gorgeous, instead of Night of the Living Dead nude.

I am loving the Lip Mist in 213 Field Rose right now, as it IS the colour of my natural lips, but kicked up, ooh maybe half a notch. It’s quite creamy and not too sheer so it sort of fills in the edges and makes my lips look fuller and well, dare I say it, a little bit pouty. Not quite Rosie territory but getting there. I do love a lip product that you can just whack on without thinking about, and this is one of those – effortless gorgeousness.

Burberry Beauty is available from selected David Jones’ stores in Australia.


New Beauty Breakdown! Rosie Huntington Whiteley in VS magazine

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Photographer Greg Williams | Makeup by Florrie White

I saw this stunning shoot of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley last week in VS magazine, and I had to contact her makeup artist Florrie White, who I used to assist, and find out what she used. Having worked with Rosie, Florrie and Greg Williams at different times, I knew the three of them together would be magic. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen Rosie look better – which makes for pretty incredible photos since Rosie is so naturally stunning anyway! Here’s what Florrie used:

“During this shoot the make-up got smokier and sexier, even though Rosie is still the embodiment of sexy without make-up. I generally always prefer the make-up when it has organically evolved throughout the shoot and settled on the face. I think this shot was the last set up of the day, taken overhead, inspired by the infamous shot of Marilyn Monroe in bed shot by Douglas Kirkland.

As always before each makeover I cleansed Rosie’s face with Decleor Aroma Cleanse Water (soon to be re-launched) and moisturised with my favourite product from Decleor, Life Radiance. This cream duo really evens out and soothes the complexion so little foundation or concealer is needed. It gives a glow. I work from my Bobbi Brown foundation palette using a mix of about 5 of the foundation shades along with two or three of the Eye Brighteners so the face isn’t flat in just one shade, and all blemishes are concealed in the right shade.

I filled in Rosie’s eyebrows with Laura Mercier’s eyebrow palette in Ash and Medium Brown. I can’t help mixing colours! I wanted them to be quite strong so they really framed her eyes. I basically brushed the powdered pigment through her natural brow line with a slanted brush, which also teased the hairs up and along.

Eyelashes curled, I played around with two Tom Ford Eye Colour Quads in Golden Mink and Cognac Sable. Firstly I used the palest shade from Golden Mink in the inner corners of the eyes. I then started by using the darkest matte shade from Cognac Sable very close to the top eyelashes, blending up to the socket. I really wanted depth in the eyes. I then mixed the more satin and shimmery shades from both compacts over this base, up to the socket and then slightly winging it out to create a feline and flirtatious shape which would work well for “Come hither” eyes and also work well with all the angles of the camera. I then smudged the same pigments under the eyes, blending them softly down. I love how the sparkly pigments soften the smoky look. I defined the eye further by drawing a line with a very sharpened Bobbi Brown Long Wear Eyeliner in Mahogany over the top lashes, again slightly winged out and also softly smudged into the bottom lashes, not a harsh line. To keep the eye open I applied Laura Mercier eye pencil in Nude into the inner rim of the bottom lash. With eyelashes curled I firstly lengthened the lashes with Sisley Ultra Stretch mascara and then gave them more impact and thickness Sisley Ultra Volume, both in black. I used the tip of the wand of the second mascara to wing out the outer top lashes to enhance the feline shape of the eyeshadow. More of each mascara on the bottom lashes.

Her skin and base were already flawless and dewy but I wanted to create more impact so played with the new illuminators from St. Tropez in Rose and Violet. I applied Violet into the inner socket of the eyes, lightly down the centre of the nose, and along the top of the cheeks and temples. I used the Rose shade over the apples and cheekbones which had already been warmed and contoured with Chanel Soft Glow Blush.

I think Rosie has the most infamous pout which in itself is perfection, so I only wanted to make sure all its beauty was picked up in the lights used on the shoot. After a soothing lick of Dior Rose lip balm, I lined the lips with Burberry Nude Beige – I love the minute silver pigments which really catch the light and enhance any pout. I then lightly dabbed Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in 70 Sourire over her lips with my finger.

To keep the look set and any unwanted shine under control I used a light dusting of Sisley’s translucent powder down her T-zone.”


Florrie’s portfolio can be seen on the D+V website.

From the Front Lines – Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Candice Swanepoel at Mario Testino’s 1930’s Party

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Candice Swanepoel at Mario Testino's 1930's Party

London makeup artist Florrie White was looking after the two Victoria’s Secret angels last week, and gave them both bombshell screen siren red pouts, with the help of Burberry Beauty. On Rosie, she used Burberry Lip Definer in Brick Red no 5, and Rosy Red lipstick no. 5. Candice got a mixture of Burberry lipsticks in Union Red no 17, and Hibiscus no 20. Talk about a pair of 1930’s femme fatales!

New Beauty Breakdown: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at the Burberry Show, LFW Spring Summer 2012

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Burberry

Makeup by Florrie White

We all know that Rosie H-W is, quite frankly, a goddess. Whiplash hair, feline eyes, that incredible Victoria’s Secret body. She’s enough to make grown men cry and make Angelina Jolie look like, well a bit of a moose. (Sorry Angelina).

When I saw pictures of her at the Burberry show last week in London, and at Mario Testino’s 1930’s party that night (but more on that later), I had to find out what her makeup look was. So I emailed her makeup artist, Florrie White, for the inside scoop.

As Rosie is the face of Burberry Florrie was able to choose whatever she wanted from the gorgeous new Burberry makeup line (an MM fave, if you hadn’t already gathered), to perfect that already pretty damn near perfect face. Here’s what Florrie used:


  • Decleor Harmonie Calm and Neroli Oil


  • Burberry Sheer Foundation in 04/05


  • Burberry Sheer Concealer no 02


  • Burberry Warm Glow


  • Burberry Midnight Brown eye pencil
  • Burberry Sheer Eyeshadows in Midnight Brown and Chestnut
  • Burberry Effortless Mascara in Black


  • Burberry Lip Definer in Nude Beige 01
  • Burberry Lip Mist in 01

Burberry Makeup is now available in Australia at David Jones.