Monday, 21 August 2017

Where An Orange Eyebrow Meets Yellow Eye Shadow - Maison Margiela Autumn/Winter 2017-2018

 Maison Margiela Autumn/Winter 2017-2018 Make-up Pat McGrath 

The season’s beauty looks for Autumn/Winter 2017-18 are many and include minimalist make-up with a bare, neutral look as seen at Alexander McQueen; to highlight a glowing complexion, make-up artists reflect light and use liquid foundation for an almost wet finish at Burberry; the statement lip is here at Gucci; at Yves Saint Laurent and Armani, the smoky eye is back. Elsewhere, oversized lashes and a graphic use of eyeliner exaggerate a new eye.

For Martin Margiela Autumn/Winter 2017-2018 RTW (Ready-To-Wear), renowned backstage make-up artist Pat McGrath takes birds of paradise as her inspiration. Her collaborator, Eugene Souleiman, creates hair which is parted, slicked down and then brushed out at the ends. Taking a nude lip and a natural complexion, Pat McGrath creates a graphic cat’s eye in super colours which show pigments in make-up and beauty reaching new creative heights, where an orange eyebrow meets yellow eye shadow - DC

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

The Fitzpatrick Scale or how to choose your SPF (Sun Protection Factor)

TheFitzpatrick Scale or how to choose your SPF (Sun Protection Factor)

The Fitzpatrick Scale (also Fitzpatrick skin typing test or Fitzpatrick phototyping scale) is a numerical classification schema for human skin color. It was developed in 1975 by Thomas B. Fitzpatrick, MD, of Harvard Medical School, as a way to estimate the response of different types of skin to ultraviolet (UV) light.

The Fitzpatrick Scale or how to choose your SPF (Sun Protection Factor). Essential all year round skincare, especially during the Summer months - DC

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Chanel Couture Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 - the hair, the makeup

Chanel Couture Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 July 7 2015 Grand Palais, Paris

For the Chanel Couture Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 collection, staged on July 7 2015 at the Grand Palais in Paris, makeup artist Tom Pecheux created a very pale and contoured look. Eyebrows are highly defined. Lips are matte and match cheeks in a deep red pink or a more subdued rosewood colour. Hairstylist Sam McKnight created angular, dark brown wigs designed to accentuate cheek bones. Models' own hair looked shorn underneath, a strong, dramatic beauty showcasing an exquisite couture collection by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel.

CHANEL Autumn/Winter 2015 Couture Collection – the makeup:

Skin prepared with CHANEL HYDRA BEAUTY products range
All products by CHANEL
VITALUMIERE AQUA Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF15
ECLAT LUMIERE Highlighter Face Pen
POUDRE UNIVERSELLE LIBRE Natural Finish Loose Powder
LES BEIGES Healthy Glow Sheer Colour SPF15
LE SOURCIL DE CHANEL Perfect Brows “Brun” (N°20)
LE VOLUME ULTRA-NOIR DE CHANEL “Noir Khôl” (N°90) (Launching 21st August 2015)
ROUGE COCO Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour “Coco” (N°416)
JOUES CONTRASTE “Frivole” * Powder Blush (N°76) 
LE CRAYON LEVRES Precision Lip Definer  “Rouge Profond” (N°57)
ROUGE ALLURE VELVET Luminous Matte Lip Colour “La Bouleversante” N°51 – 2015 Fall Collection  (Launching 21st August 2015)
LA BASE – 2015 Fall Collection (Launching 21st August 2015)
LE VERNIS “Beige Pur” (N°659)
LE VERNIS “Black Satin” (N°219)
LE TOP COAT – 2015 Fall Collection (Launching 21st August 2015)  
*Available only in certain markets

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Prada Spring/Summer 2015 Backstage Beauty Shot

Prada Spring/Summer 2015 Makeup by Pat McGrath Hair by Guido Palau

For Prada Spring/Summer 2015, Prada Beauty focuses on the eyes and the eyebrows. For the Prada Spring/Summer 2015 runway show, makeup artist Pat McGrath presented a look that is, "almost like an hallucination", she says, describing this minimalist and neutral beauty. Hair stylist Guido created a ponytail for the show, with sideburns to create something "boyish" - DC

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2015 Menswear Collection Photo and Film

Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2015 Menswear Collection Backstage Photo

After his untimely death on 11 February 2010, Alexander McQueen’s company owner Gucci confirmed the clothing brand would continue. On 27 May 2010, Sarah Burton, Alexander McQueen's design assistant since 1996, was announced as Creative Director and Chief Designer at Alexander McQueen, with a plan to launch a men's underwear collection. Sarah Burton launched her first menswear collection during the Alexander McQueen ‘Pomp and Circumstance’ runway show held in June 2010 in Milan, Italy and in September 2010, Burton presented her first womenswear collection for the McQueen label in Paris.

For the forthcoming season, Autumn/Winter 2015, the Alexander McQueen menswear collection was showcased during London Men’s Fashion Week held in January 2015. The Winter wool men’s clothing has a wartime look. Military style coats and jackets in khaki, black, grey and midnight blue, some in pinstripe, are tailored to fit, a McQueen label signature. Completed with knitwear and quilting and designer leather details, trousers are three/quarter length, cropped – these trousers look odd.

The label presents an unusual view of male beauty. See a brief backstage film of the Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2015 menswear runway show here -   
Casting Director Jess Hallett. Long may Alexander McQueen’s outstanding legacy continue.