The beauty looks at London Fashion Week are often pared back. Combine the fact that London is traditionally the lowest-maintenance of the fashion capitals with the tendency for hair and make-up to complement – not distract from – the clothing, and it’s easy to see why fresh-faced skin and softly tousled hair are often about as exciting as it gets.
In London this year, however, there was one trend that had beauty journalists scrabbling for pictures and swatches. Glitter, in various different forms, was used by make-up artists to make focal points out of the eyes, while keeping skin as bare and clean as possible.
At Topshop, lead make-up artist Lynsey Alexander gave models an option as to whether they wore green or pink glitter, smudged around the eyes with a finger.
“Bright, vivid hues and worn-in glitter hark back to the nineties nights on the Soho club circuit,” said Alexander. “It is imperfectly beautiful – lived in, even slept in. Beautifully ‘un-done’ to tell the story of the night before, it is created with fingers for a DIY feel. Models choose their painterly finish in pink or green and eyes are framed with a gel liner pressed into lash roots and topped with lashings of mascara.”
For the pink look, a berry lip liner was applied to lids first, followed by a gold shadow and a sprinkle of pink glitter. The green look, as seen on Joan Smalls, allowed Alexander to showcase a new shadow for 2018, layered underneath Chameleon Glow highlighter in Wax and Wane (£9.50).
Meanwhile at Ralph & Russo, Val Garland and team used Mac Pigment in Platinum(£16.50) and 3D Glitter in Silver and Platinum (£16.50 each) along the lashline to create beautifully iridescent looks which remained understated.
If you’re keen to try it out but not so great with the application, seek inspiration from the Peter Pilotto show. Here, Silver Quick from Mac’s Trend Forecast SS18 palette (coming soon) was applied all over lids before a light dusting of Silver glitter was applied all the way up to the brow bone. The result – a pretty, effortless evening look which suits all skin tones.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR UK