Screen shot of Nina Ricci models for Spring 17
Sourced via: Vogue

Beauty At London Fashion Week SS17

London Fashion Week never fails to impress. Brimming with creative flair, energy, and all the inspo needed to take us into 2107 with super-confidence and style, LFW is like Mecca for many.

Should you get the opportunity to slip backstage, you will see the bustling of talented professionals creating works of art with hair and makeup. Discover the sneak preview of beauty products, tips, and trends that are set here, for next season. A few pointers to consider include lip-gloss on eyelids and a whole lot of ‘shiny’.

Mac make-up artist Lucia Pieroni kept to the minimalist trend. The chosen products included Studio Sculpt foundation, a sheer beige highlighter for the cheekbones, and ‘Myth’ nude lip. A heap of mascara was lathered on to conjure up a beautiful smoky eye. Lip-gloss was then added to the eyelids to portray a sexy, shiny finish. Now that’s some awesome inspo!

Nina Ricci also honed in on the pretty coloured, glossed lid look, in lilac and peach.

Screen shot of Nina Ricci models for Spring 17
                   Sourced via: Vogue

Incase you were wondering, the ‘shiny’ look was not down to a plethora of lights turning the models into a sweaty meltdown. The fanatical backstage handling of highlighters, illuminators, instant glow used as primers, and sculpting creams was to ensure models adorned a soon to be sought after dewy, shiny radiance.

Dolce and Gabbana’s models wore classic bold red lipstick against a blushed complexion with golden hints that amplified dewy radiance.

dolce and Gabbana model
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Shu Uemura Stage Performer Instant Glow was applied as a primer, followed by Nobara Cream Cover Stick to even out the complexion and complete the gently glowing and almost moist creation.

Beauty obsessives may be thrilled to hear that shimmer liquid liners will be released in time for the autumn/winter collection.

However, if a matte blush is something you crave, their soon-to-be-selling like hotcakes cream blush was tried and tested at LFW, and the results were ‘get your purses ready’ incredible.

Antonia Beradi’s utilized MAC’s Mixing Medium in shine, which dressed his models’ well-moisturised faces in a delicate gleam, followed by bright red lipstick and gloss. MAC’s soon to be released ‘cheek’ sculpting cream was applied, and as before, so were lashings of mascara.

St Tropez was backstage at Preen and Temperly, ensuring models had ‘hydrated glows’. We can’t wait to get our hands on their absolutely gorgeous Rose Silver Illuminator, due to be released this month.

Another product to look out for next March is James Read’s ‘H20 body mist, which will create the hydrated look, with the added touch of light reflecting particles that will allow the body to sparkle.

Uber highlighted skin became a running theme throughout LFW, as did the strong smoky eye, as demonstrated by Linda Cantello at Giorgio Armani.

Giorgio Armani model
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Hints of the eighties trend were loud and clear, as seen with Topshop’s presentation of spiral perms and a bold, fearless eye.

Next season’s hair trend will show the continuance of braids, with the main focus being on texture. Key looks will be messy or flattened – but we have seen the last of the painstakingly achieved tidy French braid (we think we can cope with this). We did catch a glimpse of a carefree ponytail, with loose strands that were tousled and spritzed. (Now we can all breathe a sigh of relief).

Is anyone interested in the upcoming nail trend? Marion Newman found backstage at Anya Hindmarch, suggested we ought to look out for crystal nails, hinting they will be the main theme for spring/summer 2017.

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