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Backstage at the 2008 Fall Aquascutum Fashion Show 2008-02-13 16:00:29

Backstage Beauty: Aquascutum


Yesterday, the 2008 Fall Aquascutum fashion show took place in London. There were 24 models, bustling around getting primed and primped by a hair-styling team lead by Malcolm Edwards and a makeup team lead by Val Garland. All hair-styling products were L'Oreal and all tools were Babyliss Pro.

After speaking with Val about the inspiration for the outdoorsy look, she walked me through each of the YSL, Elizabeth Arden, and Becca cosmetics used to create this "done yet undone, perfect but imperfect, very equestrian, very English countryside feel." She imagined the women walking in fresh from a brisk walk in a rose garden or a horse ride and having a natural flush to their cheeks and lips.

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To find out all about all of the products used and how you can create this look at home, read more.

  • Face: Make sure your face is clean and moisturized. Then, brush on two "clicks" worth of YSL Perfect Touch foundation and blend well using the applicator brush.
  • Cheeks: Use a smidgen of Becca Beach Tint (a watermelon color) and gently tap it onto the cheekbones beginning at the apples of the cheeks for an outdoorsy look. Then, add a touch of YSL Teint Parfait high on the cheekbone for added glow.
  • Eyes: There should be no product on the eyes before you begin. Add a touch of clear lip gloss to the lids and one coat of black mascara for a fresh and polished, natural look.
  • Lips: Prime lips with a little bit of Elizabeth Arden Eight-Hour Cream (not the lip balm but the body cream) and then lightly apply a little YSL Rouge Pur in Precious Garnet Lipstick to stain the lips a deep-berry color. Blend using the tip of your finger.

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