22.2.15

Brushes You Need To Re-create London Fashion Week Looks


With the end of February being dominated by London Fashion Week primarily, it’s the only thing beauty and fashion bloggers are talking about. I personally love observing new fashion trends but what I find rather interesting each year is the way beauty trends evolve oh-so-subtly through these fashion weeks. 

Although I find makeup for London Fashion Week to remain pretty much the same, there are nuances of it that vary with the season and it’s become a hobby to note these minor details and dissect on how to recreate them. With the right make-up, what you’ll need is the perfect tools to mimic these looks and you're good to go. 

Lip Brush: Lips, the one feature where Fashion Week trends seem to originate from. Something that differs drastically every season and gives every show it's individuality and unique appeal. Whether it's a full on bold lip you see models rocking at AW15 backstage or sheer, subtle hint of colours for a barely-there look, none of it has been created by Makeup Artists without using a detailed lip brush.

Now these are available in a tonne of shapes and you can choose one depending on your preference but I personally choose a flat angled brush like below. It's super easy to reach corners of the lips and re-create the shape using this brush that gives maximum control. Plus, having two of these can ensure you can use them for grooming brows too - two birds with one stone eh

p.s. It's a whole lot of pink dominating the lips for SS15 and more of the raspberry beige's, dusty plums, brick reds and just-kissed flushed, glossy lips for AW15. 



Contour brush: More of a ritual than a trend for London Fashion Week, shading and sculpting the cheeks is something the runway cannot get enough of. Regardless of the season or show, it's a staple that's hardly ever missing on those gorgeous models. Use a synthetic brush to create an on-trend look.

Firstly, because it will allow you to work with cream contours better which are modern way to avoid the harsh Kim K look. Secondly, it will automatically tone down the intensity of the product applied to the cheeks as synthetic brushes pick up less colour than goat hair brushes. A synthetic angled brush and cool toned contours and your I-was-born-with-cheekbones look is complete!



Small detailer brush: Whether it's the glistening inner corner of the eyes, a smoky dusting of colour on the lower lashline, a dramatic cut crease or cat-eye formation - eye detailer brushes are a must when it comes to adding those finishing touches to a London Fashion Week look. Devils in the detail as they say!

I love this look at Proenza Schoulder that had this undone looking graphic smear of black eye shadow at the inner corners of the eye for AW15. The smaller the brush, the better it gets at achieving fine, artistic details. A small tapered crease brush and a flat definer brush are a great combination at achieving a number of detailed formations around the eye area with cream, liquid, powder or glitter formulations. 



Pointed face brush: It's obvious that most of us beauty addicts have some kind of a foundation brush in possession and to be honest, that should work perfectly well at applying a base for a London Fashion Week look. But to achieve that sheer finish, that's translucent, smoothed out and basically airbrushed, you will need brushes to blend and buff seamlessly.

Nanshy's Conceal Perfector brush and their Makeup Sponge would be second to none for this task. To achieve 'no-makeup' makeup like skin that we see on models, you'll need skin that looks radiant, dewy but still real hence a good tip is to separate brushes to apply and buff foundation. 

1 comment:

Inner Belle said...

Loving this double ended wing!!