London Fashion Week is our first insight into the beauty trends we can expect to see making waves in the upcoming season.
We have teamed up with Illamasqua to give you a first glimpse at some of the beauty looks which graced the runway this week. From pastel hues at the Mark Fast show to vibrant pink lips at Ryan Lo, Illamasqua products were used to create some iconic looks this season which are sure to influence trends in the coming months.
Backstage LFW with Illamasqua
We can exclusively reveal the products which were used to create these beautiful looks so you can stay ahead of the beauty trends.
Mark Fast by Illamasqua
Named 'The Monochrome Diva', Illamasqua's Director of Artistry, Pablo Rodriguez, took inspiration from Doris Day's 1950's makeup to create this ultra-feminine look. Using a monochromatic palette of lilacs and purple-pink hues, the look is completed with a bold black gel liner and full false lashes.
Skin was prepped with the Matte Veil Primer to create a soft-focus, shine-free finish. The cream-gel formula glides on to the skin and controls excess oil production for a modern, matte complexion.
Pablo then used Skin Base Foundation to even out skin tone. Only a very light layer was used to keep the skin looking natural while also minimising the appearance of pores and any redness.
The Cream Blusher in the shade 'Laid' was applied lightly on to the apples of the cheeks.
One product was used to add a gorgeous pop of colour to both the eyes and lips. The Illamasqua Lipstick in the shade 'Plunge', a blue-toned pink-lilac was used on the eyes as a shadow and softly blended out. The same shade was then used on the lips and applied with the ultra-fine Illamasqua Lip Brush for ultimate colour pay-off and precision.
The look was completed with a dramatic liner. Taking the Precision Gel Liner, Pablo created a thick, dramatic 1950s inspired flick.
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Ryan Lo by Illamasqua
Coined 'The Floating Lip', for the Ryan Lo show, Pablo created a very pared back look which featured a bold bright pink lip and a super-soft smokey eye.
Pablo began by mattifying the complexion with the Matte Veil Primer to give the skin a poreless, airbrushed matte finish.
To even out skin tone and diffuse the appearance of redness and pigmentation, a thin layer of Skin Base Foundation was taken over the skin. The product was buffed only onto the areas which needed coverage to keep a skin-like finish.
For a very subtle smoke on the eyes, Pablo used the Precision Brow Gel in the shade 'Strike' with a soft fluffy brush to add just a touch of depth and definition to the eyes. As the messy effect is intended, there is no need to be precise with application.
The effortless, grunge smokey eye was completed with lashings of Masquara Raven.
To create the statement pink lip which makes the look, the Illamasqua Lipstick in 'Eurydice' was applied directly on to the lips.