STYLEBY beauty editor, Anja Skeppe-Grahn, went backstage to steal five top models’ personal beauty tips. Read on to discover backstage secrets for nailing the SS16 catwalk looks.
1. SPORTY CHIC on Lineisy Montero
“Sporty, yet chic,” was how makeup guru, Pat McGrath, described the look at Victoria Beckham’s fashion show. The skin was prepped with products from Sunday Riley and then evened out with a thin layer of foundation. Highlighter was added to the cheekbones and corners of the eyes. The eyebrows were defined with a thick brow-pen and the eyes was given depth with a mushroom toned shadow.”
Lineisy Montero says she keeps her make up to a minimal. “On a private level I only use mascara and bronzer from MAC. I get a lot of attention for my hair, which I enjoy, but I don’t do anything special with it except trimming once in a while.”
2. DARK LIPS on Imaan Hamman
At the Givenchy show only two ladies were given a dark, glossy lip– Joan Smalls and Imaan Hamman. Makeup artist Pat McGrath started with a lip liner and filled in their pouts with a dark, matte lipstick in maroon. The shade was slightly brown. To finish off, a transparent lip gloss was added to give a shiny high gloss finish. The rest of their makeup was natural and looked less ghostly than their model friends. The skin was clean, eyelashes curled and brows defined.
Imaan Hamman is a big fan of organic argan oil from Morocco. “I use it to moisturize my hair and it makes my curls less frizzy. Another trick from Morocco is to blend honey and saffron as a mask. When it comes to makeup I wear a mascara from Max Factor and lip balm from EOS,” she says.
3. SUNSET SHINE on Bhumika Arora
With, a little help from a creamy palette of sunset shades, makeup artist, Tom Pecheux, turned up the heat up the look with the look at the Balmain. The cheekbones were discreetly sculpted and the golden highlighter matched the nougat coloured collection of clothes. A matte brown was added under the eyes along with a shimmering powder. To highlight the eyes, a golden brown was applied on the models’ lids and the lips were painted mix of beige, pink and orange to bring out the caramel tones.
When we asked Bhumika Arora about her beauty routine she told us she only uses skincare from the pharmacy. “I’m currently taking medicine for acne, which makes me extra careful. Bioderma is good. I moisturize continuously, I really don’t like it when my skin gets dry. My inside reflects my outside so I go for long walks, exercise at the gym and eat simple, Indian food.”
4. PINK DREAM on Hedvig Palm
Pastels, and transparent were Raf Simmons’ key words for the beauty look at Dior. Makeup legend, Peter Philips, took note. The colours he went for were fresh pinks. Peter painted Diorshow Duo Liner along the upper eyelid of the models smearing it over the eyelid. The cheeks were given a light blush and the lips were highlighted with the help of Dior Lip Glow Pomade.
Swedish model Hedvig Palm tells us her best beauty trick is clean, ecological jojoba oil. “It works for everything and it’s very lasting. I’m very meticulous with cleansing to let my skin rest and breath. Bioderma is the best, and for extra persistent eye makeup I use Chanel. My mother always reminds me to exfoliate my body, so I give it a round of Avéne scrub, it gives a nice feel to arms and legs.”
5. BLUE DISCO on Jing Wen
Blue, is one of this season’s biggest trends. At the Sonia Rykiel show makeup artist, Lucia Pieroni, did a blue shimmering disco version of the classic smoky eye. Using MAC products, she applied a semi matte, navy eye shadow, which she softened and erased. Black eyeliner was added around the waterline, and glittery blue pigments dust finished the look along with several lashings of black mascara.
Model Jing Wen tells us her most important skincare product is sunscreen. “I don’t use any special sunscreen, it depends on the season and what my skin needs. During fashion week cleansing is extra important, I use Chanel Mousse Douceur and finish with a face mask from Fresh called Créme Ancienne Ultimate Nourishing Honey Mask and lastly Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair.”