Louise Gray A/W 2010: Backstage At London Fashion Week

20/08/2010 17:35 | Updated 22 May 2015

Louise Gray modelMyDaily Staff

MAKEUP: James O'Riley for MAC

SNAPSHOT: Playful but masculine

THE SCOOP: Scottish designer Louise Gray started out working in textiles but has recently come into her own with her ready-to-wear line. To accompany this season's creations, O'Riley developed a look that he described as "androgynous and slightly masculine, but while still retaining a sense of playfulness."

To achieve that balance O'Riley says he "stripped away all those traditional things like mascara and rouge lips. We basically took pigment out of the lip, no mascara and no shading on the eyes. We kept them really neutral so the whole focus was on choosing a colour that laid really well with her collection." In the end, two brow colours were selected, one a "dirty pastel blue (seen here), the other a "pastel minted green."

GET THE LOOK - MAKEUP: To create this unique face, start by completely evening out your skin with a combination of Fix Fluid foundation, Mineralize Satin Finish and Transparent Finishing Prep & Prime. As O'Riley explained, you don't want any "pink or red tones, it's perfectly even, beautiful skin." Next, take your lip colour down a notch by using your finger to apply MAC PRO Lip Erase. For the pop of colour, if you don't want to go for a pastel brow, try lining the bottom of your eyelid with a single strong line instead. The "dirty pastel blue" used for the show was created by mixing Clear Sky Blue and Basic Red MAC PRO Paint Sticks.


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