MAKEUP: Rachel Wood for Benefit Cosmetics
HAIR: Pinar Necati for Toni & Guy
NAILS: Mary Tabitha Maguire for Jessica Nails
SNAPSHOT: Beautiful bruised maidens
THE SCOOP: After Cheryl Cole and Beyoncé were both spotted in skintight David Koma LBDs within a week of each other, this hot young designer has became one to watch. Continuing his aesthetic of sexy and fitted silhouettes, this season sees him playing with sharp geometric lines and lots of peek-a-boo cutouts - high fashion with a slightly ethereal element. "We wanted the hair to look expensive and chic but very simple," explained Necati backstage. "It wasn't overstyled but had a youthful look about it. The clothes were very geometric in shape so we worked on a graphic image for the hair with zigzags."
For makeup, Wood had a fantasy of a maiden jumping into a lake and drowning before being rescued by her boyfriend and coming out of the water looking effortlessly beautiful. "I wanted it to look like I wiped their eyes a bit, as if they've drowned," she explained. "The look was haunting, pale, still beautiful, but like death. I wanted a little bit of a bruised look."
GET THE LOOK - HAIR: Necati used label.m Blow Out Spray, label.m Gel and label.m Style Mist to create the zig zag look. If you want to make a geometric statement with your tresses, go right from a low part, take the comb to the other side of the head and then back again. Use the gel at the roots and leave the hair for a more natural texture towards the ends.
GET THE LOOK - MAKEUP: "It was topsy turvy makeup," Wood explained. "I used foundation as blush, Benetint as eye shadow. I'm not using anything where you're supposed to." There was no mascara used on eyes, but lashes were still curled and Speed Brow and High Brow made brows appear soaked through but still groomed. To get skin looking fabulous, she started with a base of Dear John moisturiser on face and legs, which she mixed with foundation and used to buff skin. For a gaunt but gorgeous complexion, Wood used Some Kind-A Gorgeous Deep, Playsticks and Powderflage.
GET THE LOOK - NAILS: "We were going for a nice, nude look with the nails," Maguire explained backstage. For the fresh and clean manicure she wanted to achieve, she chose Blush by Jessica Nails, a pale pink hue.