Meadham Kirchhoff S/S 2010: Backstage At London Fashion Week

25/08/2010 11:32 | Updated 22 May 2015

Meadam Kirchhoff modelPhoto: MyDaily staff

MAKEUP: Val Garland for MAC

SNAPSHOT: Beautiful but not girly

THE SCOOP: You could be forgiven if you didn't know who designers Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchhoff, founders of label Meadam Kirchhoff are, but with Vogue's Anna Wintour popping up backstage and front row this season, odds are their time in the underground is limited. For their s/s 2010 collection MAC created a look that lead makeup artist Val Garland described as "layers of pigment graded to create an ethereal angle with a bit of a hard edge. The final look is beautiful and peachy, but it's not pretty. It's a deep flush created by a rush of emotions."

While the description sounds otherworldly and mystical, Garland says the inspiration was rooted in modern technology, "It came from a photo of a model. When it was copied and then scanned colours and contours appeared that weren't there in the original picture. We are aiming to recreate that scan with the makeup."

GET THE LOOK: Instead of using fancy brushes alone, Garland says she loves "working with fingers and pressing colour into the skin instead of just putting it on top." To finger-paint your way to this dewy look, apply a bit of sculpt foundation and moisturiser. Next, use a cream blush on the cheek bone and work it downwards to create a flushed appearance. Also dab a little blush on your temples and the bridge of your nose. Brush your brows up to add a "wolfy" feel, then use a brow wax to sculpt. For the lip, play around with colour to find your perfect pink pout.


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