Backstage Beauty: Christopher Kane

24/09/2010 14:11 | Updated 22 May 2015

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MAKEUP: Lucia Pieroni for Mac

HAIR: Paul Hanlon for TIGI

THE LOOK: Simply put by Pieroni, the look was "Princess Margaret on acid".

THE SCOOP: Unhinged aristocrats provided makeup inspiration. Pieroni told us that Camilla Rutherford's character in Gosford Park was a big reference when creating the look. "It's about being beautifully groomed and well bred, but at the same time slightly wild". The skin was kept fresh and clean with "bitten" lips, and strong, unkempt eyebrows that have a slightly arched 1930s shape. For hair, "it's very royal, very Princess Margaret," explains stylist Maria Kovacks, "but also a little undone".

GET THE LOOK MAKEUP: On the eyes there was a sweep of Mac Fluidline in Blacktrack along the upper lash-lines and no mascara. "There's no flick or wing to the eyeliner", says Pieroni, "It's purely to give a little bit of definition". After filling in brows with a dark brown brow powder Pieroni brushed them straight upward. Mac's Blush Ombre in Ripe Peach was worked into the apples of the cheeks for a flushed appearance, while Clé de Peau lipstick in T3 was blotted down to a soft stain.

GET THE LOOK HAIR: Referencing a young Princess Margaret, Kovacks said the aim was to create a lush texture worthy of a royal. TIGI Catwalk Root Boost Spray, was applied through layers from roots to mind-length to build height at the hairline, with slicked sides and stray strands tucked behind ears to ensure modernity.

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