Backstage Beauty: Giles Spring/Summer 2012

22/09/2011 14:22 | Updated 22 May 2015
giles-catwalkGiles Spring/Summer 2012. Photo: PA

MAKEUP: Lucia Pieroni for Mac

SNAPSHOT: Minimalist, natural, low-key

THE SCOOP: Makeup artist Pieroni described the look as a "red wine stained, just been snogged" image, while the hair was left down with as few products used as possible - the most natural looking style we've seen so far at fashion week.

GET THE LOOK MAKEUP: Mac Lip Pencil in Brick and Burgundy was rubbed into the inside of the mouth and blended with a cotton bud. Flushed, red-wine induced cheeks were created by brushing Russian Red Lipstick onto the skin. Mac Lip Balm was used on the eyes, top of the cheeks and nose and Studio Moisture Cream for a natural-looking skin tone. Brows were brushed upwards to look thick and healthy (an emerging Spring/Summer trend) and lashes were curled and left mascara free. Overall, Pieroni wanted it to be a "not wearing much makeup" look, as "when the clothes are so incredible, you don't need to wear so much on your face".

GET THE LOOK HAIR: Hair was styled when it was still wet and few products were used (fingers were used instead of straighteners or hair dryers) for as natural a finish as possible. Each model's hair was treated individually - thicker hair was tied back into a ponytail and left to dry while straight hair was put into a bun before being taking down to add movement. The key product was Label M Blow Out Spray.

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