Backstage Beauty: Jean Pierre Braganza Spring/Summer 2012

22/09/2011 11:42 | Updated 22 May 2015
jean-pierre-braganzaJean Pierre Braganza Spring/Summer 2012. Photo: PA

MAKEUP: Alex Byrne, Key Makeup Artist for Benefit

SNAPSHOT: Cornwall in the 20's

THE SCOOP: Key makeup artist Alex, described the look as a "collision of femininity and graphicness to match Jean-Pierre's collection," for woman of "lavish parties, yet that work with the creations... not to get lost in the strength of the clothes."

GET THE LOOK MAKEUP: To start, Byrne used Stay Don't Stray blended with the foundation brush around the eyes. Porefessional and You Rebel were both applied to the face, before Boi-ing was dotted over blemishes to give a smooth and even skin tone.

The eyes were made to stand out with Byrnes favourite product from the look, They're Real mascara. "The more mascara the better - that's my motto." Brows were then defined using Hard Angle Definer to create a "glamorous eyebrow."

Cheeks were dusted in Coral shades to compliment the palette of the clothing. Benefit's Cha Cha tint was first used, before Watts' Up was blended at the top of the cheekbone. Porefessional was used again over shine to mattify the skin, much to Byrnes delight. "I do really want the skin matte!"

Finally Benefit's Full Finish Lipstick in Mod Squad was applied over the lips before Lust Duster in Goldilocks finished both the lips and the look.

GET THE LOOK HAIR: In order to tie-in with the makeup, hair was contemporary. Sweeping curtain effects were created using Toni & Guy Hairspray, working against a strong side parting in order to reflect Jean-Pierre's angular creations. A loose feminine pony tail was worked around a braid, this gave the hair a stronger and "more dramatic" look.


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