Backstage Beauty: Louise Gray Spring/Summer 2012

22/09/2011 14:05 | Updated 22 May 2015
louise-grayLouise Gray Spring/Summer 2012. Photo: Getty Images

MAKEUP: James O'Riley, Key Makeup Artist for Mac

HAIR: Luke Hersheson for L'Oreal

SNAPSHOT: Fun, young and womanly

THE SCOOP: This look was inspired by Louise herself, and what O'Riley described as "the way she wears her own makeup on an everyday basis." Colour was key within this look, with a palette consisting of both metallic shades and vibrant primary colours.

GET THE LOOK MAKEUP: First O'Riley applied Mac's Face & Body foundation, before using Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Foundation to give a matte finish to the skin. Metallic shades of either gold or silver were dusted over the eyelids before florescent eyeliner in either Turquoise, Hot Pink or Cobalt Blue added a "free and deconstructed feel" to the look. Lashes were curled before Studio Fix Lash Mascara was applied to the top lashes only, with brows lightly penciled in for a "clear, sharp" shape. Cheeks were highlighted and Mac Pro Dim Lip Erase was dabbed onto lips to complete the look.

GET THE LOOK HAIR: Stylist Hersheson wanted the hair to be "fun and feminine," taking inspiration from Joan Collins in Dynasty. Small sections of hair were tightly wrapped around hair pins, then clamped into place with styling irons, before being fixed with L'Oreal's Hair Fix Spray. Hersheson described this look as "glamorously tough." Instead of brushing out the look, hair was simply pulled free from the pins and left to fall naturally before being randomly "shoved up" on top if the head, with some strands left down.

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