Backstage Beauty: Richard Nicoll Spring/Summer 2012

22/09/2011 11:05 | Updated 22 May 2015
Backstage Beauty: Richard Nicoll Spring/Summer 2012Richard Nicoll Spring/Summer 2012 collection. Photo: PA

MAKEUP: Sam Bryant, Key Makeup Artist for Mac

SNAPSHOT: "Fresh and fierce."

THE SCOOP: Bryant was inspired by the 60's and a mid 90's shoot for Face Magazine. Bryant wanted to use makeup that would give a "hyper real skin" effect, allowing natural skin tones to come through the makeup straight onto the catwalk.

GET THE LOOK MAKEUP: This look was all about the eyes. Bryant described her creation as "a contemporary take on a heavy 60's liner." These "stick flicks", as she called them, were created from black bandage that had been carefully cut and applied onto the skin for a linear, multi-dimensional effect, creating a harsh and neat, eye grabbing look. No eyeliner or mascara was applied, eyelashes were simply curled and brows were gently brushed upwards.

For that "fresh skin" feel, Bryant used a mixture of Mac Face & Body Foundation, (two shades darker than each of the models natural complexion) and Studio Foundation for a warm glow. Mac's Shell Cream Colour Base was then used to highlight the cheekbones and the bridge of the nose. This achieved "beautiful moist skin." To complete the look Mac Pro Dim Lip Erase blended over the lips to add a slight shine.

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