“I woke up to the sun shining this morning which was a great start to the day! Its Day 4 and I’m feeling tired but also looking forward to Milan.. When can I pack, I wondered?
I arrive at the backstage area for Erdem which was being held at the luxurious Savoy hotel. I was very pleased to see a whole floor had been dedicated for makeup and hair! What a treat. With 30 models to do, I hoped the calm atmosphere would last, and it did!
With models turning up late and only 10 mins left till show time the atmosphere remained chilled with no panic which was great.
The inspiration for the beauty look was gorgeous feminine French Chic. Inspiration came from the film “In the Mood for Love” by Wong Kar-Wai.
This woman is in the mood for love and feels sexy, she is girly, feminine, young, super chic and polished! She is wearing her mothers old clothes as she hops on her boyfriends Vespa in Capri!
We started by preping the skin with M.A.C Studio Moisture Fix then applied a light amount of M.A.C Face and Body Foundation. M.A.C Moisturecover Concealer was used under the eyes to wake up the eyes and brighten the skin, cheeks were avoided where possible.
On the cheeks we applied a gorgeous new product for SS12 M.A.C Tendertones in Hot and Spicy, this was tapped on to achieve a light, fresh, watercolour transparent tint. M.A.C Prep and Prime Transparent Pressed Powder was used to set around the nose area. Lashes were curled and M.A.C Plush Lash Mascara was applied to top and bottom lashes. M.A.C SS12 lipstick in Scarlet Ibis was applied all over the lips and diffused out to the lip line, so that it would resemble more of a stain from the lipstick from the night before. M.A.C Pro Basic Red Pigment was dabbed all over the lips on top of the lipstick, but focused more on the center to give a matt effect. M.A.C Vellum Eyeshadow was applied on the cupids bow.
To finish the look, M.A.C Lip Conditioner was applied to the eye lids to add texture. I really enjoyed this show, the girls looked fresh, carefree and super chic, the most perfect match for the beatifully crafted Spring Summer Collection!”