With access to the best artists in the beauty biz showcasing their creative masterpieces for yet another season, it’s no surprise that our burning beauty question endures : ‘how did you create the look?’ Whether it’sbarely-there make-up or something altogether more dramatic, we want to know exactly what tools, powders and lipsticks were used to conjure the most inspiring trends for S/S 2020. This season, the pro kits included everything from the trusted cult-classics (Vaseline – I’m looking at you) to the exciting new and never-seen-before collections. We’ve rounded up the star products spotted behind the scenes so far…
The New Hot Hair Tool:
Spotted at many a show, the new innovative BaByliss Cordless Straightener, £250, was the go-to hair tool. Hair legend, Syd Hayes, used the free-moving iron to create the super-sleek, pastel-coloured pony-tails at Matty Bovan, while Guido Palau prepped all 40 models’ hair at Victoria Beckham with the straighteners before securing in a sophisticated, low bun – ‘it makes styling super flexible,’ said Guido backstage.
The New Power Lip:
Made specifically for Emilia Wickstead’s show, Code 8’s Matte Velour Lipstick in Sring’20, £45, is the perfect balance of pinky-orangy-red that flatters every single skin tone. Make-up Artist, Lucy Bridge, used the bullet to press the colour into the centre of the lips before taking a brush to disperse the lines giving it that blurred, cool-girl edge.
The Brand-New Collection:
The hotly-anticipated Victoria Beckham Collection may have launched over the weekend online, but the real star moment was witnessing the products in action at Victoria Beckham’s S/S’20 show. The mother of make-up, Pat McGrath, alternated between a vivid blue (from the Smoky Eye Brick in Royal, £48) and a rich burgundy (Satin Kajal Liner in Bordeux, £20) sketched into the sockets of the models’ eyes whilst the rest of the face was kept clean and simple.
The Trusted Skin Hero:
This season, there’s been a huge focus on skincare, with time dedicated to prepping and priming the models’ skin to really give it that glow before adding make-up. At Christopher Kane and Roland Mouret, queen of facial massage, Nichola Joss, treated every single model to a mini facial involving a massage and 111SKIN face mask, from £20, to brighten and add radiance (that no doubt fades after walking umpteen shows). When it comes to massage, Joss recommends to 'start at the centre of the face and take the movement outwards to stimulate lymphatic drainage.’
The Trusted Brow Groomer:
Boyish, brushed-up brows were definitely a lewk at LFW and Nars Brow Perfector, £21, was the tool of choice at Christopher Kane, Erdem, Rixo and Toga. To keep it natural, use the pencil side to fill in the sparse areas then brush over with the spoolie to keep brows soft and fluffy.