Thursday, 12 July 2012

Enhancing the faces of MCM.

Although I don't do very many high fashion shoots my work reflects current trends, seasonal looks and those delicious new must-have make up products, so I was delighted to be asked to do make up for the models at the MCM Fashion event in London using some of my most high performance products in my kit.
As you can see, they went out on a limb with branding with their iconic logo onto a Routemaster!

Here are all the models with their final look; high shine with elegant in the MCM colours.

I will take you through the look and make it brief...

I began with a light cleanse using Cover FX Clean FX Cleansing Mousse, then applied their BritePrep FX for an all over sheen.  The eyes were contoured using Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes E104, avoiding the centre of the eye.

The contours were accentuated further using the deep aubergine in Suqqu Blend Colour Eye Shadow 05 palette, then lined the upper lash line using Chanel's latest Autumn addition, Long Lasting Eyeliner (Stylo Yeux Waterproof) in Noir.

I highlighted the lids using RMK's A/W Ingenious Powder Eyes in 01 Iridescent Brown, the darker shade around the shape of the eye lid and pale bronze in the centre and across the brow bone.  Lashes were coated lightly with Givenchy Waterproof Phenomen'Eyes Mascara in Brown, upper lashes only.  The base, Cover FX Total Coverage B0 was then buffed on using Cover FX brush #160, Conceal FX in Light dabbed under the eyes to conceal any shadows, then I contoured cheeks with RMK Ingenious Powder Cheeks in Bronze (new season colour no less).

Once hair was beautifully styled I completed the eyes by lining Chanel Intense Eyeliner 75 (a bronze metallic shade) along the lower lash line quite liberally and Dior Brow Mascara in Gold combed generously through brows.   Not forgetting final touches to this look, nails were tidied up with the stunning gold/silver shade Kaleidoscope by Chanel.

The venue was the historic, English Heritage site, the Wellington Arch in Hyde Park Corner, steeped in history and such a high end event, I had to make some impact with lips though not go over board, so I chose OCC Lip Tar in Petty Beige, the exact colour match to MCM's Heritage range, why not!?
I loved the 'neutral' aspect of this look with the focus on highlights, contours with depth; nothing but enhancing.


  1. Beautiful Nad! Shame I had to miss it. I need a new aubergine shadow - is that Suqqu cream or powder?

    1. Hey, thanks! Suqqu one is a powder, their eye colour quads are superb with wearable colours so they tend not to go to waste. You may like Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes if you prefer a cream eye colour?