LFW AW16: Key Beauty Looks From Backstage – Day 2
By Theresa Yee

The main takeaway: You can never have too much glitter. WGSN’s beauty team reports.

Feb 21, 2016
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Throughout LFW our beauty team will be on the ground covering the latest hair, make-up and nail trends as they happen.

Here Senior Beauty Editor Theresa Yee and Beauty Assistant Emma Grace Bailey reveal their top beauty looks from Day 2:

Markus Lupfer:

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The Inspiration: A girl who has been out all night partying (hair). She’s part of a gang but with an individual sensibility (make-up)

The Look: A two textured hair look with greasy, sticky roots teamed with dry ends. Hair is messy at the back to reflect her night of partying. Pret-a-Powder was rubbed into the roots to form a hazy, static feel. For make-up, clear Baby Lips was applied to the eyes and then enhanced with glitter. Sparkly gold nails matched the eyes to complete the beauty look.

Lead Stylists: Tina Outen for Bumble and bumble, Lucy Burt for Maybelline New York and Michelle Humphrey for Maybelline New York

Key Products: Bumble and bumble Pret-a-Powder, All Style Blow Dry, Styling lotion, Tonic Primer, Classic Hairspray, Maybelline New York Super Stay 7 Days Nail Colour in Golden Brown, Baby Lips in Clear, Push Up Mascara and Nudes Palette

Barbara Casasola:

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The Inspiration: A cool, pared down modern girl

The Look: A looped over ponytail secured with an elastic band that Reed knotted together to create a utilitarian feel paired with a slightly sweaty hair line. Pli was applied to the hair using hands to add movement. Over at make-up, Box removed warmth from the skin using alabaster and gentle blue undertones for a minimal and bare look but with a serious edge. Skin appeared cold, mattified with a primer to create a uniform skin tone. The eye socket was contoured to form a tea stain with a sensual depth. Box said of the finished look: “very much about empty space. To remove any warmth and take skin to a quiet opacity.”

Lead Stylists: Adam Reed for L’Oreal Professionnel / Alex Box for MAC Cosmetics

Key Products: L’Oreal Professionnel Techni Art Pli, MAC Paintpot in Groundwork, Face & Body White and Timcheck Lotion

Holly Fulton:

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The Inspiration: The Futuristic Heidi

The Look: Hair is pulled away from the face and twisted into a messy bun, with the ends left free and doused in hairspray for added texture. On the eyes, silver metallic foil is applied in a banana shape across the lid and then brushed off so only random pigments remain. Skin is youthful and fresh, while cheeks are lightly contoured. Nails take a dirtier route in a muddy green-based nude, applied to short, sporty nails with a shiny finish.

Lead Stylists: Sam Bryant for MAC Cosmetics / Holli Smith for Bumble and bumble / Jenny Longworth for Christian Louboutin

Key Products: Bumble and bumble Thickening Spray, Surf Spray, Classic Hairspray, MAC Face & Body Foundation, Strobe Cream, Stormy Pink Paint Pot, Mid-Tone Sepia Cream Colour Base

AV Robertson at Fashion East: 

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The Inspiration: Alien-esque

The Look: Bleached out brows are paired with an intense black cat’s eye, whilst a strip of colour – in blue, green or red – floats above the eye in the lid’s natural contour. A touch of highlighter on the top of the cheekbones finishes off this strong and bold look.

Lead Stylist: Diane Kendal for Marc Jacobs Beauty

Key Products: Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara, #Instamarc Light Filtering Contour Powder, Highliner Gel Eye Crayon, Magic Marc’er Precision Pen Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

Mimi Wade at Fashion East:

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The Inspiration: The Hollywood Hills meets biker girl

The Look: A classic yet natural 60’s beehive gone wrong, with a lived in and broken down aesthetic thanks to copious amounts of sea salt spray buffed into the hairline. A miniscule black bow pinned at the back brings the look back to glamour. For the make-up, beautiful yet natural looking skin is paired with a bright, glossy red or pink lip, with eyes made to look worn in with individual eyelashes randomly placed.

Lead Stylists: Ali Pirzadeh for Bumble and bumble / Celia Burton for MAC Cosmetics

Key Products: Bumble and bumble Thickening Spray, Full Form Mousse, Invisible Oil, Surf Spray, MAC Mineralize Skin Finish, Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Feels So Grand.

J.W Anderson:

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The Inspiration: Perfect hair with an otherworldly twist. Honest beauty with clean matte skin.

The Look: To maintain each of the model’s own individuality, Carrasquillo created a clean, matte base using only moisturizer, foundation and powder to achieve a “re-touched version of herself”. This was paired with healthy lips and brushed brows. Nails were painted in one coat of Nails Inc Bright Street, a iridescent pearl colour, topped off with a matte top coat. For hair, the look was described as perfect and well done – an unnatural perfection that makes it look a little bit weird and otherworldly with a cyber vibe.

Lead Stylists: Anthony Turner for L’Oreal Professionnel, Mark Carrasquillo for Nars Cosmetics and Roni Alder for Nails Inc

Key Products: L’Oreal Professionnel Techni Art Pli, Techni Art Volume Riche Mousse, Mythic Oil, Infinium Hairspray, Nail Inc Polish in NailKale Bright Street, Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint, Luminous Moisture Cream and All Day Luminous Powder Foundation

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The Inspiration: Simple and clean hair as there are lot’s of texture and shapes in the collection

The Look: A simple ponytail with a side parting and loose tendrils falling on the side. Strands of hair was pulled out at the back for a irregular effect and tonged to created 3D indentations.

Lead Stylist: Mari Ohashi for Bumble and bumble

Key Products: Bumble and bumble Don’t Blow It

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