THE LOOK: Palm Spring Chic
THE DESIGNERS: Charlie Brown, Feathers, Franks, Limedrop, Maidenlove, Seafolly, Wayne Cooper, We Are Handsome.
The final look for MSFW 2018 was bright, bronzed and illuminated. Kenneth shares his artistry-how to for getting a sun-kissed beauty look ready for summer.
How would you describe this look?
“This girl is the personification of pool-side glamour. She shimmers in the hot desert sun with her glowing sun-kissed skin and her eyes are swept with layers of bronze and gold. The neutral eyes is off set with a punchy matt coral lip. A nod to the colour of the season.”
What was your inspiration behind this look?
“I lived for a few years in Palm springs and had a fun seeing what everyone got up to with their desert beauty. Think 60’s poolside glamour. This is my take on a modern and sophisticated resort look for a poolside party or a sunset dinner in the desert.”
What are the key products used?
Complexion: Prime skin with an illuminating, bronzing BB Cream and then layer a sheer tinted moisturiser for extra coverage. Finish the sun-kissed look with the ultimate bronzing powder, Nars Laguna, contouring the outside of the face (make a 3-shape around the face from the temple, in at the cheek bone and then down and around along the jaw line).
Stila Stay All Day HD Beauty Balm – Bronzing $58
Chantecaille Just Skin Foundation $94
Nars Bronzing Powder Laguna $55
Cheeks: The glowing effect is created with layers of gently illuminated washes of colour, giving a 3D effect to the skin and in turn a genuine sun-kissed glow.
Nars Blush in Orgasm and Taj Mahal $45 each
Nars The Multiple in South Beach $58
Lips: Coral is the colour of the season, start by defining the lips with a lip pencil and then dab a red-orange glossy lipstick on top for a bright and bold lip look.
Chantecaille Lip Definer in Coral
Nars Lipstick in Heatwave $39
Eyes: It’s all about building a bronzed eye. Start by lining the top and bottom lash lines with a bronze liner, Stila Lionfish – working quickly here as this sets in 30second (won’t smudge or move!) Then using a black eyeliner for the inner water lines. Then layer corfu as your eyeshadow base, blending out towards the eyebrow. Then finish by pressing Fools Gold into the lid to give an effortlessly layered bronze effect.
Stila Stay All Day Smudge Stick in Lionfish $32
By Terry Crayon Khol Terrybly $48
Nars Cream Eye Shadow in Corfu $39
Sunday Riley Prismasilk Eyeshadow in Fools Gold $32
Lashes: Create drama and complete the poolside glamour look with high-impact false lashes.
Mecca Cosmetica Eyes Wide Open False Eyelashes in Volume $20
Nails: I was all about a bright coral to match the lip colour.
Mecca Cosmetica Glide On Nail Colour in Cassandra $22
What’s the best way to wear this in ‘real-life’
“This is a really easy look to replicate “pro-to-go” look that can be played up or down depending where you’re off to. Just have a go!!”