Julien Macdonald Gives Us *Major* Beauty Inspo at LFW

The Make-Up Low-Down:

Trust Julien Macdonald to bring statement eyes back with a bang! 

Backstage models were given killer black smoky eyes with fierce wings. Make-up artist’s were spotted using L’Oreal Paris Super Liner Blackbuster, £6.99, all over the lids to give an intense shot of black. Then to amp up the pigment even more a jet black eye shadow was patted over the top.

To craft that statement wing, L’Oreal Paris Super Liner Black ‘N’ Sculpt, £6.99, was on hand. The genius new liner has a small little ball on the tip of the pen, which makes it easier than ever to create bold shapes and lines.

For a finishing touch a spotlight of sparkle was added to the inner corner of the eyes, dark-haired models were given a pop of silver whilst blondies got a touch of gold – it’s all about the details…

The rest of the make-up was kept pretty low-key, bases were perfected with the new L’Oreal Paris Infallible Sculpt Foundation, £8.99, – which, on a side note, we *totally* love.

Cheekbones were given a softly contoured finish using the brand new L’Oreal Paris Infallible Sculpt Contouring Palette, £6.99 (yes, the one that Kim Kardashian’s make-up artist Mario Dedivanovic swears by). 

And finally, lips were given a kiss of peachy colour using the new L’Oreal Paris Matte Max Lip Pen (launching March).

Genius Nail Art Hack:

For all you nail art lovers out there – this one’s for you… Model’s hands were treated to a a chic nude mani, before a fancy black french tip was added to the top of the nail. But what really got our beauty brains in a whirl was the genius trick manicurists used to cheat that contrasting tip. Instead of reaching for black nail polish they used L’Oreal Paris Super Liner Superstar, £6.99, to simply draw on a perfect black line. The nail was finished off with a clear top coat to seal the liner in place. Who knew nail-art could be so easy?

Clever Texture Trick:

For hair, softly textured waves were the order of the day – and lead hair stylist, Syd Hayes, trialed a brand new texture-boosting hair mousse to create that naturally soft movement. How did he do it? Well after dampening down model’s locks he worked a dollop of the mousse through the lengths and ends before grabbing a hair dryer (with a diffuser attached), and gently scrunching the hair as he dried it. The result? Touchable texture – A* for Syd!