The one constant for all beauty looks at Singapore Fashion Week 2015? Natural radiant, glowy skin with a – you guessed it – lit-from-within glow that everyone’s been gunning for this year.
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Here are four ways to achieve the look, with advice from the pros backstage:
Victoria Beckham: Skin prep was the main focus
Minimal base makeup was used at the Victoria Beckham show. Instead, proper skin prep was the main focus in getting the clean, fresh-faced look.
“The best thing [to do] is to prep the skin first, since dry skin is very hard to work with,” said celebrity makeup artist Larry Yeo. “When the skin is hydrated, you tend to use lesser product and makeup moves better upon hydrated skin,” he added, while guiding journalists backstage through a step-by-step tutorial.
Step 1: Larry placed SK-II’s Facial Treatment Mask on the model for 10 minutes. Upon removing the mask, he used his palms to massage the excess serum into the skin, starting from the centre of the face and moving outwards.
“For me, I like to use my whole palm to feel, so you can feel the texture [of the skin] when you massage it in… you can feel wherever the skin is dry, and needs more hydration,” said Larry.
Step 2: To finish off the look, Larry applied SK-II’s Facial Treatment Essence onto the model’s skin in a patting motion.
Thakoon: Sheer coverage and pink highlighters were used for understated radiance
Tinted moisturisers were used at Thakoon to let the skin’s natural radiance shine through.
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Step 1: Nars international makeup stylist Sadafumi Ito only applied a thin layer of the brand’s Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser to even out the model’s skin tone, and dabbed a creamy concealer on places that needed extra coverage (under the eyes, and at the sides of the nose). The base makeup was set with a light sweep of the brand’s loose setting powder.
Step 2: For natural, understated radiance at Thakoon, he applied a tiny dash of the pink-based Illuminator in Copacabana at the upper portion of the cheekbones, nose bridge and cupid’s bow.
Step 3: A powder highlighter – from the Dual-Intensity Blush in Craving – was then layered over the illuminator with a dry cheek brush.
Step 4: Finally, the look was balanced with a light dusting of a natural contour shade for fair skin – Silent Nude from the Christopher Kane x Nars collection – at the hollows of the cheeks and around the hairline.
Collate the label: Bronze shades were used for a sun kissed appearance
At Collate the label however, Sada-san used a bronze highlighter with a tinted moisturiser to create a more sun kissed effect.
Step 1: After applying a light layer of tinted moisturiser, the Matte Multiple in Cappadoce – a cocoa shade – was first applied at the hollows of the cheeks for a flattering contour.
Step 2: Then, he patted the Illuminator in Hot Sand – a light bronze – onto the high points of the cheekbones, eyelids, cupid’s bow and chin, before layering it with Nars’ Orgasm blush, starting from the apples of the cheek and moving up to the temples.
Love Bonito x Tex Saverio: Highlighters of different textures were mixed and layered over foundation
Thai makeup artist Chris U-Kaew, who led the makeup for the show, went all out with the highlighter for a “water shine” look.
Step 1: Chris first swiped the Illuminating Multiple in Copacabana across the model’s cheekbones, and blended it into bare skin with his fingers.
Step 2: For all over radiance, he mixed the Illuminator in the same shade with the Sheer Glow Foundation in equal parts before applying it to the skin with a stippling brush. He set the foundation with a light dusting of a loose setting powder.
Step 3: Chris went over the high points of the face again with the same Illuminating Multiple. This time, he drew it in a V-shape from the apples of the cheeks to the temples. Light dabs of the highlighter was also applied to the brow bones, nose bridge and the forehead.
Step 4: Finally, to add a little more dimension to the look. Chris used Silent Nude to give a slight contour to the cheeks and around the hairline.
Want to try out the full look from the shows? Check out our makeup tutorials for Collate the label and Love Bonito x Tex Saverio! And ICYMI, we’ve got recaps of all four days of Singapore Fashion Week!
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