Which Burberry girl are you?

Today's runway was all about creating individual looks, from earthy opulence to military style coats. See how to achieve the lived in glitter eye I created for some of our Burberry girls below...

Five easy steps to create a worn in glitter eye:

  1. Apply the Burberry Effortless Blendable Kohl in black around the top and bottom lash line.
  2. To elongate the eye, apply the Eye Colour Cream in charcoal across the lid towards the socket line, keep the shape quite structured – not round.
  3. Darken the eye by adding Effortless Kohl in black along the waterline.
  4. Apply Bold Lash Mascara to the outer edge of the lashes.
  5. Finish by scattering gold glitter across the eye and cheekbone. I like to just see where it falls and then pat it in for more intensity. But if you want it to be more precise, you can use the Fresh Glow Highlighting Pen on the cheekbone underneath first.

 This is one of the eyes from today’s runway, a slightly disheveled eye, with soft smudgy eyeliner and scattered gold glitter, a beautiful lived-in eye. I think this makeup is really wearable and achievable, a nice step away from the bare faces we’ve been seeing the last few seasons.

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When Edie Campbell opened the Burberry Fall 2016 show today in a navy overcoat, sequin mini-dress and snakeskin boots, with her fringe in her glitter-smattered-worn-in eyes, no one knew what tone was being set for the other girls in the show. Distinctly herself, every girl that followed Edie down the runway had their hair and makeup tailored to their own individual style.

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Christopher Bailey – who surprised the fashion world this month by announcing that Burberry would shift to just two shows a year to align the runway with the retail calendar – made another bold move by deciding to abandon the traditional runway formula of one uniform beauty look across all models. For me and hairdresser Sam McKnight it meant backstage was a little more hectic than usual – we needed to be on it!

 

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For the makeup, the girls’ skin and lips were kept nude and glowing across the board. We changed up their looks by tailoring their eye makeup to their outfit and bone structure. The girls needed to look quite strong. This show was about makeup for every woman so I created a nude eye; a dark eye with glitter tears (of happiness!) and a dishevelled worn in eye with glitter scattered across the eye and cheekbone.

I loved the way this tied back in with the clothes – an eclectic mix of everything Burberry knows and loves – beautiful outwear, bold cheques, traditional tailoring, shearling, snakeskin and python patterned leathers, oversized buckles, wide lapels, military details, furs, tweeds, flowing dresses and ankle length wellington boots to keep everything tough. It all spoke to an earthy opulence that needed to be carried into the makeup, and the woman inside each model.