Monday’s Burberry Menswear show saw Christopher Bailey return the brand to its roots – strong, statement outerwear. The collection saw the merger of the three lines – Prorsum, London and Brit. Inspired by the sentiment “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” it was a marriage of equal parts; craftsmanship, sportswear, vintage and high fashion.
As a bit of a tomboy but also a sucker for glamour, this collection speaks to my heart – comfort and sequins – yes please! From a beauty perspective it was a wonderful opportunity to focus on grooming for the boys, creating a clean canvas that we got to embellish (at times) with glitter, this was inspired by the Christie Turlington cover I did with French Vogue. Once we did glitter on one boy, they were all desperate to have it, which I found quite entertaining.
These are my backstage tips for male grooming…
The key to a good shave is to always change razor blades regularly. Blunt blades are irritating to the skin; they are also a hotbed for bacteria and a main cause of ingrown hairs. Before you start shaving, make sure you cleanse well. I like to use Kiehl’s Foaming Multi-Gel, which acts as a 2 in 1 cleanser and friction barrier for the skin.Avoid using alcohol-based products after shaving as they can cause inflammation. I recommend using Elemis Smooth Result Shave and Beard Oil to nourish the skin. For any bearded men, the oil can also be massaged into the hair for a soft, groomed finish.
Men generally tend to have oilier skin than women. I prefer to use a balancing moisturiser such as Malin and Goetz Replenishing Face Cream to keep male skin smooth and hydrated backstage.
Unlike the skin, lips don’t have oil glands so it’s important to use a balm to stop lips from getting dry. For men, I prefer to use an undetectable balm without shine. Try Decleor Intense Nutrition Lip Balm.
I like to create natural looking radiance during winter months using Burberry’s Fresh Glow BB Cream to give dull skin a boost, it’s a great product for both men and women and one of my backstage essentials. It’s undetectable, you can’t tell if you’ve got it on.
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