“There were strong references to the 1950s in the S/S 12 shows, both in the fashion and the faces. While the look below gives a nod to the decade, it’s more of a modern interpretation than a literal one. This ’50s makeup look is fashion forward, feminine and gorgeously glam. The dewy complexion is one of its main features. I drew inspiration from shows like Nina Ricci, Rochas, Stella McCartney, Valentino, Chloe, Jil Sander, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and Versus, where dreamy, lunar-skinned ladies sashayed down the runway. Bouffant-style hairdos are also big this season (as seen on the catwalk at Fendi and Jil Sander). That’s definitely a cue to dust off your volumizing products and bust out a bit of backcombing action!” LMM, 2012.
LMM says: Wear this new-season trend on a Valentine’s Day date with your darling. It’s guaranteed to make his heart go thumpety-thump!
For step-by-step instructions on how to recreate this look, watch the video tutorial below.
Moisturizer: Nubo Cell Dynamic Day Performance SPF 20. Buy it online at: Nubo Beauty.com.
Eye cream: Nutrimetics Restore Anti-Ageing Firming Eye Crème. Buy it online at: Nutrimetics.com.au.
Applied with: Lancôme Foundation Brush. Buy it online at: Lancome-USA.com, or visit your nearest Lancôme counter.
CONCEALER AND HIGHLIGHTER.
Under-eye area: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser in Light 120. Buy it online at: Drugstore.com. Available in Australia at: Priceline, Target, Big W, Kmart, Coles and Woolworths.
Applied with: Chanel Pinceau Correcteur 8.
Lower lash line: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Sand Dollar. Buy it online at: Bobbi Brown Cosmetics.com, Bobbi Brown.co.uk and Bobbi Brown.com.au, and Gorgeous Cosmetics Shimmer Dust in Suede. Buy it online at: Gorgeous Cosmetics.com.
Face of Australia Liquid Eyeliner in Black. Find a stockist at: Face Of Australia.com.au.
Applied with: Prescriptives Eye Shaper Brush.
Brows brushed upward with: Chanel Brow/Lash Brush.
Maybelline Color Sensational The Shine lipsticks in Rosy Dream 109 and Juicy Bubblegum 140. Buy them online at: Drugstore.com and Boots.com. Available in Australia at: Priceline, Target, Big W, Kmart, Coles and Woolworths. (Note: The color range differs between countries.)
Applied with: Chanel Pinceau Correcteur. Buy it online at: Chanel.com.
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade.
Applied to the tops of the cheekbones, down the length of the nose, over the Cupid’s bow, and to the middle of the forehead with: MAC Large Powder Brush 134. Buy it online at: MAC Cosmetics.com, MAC Cosmetics.co.uk and MAC Cosmetics.com.au.
Styled with: Schwarzkopf Instant Volume Powder.
MAKEUP ARTIST’S NAILS.