Barbara Daly at London Fashion Week for Amanda Wakeley

Barbara Daly make-up was delighted to collaborate with renowned women’s wear designer, Amanda Wakeley, at London Fashion Week 2009 at her show on Tuesday 22nd September 2009.

Leading make-up artist Sharon Dowsett used Barbara Daly make-up to create a beautifully dramatic look that took inspiration from an Indian Summer (a nod to the numerous spicy tones and luxurious silky drapery used in Amanda’s palette); a neutral dewy base set off striking smoky eyes and defined eyebrows which was paired with a warm nude lip and cool nude nails.

Barbara Daly's make-up at Amanda Wakeley Show
Barbara Daly's make-up at Amanda Wakeley Show

Sharon commented:  “I am delighted to be collaborating with Barbara Daly make-up – the products are fantastic, particularly Face Lift, the Eye Pencils and High Impact Mascara, they have helped me to create a beautiful look for today’s show.”

The Look – How it was Created:

The Base
Sharon started the look with a slick of Face Lift to give the model’s skin a beautifully luminous, dewy appearance (the use of this product was a personal tip off from Amanda Wakeley herself), she then progressed to prep the skin with Moisture Foundation and Concealer (depending on the coverage needed for the individual model). Cheek-to-cheek Bronzer was then used to highlight the cheek bone and shade underneath (using the two shades in the bronzer). Once the base was finished with a sweep of the Super Sheer Loose Powder, Sharon and her eight strong team started on the smoky eye.

The Eyes
Eye Pencil in Dark Brown was used to contour the eye around the upper and lower lashes and out into the inner and outer corner of the eye, Eye Shadow in Smoke and the Designer Eyes Trio in Graphite was then used to shade the eye socket with a clear space left between the socket and the brow. The eye was finished off with two coats of High Impact Mascara in black (which the models loved and begged the make-up team to let them keep). Strong brows were created using the Eye Brow Pencil in Fair or Dark (depending on the model’s colouring) and finished with a slick of Smudge-Proof Mascara in Brown (the moussy texture was perfect for this purpose).

The Lips

Nude lips were created with the Lip Pencil in Fig contouring the lip followed by Lipstick in Naturelle filling in the rest of the lip.

The Nails
Nail technician Liza Smith and team used a cocktail of Barbara Daly make-up nail colours (a mix of Whimsy – a stone colour, Sweetie – a pinky neutral, Tattoo – a deep navy blue and Clear Top Coat) to create a bespoke  cool neutral to paint the model’s finger and toe nails that perfectly complemented the make-up and Amanda’s collection.

The Barbara Daly make-up products used to create the look were:

  • Face Life Moisturiser (used as foundation on most models to create dewy skin)
  • Moisture Foundation
  • Cheek-to-Cheek Bronzer
  • Eye Shadow – Smoke
  • Designer Eyes Trio – Graphite
  • Eye Pencil – Dark Brown and Black
  • Eye Define – Brown
  • Light Effect Concealer Pen
  • High Impact Mascara – Black
  • Smudge-proof Mascara – Brown (for eyebrows – Sharon recommends that the moussey texture makes it great for eyebrows)
  • Eye Brow Pencil – Light and dark
  • Lip Pencil – Fig
  • Lipstick – Naturelle
  • Nail Colour (a cocktail of Whimsy, Sweetie, Tattoo and Clear Top Coat)

The Barbara Daly make-up range is available from larger Tesco stores.

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