Sep 23, 2011 12:00AM

lfw hair and make-up how-to

Beauty may be more than skin deep but that doesn't stop us poring over the looks from LFW.

Beauty may be more than skin deep but that doesn't stop us poring over the looks from London Fashion Week.

The Hair Forecast

At Burberry, luxurious waves, all satiny and soft, would simply never do - not with all those trenches and basket weave knits on show. This is why hairstylist Neil Moodie created weather-worn hair: more fallen-out and fly-away than perfect. Spritz a generous amount of styling spray (try Bumble and Bumble's Styling Spray) throughout your hair, then, using a large barrel curling iron, tong sections at random, leaving the crown and ends free for kinks and volume. Allow to cool before raking through with your fingers to finish. Easy!

Luxe Luminosity

Luminizer was employed to add life to lackluster skin. At Peter Pilotto, sable coloured cream shadow (try Illamasqua Cream Pigment) was blended into temples and the hollows of cheeks, before finely milled shimmer powder was dusted across cheekbones and the bridges of noses. The effect was an exercise in light and shade; applying just the right amount in the areas most needed, making for a more refined and fresher face.

Lipstick All Sorts

Backstage at Mary Katrantzou, Val Garland customized an array of vibrant, rich lip shades by mixing together a selection of MAC Pigment. From tangerine to Slurpee blue and puce, the effect was unexpected. How did Garland create such a gorgeous look that might otherwise look garish? By treating the rest of the face minimally. Do it yourself by concealing only where needed, then finish by defining your lashes ever-so-slightly.

Lock, Stock and Barrel

Tendril is a ghastly word. It conjures images of barrel curls dangling stiffly from a bride's French roll. At Christopher Kane, however, pieces of hair pulled loosely from a low slung bun trailed delicately behind the cheekbones and nape of each girl. Soft and threadbare, the effect was far more romantic than any wedding day do we've ever seen. Secure your hair in a chignon (try using a double hook hair tie) before gently tugging a few pieces free from around the hairline. Finish with light-hold hair spray.

Words: Sam Addington

Photography: Imaxtree

Oystermag

Latest


See Inside The Yeezus Pop Up Shop In Melbourne

South Yarra ain't comin' down.


See The First Looks From Alexander Wang For H&M

Not JUST made up of leggings and crop tops.


It's Official: God Loves Gays

This billboard in the Westboro Baptist Church's home town proves it.


Meet The Apple Watch & iPhone 6's

Shipping on 19 September.


Oyster Fashion: Ocean Blues' Shot By Gavriel Maynard

Part #1 of our adidas Originals By Rita Ora shoot from Oyster #105.


Backstage: Eckhaus Latta SS15 @ NYFW

Keepings things fresh in NYC.


Miley Cyrus Is Crafting The Crap Out Of Jeremy Scott's SS15 Show

Because she doesn't want to "die a pop pop dumb dumb."


Read Spike Jonze & Jonah Hill's Play For Opening Ceremony

An uncomfortable look at modelling.


Men Of The World Rejoice — Channing Tatum Would Like To Touch Your Junk

Form a disorderly queue! There's no time for etiquette!


Interview & Shoot: Bella Heathcote On The C-Word, Melbourne Fashion & Over-Thinking

Shot by Adrian Mesko for Oyster 105: The Down Under Issue!


Collection Survey: NYLONS SS15 Lookbook

Like eating a mango on the beach at 4 p.m.


See The Full adidas Originals By Rita Ora AW14 Lookbook

Glow in the dark, mesh and colour block (oh my!)


Backstage: Dion Lee, TOME, Zimmerman & A Détacher @ NYFW

Plus our mid-week highlights via Zimmerman, Eckhaus Latta, Hood By Air and more.


Abbey Lee Kershaw x Bill Henson — Oyster #105 Cover Story

The Australian export on Mad Max, the desert and 'starting from the bottom' in our 'Down Under' issue.


Oyster's 20th Anniversary 'Down Under' Issue Is Out Today!

Feat. coverstar Abbey Lee Kershaw shot by Bill Henson.


Collection Survey: Georgia Alicce 'Waves' Collection

An exclusive CAPS LOCK questionaire.


Backstage: VFiles Made 2 @NYFW

Oh hai, New York Fashion Week.


Oyster Playlist: Spoon

Randomly beautiful internet.


Romance Was Born Exhibition For Kids At NGV

Won't somebody please think of the children?!


QWSTION x Belance

We just found the perfect unisex bag. You're welcome.