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Lisa Loves - Thursday - 23/02/12 - 11:47am

Lisa Loves - Creme Textures at LFW

On Tuesday evening I did the make-up for the Osman show at London Fashion Week. Osman is known for his minimalism but for this his A/W 2012 collection he combined his minimalist vision with a beautifully heady mix of rich texture and colour. Beautifully textured brocades in opulent red and gold were accompanied by a sprinkling of tribal folklore in the shape of colourful embroidered applique, a few extraordiary pieces of artfully placed jewellery and fabulous brocade shoes.

Everyone liked the idea of weathered looking skin. The sort of skin you get if you live in the mountains or get a winters tan when skiing. I used old portraits of Mongolian and Tibetan women as reference for my mood boards as they often have such amazing looking complexions ... a mixture of sun and wind at high altitude! The key to the make-up was definitely getting the shape of the blush right as it involved taking it horizontally across the cheeks, subtly down on to the jaw and across the bridge of the nose to make it look completely real. See the top pic for one of the first girls I made up, gorgeous model Laura Gosch at Elite, for a close up look at the texture of the skin, shape and colour of the blush, contour and bronze cremes.

I wanted a raw luscious feeling to the make-up so brows were really important. I wanted full, healthy looking brows so created a brow shrine backstage to inspire my team, featuring some of my brow heroines – of which Brooke Shields in Blue Lagoon is Queen!

I was assisted by my very own Jessie plus Irene, Jade, Jessica, Alev and Louise from the Mac Pro Team who were all fantastic. I decided to use only cream textures and chose the fantastic new Pro Sculpting Crèmes as a starting point for the look. I’m not sure when they are launching into pro stores as they are only being tested backstage at the moment but they are definitely going in to my kit … great texture and six perfect shades to cover all skin tones. Look out for them!

Products used:

Strobe Cream - on the upper cheekbones for healthy sheen

The Mac team used Mac bases but I used my trusty and long since discontinued Chanel Pro Lumiere to give a very dewy but perfected look I was after. Think my supply will be all run out by next show season though … a horrible thought!

Pro Sculpting Crème in Coffee Walnut - to shade and sculpt cheekbones, temples and as eye shadow buffed all over the upper lid to just above the socket line and also a soft haze of colour along the lower lash to shape and sculpt.

Pro Paint stick in Red mixed with Crème Colour Base in Fabulush – Used sparingly to create the blush across the cheeks, down onto the jaw line, across the nose and around the hairline.

Pro Sculpting Crème in Copper Beach – buffed around the hairline to blend in the creme blush, on the top of the cheekbones, on to the neck, jaw line and chest area. This was buffed and buffed until it looked completely natural.

Brow pencil – in Fling, Lingering, Strut etc to draw on individual brows to thicken a give natural fullness to brows.

Brow Set – in Beguile (like mascara for brows) to add thickness and set into a brushed up shape.

Eyelashes were curled and a touch black mascara added to top lashes for some of the girls - others were left mascara free if it suited the look better with their colouring.

For lips I wanted to re-create the colour of the women’s lips in the old portraits I had on my mood board – the look lips would have if you were out in the elements for prolonged periods. I used the shade Dark currant from the Crème shadow palette for the up-n-coming Autumn 2012 collection. Mixing Dark currant from this palette with, a touch of the palest Sculpting crème and Copper Beach.

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Latest Comments 66 | Add Your Comments

Adilah - Tuesday Apr 10th 2012 9:31pm
Hi Lisa, every time I put on my cream blush (using my fingers), some of my foundation got wiped away from my face. is that how it's suppose to be or can I prevent it in some way? Thanks!

Kiko - Saturday Apr 7th 2012 4:38pm
Hi Lisa! I would love for there to be a video tutorial of this!! It's absolutely gorgeous:) Always love your work and heart that you have for beauty. Inside out you are that. :) God bless you tremendously today. Kiko

MonSaracho - Saturday Mar 17th 2012 2:49am
I'm totally obsessed with the look you created!!! so beautiful! so thankful that you shared your inspiration boards! lvu Lisa! kisses from Mexico

Janet - Monday Mar 12th 2012 4:17am
Please explain Scouse Brows; you say no, why? Your thoughts please…. Love ya! xOx Janet

Vicky - Monday Mar 5th 2012 12:05am
Amazing it's such a fantastic insight. Love reading all your blog posts and videos.

Caroline - Sunday Mar 4th 2012 10:21pm
Please do a weathered looking skin video! Just like above :)

Julie - Sunday Mar 4th 2012 4:15pm
Hi Lisa, What base would you recommend for pale skin which works well in photographs but has longer lasting coverage with a natural finish. I find Chanel do not do foundation shades pale enough for me. Much appreciated!

Tinna Helgadottir - Saturday Mar 3rd 2012 11:37pm
This is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration and since Lisa says no scouse brows, then we all certainly must abide :) Please to more of these blog posts, this was so interesting!

Helenp7 - Friday Mar 2nd 2012 4:04am
I think one of the best make up blogs I've ever read. Thank you yet again. It was a sheer joy to read and it does make for compelling reading as well

Christi D. - Wednesday Feb 29th 2012 7:34am
Hi Lisa! Lovely, healthy, outdoorsy, glowy look, it really suited the clothing in the show so well! I really loved how u included a pic of your inspiration board to give us some insight into how u work! Is the No. 7 skin illuminator the same as the pink illuminating lotion in the glass bottle with the pump? That's the one I have and I love it! But I know No.7 also does one with a brush applicator in a plastic bottle that u showed in one of ur vids. Any idea where to get Becca in the States? I tried Nordstrom and Sephora. XX from the States

Elissa - Wednesday Feb 29th 2012 3:18am
tutorial please!! lovelovelove! and do more making it in make up please! you did such a beautiful job :)

albergine - Wednesday Feb 29th 2012 12:11am
This is so beautiful Lisa :-) You did an amazing job x

Kate - Tuesday Feb 28th 2012 8:51pm
Well done, Lisa! What a fabulous healthy and glow-y. Love it! If you could make a video for this look, that would even be more fabulous :) Also, thanks for introducing this American to the Scouse Brow....endless laughs showing the girls at work the newest UK "trend".

Francesca - Tuesday Feb 28th 2012 7:50pm
Thanks so much for your advice Lisa, I really appreciate you taking the time. I think you're an exceptional makeup artist! x

Suzanne - Tuesday Feb 28th 2012 1:21am
Hi Lisa, inspiring work as always! I was wondering if you have tried the Anstasia of Beverly Hills Eyebrow pens? I've been wanting to try the Suquu ones you love so much, but they don't seem to be available here in the states so I am hoping that these might be a dupe.

alex - Monday Feb 27th 2012 11:50pm
lisa! could you do an adele inspired makeup! she always looks so refined, matte I guess? en utterly gorgeous! love you btw!

norah - Monday Feb 27th 2012 11:07pm
hi lisa beautiful work. just found out about your blog {thank god} i spent a whole day watching all the videos did not move from bed. thank youuuuuuuuuu so much plz keep updating us . and i would like to ask you if you could do a tutorial about gwinth paltrow make up at the oscars of 2012 she looked amazing.

Caroline Drummond Moray - Monday Feb 27th 2012 3:34pm
Hi Lisa, I love your work and I was wondering if you could please, please do a tutorial on Angelina Jolie's 2012 Oscar makeup. Obviously she's outndingly beautiful but her makeup is utterly beautiful as well and would be fascinating to watch what kind of products they would have used on her. Thank you x

Lisa Eldridge - Monday Feb 27th 2012 12:26am
@Francesca my favourites are Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector, Lancomes Eclat Miracle and No7's Skin Illuminator ... I also like the MUFE liquid one x

Francesca - Sunday Feb 26th 2012 8:11pm
Hey Lisa, I love the rosy glow of this look it's so lovely. I was wondering if you could tell me which highlighters you think are good as I'd love to find one that gives my skin a healthy sheen but don't really know where to start. Thanks

G. Turell - Sunday Feb 26th 2012 4:20pm
I absolutely love this make up and the mood board is great! The skin looks beautiful and the brows are AMAZING. It looks natural but at the same time so fashionable and chic. Love it! BTW The model in green looks so much like you, she even has your beauty spot.

Emma Farrell Makeup - Saturday Feb 25th 2012 4:35pm
I love your mood board, it is great to see where you get your inspiration from. Love the colours and tones that you have used!

Edith - Friday Feb 24th 2012 4:49pm
so b e a u t i f u l and so natural at once. You're a make up genius, hope You know that! :)

PokoKitty - Friday Feb 24th 2012 7:48am
The model in green looks a lot like you!

Lai Yen Yi - Friday Feb 24th 2012 4:51am
Oh I love thick brows!

LaPetiteOphelie - Friday Feb 24th 2012 4:42am
Such an interesting look! I have to laugh at the term "Scouse Brows", being an American. We commoners consider that look very classic and groomed, though I can see where it could go overboard and look horrid. I've seen examples of the British term and they're quite frightening! But the description of it is very normal sounding. Brows the color of one's hair with a distinct shape are very IN here in America.

SassySuz - Friday Feb 24th 2012 1:35am
I have just started using cream blushers, Stila and MAC are fabulous, they tend to convert to a soft powder finish which looks great on a 59 yrs young makeup junkie!!!!. Keep up the inspiring videos Lisa, they keep my makeup look up to date and surprisingly age appropriate.

Janet - twitter @felinesxhugsx - Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 10:55pm
Please explain Scouse Brows; you say no, why? Your thoughts please…. Love ya! xOx Janet!/felinesxhugsx

Galina Zavgorodnia - Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 10:07pm
You're so amazing Lisa! I wish I could paint me face like you!

charlotte - Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 9:57pm
The model looks like your twin!

Dena - Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 8:50pm
This is so interesting - thanks for sharing. Just wondering: which brushes did you use for contouring with cream products - both on eyes and cheeks? Also, I really loved the eyeliner colour you used at Osman last season, for the SS12 shows. I know that you customised the colour using Suqqu products, but do you know if this eyeliner colour will be available to buy?

Fatima Batool - Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 7:05pm
Beautiful work, the models faces do give the weathered look, its amazing, i love every video and blogpost of yours. Thankyou for sharing your artistic ideas and work with us.

Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 6:46pm
This is a fabulous look! Thank you Lisa!

Pri - Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 6:44pm
Lisa, this post is one of my favourites. I love seeing inspiration for the show, I saw similar red weathered cheeks on Bolivian women and babies. So lovely, even though it's probably quite unhealthy... Thank you for the detailed products list and specific uses, it's all really appreciated and hope to see more. X

Stella - Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 6:37pm
I love it! The looks exude health and vitality. How can I adapt this for everyday use? Thanks!

siboney2046 - Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 6:27pm
I'm actually in love with creamy textures!

Caroline - Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 5:48pm
Awesome looks you created for Osman, please do something similar for us!

Miss Sylvouille - Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 5:34pm
Hi Lisa, Will you also post a backstage / behing the scenes video as you did for Matthew Williamson's show...please pretty please :)

Aya - Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 5:33pm
LIsa, I am in LOVE with this look! Will you please do a video on it?

Miss Sylvouille - Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 3:34pm
Hi Lisa, Will you also post a backstage / behing the scenes video as you did for Matthew Williamson's show...please pretty please :)

Nuraan - Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 3:29pm
oh love this post! I love how you show your inspiration and mood boards. I feel i already have those eyebrows in the pics you show lol

Meghan - Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 2:34pm
Hey Lisa! Just wondering what blush you used. You mentioned the sculpting creams but I didn't see any mention of the blush color...unless you used one of the sculpting creams for this. I LOVE this look, it's so natural and healthy looking. Just beautiful!

Sarah - Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 1:51pm
This is amazing, thanks for the inside look of backstage LFW! x

judith - Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 1:28pm
Absolutely amazing! When I'll be able to do skin like you, than I'm gonna start calling myself a make-up artist! :) It would be great if you could do a video on this! Looking forward to see those creme products!

Salma - Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 1:13pm
Lisa, Would you please post a video on this look!! I love it! so natural and healthy looking.

FridavK - Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 1:02pm
I had to laugh at the "NO SCOUSE BROWS!!! LISA SAYS SO!" on the mood board. Hurrah for natural, full brows! ;)

Mirjana - Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 1:00pm
OMG!!! I really need to go to bed!!! For the 3rd time!! ): I'm sure you know what its meant to say!But I just have to correct now - Love YOUR work Lisa!!! Yay!!

SantaXo - Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 12:58pm
My godness ... i absolutly love working lairs of mixed textures. It brings life to the skin, enhancing the natural beauty with theses colors and sheen. It's so pretty, délicate. I'm a true professional fan :)

Mirjana - Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 12:58pm
Sorry!!! that was meant to say - Love you work Lisa!!!

Mirjana - Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 12:57pm
Love your Lisa!!!Thank you for sharing!! Really appreciate how thorough you are!! Thank you!

Tasia - Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 12:57pm
I wonder how you manage to do the face texture so healthy and glossy, still not too shiny? Greetings from Kiev, Ukraine! there are some HUUUUGE fans of yours here!!! <3

Julie A - Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 12:54pm
I love the look you have created Lisa, it's so natural and healthy looking. Laura Gosch's eyebrows look truly amazing!

Bozena - Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 12:53pm
God those eyebrows are to die for ...

Liselotte - Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 12:51pm
She could be your sister!!

Natalia C. - Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 12:47pm
You're a genius of make-up artistry! Keep the good work coming! Love everything you do!

Rachael - Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 12:46pm
Hi Lisa, would love to assist you a Fashion Week :) Rachael Karen Makeup x

Ilaria - Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 12:44pm
such glowy, fresh skin, totally love it! how do you manage to control excess sheen under very strong lights though?

Kasia. - Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 12:43pm
Finally, I have fashionable brows;)!

Ovidiu Perta - Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 12:39pm
The model you're showcasing loks a bit like you, anyway the ideea behind the make up is cool, and the make up also, I absolutely love what you're doing, don't ever stop:-)

Julie A - Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 12:38pm
I love the look you have created Lisa, it's so natural and healthy looking. Laura Gosch's eyebrows look truly amazing!

Delia - Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 12:29pm
Love it!

bippy - Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 12:23pm

Sophie - Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 12:14pm
Lisa, this blogpost is SO interesting! It's amazing to see all of the inspirations behind the looks you create, Thank you thank you thank you! This is fascinating <3

dzeksonfajf5 - Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 12:13pm
This is just the look I tend to achieve on myself (bushy+blushy)! Btw. Mac Strobe cream has maybe even better duplicate in Illamasqua Gleam cream, or Estee Lauder Spotlight! You should try that! I became such a make up junkie because of you, Lisa <3

Ali H. - Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 12:12pm
It's a nice change to see the models looking like normal, healthy females. I'd have to do some serious practicing to use those sculpting creams as skillfully as you have Lisa. Gorgeous!

Pri - Thursday Feb 23rd 2012 12:09pm
Lisa, this post is one of my favourites. I love seeing inspiration for the show, I saw similar red weathered cheeks on Bolivian women and babies. So lovely, even though it's probably quite unhealthy... Thank you for the detailed products list and specific uses, it's all really appreciated and hope to see more. X

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