Thursday, 24 February 2011

Trend Report From London Fashion Week - Pilotto AW2011 With Chantecaille

The make-up look was created by make-up artist Lisa Houghton using Chantecaille. The look was all about the eyes - confident and vibrant with a strong personality.

“We were delighted to be collaborating with design duo Peter Pilotto for a second
season at London Fashion Week. We loved the evolution from last season’s classic Parisian look with its futuristic twist to this season's beautifully bold use of color." Olivia Chantecaille


“I wanted to create a beautifully flawless complexion with bright vibrant eyes. Future Skin is perfect for this look as it’s so light and hydrating. You can build it in layers to create the perfect coverage. The Lemongrass and Aqua eye shades were the exact shades I wanted to create bold and vibrant eyes.” Lead make-up artist Lisa Houghton

The face was prepped with flower harmonising cream and biodynamic lifting fluid to create a flawless matt finish.

A very pale complexion with a flawless finish was created using both Porcelain and Alabaster Future Skin Foundations and Subtle Loose Powder.

The cheeks were kept soft with a dusting of cheek shade Ecstasy.

Eyes were the main focus of the look. To create texture and rich colour Lisa Houghton crushed Iridescent Eye Shade in Lemongrass to create a chalky consistency - this was applied all over the eye socket. Lisa then blended Ecstasy cheek shade and Lilac Rose eye shade with a Brilliant Gloss, Crystalline to give it a shiny appearance and staying power. The eyes were finished with Menthe eye shade in the corners of the eye for definition and to the outer corners shocking Iridescent Eye Shade in Aqua.

Faux Cils mascara was applied to both top and bottom lash lines and eye brows were emphasised using Chantecaille brow definer.

The lips were kept understated with protective Lip Potion before applying Hydra Chic in Canna. To highlight a shimmer from the Tiger in the Wild palette was applied to the cupids bow only.

Flower Harmonising Cream £86
Biodynamic Lifting Fluid £205
Future Skin £55
Subtle Loose Powder £48
Cheek Shade Ecstasy £23
Iridescent Eye Shade in Lemongrass £23
Iridescent Eye Shade in Aqua £23
Iridescent Eye Shade in Lilac Rose £23
Shine Eye Shade in Menthe £23
Brilliant Gloss in Crystalline £23
Brow Definer £19
Faux Cils Mascara £33
Lip Potion £35
Hydra Chic in Canna £27
Tiger in the Wild Palette £73

Trend Report From London Fashion Week - Christopher Kane’s AW2011 With Chantecaille

Christopher Kane’s AW2011 collection is inspired by the pencil cases he had at school and lollipops. This season is all about wearability and sophistication.

“We were so excited to collaborate with Christopher Kane this season. He is a great artist with a very modern eye, who knows how to dress a woman and we both happen to share a love for color and florals. Each of the seasonal collections I create is based on current fashion trends - Christopher’s colours, especially from his SS2011collection, have had a strong influence on our palettes.” Olivia Chantecaille

“We’re delighted to be working with Chantecaille for our AW2011 show. The make-up is luxurious, elegant and feminine – so they are a perfect partner for the show.” Christopher Kane

“We wanted to create a cool, natural look, with a strong eye and soft lip. The collection was less elaborate than previous seasons and we wanted the make-up look to be as wearable and sophisticated as the clothes. Chantecaille foundations easily create a clean complexion and its chic colour palette perfectly translated the make-up look we wanted to create this season.” Lead Make-up Artist Lucia Pieroni

Skin was prepped with Rose Eye Make-up Remover, Flower Infused Cleansing Milk, Rose de Mai, Vital Essence and Lip Potion.

Future Skin was applied to even out the complexion, creating a dewy light texture. Aquablush in Brilliance was blended into the skin for shimmer followed by Bronzer in St Barths to contour under the cheeks.

Shine Eye Shade in Meteorite was applied all around the eyes followed by Pewter eye shade from Chantecaille’s Tiger in the Wild Palette - this shade was applied over meteorite and blended around the eye. To finish Shine Eye Shade in Rose Quartz was applied under the eye just below the lash line.
Eyebrows were left natural and only filled in if required withChantecaille Brow Definer. No mascara was applied.

Lip Definer in Nuance was applied followed by Lip Matte in Bloomfor a neutral, barely there matte finish.

Chantecaille Retinol Body Treatment combined with Aquablush in Brilliance


Flower Infused Cleansing Milk - £45
Rose Eye Make-up Remover - £32
Rose Water - £45
Vital Essence - £72

Future Skin Foundation- £52
New Stick - £35
St Barths Bronzer - £36
Shine Eye Shade in Meteorite - £23
Shine Eye Shade in Rose Quartz - £23
Tiger in the Wild Palette - £73
Lip Definer in Nuance - £19
Lip Matte in Bloom - £23



Her statement, bleached blonde locks have been her trademark look since she arrived on our screens back in Popstars: The Rivals, but Sarah Harding unveiled a chocolate brown do’ over the weekend and we LOVE it!

To take the plunge like Sarah, hairdresser Lee Stafford, who has styled the Girls Aloud beauty’s hair in the past, says:

- There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to changing your hair colour, but there are plenty of guidelines to ensure that this process is less make or break.
- Take into consideration your skin tone and eye colour and ask friends for honest advice
- Be particularly careful when changing your colour at home. You must remember to put the protein back in after it has been stripped out so it remains lustrous and beautiful

- My Colour Love Shampoo and Conditioner are deeply intensive moisturisers, to refresh and revitalise coloured hair. The luxuriously thick formulas will help to repair the damage and drying effects that colouring can cause . . . keeping colour vibrant and hair in fantastic condition. Colour specific products are an absolute must for putting the moisture back after hair has been left battered and bruised by different colour processes

Lee’s Top Tip: "inbetween visits to the salon, disguise root regrowth with either of my TWO NEW shades of DRY SHAMPOO – I’ve brought out a mid brown and dark and it’s available in Boots stores now!"

Lee Stafford Colour Love Shampoo and Conditioner are priced at £5.10 and available exclusively to Boots and