Backstage at Alberta Ferretti’s S/S16 show, Charlotte Tilbury was talking tans. Or, more specifically, "dreamy skin, warmed up and ethereal, as if the models have come from the desert, a sunset hitting their cheekbones," explained Charlotte, buffing a mix of MAC's Cream Colour Bases in Improper Copper and Pearl, Dhs90 each, over the highpoints of the face (cheekbones, temples, bridge of the nose and cupid’s bow) to add a lustrous gleam that was enhanced with a "burnished cheek" created by MAC Blushcreme in Dainty, Dhs120.
While the tones were all desirably subtle and, indeed, sunset-like, ‘it’s not minimal make-up,’ explained Tilbury, who then went to veil the lids in a MAC blushed-champagne shade of cream shadow (Paint Pot in Chilled Ice, Dhs90) and accentuated the socket-line in the brand's Woodwinked Eyeshadow, Dhs75 (a frosted dark taupe). Subtle tweaks kept the look on the maximal side yet still looking thoroughly modern. Straight lashes, brown mascara and naturally defined brows were an interesting and integral twist "as they create a softer effect to the eye," said Tilbury.
As for an instant hit of health as the temperatures start to plummet? "Bronzer. It’s fabulous for winter," declared Tilbury. "Always, for the simple reason that it stops us from looking ill." She’s got a point…
#BazaarLoves: The best light winter bronzers
MAC Mineralize SkinFinish in Medium Dark, Dhs136 – a great warm honey tone with a subtly light-reflective finish.
Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate in dark, Dhs318 – the perfect cream texture; gorgeous on darker skin tones.
Clinique Bronzing Gel, Dhs105 – perfect for adding a sheer veil of warmth to the skin. Apply over moisturiser and conceal where necessary.
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow, Dhs280 – this imparts a glamourous sheen and has a great blendable texture.
Via Harper’s Bazaar UK