Fabulous make-up artist and Balance Me fan Georgina Graham was on hand to prep models to perfection before they strutted their stuff in A. Sauvage’s Autumn / Winter 2014 show during the London menswear collections this week. She used a selection of our skincare heroes to achieve the runway look and invited us along on Wednesday evening to see the results!
Inspired by his Afropolitan heritage, pro basketball player turned designer Adrien Sauvage presented eclectic prints and materials in opulent hues; the clean lines of his signature ‘understated luxury’ tailoring were complimented by perfectly groomed skin with a subtly dewy finish.
Read on to find out how Georgina created this polished, refined look.
Top grooming tips from make-up artist Georgina Graham
super toning body oil: We used this to give skin an in depth massage which made the models feel great; use hands to apply oil as warming it up really makes a difference.
super toning body cream: This was used on skin to lock in even more moisture over the oil.
radiance face oil: We gave all models a mini facial using the oil to relax them and give them an almost spa-like treatment and to plump the skin and get it in optimum shape.
balancing face moisturiser: We blotted the skin after the oil and added the moisturiser to keep skin hydrated.
wonder eye cream: This was applied under the eyes and really helped those models who had had many shows and many late nights to look refreshed and awake.
stellar face balm: We used this product on the lips and blotted, then used it as a really natural highlight on cheekbones, eyelids and above the Cupid's bow on top lip for a high-shine finish to the skin.
skin bright hydrating mist: This was sprayed on the models as they were in line up before going on the runway to give them a dewy finish to their skin. A little bit like when in the Mediterranean at fancy restaurants they spray customers with a fine mist to keep them refreshed in the heat.
PR manager Alex and I were smitten with the sharp designs and textured knits; we’d like to follow suit and take inspiration from A. Sauvage’s female following, including super cool Brit model Edie Campbell.
One of the first Balance Me products ever created, Super Toning Body Oil is 100% natural and works to deeply hydrate and tone the skin. It contains a unique blend of Juniper, Bergamot and Geranium oils, to improve circulation and give the skin a more refined appearance. Jojoba, Wheat Germ and Macadamia oils are bursting with essential fatty acids, anti-oxidants and vitamins to smooth away imperfections and target cellulite.
Dubbed ‘dewy skin in a bottle’, Radiance Face Oil is bursting with ingredients to feed and nourish the skin. Amazonian Buriti Nut Oil is rich in essential fatty acids, which help improve skins firmness, hydration and tone. Rosehip Fruit Oil addresses uneven skin tones and pigmentation, while Yarrow and Chamomile Oils have powerful anti-inflammatory and calming properties.
Designed with combination, oily and blemish-prone skin in mind, the Balance Me Balancing Face Moisturiser is made with a blend of healing and balancing ingredients, to deliver optimum hydration to the skin, without blocking pores or irritating any blemishes. Anti-oxidant rich Spruce Knot purifies and balances skin, whilst Aloe Vera and Chamomile calm any redness associated with spots or acne.
Our award winning Wonder Eye Cream is packed full of ingredients to refresh, awaken and lift even the most sensitive of eyes. Hyaluronic Acid provides the eyes with a shot of moisture and helps to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles. A blend of Cucumber oil and Witch Hazel calms, brightens and works to reduce puffiness and inflammation.
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