As an increasing amount of industry and celebrity Make-Up Artists are turning towards natural beauty products, Balance Me was chosen to sponsor the skin care at three shows at London Fashion Week this year. Backstage at the fabulous HEMYCA, 1205 and Shao Yen shows models were given the best skin care routines with a range of our top skin products which revealed naturally healthy and glowing complexions. Alex and Caroline, our PR Manager and Assistant, attended these shows to discover what is in store for spring/summer 2015 and found that creating model-like, flawless skin has never been easier. Read on to discover how you can get ahead of the game with statement skin today, as seen in the 1205 show.
1205 focuses on quality of cut, fabric and proportion, emphasising a paired back sense of luxury and a timeless, androgynous elegance. The colour palette was a simple but classic mix of navy, khaki and white with cool, loose silhouettes and a range of opaque fabrics contrasted with firm, pleated textures. Clean, statement skin effortlessly stole the show; Maria Comparetto, lead Make-Up Artist for 1205, explains that “the inspiration for the make-up was purity and nature, it was inspired by the designers clean, simple and androgynous designs. I set out to create something that was truly beautiful and not just skin deep.” This marks yet another year where the barely-there make-up trend will steal our hearts, and the key to this simple yet strong and daring look is to maintain a basic skin care routine to keep your complexion clean, healthy, nourished, smooth and radiant without the need for any make-up ticks! And what better way to create natural looking skin than with natural skin care itself? Maria Comparetto worked with Balance Me skin care products to create this look, stating that “the essential oils in the products created an amazing ambiance, the skin was gleaming and translucent and the backstage vibe was relaxed.”
Already want to get started on your new skin care routine? Discover Maria Comparetto’s tips and recreate her 1205 flawless skin look today: “For 1205 I took a holistic approach to my make-up and gave each girl an uplifting and invigorating mini-facial before the show. The skin was regenerated, eliminating toxins and dead skin cells by massaging products deep into the lower layers of the skin and encouraging lymphatic drainage."
"I started by spraying the Balance Me Skin Bright Hydrating Face Mist, then I massaged the girls using Balance Me Radiance Face Oil and re-spritzed the face using Balance Me Skin Bright Hydrating Face Mist. A light layer of Balance Me Balancing Face Moisturiser was then applied and the excess was then blotted off with tissue. Any uneven skin tones were then addressed using a cream concealer and brightening pens. Brows were defined and androgynous, then brushed upwards with a setting gel. Clear mascara gave the lashes definition and opened up the eyes. A light dab of Balance Me Rose Otto Intensive Lip Salve was used to highlight the cupid’s bow. Using a taupe cream colour I contoured the cheeks to complete the look, the Balance Me Radiance Face Oil was mixed with MAC Strobe Cream and applied to the cheekbones and temples. Shoulders, arms, legs and collar bones were all highlighted in the same way, but by mixing MAC’s Strobe Cream with Balance Me’s Super Toning Body Cream instead.”
Missed our report on HEMYCA’s show? Read it here!
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.
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