Topshop beauty backstage SS13

I went backstage to talk to Hannah Murray, lead makeup artist for Topshop Makeup, before the SS13 show a few weeks back. (My story on the anatomy of a fashion show back – and front – stage is here.)

For Unique SS13, the show was about fluid fabrics creating a feminine yet androgynous look using sheer organza, liquid gloss jersey and silk mix wovens. So, Hannah layered sheer pink textures, polishes and effects on skin to contrast against a lived in, toughened appearance.

Here’s how to get Hannah’s look:

Topshop beauty backstage SS13

“An effortless, pretty punk make up look that adds a toughened edge to a beautiful palette of sheer and pumped up pinks. With a definite nod to a 90’s vibe, eyes come alive with a pop of ‘Prime Time‘ and skin radiates lustre with both juicy and pearlised effects.”

Topshop beauty backstage SS13

EYES

‘For this show I wanted to compliment the fashion with a palette of similar colours and textures. To give more depth to eyes I layered a blend of both Prime Time and Flush onto lids, blending outwards. With a nod to the sheer organza, I then overlaid the pearlescent pink powder by patting delicately into the socket. Using the Eye Crayon in Pewter I dotted onto the waterline and bottom lashes before scrunching eyes closed for a toughened, smudgy look.’

Topshop beauty backstage SS13

SKIN

‘I used Brighten Concealer sparingly under eyes to even out any dark circles and skin imperfections before creating our own juicy cheek stain by blending lips in Beguiled with Balm. I needed skin to feel super juicy to echo the liquid gloss fabrics so used Balm in Sheer on the highlights of skin to make it look drenched in moisture and just a touch sporty.’

Topshop beauty backstage SS13

Topshop beauty backstage SS13

Topshop beauty backstage SS13

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For nails, lead nail artist Anatole Rainey kept it very simple with just a neat shape and neutral colour, Threadbare

Topshop beauty backstage SS13

Topshop beauty backstage SS13

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