LONDON — “Noble naivety” is how makeup artist Alex Box described the look at Vivienne Westwood’s Red Label show.
Drawing on the designer’s irreverent mix of British heritage and eccentricity, Box created a beautiful 18th-century face, which she then jazzed up using a concoction of Mac’s cream bases, reflective powders and pigments in the most kaleidoscopic of colors — pinks, teals, violets and golds.
“The effect looks painterly, almost like creating a soft watercolor portrait and then going with graffiti over it,” she said.
Box used Mac’s Vanilla pigment on the forehead and nose for a dewy effect, Hi Def Cyan Fluidline on eyes, Dollymix blush on the cheeks, as well as Beet lip pencil for a dramatic pout.
Adding to this playful look was Malcolm Edwards’ hair, which had a bouffant and wind-swept effect.
Using L’Oreal Professionnel’s Crystal Gloss Texture Tonic and lots of Air Fix Firm Hold spray, Edwards created ponytails which he then twisted and “freezed” into quirky shapes that could hold crowns.