How-To: Fashion Week Makeup In 6 Steps

Curtis Collection founder Victoria Curtis explains how to recreate the wearable look she designed for Watson X Watson’s show at this year’s Sydney Fashion Week.

“I am referring to the Watson X Watson makeup look, as ‘day fresh glow’. It combines dewy see-through skin, the right balance of bronze and highlight, and is complimented by subtle coral accents on the cheeks and lips. It’s absolutely wearable, and universally flattering,” says Curtis Collection founder and makeup director, Victoria Curtis of the look she created to compliment the designer collection’s clean lines.

Here, Curtis gives us a blow by blow account of exactly how to recreate her Fashion Week makeup look.

Create the look: Watson X Watson

Think: A daytime fresh glow

Step one: All about that base

“I prepared the base with ultra hydrating Retexture Face Primer, before buffing and blending Naked Glow BB Cream all over the face,” explains Curtis, who says this year’s star beauty trend was picture perfect skin.

Step two: Correct and set

To recreate the signature glow Curtis created for Watson X Watson models, the makeup director says it’s all about creating a sculpted look.

“Start by drawing a line with Airbrush Finish Mineral Concealer in an up wards direction from the corner of your nose to the outer corner of your eye on each side of your face. The line should run along the cheekbone. This will create a “V” shape on your face. Now form a triangle on each side by running concealer along the lower eye and down the bridge of the nose. Proceed to colour this triangular area in with concealer and then blend well. Set the base along the t-zone with Deluxe Mineral Powder Foundation.”

Step three: Get glowing

To finish of models’ glow, Curtis used a mixture of illuminating products dotted on high points.

“Use a mix of Radiant Glow Illuminator and Bronze Illuminator and apply along all of the high spots on the face – cheekbones, brow bone, bridge of the nose and cupids bow.”

Step 4: Cheeky business
For fresh looking cheeks, Curtis complimented models’ glowing complexions with a hint of colour.

“Dust Illuminating Bronzer in Sun Goddess along the cheekbones and to create the fresh pop of colour, dust Mineral Shimmer Blush in Coral Queen on the apples of the cheeks,” says Curtis.

Step 5: The eyes have it
To recreate the Fashion Week look, Curtis recommends a winged eye framed by bold lashes.

“Prime the eye with Eye Primer all over the lids from the lash line to the brow bone and set with Illuminating Bronzer in Sun Goodess. Next, create a thin winged-eye by using the fine tip of the Luxe Liner in Jet Black. Next define only the top lashes, with our VX Volume Mascara.”

Finally, the makeup director advises touching up brows to finish the look.

“Apply Curtis Collection Brow Tint starting at the inner edge of the brows and move outward.”

Step 6: Lip service
To finish, Curtis added a burst of colour to models’ lips for a fresh look.

“Line the lips completely with Velvet Lip Liner in Vintage Rose and complete the look with V Gloss in Tori.”


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