Fashion Week

LONDON FASHION WEEK: BACK STAGE WITH VIVIENNE WESTWOOD 

It’s no surprise we’re back at London Fashion Week – and this time we‘re designing makeup looks for Vivienne Westwood AW21.  

While most events are happening virtually this year, our Director of Artistry Pablo Rodriguez still managed to bring the fashion house’s makeup dreams to life, focusing on three main themes for the collection 

Pairing cherubic and iconic makeup looks with draping garments while mixing neutrals and bold colours, fashion and makeup artistry blended together to create modern homage to Westwood’s  inspiration.

London Fashion Week Vivienne Westwood

If you’re looking for the full fashion event, you’re going to have to wait until summer 2021 but for beauty fans, we’ve got a full recap of the makeup looks designed by Pablo at London Fashion Week: Vivienne Westwood AW21.  

LOOK ONE: TECHNICOLOUR CHERUB

Blending the world of fashion and beauty, Pablo’s creative direction for the first look drew inspiration from the bold hues and cherubic theme of Vivienne Westwood’s vintage textiles. 

modern cherub makeup

“The inspiration comes from Francois Boucher’s Putti paintings from the 1700s. Models were turned into rococo cherubs with the colours on lips cheeks and eyes dialled up to the max. It was quite a monochrome palette of yellows, oranges and pinks. There is a sexy innocence about this look. 

PRODUCTS USED 

For the base: Use Skin Base Foundation and Translucent Loose Powder to start. Pablo then uses the Experimental Artistry Palette as a blusher, applying the shade Bouffe in large, round circles at the centre of the cheeks.  

For the eyes: Create a graphic socket line, by tracing the shade Melodrama from the Experimental Artistry Palette along the crease in a circular shape. Apply Masquara Raven to the middle lashes on both top and bottom (excluding lashes in the inner and outer corners to give the illusion of a round eye shape). 

Lips: Apply Sheer Veil Lipstick in the shade Sherbet liberally over lips. Then, smooth outside the cupid’s bow for a blurred effect as if the cherubs have been snogging.

LOOK TWO: A DAME’S ICON 

Inspired by Vivienne Westwood’s muse from earlier career days, this look reimagines 80s icon Sarah Stockbridge. With a nod to early Hollywood glamour, this look recreates the fashion house’s muse. 

Vivienne Westwood London Fashion Week

“This look was based on Vivienne Westwood’s muse from the late 80s and early 90s: Sarah Stockbridge. This look was applied on only one model, so it was all about bringing this iconic look to life again. The key elements of this look were the dark eyebrows in contrast with platinum blonde hair accented by black eyeliner, a beauty mole and matte red lips.”

PRODUCTS USED 

For the base: Pablo uses Skin Base Foundation and Translucent Loose Powder, later layering a strategic contour with our Gel Sculpt in the shade Silhouette. 

For the eyes: The most iconic application of this look, Pablo uses Eye Brow Cake in the shade Vehement for both the brows and the beauty mole. On the eyes, use our Powder Eye Shadow in Stealth as the base, contouring the eye sockets and lining the lash line with the shade Obsidian. Complete the look by lining eyes with Precision Gel Liner in Infinity and coating lashes with Masquara Raven. 

Lips: For this ultra-matte, flawless red lip, apply Ultramatter Lipstick in the shade Maneater liberally.  

LOOK THREE: TIDYING UP 

For male models, the look was a lot cleaner and minimal. Grooming faces and building a radiant base helped achieve the overall look with minimal product.  

cheeky good boy makeup

“On the male models, we did general male grooming, building luminous skin to make them look like cheeky good boys.

PRODUCTS USED

For the look: Apply Beyond Foundation, buffing into skin for a radiant luminosity. Pablo blends fully for a real skin look with out-of-this-world glow. Groom eyebrows and apply Brow and Lash Gel to hold hair in place. 



Krista Thurrott

Krista Thurrott

Writer and expert

When I’m not writing or perusing the beauty section, I'm usually applying skincare or trying a new eyeliner. Most confident in minimal makeup with a bold lip, I invite you to join me on my journey to find the perfect mascara and red lipstick!