Monday, October 12, 2015

Make up how to: Cara Delevingne at the Women in the World Summit


On October the 9th Cara Delevingne spoke at the Women in the World Summit held for the first time in London, wowing the audience with her candour and  - naturally – her preternatural style.
Created in 2009, Women in the World is a summit gathering international women on the front lines - activists, artists, CEOs, peacemakers, entrepreneurs, and firebrand dissidents who have saved and enriched lives. These inspiring women were all invited to tell their compelling experiences. Among them, Cara told her story. She eloquently spoke about mental health issues, and revealed how she craved an 'intervention' at the start of her career.
Speaking at London event, the 23 year-old detailed how she suffered stress-induced psoriasis as a result of her schedule - which doctors merely treated with cortisone injections. The supermodel said she eventually received help from Kate Moss, who stepped in. The vignette was a fitting one given that the annual conference is designed promote sisterhood and mutual support among women.  
She said: “At that point I started writing and found yoga. At first I just did it superficially because I wanted to be flexible, but when I first started seeing my tutor I broke through something. We were both chanting and I suddenly burst into tears. I looked at him [the tutor] thinking he was a monster - an evil man – for making me cry. But he just laughed. See, it wasn’t him at all, it was me. Now, we still practice together and I've evolved as a person.”
For the occasion, she – naturally - wore makeup by Yves Saint Laurent Beauté, applied by the clever hand of Fred Letailleur, Northern European Makeup Artist for YSL Beauté. She looked strong and beautiful, and the look is surprisingly easy to re-create using products on counter now (eyebrows not included). The inspoiration from Cara was a natural look that was fresh buit still suited the seriousness of the event, and Fred created a flawless look that was fresh, bright and age appropriate at every turn.
So, here goes:
  1. Fred started by applying the Touche Éclat Blur Primer as a bas for flawless skin, before creating a light and fresh skin using Le Teint Touche Éclat B 30 and the iconic Touche Éclat #1 pen to add light.
  2. He then used the amazing Touche Éclat Blur Perfector Finishing Compact for longevity and even tone.
  3. He next applied Blush Volupte #7 to the cheeks for a subtle pop of colour.
  4. On the eyes the makeup artist kept things natural but also took care to define Cara’s eye shape with a combination of Grey #5 and Brown #11 Couture Mono Eyeshadow, followed by three coats of the Luxurious Mascara for False Lash Effect # 1 – a product I have become obsessed by after playing with a travel sample week ago!
  5. He then shaped those signature brows with Couture Brow #2 to add colour and definition.
  6. Last up, on lips he use Nude Rouge Pur Couture in #70 Le Nu for a subtle, flattering finish.


All products used in Cara’s makeup look are all available for purchase in New Zealand right now. 
Picture credit: Benjamin Madgwick for YSL Beauté

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