Heavy kohl-lined eyes, magenta lips and big, big hair made up the AW16 Topshop Unique beauty look. “Club kids were the inspiration for this season.” Topshop beauty consultant Hannah Murray told us backstage. “It’s a little bit punky and a little bit sexy, with a nod to the ’60s.”
Black kohl liner was drawn on both lash lines with an exaggerated retro feline flick, while skin was kept simple and sheer (thanks to our new air cushion skin perfector and three-in-one wonder, the Everything Stick). Strong matte lips contrasted between neutral ’90s shades and a statement magenta tone which was perfectly matched to the pops of pink that appeared throughout the collection, “It’s full on, but still very Topshop” said Hannah.
There was a strong focus on individuality within this season’s collection, an aspect which both Hannah and hair guru Anthony Turner brought to their beauty look. “Each and every girl is completely different, they’re meant to look like a huge gang of girls at the club, it’s a big party!” Anthony told us between blow-dries. “In London we have some of the most out-there club nights in the world, things like Sink the Pink, Family and Boombox. That, and the models themselves are the inspiration. If they have fluffy hair, we’re making it fluffier, if they have big hair, we’re making it bigger, everything is exaggerated and taken to the extreme.” Our motto for mastering next season’s look? Be yourself and then some.
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