“It’s all about enhancing the skin tone, making her glow, and a gorgeous glossy lip. It’s natural, but very confident,” says Clinique Colour Pro Matin Maulawizada, of the makeup look he created for the Marimekko Fall / Winter 2018 presentation at Paris Fashion Week.
“Marimekko is all about celebrating individuality—and so is Clinique. We were inspired by the woman who’s not trying to be anybody other than herself. She’s not hiding or changing behind makeup, but using it to show you who she is, enhancing her skin tone and her unique features,” says Matin.
It all starts with glowing, natural skin.
“Plump skin with hydration to create a dewy base and seamless foundation application,” says Matin, who massaged Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator into the model’s skin.
Next, he applied Even Better Glow Light Reflecting Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 to even out skin tone and impart a natural radiance. “It looks so natural, you can’t even tell she’s wearing foundation,” he says. "It looked gorgeous on all of the models."
To cover any blemishes, redness or dark areas, Matin spot-applied Beyond Perfecting Super Concealer Camouflage + 24-Hour Wear only where needed. “This is a full coverage concealer that blends like a dream. And it won’t clog pores, so it’s great for any breakouts,” says Matin. For a “just-pinched” flush, dab Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm in Robust Rhubarb onto the apples of cheeks, then blend with fingers.
Customize the lip color to make it all about you.
“We left the eyes very bare and focused on making the lips look healthy and lush,” says Matin. He chose different shades of lip color to enhance each model’s skin tone. For a glossy nude look, he first applied Pop Lip Colour + Primer in Beige Pop. “This is a very wearable nude. It almost looks like nothing, but makes them look healthy and a little peachy,” he says. Then, dabbed the new Pop Splash Lip Gloss + Hydration in Caramel on to the center of lips.
For a bolder look, he applied Pop Lip Colour + Primer in Cola Pop, a deep plum, then layered Pop Splash Lip Gloss + Hydration in Sangria Pop over it to add a high-shine finish. “This catches the light and makes them look full and lush,” he says. “Look at how glowing she is!"
Words: Rachel Hayes | Photos: Luca Cannonieri