BACKSTAGE| Prose Make-Up with The Body Shop

Models with fresh faces and sleeked back, hair recline in chairs whilst The Body Shop’s finest make-up artists buzz about them painting nails and combing… eyebrows!

For the Prose AW12 collection The Body Shop chose a no make-up look to show the true beauty of the models and to showcase the collection to its fullest potential. Head make-up artist, Lan Nguyen, explains, “We concentrated on strong eyebrows, and berry stained lips with dewy skin as though they might have just stepped out of the shower. You know when you get out of the shower and your skin is wet and glowing, it looks juicy. You’re hot so your lips are red and the wetness gives your eyebrows texture. It also makes the look more androgynous, a contrast of masculine and feminine.”

In order to complete this natural, barely there look Lan’s team used lipstick 62, stained and the eyebrows were thickened and defined using The Body Shop’s eyeliner kit in taupe. The models wore mascara but this was softened using The Body Shop’s eyebrow gel and the team gave the models their healthy glow with the help of concealer to reveal nuances in tone and finally sprayed their faces with vitamin e face mist to illuminate the skin.

Amy Jane Lockwood
Photography by Alina Negoita