MAKE-UP TRENDS| How to create the perfect make-up for SS12 with Body Shop

Summer seems to have arrived early in Britain; meaning it's the perfect time to look back to last season at Vauxhall Fashion Scout to remind ourselves of the SS12 trends. VFS Blog Editor, Cass Gowing has interviewed Body Shop's head make-up artist Lan Nguyen to discuss the make-up looks that her team created for SS12. 

Vauxhall Fashion Scout: What are the key make-up trends for SS12?
Lan Nguyen: The key make up trends are strong bold and the beautiful, 'The Make-Up Look' Colour and graphic accents also appeared on the catwalk.

VFS: What VFS designers showed this trend?
LN: Examples of the creative strong make-up look at VFS were Elisa Palomino, Inbar Spector, Lako Bukia, A la Dispostion and FAD.

VFS: What's the easiest way for people to wear this trend day-to-day?
LN: The easiest way to wear the trends is to add a strong bold colour in just one area of the face, either just the eye, lip or cheek. Keeping it strong but simple is the key for a wearable look from day to day.

VFS: What's your top tip for making sure that your make-up lasts during warmer climes?
LN: My top tip is to use a face primer.

VFS: What are your favourite Body Shop products to create this look?
LN: My Favourite Body Shop products to create versatile looks are the Shimmer Cubes which are high in pigment and easy to blend, The Lip and Cheek Tint adds a great stain to cheeks and lips which can be layered to add intensity. The lip pencil in Rouge Rose give a beautiful matte deep red colour for lips and can be used as a lipstick or base. Finally the Liquid Eyeliner is a soft pen eyeliner that can be used as a eye base and mixed with the Shimmer Cubes and eyeshadows for intense eye colour. 

Interview by Editor Cass Gowing,T: @CassGowing
Images top to bottom: Elisa Palomino, A La Disposition, Inbar Spector