BACKSTAGE| Raffaele Ascione S/S13

For Raffaele Ascione's first catwalk show plays with colour and sportswear in an incredible manner, and though the designer confesses himself as 'non conceptual", the same sporty trend transfers to the beauty look with ease.

For that 'post-run glow' we seem to covet season after season, The Body Shop team layered their 'Radiant' highlighter both over and under their 'Extra Virgin Mineral Foundation' to create a dewy and fresh base for the skin. Using the lighter shade in their 'Moonshine Shimmer' duo eyeshadow, an additional highlight to the cheekbones and eyes was added.
On the eyes it was decided to switch from black eyeliner to a more energetic shade of 'Brilliant Blue' with a brand new blue eyeshadow (unnamed, at the moment) from next year's releases pack over the top. Brows were left groomed but natural and the eye look was finished with lashings of The Body Shop's 'Brilliant Volume' mascara on both top and bottom lashes.
The athletic and glossy look made its way to the hair by the hands of the Toni and Guy crew. With no heat, sea salt was worked throughout the lengths of the hair to create an undone and almost sea-strewn texture. With ears peeking out, hair was combed and flattened to the top of the ear from the scalp and will receive a few extra sprays of sea salt before Ascione's runway debut.
Text  by Lela London, 
Images by Asia Werbel